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What Do the Navy Seals and Beauty Have in Common? The Van Michael Concept Salon Company.

It was 1975 and the movie Shampoo that peaked the interest of our guest this week, but it’s been the attitude of the US Navy Seals that has allowed the Van Michael Concept salons to build the most profitable salon chain per square foot in the US. When Van Council set out to launch his […]

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It’s Never JUUST Hair. An Interview with JUUT Daymaker and Salon Owner, David Wagner

How does one become a Daymaker? David Wagner knows and he is Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB. David is a Daymaker and owner of Juut SalonSpas. He began his career as part of the first class at the first Aveda beauty schools in 1977. Today almost 500,000 people per month come to the 11 Juut […]

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The Origin of the Family Haircut. An Interview with Dennis Ratner.

One of the constants when it comes to creativity is the age-old traditions of the napkin. You’ve heard the stories before. A scientist developed a cure for something … on the back of a napkin. An author came up with the premise for a Pulitzer-prize winning tome … on the back of a napkin. Maybe […]

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Women and beauty. In which Patty Schmucker interviews Patty Schmucker

Who knows more about American Made Beauty than American Made Beauty co-founder, Patty Schmucker? Well, maybe Patty Schmucker. And on Monday, Patty’s guest is herself. Her scheduled guest had a death in the family and was unable to participate, so Patty did what Patty does best: turn the situation to her favor, and make lemons […]

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A healthy mind is a beautiful thing. An interview with Michael Oden and Alina Ugas

When an old year gives way to a new one, new thinking emerges in an attempt to understand the reality of the world today. Patty Schmucker’s recent Radio AMB guests provided some insight to the fact that a tremendous number of kids grow up in homes where a lack of attention leads to emotional suffering […]

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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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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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