American Made Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com American Made Beauty Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:18:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Sandy Marion & Kiana Rivera – Body Love https://americanmadebeauty.com/sandy-marion-kiana-rivera-body-love-2/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/sandy-marion-kiana-rivera-body-love-2/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:18:02 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9589 Patty Schmucker has two special guests on this episode of RadioAMB today, first, she’ll be speaking with Sandy Marion of I am Organic. They discuss what motivated Sandy to start a natural and organic line of body care products and the lessons she learned starting a brand from scratch. Through affirmations in many different languages, […]

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body lovePatty Schmucker has two special guests on this episode of RadioAMB today, first, she’ll be speaking with Sandy Marion of I am Organic. They discuss what motivated Sandy to start a natural and organic line of body care products and the lessons she learned starting a brand from scratch. Through affirmations in many different languages, Sandy learns that following your gut and believing in your vision is the key to success. Body Love

In the second half of the show, Patty speaks with Kiana Rivera, Miss San Diego Plus America. Kiana started out as an actor and makeup artist, wanting to inspire others and have a positive impact on people, she was looking to continue that message as a pageant contestant. Volunteering and charity is a very important part of the pageant and she wants to continue to be an advocate of self-love.

Listen in as Patty and her guests discuss following your heart and pursuing your passion

Shop I AM Organic products Here

Go to Kiana’s Instagram Here

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Julissa Arce – The American Dream is Beautiful https://americanmadebeauty.com/julissa-arce-american-dream-beautiful/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/julissa-arce-american-dream-beautiful/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:13:34 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9580 On this episode of RadioAMB host Patty Schmucker will be speaking with Julissa Arce, not only is Julissa an author of “My (Underground) American Dream”, she was named one of People’s en Espanol’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017. As a contributor for Crooked Media, CNBC, and one of the hosts of Crooked Conversations, Julissa […]

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American DreamOn this episode of RadioAMB host Patty Schmucker will be speaking with Julissa Arce, not only is Julissa an author of “My (Underground) American Dream”, she was named one of People’s en Espanol’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017. As a contributor for Crooked Media, CNBC, and one of the hosts of Crooked Conversations, Julissa is committed to the education of all young people and led her to Co-create the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF), a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students in New York City.

You may think that alone is an incredible back story but there is more, Julissa and Patty will be discussing how she rose through the ranks of Wall Street working for both Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, all while remaining an undocumented immigrant. She will tell her story of immigrating from Mexico to the US when she was 11 years old and remained undocumented for almost 15 years, all while rising through the ranks on Wall Street.

Listen in as Patty and Julissa discuss what it means to be an immigrant in the US and how we all can live the American Dream.

Read more about Julissa Here

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Sandy Marion & Kiana Rivera – Body Love https://americanmadebeauty.com/sandy-marion-kiana-rivera-body-love/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/sandy-marion-kiana-rivera-body-love/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:20:38 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9566 Patty Schmucker has two special guests on this episode of RadioAMB today, first, she’ll be speaking with Sandy Marion of I am Organic. They discuss what motivated Sandy to start a natural and organic line of body care products and the lessons she learned starting a brand from scratch. Through affirmations in many different languages, […]

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body lovePatty Schmucker has two special guests on this episode of RadioAMB today, first, she’ll be speaking with Sandy Marion of I am Organic. They discuss what motivated Sandy to start a natural and organic line of body care products and the lessons she learned starting a brand from scratch. Through affirmations in many different languages, Sandy learns that following your gut and believing in your vision is the key to success.

In the second half of the show, Patty speaks with Kiana Rivera, Miss San Diego Plus America. Kiana started out as an actor and makeup artist, wanting to inspire others and have a positive impact on people, she was looking to continue that message as a pageant contestant. Volunteering and charity is a very important part of the pageant and she wants to continue to be an advocate of self-love.

Listen in as Patty and her guests discuss following your heart and pursuing your passion

Shop I AM Organic products Here

Go to Kiana’s Instagram Here

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Elissa Choi and JR – Beauty can be Sweet https://americanmadebeauty.com/elissa-choi-jr-beauty-can-sweet/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/elissa-choi-jr-beauty-can-sweet/#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:47:30 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9481 On this episode of RadioAMB Patty Schmucker has two fascinating guests she’ll be speaking with on all things bath, body, and makeup. Meet Elissa Choi of BonBlissity, a bath & body company putting a sweet spin all of your favorite indulgent bath products. Patty and Elissa get in-depth on the key steps that changed her […]

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elissa choiOn this episode of RadioAMB Patty Schmucker has two fascinating guests she’ll be speaking with on all things bath, body, and makeup. Meet Elissa Choi of BonBlissity, a bath & body company putting a sweet spin all of your favorite indulgent bath products. Patty and Elissa get in-depth on the key steps that changed her career path starting out as a dental hygienist, how to develop a working manufacturing process and other lessons she has learned building a personal brand.

Later on, in the show, Patty will be speaking with JR, a celebrity makeup artist making waves in the makeup and beauty industry with his beautiful makeup transformations. JR will discuss what it takes to build an Instagram following and how social media is so important to makeup artists by building a personal brand story and a faithful following.

Listen in as Patty and her guests get to the sweet spot in bath and beauty and why we think that is important in all things in beauty.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc., Wins 2018 MADE: In America Award™ https://americanmadebeauty.com/gordon-brush-wins-award/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/gordon-brush-wins-award/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:29:45 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9472 Gordon Brush® will be honored with the 2018 MADE: In America Award at a special ceremony in the Rayburn office Building in Washington, D.C., on July 3, 2018. In addition, Gordon Brush will be the first in the Nation invited to “Tell Your American Story” at a special exhibition hosted by The Office of Trade […]

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gordon brushGordon Brush® will be honored with the 2018 MADE: In America Award at a special ceremony in the Rayburn office Building in Washington, D.C., on July 3, 2018. In addition, Gordon Brush will be the first in the Nation invited to “Tell Your American Story” at a special exhibition hosted by The Office of Trade Promotion at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in our nation’s capital, from July 7 through the 12th.

After undergoing a rigorous vetting process for best business practices, Gordon Brush was ranked among the top in its industry sector and invited to compete for the award. Gordon Brush is the first and only recipient of the Made: In America award in its industry and one of only three companies nationwide to be recognized in 2018. In order to be considered for the award, each company is required to submit an in-depth case for winning the award that details their best business practices, industry leadership and their commitment to ongoing manufacturing and job creation in the United States.

The award is conferred by MADE: In America, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization based on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The organization’s mission is to revitalize and sustain the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy. MADE: In America does so through a range of initiatives that bring manufacturing and American products to the forefront of the national conversation.

Gordon Brush® is Proud To Be An American Manufacturer™. The Company has made brushes for the United States Army to clean the main gun on the Abram’s tanks, saving the Department of Defense over $1.5 billion. The Company also has made brushes that were used on the space shuttle, the lunar module, and brushes to clean the guidance system and guns on the Apache helicopter.

In 2016, Gordon Brush was honored to be recognized as the emblem of Make It In America platform, and hosted members of the United States Congress, the Honorable Steny Hoyer’s (MD5) and the Honorable Grace Napolitano (CA32) at Gordon Brush’s headquarters, located in the Congresswoman’s district.

Background:

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., has a rich history as an American brush manufacturer. Established in 1951, Gordon Brush® includes two brands whose origin dates back to 1855 (J.B. Ward & Sons) and 1897 (Milwaukee Dustless Brush). The Company manufactures over 17,000 standard, specialty, and custom brushes for industrial and commercial applications and customers world-wide, in its 183,000 sq. ft., state-of-art, ISO 9001:2015 certified, manufacturing facility in the City of Industry, CA.

In spite of significant competitive threats, specifically, lower priced foreign made products, “the Company has been steadfast in its philosophy and commitment to manufacturing in the United States”, said Ken Rakusin, president and CEO. Gordon Brush chooses to compete on value-added, said Rakusin. Offering premier products, with superior customer service, have enabled the Company to grow and prosper in spite of the foreign threat. “The Milwaukee Dustless motto: Innovative Products that Clean Better and Last Longer is a testament to this philosophy”, said Rakusin.

