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Peace and beauty. An interview with Jeanne Braa Foster

Back in the 1980s, Jeanne Braa, was a platform artist, working on stage with Paul Mitchell, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems. By 1989, the year Mitchell died from cancer, she became artistic director for the iconic hair care line where she helped create some of the company’s most renowned products. Through it all, she […]

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Turning hair education into poetry. An interview with David Kinigson.

How does a poet become a world class educator in the beauty world? Hard work and creativity. Meet David Kinigson, owner of The David K Space Salon and Academy and Mode IQ Education, a recent guest on Radio AMB. When David got started on his career path, he was set on becoming a writer, specifically […]

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Equipping spas for wellness. A conversation with Polly Johnson.

Did you know the term “spa” actually comes from a town by the same name? Spa was located in Belgium back in the days of the Roman empire, when it was called Aquae Spadanae. Patty Schmucker recently talked to Polly Johnson, Vice President of SpaEquip, about the business of spas and how new and evolving […]

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Hair evolves naturally. A conversation with Matt Swinney.

Happy December, all. We kick off our last month of 2016 with some reflection on an incredible year and look forward to an even more beautiful 2017. As we do that, we’ll also spend some time talking to Matt Swinney, a third generation hairdresser who has been cited as a “beauty genius” by Elle Magazine, […]

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Meet Jillian Wright, an American innovator for both skin care and the way the world learns about independent beauty brands.  

Skin is the body’s largest organ so it’s no surprise that so many work to keep it beautiful. How they do that, though, is what’s most important. Jillian Wright is a woman who built her career as a clinical aesthetician in New York where she performed nearly 10,000 individualized skin treatments at her own spa. […]

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The Yamaguchi Lifestyle with Patricia Shepherd

Values. It’s a word that is often thrown around without true meaning attached but values are things we all share as we seek to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Some of the foundational values we share, as a country, have long included integrity, respect and inclusion. They’re values that define us, […]

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Bugged about beauty. A conversation with Doug Schoon, scientist, author, educator and bug expert.

Doug Schoon is a returning guest to Radio AMB. An internationally-recognized scientist, author and educator with more than 30 years of experience in the cosmetic, beauty and personal care industry, Doug is also the leading authority when it comes to how chemicals and chemistry interact with the body. He’s also an expert on bugs. Yes, […]

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Juicing up beauty. An interview with Anne Nue Vonheim.

Meet the Beauty Juicer in Chief. Anne Nue Vonheim, one of the pioneers of helping people learn about and define a new relationship with food. She teaches people how focusing on inner health and wellbeing can actually help them to achieve beauty on the outside. During her over 15 years of experience in large medical […]

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Oh, so grand. An interview with Vivienne Mackinder, the grand dame of hairstyling

Horses. Many believe them to be the most majestic animals on earth. Strong, regal, gorgeous. And often the inspiration for Vivienne Mackinder, who allows her horses to transport her to a world where nature inspires color and shape. That inspiration is channeled into her stunning hair creations. Mackinder is the founder of HairDesignerTV.com and a […]

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Brow wow wow! A conversation with Tonya Crooks, also known as The Brow Gal

Now starring on your face: your brows. That’s the philosophy of eyebrow artist Tonya Crooks. Known as the Brow Gal, Tonya has elevated the art of crafting the perfect brow for every face to new heights. She studied fine arts at The Royal Academy of Art in London, worked as a Regional Beauty Director for […]

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