From Wow to Waste in Seconds
We find it difficult to associate the notion of spa, beauty and wellness with waste, pollution and social injustice (caused by poor waste management practices).  The truth, unfortunately, is that our industry is an active contributor to the crushing global waste scale, to which 2B tonnes of municipal solid waste is added every year. According
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Treading lightly: How do I manage my business’ carbon footprint?
Treading lightly: How do I manage my business’ carbon footprint? The world’s authority on climate change, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has just released its most recent report for the 2020 decade and it has a clear message: there is an urgency to take more ambitious action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
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Be in it for the long haul – Sustainability and Good Corporate Governance
Be in it for the long haul – Sustainability and Good Corporate Governance – Adopting sustainable business practices involves a strategic and sometimes also a cultural change, driven by effective leadership, employee buy-in and a good framework of policies.  The process does not happen overnight. And it can be overwhelming when you do not set
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The Slender Route – A Look at Skin Obesity
THE SLENDER ROUTE – A LOOK AT SKIN OBESITY Slow Beauty, Skin Fasting and Skinimalism are each, in their own way, the antithesis of Skin Obesity, antidotes for a condition that, simply put, results from over- consumption of a myriad of skin care products and their active ingredients. Consumers are exposed to new product launches
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How to Balance Sustainable Cleaning with Superior Hygiene
HOW TO BALANCE SUSTAINABLE CLEANING WITH SUPERIOR HYGIENE Maintaining an excellent hygiene and sanitation regime in a spa or beauty salon is one of the very first things that is impressed on prospective spa owners and aspiring students. The wellness industry has, after all, as its very essence, the promotion of practices that will prevent
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