Visit the Gordon Brush website HERE

Check out the Gordon Brush and AMB Verified Brand – Footmate HERE

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June Olson – Beauty by Design https://americanmadebeauty.com/june-olson-beauty-design/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/june-olson-beauty-design/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:36:48 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9459 After an exalted 30+ years in the salon and beauty industry, Patty Schmucker’s guest on this episode of RadioAMB is taking the next leap in her career by stepping out and into the consulting business. June Olson has been educating and leading salon owners and staff and helping to grow beauty businesses since her early […]

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june olsonAfter an exalted 30+ years in the salon and beauty industry, Patty Schmucker’s guest on this episode of RadioAMB is taking the next leap in her career by stepping out and into the consulting business. June Olson has been educating and leading salon owners and staff and helping to grow beauty businesses since her early days with Horst Rechelbacher and Aveda.

June talks about how she started out in this business, how she got involved with The Aveda Institute and why her experience working with hundreds of salons has led her to start a consulting business focused on leadership and salon success. She discusses why the beauty business is so unique and that understanding the challenges of salons and spas makes her approach so valuable to salon owners.

Listen in as June and Patty take a deep dive into the business of beauty and how salons and stylists can get ahead in today’s beauty landscape.

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A Gorgeous Event with Sunshine Botanicals https://americanmadebeauty.com/gorgeous-event-sunshine-botanicals/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/gorgeous-event-sunshine-botanicals/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:25:23 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9442 Last weekend we got to witness the powerhouse known as Sophie Ulliano in action at her weekend wellness retreat, Gorgeous for Good. Our guide for this event was our very own Emily Fritchey, founder of Sunshine Botanicals, an American Made Beauty brand. Known as The Skin Whisperer, Emily creates cutting-edge herbal formulations that are responsible […]

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gorgeousLast weekend we got to witness the powerhouse known as Sophie Ulliano in action at her weekend wellness retreat, Gorgeous for Good. Our guide for this event was our very own Emily Fritchey, founder of Sunshine Botanicals, an American Made Beauty brand. Known as The Skin Whisperer, Emily creates cutting-edge herbal formulations that are responsible for transforming Sophie’s skin.

The registration area was abuzz with several groups of loyal followers ranging in ages from 20 – 60. As we all filed into the conference room it was clear that these ladies were ready for a transformation, and the speakers did not disappoint. Speakers like Stacey Stilts, owner of LA based Green Line Beauty and meditation instructor Amanda Gilbert inspired attendees with tips to align mind, body and spirit.
We were impressed with Sophie’s commitment to conscious beauty. Each vendor she invited is committed to creating American Made products that are Planet Friendly. She even designated a percentage of the proceeds to philanthropic partners 5 Gyres, combating the global health crisis of plastic pollution and Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to combat the abuses of factory farming.

You can find out more about Sophie Uliano and her prescription to Reboot Wellness HERE.

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June Olson – My Leadership Wake-up Call https://americanmadebeauty.com/june-olson-leadership-wake-call/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/june-olson-leadership-wake-call/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:07:19 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9440 Continual analysis and rebalancing your use of various leadership skills is an important component to success. I learned this from an unexpected wake-up call. My first leadership opportunity was a director of sales position, responsible for 15 outside salespeople working in 7 states. I accepted this position feeling confident in my leadership skills and excited […]

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leadershipContinual analysis and rebalancing your use of various leadership skills is an important component to success. I learned this from an unexpected wake-up call.

My first leadership opportunity was a director of sales position, responsible for 15 outside salespeople working in 7 states. I accepted this position feeling confident in my leadership skills and excited to inspire the team.
We exceeded our goals that first six months, reinforcing my belief that I had a great team and I was an effective leader.

My impactful leadership lesson happened in a meeting with one of our salespeople. Near the end of our discussion, I asked how I could better support him. He hesitated for a moment, looked at me and said: “I don’t need another Mom, I need a coach”. It took all my willpower not to be defensive and I asked why he felt that way. There were several reasons and the most prevalent was my tendency to compliment and celebrate achievements, and not clearly define and communicate how he could be even better in his role.

I took a hard look at why I was leading in this unbalanced way, including my view of the effectiveness of past teachers and leaders. I concluded that I disliked being led by people who barked out orders, expected results, and rarely gave compliments or celebrated achievements. I was overcompensating for my past experience by leading from my nurturing side while failing to be a strong coach.

The leadership lesson: Our opinions on how to lead are influenced by our experience with past leaders. Identify what you liked and disliked about your coaching from past leaders and why. Ask your team members how you can support them more effectively. Then work hard to strike a balance in utilizing all the skills necessary to be an effective leader.

Author is June Olson

Visit June’s website HERE

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Joy Ekhator and Theda Vallee – Rituals that Heal https://americanmadebeauty.com/joy-ekhator-theda-vallee-supernatural-women/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/joy-ekhator-theda-vallee-supernatural-women/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:20:00 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9421 On this episode of RadioAMB, Patty has a special guest, Joy Ekhator of Lovinah Skincare! Joy tells her story of life in Africa and how her traditional family medicine and healing were the secret to creating her own skincare line. Joy struggled with hormonal skin conditions and when western products did nothing for her skin […]

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joy ekhatorOn this episode of RadioAMB, Patty has a special guest, Joy Ekhator of Lovinah Skincare! Joy tells her story of life in Africa and how her traditional family medicine and healing were the secret to creating her own skincare line. Joy struggled with hormonal skin conditions and when western products did nothing for her skin she went back to what she knew, her family’s natural remedies passed down through ancient African beauty rituals she grew up with from her father who was a chief in her homeland. Her story is one of family, love of exceptional ingredients, and passion for pursuing her true purpose and destiny in life.

In the final segment of the show, Patty speaks with Theda Vallee, a returning guest to RadioAMB. Theda has a new book, Stir Until Petrified where her strong Italian family roots serve as a background to intrigue, magic, and strong women. Come learn how she has combined drama and pasta to make a page-turning read.

Listen in today as Patty and her guests discuss ancient family traditions of beauty.

Buy Theda’s book on Amazon HERE

Find out more about Lovinah Skincare HERE

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Chris Crellin – American Influencer Awards https://americanmadebeauty.com/chris-crellin-american-influencer-awards/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/chris-crellin-american-influencer-awards/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:04:34 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9399 Fired up about the 2nd annual American Influencer Awards (AIA), Chris Crellin returns to RadioAMB to report that nominations are now open. Once again, he sits down with host Patty Schmucker to discuss the AIAs and break down why influencers play such a central role in the future of the beauty industry and the building […]

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influencerFired up about the 2nd annual American Influencer Awards (AIA), Chris Crellin returns to RadioAMB to report that nominations are now open.

Once again, he sits down with host Patty Schmucker to discuss the AIAs and break down why influencers play such a central role in the future of the beauty industry and the building of brands. They discuss how AIAs works, the big names that hosted the show last year, Patrick Starrr and Kandee Johnson and how you can act now to nominate your favorite influencer for the gala event scheduled for November 18th, 2018 in downtown Los Angeles.

Chris talks about the role influencers play in beauty and what you can do if you want to become an online beauty guru. Learn how finding a niche and being organic and authentic are key to developing a passionate following.

Listen in as Patty and Chris delve into the world of beauty influencers and why the movement toward building an online community is so important to brands and consumers alike. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

Find out more about the AIA’s HERE

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Robert Reed – The Art of Ergonomics – Ergo Tools https://americanmadebeauty.com/robert-reed-ergo-style/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/robert-reed-ergo-style/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 16:58:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9371 Styling tools are arguably one of the most important aspects of a stylist’s job and on this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker interviews someone who has changed the styling tool, and the way stylist do your hair, forever. Meet Robert Reed of Ergo Styling Tools. Patty and Robert sit down and take a walk down […]

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breanne butlerStyling tools are arguably one of the most important aspects of a stylist’s job and on this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker interviews someone who has changed the styling tool, and the way stylist do your hair, forever. Meet Robert Reed of Ergo Styling Tools. Patty and Robert sit down and take a walk down memory lane as Robert tells his story of triumph over defeat with over 30 years in the beauty industry and just what it took to bring Ergo into the world.

Robert knows a thing or two about why ergonomics are particularly important to stylists and their health. Having experienced his own journey with personal injury, one that has helped him develop, not only the tools to help prevent injury but the education to further protect stylists. Robert is building better quality tools, helping to educate stylists on the correct way to perform their job, and helping them to keep their personal health a priority.

Listen in as Robert and Patty take a closer look at what stylists and salons can do to enrich the health and livelihood of themselves and their guests.

Check out Ergo Tools for yourself HERE

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Greg Starkman of Innersense https://americanmadebeauty.com/greg-starkman-innersense/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/greg-starkman-innersense/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 17:15:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9293 Is clean beauty important to you? Then you do not want to miss this RadioAMB episode where show host Patty Schmucker interviews Greg Starkman, co-founder of Innersense hair care. Greg started from an early age working in his mother’s beauty salon and helped her bottle her own products, so when we say he has worked […]

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breanne butlerIs clean beauty important to you? Then you do not want to miss this RadioAMB episode where show host Patty Schmucker interviews Greg Starkman, co-founder of Innersense hair care. Greg started from an early age working in his mother’s beauty salon and helped her bottle her own products, so when we say he has worked his way up from the ground floor, we mean it!

Greg discusses how their daughter’s birth changed the way his wife and Innersence Co-Founder, Joanne looked at toxins in our environment and in our beauty products. They wanted to learn how to live an organic and healthy lifestyle. They began to discover the relationship between toxins and certain types of cancers, leading them to create Innersense in 2002. Greg explains his method for sourcing ingredients and how the beauty industry is making strides in the natural and organic category.

Listen in as Patty and Greg talk all things clean beauty and why this topic is not only important for our own health but the health of the planet as a whole.

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Breanne Butler – Inspiring Cakes & Women https://americanmadebeauty.com/breanne-butler-inspiring-cakes-women/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/breanne-butler-inspiring-cakes-women/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 17:31:50 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9257 How do you go from baking cakes to organizing one of the largest protests in history? On this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker’s guest Breanne Butler is the person who did just that. They will be discussing how opportunity gave Breanne a start as a pastry chef in a top tier restaurant and at Facebook […]

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breanne butlerHow do you go from baking cakes to organizing one of the largest protests in history? On this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker’s guest Breanne Butler is the person who did just that. They will be discussing how opportunity gave Breanne a start as a pastry chef in a top tier restaurant and at Facebook NY which created the pathway to becoming the frontwoman of a movement that has swept the country.

Breanne talks about how a chance to cook for Hilary Clinton at numerous events busted her out of her bubble about the world. She witnessed the passion and pain of people around the country, changing her perception of her own place in society, as both a white female and one working in a male-dominated industry.

Listen in as Patty and Breanne discuss what it means to stand in support of such a monumental movement and how current US politics is just a small part of a global need to stand up for equality. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

If you want to learn more about the Women’s March team? CLICK HERE

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – Is it Changing the Face of Beauty? https://americanmadebeauty.com/artificial-intelligence/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/artificial-intelligence/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 19:12:41 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9152 The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up fear for many people. As we enter the final two years of this decade, there are two things I know for sure. One is that the speed of change is going to continue at a faster rate. The second is that while the prospect of robots replacing […]

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The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up fear for many people. As we enter the final two years of this decade, there are two things I know for sure. One is that the speed of change is going to continue at a faster rate. The second is that while the prospect of robots replacing human beings is very real, it will take another 15-20 years to hit critical mass. There are many pathways for people and organizations to seize the potential and opportunity offered by AI. In this article, we examine the history of AI, how AI is showing up today in our lives and in our beauty cabinets, and how cosmetic companies can build and innovate with AI.

What is AI?

We can find reference to intelligent machines dating back to Greek mythology, but it wasn’t until modern computing became available after World War II that we started to see the creation of programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks.

You can find a formal definition of AI on many sites, but I like this one best from the old-school Encyclopedia Britannica. “Artificial intelligence (AI), [is] the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience.”

The key to this definition is “systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic,” which means that they can sense and learn about the environment, and then process options to make decisions from the learning. For decades, we have accumulated data that is now being combined and processed in real time. These advances are where we are seeing a transformation in the way we live and interact with technology and each other.

How is AI showing up in our lives?

Machines that automated industrial factories started becoming a big part of our society during the 1950s. At the start of the present decade, in February 2011, IBM’s Watson competed against two Jeopardy champions and won. Little did we know that this event would represent the start of AI entering our homes, and that before this decade comes to an end, AI will be providing up to 30% of care given to children under 5.

How? When you go to a restaurant, look around and see the number of children under 5 who are being “entertained” by something on a phone or another device. And many homes have monitors that watch, sense, alert, inform on every movement in the home and specifically in the rooms where children play and sleep.

Christmas 2017 saw a boom in sales of AI devices like Amazon Echo, Google Alexa, and even Mattel’s Aristotle, which is a bot, like an Amazon Echo for kids. This device can record children’s video and audio and has an uninterrupted connection to the internet. Cognitoys are transforming the way children play, sense, learn, and interact with intelligent toys that have no screen. These become toys that are not only entertaining but become a companion to a small child.

Looking towards the horizon, a renowned think tank called the Institute for the Future (ITFF) provides foresight training and tools to help companies gain insight into life in the future. They publish many reports, but one that caught my attention was their 2012 report “Information Eco-Systems of Well-Being: 2032,” which outlines the transformation in health and well-being they predict will occur by the year 2032. According to their studies and foresight thinking, they report, “In some areas, the machines will become our collaborators, augmenting our own skills and abilities. In other domains, the robots will replace humans, freeing us up to do the things we’re good at and actually enjoy—or taking livelihood away from people who did those things professionally. Having automated systems that literally and figuratively guide us as we move through life will transform how we work, shop, parent, connect, and take care of ourselves and each other.”

What is AI in beauty?

In cosmetics, beauty, and wellness, we are witnessing AI in exciting ways. Data has been collected for years, and we can now begin to connect the dots between behavior and what leads to longer and more vibrant living. Wearable technology that allows us to monitor our steps, sleep, and other insights into how our body functions are one of the indisputable ways that intelligence around beauty and wellness has become part of our lives.

The In-Cosmetics show 2017, in London, provided formulators the opportunity to touch, feel, and try products that offer unusual textures and sensations. Their interactive sensory bar opens up thinking and access to ingredients and formulations in cosmetics that have the potential to change the type of product we will see on the shelf.

Personalization in cosmetics using AI is moving at a particularly fast rate with new market entries in every class of cosmetics from hair care and skincare to nail care. For example, technology is being used to engineer high-volume, micro-batch, rapid prototyping systems for the manufacture of unique nail polish, using 11 shades of color to create 16 million nail shade options. Using a mobile app, users can take a picture of anything in the world and transform that color into a custom nail polish. The information gathered by the photograph is rapidly processed and transformed into a color formula that is sent to a smart machine that dispenses and mixes the polish, one bottle at a time.

Sephora is using AI to give consumers an opportunity to “try on” different looks in makeup through their app. Other brands apply customization to blending lipstick and foundations.

In health care, we are on the verge of an information revolution. After decades of generating unprecedented amounts of data, formulators, manufacturers, and medical professionals can now connect the dots and understand the promise this data holds for our health and well-being.

ITFF reports that by 2022, “we’ll see innovators creating tools to harness the flow of data and make it actionable.” In an even longer view for the opportunities that lie ahead, ITFF has data that supports the fact that many of the technologies and trends in play in 2022 will not reach their full potential until a decade later. By 2032, much of the learning and experiences we will have with AI in beauty, health, and wellness will have run its course and consensuses will have been reached. It is in this time frame that new beauty, health, and information practices and services will become mainstream.

Implications for the tndustry

Today there are many things happening in the world that at first glance seem weird or on the periphery of society. Perhaps even irrelevant. These are exactly the things, let’s call them “signals,” that beauty and wellness professionals need to start including in our awareness.

What is a signal? One such signal is that children under the age of 5 have up to 30% of their care provided by AI. What will our products need to do, have, and provide for these children when they are 15+?. How will they see the world as compared to the way we see it? Another signal is the 7.4 billion people living on earth and the number of Americans living to, and past, 100. According to CBS News, the number of Americans above the age of 100 has increased more than 43%, from 50,281 a decade and a half ago to 72,197 in 2014.

In 2012, combinatorial research approaches are beginning to blend biological sciences, materials science, robotic engineering, and nanotechnology to create new therapies and medical interventions. By 2032, new medical professions will have entered the global health economy to deliver twenty-first-century clinical care that integrates nanostructures, artificial intelligence, smart implants and prosthetics, and robotic surgery.

How can companies plan for AI in the future?

As much as we would like to be able to travel through time to predict the future, are there things we can do to be prepared for what it holds? The tools for assessing data and applying the learning is at the heart of AI.

In the spring of 2017, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) had a supply chain professor from the University of Arizona, Dr. Dale Roger, address distributors. The key things I got from this informative lecture about the impact of AI and the Internet of Things on our industry started with his statement that “As a supply chain matures it becomes more complex—not simpler.”

There are more types of players required in a mature supply chain, which will provide many opportunities for distribution if distributors can find their value proposition. The highest-paying jobs will be for those who learn how to run the technology and innovate with it. Many more jobs, but lower-paying jobs, will be for those who don’t learn how to run the technology but will have to service the technology or clean up after it.

Dr. Rogers sites a good case study on how one company figured it out in the last century: McKesson.

Early pioneer therapeutic drugs started in 1833
First to persuade several wholesale firms to manufacture drugs (private label)
1900 – saw the need to manage drugs and so they invented the barcode
Began offering services to help others manage the supply chain
Today McKesson is the oldest and largest health care company in the nation, serving more than 50% of US hospitals and 20% of physicians. They deliver one-third of all medications used daily in North America with operations in more than 16 countries
Start now by getting involved with all the opportunities both inside and outside of the industry to learn about and find applications for AI. Look at your organization and determine if your leadership style is cultivating a culture of innovation. Be willing to take risks and build your organization tto learn together and faster.

IBM Watson has applications across many industries. Organizations like PBA, CEW, BIW, and others are engaging brilliant minds to stimulate our thoughts and share intelligence. In 2018 the Beauty Industry Market Access (BIMA) program, a division of American Made Beauty, will facilitate a beauty and wellness industry focused Foresight Forum. After studying with and through the ITFF, we will present tools to the industry to help individuals and organizations develop the mindset where we are open to new possibilities and can give ourselves permission to run toward the daunting questions and big opportunities that seem just beyond today, and understand them ahead of time.

Companies that can figure out what lies ahead, how to leverage AI and nanotechnology, and all the advances in biological science, in a safe way, have the greatest opportunity. While change is happening fast, it takes 2-5 years for new technologies and human behaviors to change. Companies that can figure out how to change faster inside their companies than the market is changing, will be ahead of the curve. Remember, mainstream adaptation will take 15-20 years. This provides a nice ramp-way for innovation. The key is to start now.

Author: Patty Schmucker Founder of American Made BeautyCLICK HERE to read more about our fearless leader!

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Thinking Outside of the Beauty Box https://americanmadebeauty.com/thinking-outside-beauty-box/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/thinking-outside-beauty-box/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 20:53:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9129 Beauty Boxes continue to grow according to the Business Insider and there were 37m visits to subscription brand websites in April 2017 – an increase of 800% in just three years. For consumers shopping beauty, everyone from Walmart to Sephora is offering boxes.  Birchbox, BeautyFix, Glossybox, Julep Maven, Dermstore and of course ipsy’s Glam Bag.  These boxes […]

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Beauty Boxes continue to grow according to the Business Insider and there were 37m visits to subscription brand websites in April 2017 – an increase of 800% in just three years. For consumers shopping beauty, everyone from Walmart to Sephora is offering boxes.  Birchbox, BeautyFix, Glossybox, Julep Maven, Dermstore and of course ipsy’s Glam Bag.  These boxes are bringing traditional sample sizes, premium samples, and even full-size retail products to consumers.  We know that consumers love the beauty box, but is it good for brands?  Does it pay for brands?

Big lessons we have learned from box and brand success: Surprise and delight consumers, delivering a personalized offering, providing incentive and reward and invest in the relationship. This not only allows consumers to sample the products but allows the brand to begin a relationship with the consumer.

To make the most of box opportunities, you have to plan the cost of the products as part of the marketing budget. Don’t plan to make money. Free samples to millions of consumers have a proven track record of success, but many brands may not have those deep pockets. To attract more indie brands, more of these box companies are covering at least the cost of goods and customizing the quantities to cover regional markets rather than their full subscription base.

At AmericanMadeBeauty.com we have a virtual beauty box offering which gives you the best of all worlds. With AMB, there is no upfront cost, and the customer self-selects the brands they want to sample. You are provided the customers’ contact information and ship the samples directly to the customer. Brands that are seeing best results are surprising and delighting consumers with a package that has a wow factor when it arrives. Brands are also investing in the relationship from the beginning by taking the contact information and using it to connect with the customers. They personalize the offering to fit the customer’s needs and providing incentive and reward for bounce back sales.

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Terah Tidy and Shari Leidich – Getting Glam https://americanmadebeauty.com/terah-tidy-shari-leidich/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/terah-tidy-shari-leidich/#comments Tue, 01 May 2018 17:41:58 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9120 When you go for a salon or spa visit, what are you really wanting in your services? Maybe to feel special, to know that the services are personally tailored to your own needs and specifications? Well, Patty Shcumcker’s guest on this episode of RadioAMB is offering just that. Meet Terah Tidy, founder of the wildly […]

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terah tidyWhen you go for a salon or spa visit, what are you really wanting in your services? Maybe to feel special, to know that the services are personally tailored to your own needs and specifications? Well, Patty Shcumcker’s guest on this episode of RadioAMB is offering just that. Meet Terah Tidy, founder of the wildly popular Malibu-based skincare line Madflowers. She is taking her experience in creating luxurious skincare products and transforming the salon and spa experience into an indulgent and personalized treat with the Glamifornia Style Lounge.

Later in the show Patty will also be speaking with Shari Leidich of Know Brainer, a coffee creamer with the added health benefits of MCT oil and following along with the ketogenic diet: no added sugar but with healthy fats to boost your metabolism. If you’re going to put cream in your coffee why not make it a brain and body-boosting addition to your day?

Listen in as Patty, Terah, and Shari discuss why looking and feeling your best has become more and more important and how you can get in on these beautiful trends.

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Patty Schmucker – Globalization of Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/patty-schmucker-globalization-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/patty-schmucker-globalization-beauty/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:08:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9093 Is your beauty brand distribution ready? Is it discoverable? These are two very important questions and on this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker addresses these issues. Departing from Radio AMB’s normal format, Patty dedicates this episode to brand owners and shares her insight after reviewing hundreds of brands to present to retailers and distributors around […]

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globalizationIs your beauty brand distribution ready? Is it discoverable? These are two very important questions and on this episode of RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker addresses these issues. Departing from Radio AMB’s normal format, Patty dedicates this episode to brand owners and shares her insight after reviewing hundreds of brands to present to retailers and distributors around the world. The globalization of beauty.

Patty collected the most frequently asked questions from brand owners on where and how to sell, what buyers look for in selecting brands and key points on labeling, claims, and navigating international opportunities. She also goes into detail on how to create a brand that’s both protectable and recognizable.

Listen in as Patty gets to the roots of what it means to be distribution ready and why some brands fail while others succeed. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Martin Parsons – Education for Stylists https://americanmadebeauty.com/martin-parsons-education-stylists/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/martin-parsons-education-stylists/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:01:23 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9060 On this episode of RadioAMB, our host Patty Schmucker interviews an icon of the beauty industry, Martin Parsons. Martin developed the “Design Techniques for Cutting” early in his career and has been informing and educating professionals ever since. Not only has Martin been listed in Modern Salon’s Top 75 Educators for the past century, he […]

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martin parsonsOn this episode of RadioAMB, our host Patty Schmucker interviews an icon of the beauty industry, Martin Parsons. Martin developed the “Design Techniques for Cutting” early in his career and has been informing and educating professionals ever since. Not only has Martin been listed in Modern Salon’s Top 75 Educators for the past century, he has been listed as one of the 50 Most Influential Hairdressers of all time.

Martin and Patty pull back the curtain and get to the real bare bones of how he started in the industry and how he has been able to inspire and educate so many up and coming hairdressers within the beauty industry. Martin talks about the importance of proportion and the ability of a stylist to adapt certain cuts and styles to each client’s unique face shape and features, and that the most important focus is always the eyes.

Listen in as Patty and Martin discuss just what it takes to create lasting and strong relationships between stylists and their clients and what to look for when searching for the perfect stylist for your next haircut and style.

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Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic https://americanmadebeauty.com/tish-snooky-manic-panic/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/tish-snooky-manic-panic/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:50:54 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=9014 How do music and lifestyle influence beauty? Patty Schmucker’s guests on RadioAMB know this better than anyone else, the iconic Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic! They will be sitting down and revealing how they started out in the music industry and ended up one of the most legendary beauty brands in the business and […]

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manic panicHow do music and lifestyle influence beauty? Patty Schmucker’s guests on RadioAMB know this better than anyone else, the iconic Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic! They will be sitting down and revealing how they started out in the music industry and ended up one of the most legendary beauty brands in the business and all while never deviating from their punk rock and alternative roots – no pun intended.

Find out how they have been able to build Manic Panic over 40 years into one of the most recognizable brands in beauty. Dubbed the “Martha Stewarts of Punk” they are the pioneers of the rainbow of hair color trends hitting the streets and have been propelling the movement long before it became mainstream. Hear how being young and fearless helped them pursue their beauty brand dreams and how they were able to speak to a very specific tribe that has grown steadily over the years.

Listen in as Patty, Tish and Snooky take you on a journey of music, personal expression and most importantly of all, color. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Emmanuel Fritsch of EcoMundo https://americanmadebeauty.com/emmanuel-fritsch-ecomundo-radioamb/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/emmanuel-fritsch-ecomundo-radioamb/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:40:42 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8990 On RadioAMB guest host Aliesh Pierce delves into the realm of regulation and guidelines for brands looking to develop and grow by sitting down with Emmanuel Fritsch of EcoMundo. Want to know what the biggest obstacles are to bringing your brand to market? Then you will not want to miss this in-depth discussion, that covers […]

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EcoMundoOn RadioAMB guest host Aliesh Pierce delves into the realm of regulation and guidelines for brands looking to develop and grow by sitting down with Emmanuel Fritsch of EcoMundo. Want to know what the biggest obstacles are to bringing your brand to market? Then you will not want to miss this in-depth discussion, that covers the how and why of regulation and how to ensure compliance both domestically and internationally.

What does it take for a brand to go international? Aliesh and Emmanuel discuss international distribution and how it requires a different structure than the US. Ever thought about online purchases and what you can and can’t do when it comes to cross-border selling? Find out if it’s actually legal.

Listen in as Aliesh and Emmanuel pull back the curtain to see just what companies and emerging brands need to be aware of before venturing into new and exciting territories all over the globe! Only on AmericanMadeBeauty.com and Healthylife.net. You might hear something pretty important.

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Ditching Social Media? https://americanmadebeauty.com/ditching-social-media/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/ditching-social-media/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:47:58 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8985 The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It enabled users to upload a profile and make friends with other users. In 1999, the first blogging sites became popular, creating a social media sensation that’s still popular today. After the invention of blogging, social media began to explode in popularity. Sites […]

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The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It enabled users to upload a profile and make friends with other users. In 1999, the first blogging sites became popular, creating a social media sensation that’s still popular today.

After the invention of blogging, social media began to explode in popularity. Sites like MySpace and LinkedIn gained prominence in the early 2000s. YouTube came out in 2005. By 2006, Facebook and Twitter both became available to users throughout the world. For Beauty brands, social has become the way emotional connections and tribes are built.

The amount of time people spend on social media is constantly increasing. According to Common Sense Media, teens now spend up to nine hours a day on social platforms, while 30% of all the time spent online is now allocated to social media interaction.

Is it any surprise that we are facing security and privacy issues from all this social interaction in the digital world? As individuals and beauty brands we are all asking the same question, “should I ditch social media?”

As someone who started interacting in social media 20 years ago through My Space and LinkedIn, the decision is pretty clear. I love keeping in contact with people that either life or geographic reasons prevent physical interaction. Over the years I have evolved my social behavior such that my personal Facebook is where I interact with my family and friends and all other interactions in social are for business purposes.

On LinkedIn, I grew my network from 0 to 500 people in the first 18 years and in the last 2 years that number has skyrocketed to almost 12,000. I am in contact every week, through social for opportunities that are translating into growth for my company.

Like any other activity we engage in, it is prudent to be smart and safe. Use common sense and look up how to change your settings on all the social platforms that you engage in. Make sure to have business pages rather than personal pages on all platforms. Given the number of eyeballs engaged in social media, being there as a business is as important to being seen as relevant and engaged. Just be smart. HERE is just one link for ways to check your social settings.

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Sarah Stein of Borghese & Sara Dudley of the Sunscreen Co https://americanmadebeauty.com/sarah-stein-borghese-sara-dudley-sunscreen-co/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/sarah-stein-borghese-sara-dudley-sunscreen-co/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:19:56 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8973 On this episode of RadioAMB Patty Schmucker interviews two women in the beauty industry, making changes and helping propel innovation in skincare. She first sits down with Sarah Stein of Borghese Skin Care. The iconic brand is going through a kind of beauty refresh, having originally started from one of the royal families of Europe. […]

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borgheseOn this episode of RadioAMB Patty Schmucker interviews two women in the beauty industry, making changes and helping propel innovation in skincare. She first sits down with Sarah Stein of Borghese Skin Care. The iconic brand is going through a kind of beauty refresh, having originally started from one of the royal families of Europe. Sarah Stein is one of America’s top beauty executive and you will hear all about her career leading up to her new role at Borghese and how working with founders is her specialty.

In the second half of the show, Patty will be speaking with Sara Dudley of The Sunscreen Company. The two discuss how Sara’s parents started in the skincare industry and later on talk about how finding a safe and effective SPF is such an important part of your daily skincare routine no matter the season.

Listen in as Patty sits down with these two dynamic women changing the face of beauty today and get a peek into the innovations and ideas that can spark change.

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Aston LaFon of 1821 Man Made https://americanmadebeauty.com/aston-lafon-1821-man-made/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/aston-lafon-1821-man-made/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:54:04 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8955 Close your eyes and imagine you are back in 1821, the time of prohibition, now try and link that to modern day men’s grooming. Are you having a hard time visualizing? Then you will want to listen to this RadioAMB interview where Patty Schmucker speaks with one of the founders of 1821 Man Made ’s […]

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1821 Man MadeClose your eyes and imagine you are back in 1821, the time of prohibition, now try and link that to modern day men’s grooming. Are you having a hard time visualizing? Then you will want to listen to this RadioAMB interview where Patty Schmucker speaks with one of the founders of 1821 Man Made ’s Aston LeFon. Aston, after working within the beauty industry for years discovered a gap in the Men’s grooming market. Partnering with Angel del Solar and David del Solar, the three began developing a line of men’s grooming products inspired by prohibition era and the bootlegging culture.

Aston and Patty discuss how he was able to evolve his and his partners’ idea into a high-end men’s grooming line that caters to the overall sensory experience of men’s grooming. Find out how scent can conjure up a memory and how they have engineered a men’s brand that cultivates the same pride of ownership he feels for his car or TV.

Listen in today as Aston and Patty discuss why he is so passionate about creating high-end, quality products and changing the way men view grooming in general.

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Cynthia Phillips of the Disruptive Factory https://americanmadebeauty.com/cynthia-phillips-disruptive-factory/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/cynthia-phillips-disruptive-factory/#respond Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:39:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8927 Disruption appears to be the buzz word of the day. As the world changes quickly, many people feel unsettled. Today Patty sits down with one person that not only loves disruption, she has created a factory to produce more of it. Cynthia A. Phillips, Ph.D. leads a team of champions at The Disruptive Factory. Listen […]

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Disruptive FactoryDisruption appears to be the buzz word of the day. As the world changes quickly, many people feel unsettled. Today Patty sits down with one person that not only loves disruption, she has created a factory to produce more of it. Cynthia A. Phillips, Ph.D. leads a team of champions at The Disruptive Factory.

Listen in to learn how an economist became an agricultural economist impacting the systems that solved problems associated with feeding more people in the world. Patty and Cynthia explore how her organization is a true American beauty as an umbrella organization for people that are committed to creating a world that is more just, sustainable and that is making an impact. You will learn why Patty has joined the organization as a disruptive sister and their efforts through the app called Passport2Good has launched a campaign to help recovery in Puerto Rico.

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Circcell Pop-Up Store at Neiman Marcus https://americanmadebeauty.com/circcell-pop-store-neiman-marcus/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/circcell-pop-store-neiman-marcus/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:46:02 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8921 Circcell Pop-Up Store at Neiman Marcus As a verified American Made Beauty brand, Circcell has curated a carefully formulated line that combines the laser precision of science with an indulgent experience, enabling skin to look and feel its best in any setting. As part of a collaboration with IBE and Neiman Marcus, Circcell participated in […]

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As a verified American Made Beauty brand, Circcell has curated a carefully formulated line that combines the laser precision of science with an indulgent experience, enabling skin to look and feel its best in any setting.

As part of a collaboration with IBE and Neiman Marcus, Circcell participated in a pop-up event with beauty brands Neiman Marcus felt were on the forefront of beauty today. We asked Maya Crothers, founder of Circcell to answer a few questions about the event and get her thoughts on this type of pop-up retail experience.

Q: How did you get involved with the event?
A: We have been exhibiting with IBE for four years. Last year, IBE began a collaboration with Neiman Marcus whereby they would jointly identify the brands they believed were the future of beauty. We’re so unbelievably honored to have been chosen as one of the brands!!

Q: How many brands participated? Were they all through IBE?
A: 13 brands all through IBE. It really made sense for Neiman Marcus to work with Jillian and her IBE organization to connect with new brands. IBE is the definitive organization for indie beauty entrepreneurs.

Q: Do you feel that you had a successful show and experience?
A: Unbelievably successful! The Neiman Marcus customer is sophisticated and educated. She cares deeply about skincare, stays on top of trends and is interested in what’s new. She is too smart to be foolish with her money but if she believes in a brand her price sensitivity diminishes. Being a high-performance brand in the luxury space, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect customer. Our brand and message really resonated with her….she gets what we are doing.

Q: Did you engage your community beforehand, such as through social media, newsletter, etc?
A: Absolutely, yes….all of the above…And, as we expected, our followers and newsletter subscribers were engaged with this information.

Q: Would you do this type of event again? If so, would you change anything you did?
A: Would 100% do it again. Next time I would wear more comfortable shoes. I am a die hard heels girl!! Should have known better. By the end of the day, I was ready for an hour-long foot massage.

Q: What would you say was the biggest takeaway from doing this type of event? Pros and cons?
A: This event just reinforced that it is so important to go out into the world and talk to your customer. There are tremendous communication opportunities with social media….but there is still no substitute for face to face engagement with the customer. Can’t think of a single con. For us, this was truly a home run in every way.

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? https://americanmadebeauty.com/apple-day-keeps-doctor-away/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/apple-day-keeps-doctor-away/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:30:11 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8913 An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? It’s time to collect things that seem strange on the surface, but might very well be a signal of something important for the future of beauty or wellness. Here is one that has been in the chatter lately worth noting. CNBC reports that Apple is opening health […]

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It’s time to collect things that seem strange on the surface, but might very well be a signal of something important for the future of beauty or wellness. Here is one that has been in the chatter lately worth noting.
CNBC reports that Apple is opening health clinics for employees and their families. The program, called AC Wellness, will kick off in the spring. “The iPhone maker has been typically secretive about its plans,” writes the Financial Times, but CEO Tim Cook recently told shareholders that Apple could make a “significant contribution” to the healthcare industry. The news comes after a similar move from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan, which recently announced a joint health care initiative for their employees.

Last year Apple also announced plans to become your personal health record, jumping into research, medical devices, and more. Why? Because the healthcare market makes the smartphone market look small. In fact, with over $7 trillion in health spending per year, it’s already almost 10% of global GDP.

Already Apple has a large market opportunity built-in and in the US alone, Apple has over 80M iPhone users, dwarfing the user numbers of any single health insurer.
And Apple has another massive advantage over other incumbents in the healthcare industry like hospitals and pharma: unlike drug companies and hospital groups, Apple doesn’t have to chase reimbursements from health insurers. Rather, it can afford to be laser-focused on the patient experience and patient outcomes.

One of the ways brands stay relevant is to see activity like this, involving a large segment of the population and start asking questions. Start with so what and what if questions. How will it change behavior and perceptions about health and beauty? Does my company, brand or products become more or less relevant to these changes? How can my company lead, participate or be part of the innovation cycle? This is foresight thinking that we will be talking more about in an upcoming newsletter and at our Foresight Forums launching later this year.

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Kelly Kovack of BeautyMatter https://americanmadebeauty.com/kelly-kovack-beautymatter/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/kelly-kovack-beautymatter/#respond Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:53:59 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8812 Want to know the latest trends in beauty and how brands can stay relevant in the current beauty landscape? Then do not miss this RadioAMB interview where host Patty Schmucker interviews Kelly Kovack of Beauty Matter. Kelly has worked as an advisor and strategist with emerging and established brands including Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care, […]

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Want to know the latest trends in beauty and how brands can stay relevant in the current beauty landscape? Then do not miss this RadioAMB interview where host Patty Schmucker interviews Kelly Kovack of Beauty Matter. Kelly has worked as an advisor and strategist with emerging and established brands including Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care, Carol’s Daughter, among many others. She was Co-Founder of Rescue Beauty Lounge and is currently CEO and Editor in Chief of BeautyMatter and co-founder of, niche fragrance brand Odin New York.

Kelly is a returning guest on the show and she has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry. Patty and Kelly will discuss how speed to market has changed the beauty landscape and what is new and trending in Asian beauty. They will also talk about the success of such brands as Glossier and how community building through the consumer experience at the retail level is crucial to a brand’s long-term success.

Listen in today as Patty and Kelly take a closer look at the status of the industry today and how we are all looking at beauty in different and innovative ways.

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Change to the Inner Cities https://americanmadebeauty.com/change-inner-cities/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/change-inner-cities/#respond Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:23:18 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8807 In the 1960’s there was coined the term “White Flight” to explain the surge of white workers from the inner cities to the newly growing suburbs. This resulted in many downtown areas of even the largest US cities falling to neglect and becoming a place for low-income housing or just flat-out deserted. In recent years […]

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In the 1960’s there was coined the term “White Flight” to explain the surge of white workers from the inner cities to the newly growing suburbs. This resulted in many downtown areas of even the largest US cities falling to neglect and becoming a place for low-income housing or just flat-out deserted. In recent years however, we are seeing a reversal of this movement and people are starting to make the move back to city centers. Because of this trend, distinctive neighborhoods are popping up in response to the gentrification of these previously rundown areas. An interesting trend toward specialty retailers in these unique neighborhoods is beginning to grow and a great example of this trend is in of all places, Detroit.

The Motor City is seeing an increase in stores that cater to an exceptional shopping experience, which draws people into physical stores to shop instead of the cold and impersonal experience online shopping has to offer. More and more unique retailers are moving in and offering not just different product that consumers can’t find anywhere else but an exciting and unique shopping experience. Could this new wave of experiential based shopping be the saving grace to abandoned inner cities and the decline in brick and mortar stores? Detroit could be the key to how retailers can again get traffic back into their stores and fight back against the online giants. Detroit may be the testing ground for how retailers create and showcase their offerings in physical stores and could spark the change retailers need to be innovative and retain new customers.
A great example of this would be PONEYRIDE in downtown Detroit. Thought of as an incubator for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists, it is a space founded on the premise of perseverance and solidarity. With 30,000 square feet of space and with 50 business and organizations under its roof, it is a veritable bazaar of unique shopping experiences. One of the brands that stands out is THE LIP BAR, founded by Melissa Butler, she started the cosmetics company out of pure frustration. She found a huge gap in the makeup industry, with a lack of high performing makeup and diversity in lipstick shades. The Lip Bar is also sold at a new and exciting store in Detroit, DETROIT IS THE NEW BLACK, a store representing the entrepreneurial past and industrious future of downtown retail, locally sourcing material and vendors that all contribute to the idea of community and conversation. A percentage of all sales is donated to the DPS Foundation School Uniform program. The combination of innovative stores and brands and the connection to community is strong and part of what makes this movement so important.

Want to learn more about what’s happening in Detroit? CLICK HERE
Click HERE to check out the Detroit Free Press article for more information.

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Leila Kashani of Sphynx and Kim Walls of Lime Crime https://americanmadebeauty.com/leila-kashani-sphynx-kim-walls-lime-crime/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/leila-kashani-sphynx-kim-walls-lime-crime/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:14:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8796 Leila Kashani of Sphynx and Kim Walls of Lime Crime As a follow up to an earlier interview, today on RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker is sitting down for a second time with Kim Walls of Lime Crime to discuss how brands can deal with negative press and social media issues while still coming out on top. […]

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As a follow up to an earlier interview, today on RadioAMB, Patty Schmucker is sitting down for a second time with Kim Walls of Lime Crime to discuss how brands can deal with negative press and social media issues while still coming out on top.

Patty and Kim will discuss what steps brands can take in order to effectively handle the occasional mishaps and mistakes that can sometimes ruin a brands reputation and good standing within their community. There is no such thing as over communication and within the present day, digital landscape keeping a trusted relationship with your tribe is always the highest priority. They will also discuss how fraudulent online transactions are handled and why they are an ongoing problem for brands.

In the final segment of the show, Patty speaks with Leila Kashani, self-proclaimed SHE-E-O & Director of FUN at Sphynx. Hear how hairy pits became the inspiration for innovative travel toiletries sold now at Ulta, to help women be their best when on-the-go. Listen in we think you’ll hear something pretty important.

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Corey Weiss of Ipsy on RadioAMB https://americanmadebeauty.com/corey-weiss-ipsy-radioamb/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/corey-weiss-ipsy-radioamb/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:16:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8776 Influencers have become wildly popular and a trusted voice behind beauty brands, whether it’s reviews, demos, or education they are whom consumers turn to for an “inside” look into products and services on the market today. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB has been involved from the beginning of the social media takeover of beauty by […]

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Influencers have become wildly popular and a trusted voice behind beauty brands, whether it’s reviews, demos, or education they are whom consumers turn to for an “inside” look into products and services on the market today. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB has been involved from the beginning of the social media takeover of beauty by transforming the way beauty content, education and products have been brought to consumers, that person is Corey Weiss of Ipsy.

Learn how Corey started out in sports and entertainment and how that lead him to co-found a company that has changed the way beauty is brought to consumers. Want to know how to become an influencer? Corey will discuss just what the Ipsy Open Studio is and why this is a game changer for both brands and influencers alike and how you can get involved. He will also be sharing what social platform is best for beauty and how small and large companies can engage with influencers.

Listen in as Patty and Corey delve into the world of influencer and community-driven marketing and why it is still the wave to ride into the future of beauty.

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Strong is The New Beautiful https://americanmadebeauty.com/strong-new-beautiful/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/strong-new-beautiful/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:31:12 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8765 There has been a significant change in Woman’s roles over the last few years. The #metoo movement and the trend towards real equality for women, is also changing how women workout and in turn view their bodies. Gone are the days when women joined a gym or began new fitness routines just in order to […]

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There has been a significant change in Woman’s roles over the last few years. The #metoo movement and the trend towards real equality for women, is also changing how women workout and in turn view their bodies. Gone are the days when women joined a gym or began new fitness routines just in order to “get thin”. Women are now looking to also get fit and be STRONG. Gone are the aerobics classes and restricted calorie diets of the 80s, they have now been replaced with lifting weights and eating to build lean muscle. From promoting weight loss to improving mental health, weightlifting can drastically improve your quality of life. The gender gap in weightlifting is still vast with the majority still being men, however, we are starting to see a shift. There is a barrage of social media fitness icons that are challenging the status quo as far as why and what women should be doing inside the gym and what a woman’s physique is supposed to look like.

For example take Abby Pollock, a fitness guru out of Canada with 574K followers on her Youtube and Instagram accounts she is setting the example for women that trying to be a perfect size and following a strict calorie diet are not what makes one healthy, rather her videos and social feed feature workouts and diet advice to be strong and confident. And she’s not alone, on the Forbes’ list of the top 10 Fitness Influencers only 2 were men, the rest are women. Woman are taking back control over their bodies and gone are the days of watching and following men for fitness motivation. Just look-up the hashtag #girlswholift and with over 19 million posts you will find an entire community of women not just looking to be pretty, but to be strong.

Hollywood is even taking notice with more physically strong roles for women such as Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde and with celebrity icons such as Beyonce, and Khloe Kardashian making waves with their chiseled bodies and epic workout routines made public, strong is now the new norm in women’s fitness. Also, gone are the days that you have to face the intimidation of trying to keep up with the testosterone-driven free weights section at your local gym, with the vast number of online and not to mention FREE fitness channels on Youtube, never before has fitness and getting strong been any easier for women to obtain. At home gym supplies are flying off shelves and easy to use free weights and resistance equipment has never been more popular. Lets not also forget the spike in popularity of Crossfit and that more and more woman are turning to these types of workouts to get the strong bodies made popular by professional female Crossfit athletes. Now to pose the question: are women getting stronger to be seen as more equals to men or is this more about confidence within oneself? Maybe it’s a combination of both, but in any case look out, woman are strong, fierce and not afraid to pump some iron.

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Gut Health – The New Investment in You https://americanmadebeauty.com/gut-health-new-investment/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/gut-health-new-investment/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:24:16 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8762 What if you could look into your gut health to make better choices about how to move, what to eat and how to improve your sleep? Would you take an at-home kit that you could submit in order to get a better understanding of your own personal body chemistry? Well, you can and that personal […]

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What if you could look into your gut health to make better choices about how to move, what to eat and how to improve your sleep? Would you take an at-home kit that you could submit in order to get a better understanding of your own personal body chemistry? Well, you can and that personal body chemistry is called your biome code.

You’ve heard a lot about the health benefits of probiotics. You can find everything from supplements, to yogurt, to carbonated drinks touting the health benefits of these good-for-you bacteria. There has been new research and discoveries that say these microbes play a bigger role in our overall health than we originally expected. Microbes help us digest food, regulate our immune system, produce helpful or harmful chemicals, and synthesize vitamins; which are all required to maintain health. Bacteria outnumber our own cells 10-1 and companies such as Viome, UBiome, and MapMyGut are here to help pioneer the new frontier in your gut health.

These companies, in order to help people take control of their overall health and relationship to their own bodies, are providing at-home kits that you submit in order to get a better understanding of your own personal biome code. These tests can be the key to help us make better decisions when it comes to food and exercise in order to improve everything from acne to stress and quality of our sleep. Understanding your own personal biome can help you tackle all kinds of health issues and concerns. This all sounds great except for one thing, according to an article published by Sciencenews.org microbiome research is not only one of the hottest topics in life sciences but is also one of the most uncharted and that more regulation may be needed to ensure that these tests are accurate. Scientists are warning that these tests, for now, can only offer a limited amount of information. There is great potential for developing microbiome-based diagnostics in the future, which is why so much excitement exists for these new tests.

So, would you be interested in finding more information about your own personal microbiome? We think that if it helps improve overall health and quality of life, why not? These tests may not be 100% foolproof yet, but helping people get a better idea of just what is living in their gut and in-turn developing an interest in science is all a win-win.

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Aliesh Pierce Interviews Joanna Schlip & Lisa Watts https://americanmadebeauty.com/aliesh-pierce-interviews-joanna-schlip-lisa-watts/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/aliesh-pierce-interviews-joanna-schlip-lisa-watts/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:17:21 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8739 Want to know how to maintain and even recreate a career in the beauty business that lasts a lifetime? Then do not miss this RadioAMB interview where guest host Aliesh Pierce interviews two skincare heavy hitters in the biz: Celebrity Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip and Celebrity Skin Care Specialist Lisa Watts. Learn just how Lisa […]

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Want to know how to maintain and even recreate a career in the beauty business that lasts a lifetime? Then do not miss this RadioAMB interview where guest host Aliesh Pierce interviews two skincare heavy hitters in the biz: Celebrity Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip and Celebrity Skin Care Specialist Lisa Watts.

Learn just how Lisa and Joanna got started, the trials and lessons learned that, in the end helped them attract, evolve and maintain the type of A-List clientele every artist is looking to attain. Having the desire, tenacity, and spirit that keeps clients coming back is the “secret ingredient” in every successful artist’s arsenal.

Listen in as Aliesh, Joanna and Lisa pull back the curtain on staying current and relevant within the industry. Learn from them to grow your own client base and continue to stay relevant in the industry. Only on AmericanMadeBeauty.com and Healthylife.net.

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Kim Walls of Lime Crime https://americanmadebeauty.com/kim-walls-lime-crime/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/kim-walls-lime-crime/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:49:51 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8709 Want to find out what a fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation health and wellness expert have to say regarding everything beauty? Well, don’t miss Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB: Kim Walls of Lime Crime cosmetics! Learn how Kim helped her father grow his company Epicuren into a multimillion-dollar business and how she has used that experience […]

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Want to find out what a fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation health and wellness expert have to say regarding everything beauty? Well, don’t miss Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB: Kim Walls of Lime Crime cosmetics! Learn how Kim helped her father grow his company Epicuren into a multimillion-dollar business and how she has used that experience to grow and develop new beauty brands.

Born into the beauty business, Kim talks about the hurdles and deeply personal reasons that her father started in the business and what she has learned over the years; that some of the greatest lessons are as fundamental as being disciplined, focused and keeping a list of priorities and goals. Kim was first drawn to Lime Crime because of their emphasis on freedom, social media and above all, color and that philosophy has grown into a globally focused cosmetics brand.

Listen in as Kim and Patty discuss what it takes to build a Digital Native brand with a global clientele and network that grew Lime Crime into the cult classic is today.

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Patagonia – Are you willing to join the conversation? https://americanmadebeauty.com/patagonia-battle-land/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/patagonia-battle-land/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:32:12 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8695 On December 4th, 2017 Patagonia made a very public outcry against the White House Administration’s decision to downsize two of our National Parks: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by nearly 2 million acres.  If you had visited their website you would have witnessed giant white letters on a black background offering a stark […]

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On December 4th, 2017 Patagonia made a very public outcry against the White House Administration’s decision to downsize two of our National Parks: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by nearly 2 million acres.  If you had visited their website you would have witnessed giant white letters on a black background offering a stark message: “The President Stole Your Land”.  Now there is a public outcry to tell your senators to protect our national monuments by signing on to the ANTIQUITIES Act of 2018.  REI, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, and native American Indians including Navajo Nation, Hopi, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Ute Indian, and Pueblo of Zuni —have all united in a lawsuit against the administration.

Companies like Patagonia and REI have a deep-rooted connection to the outdoors and this nations national parks and monuments. Getting their community involved in fighting for a cause such as this only solidifies their relationship with their audience and unites them in a common fight. More companies can learn from this example of community-based outreach and gain a bigger and stronger sense of brand identity and community building. 

This is a time in the history of our nation that calls for more people to be educated and involved.  We need to ask questions like what is the ANTIQUITIES Act of 2018 or who benefits from a decrease of 1.1 million acres, or 85 percent, of its land area in the Bears Ears National Park, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument reduction of 800,000 acres, or 45 percent?   

Protecting the environment has always been important to us at American Made Beauty.  Want to learn more Want to learn more about ANTIQUITIES Act of 2018? Click HERE

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Facial Toning Devices – The new Future of at Home Skincare? https://americanmadebeauty.com/facial-toning-devices-new-future-home-skincare/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/facial-toning-devices-new-future-home-skincare/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:26:54 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8691 Facial Toning Devices – More and more celebrities, influencers and beauty-obsessed consumers are using them, so are they safe? Microcurrent and infrared devices address aging and hair loss for both men and women and according to consumer reports, the FDA doesn’t prevent device-makers from saying whatever they want in their ads as long as they […]

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More and more celebrities, influencers and beauty-obsessed consumers are using them, so are they safe? Microcurrent and infrared devices address aging and hair loss for both men and women and according to consumer reports, the FDA doesn’t prevent device-makers from saying whatever they want in their ads as long as they don’t make straight-out medical claims, such as purporting to cure a disease. FDA sanctions at-home anti-aging devices for just safety, not efficacy. In other words, a manufacturer’s claim that invokes FDA means only that the device is reasonably safe to operate, not that it will minimize your wrinkles. The lack of independent studies also hinders how much information is true since most studies are conducted by the brands themselves.
How can you protect yourself and make sure you’re getting a quality device? Going to trusted sites that you know will provide a quality product.  You can click HERE to visit the FDA website and read whether an at-home anti-aging device has been FDA-approved for safety and has any recalls or reports of adverse effects.

Some of the most popular items flying off the shelves address: cleansing, massaging,  exfoliating, tightening with the most popular concerns being wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, hair removal and cellulite.  One brand that we recommend is currently in the AMB shop: Tei Spa, their serums, and scrubs (which are America Made verified,) work along with their facial devices to enhance and improve your skin’s absorption of key ingredients which is what most devices on the market today will do, they help your skin absorb your skincare products, so making sure that the ingredients in your products are effective is more important then ever.

Visit Tei Spa in the AMB marketplace HERE.

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Big Data is Big Business https://americanmadebeauty.com/big-data-big-business/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/big-data-big-business/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:18:39 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8682 The beauty industry is dialing into data to help brands and industry professionals make informed decisions. Moving ahead and remaining relevant in order to shift beyond the competition is of the utmost importance in today’s modern age. By using data and insights, brands can model their business to reflect changing needs. The Professional Beauty Association […]

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The beauty industry is dialing into data to help brands and industry professionals make informed decisions. Moving ahead and remaining relevant in order to shift beyond the competition is of the utmost importance in today’s modern age. By using data and insights, brands can model their business to reflect changing needs. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is partnering with different resources to advance government advocacy, certification, and licensing to help the industry. Data is providing insights to better understand who is coming in and leaving the industry, the true earning potential of professionals working behind the chair, and the education and training of future cosmetologists.

Data is everywhere and it is the wave of the future. Kline Pro has recently launched a program called Amalgam, in collaboration with the PBA. It’s a one-of-a-kind powerful online tool that helps you track all the best-performing companies, brands, and items across the leading digital beauty retailers.  The database produces the latest sales performance data on the salon industry based on transactional data collected from a panel of thousands of independent and chain salons. According to the Kline Group website, “[Amalgam] is based on the continuous collection, aggregation, and blending of data from approximately 20 leading retailer websites, this new interactive online service uses a proprietary algorithm to score beauty products based on their ranking among best-selling product listings, customer ratings, prevalence, and duration on the charts.” This could have an astounding impact on a brands ability to reach their most lucrative audience and target their sales efforts to be efficient and successful. That’s an edge all companies could use and something we will be seeing more of as the industry is able to capture more data like this and make it available to brands.

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Kathryn Kassai, PT & Kim Perelli – The Bathroom Key https://americanmadebeauty.com/katheryn-kassai-kim-perelli-bathroom-key/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/katheryn-kassai-kim-perelli-bathroom-key/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:30:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8657 Here is a surprising fact: a majority of US women will experience urinary incontinence at least once in their lifetime. Patty Schmucker’s guests on RadioAMB know how to treat and prevent this very taboo subject, meet Kathryn Kassai, PT and Kim Perelli, co-authors of the book, The Bathroom Key. Kathryn is a physical therapist specializing […]

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Here is a surprising fact: a majority of US women will experience urinary incontinence at least once in their lifetime. Patty Schmucker’s guests on RadioAMB know how to treat and prevent this very taboo subject, meet Kathryn Kassai, PT and Kim Perelli, co-authors of the book, The Bathroom Key.

Kathryn is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor reconditioning and met Kim as a patient. The experience had a deep effect, especially when Kim realized how many women go undiagnosed out of fear or shame. The two of them came together under the shared mission of spreading the word to women and men that this is a treatable and all too common condition. Together they are chipping away at the stigma and encouraging women to embrace their own wellness and strength in physical therapy and believe it or not, Pilates.

Listen in as Patty, Kathryn and Kim discuss how we all can change the collective stigma surrounding this subject and bring relief and new- found happiness to millions of women suffering in silence.

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2018 ISSE Show in Review https://americanmadebeauty.com/2018-isse-show-review/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/2018-isse-show-review/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:42:44 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8649 2018 ISSE Review – When the doors opened to the show on Saturday at 1 pm, the line of attendees was spilling out the front doors. The energy was high, brands were well prepared and from the opening bell of the last ISSE to open a new year, the event was action-packed. PBA did a […]

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When the doors opened to the show on Saturday at 1 pm, the line of attendees was spilling out the front doors. The energy was high, brands were well prepared and from the opening bell of the last ISSE to open a new year, the event was action-packed. PBA did a number of new things this year including a Career Enrichment Expo bringing well-known educators together to help beauty professionals advance their careers. The Playground was a short 30-minute, single technique, hands-on workshop where attendees could just drop in and seemed really active all the time. Also new this year was the PBA hub where members and non-members stepped into the world of PBA to learn about the vast activities and offerings provided by the PBA. In this section the PBA brought to life the many advocacy programs they support including Cut It Out, helping beauty professionals fight back against domestic violence and the PBA disaster relief fund. The Hairbrained TeachIn returned this year for the 4th time for an inspirational Master Jam of the #crafthairdressing culture.
My favorite new feature at the event was the Wellness Room. Yoga, meditation and massage chairs gave attendees a place to come and connect with an important aspect of our industry while caring for their own well-being.
The floor was configured differently with skin and spa coming out from the arena on to the main floor. There were a strong nail section and nail competition areas. However, The bulk of this show is and has been for a long time, hair. Hair extensions were the big draw of this event but the stars were the artists like Sam Villa, Martin Parson, Nick Arrojo and many other hard working craftspeople that work day in and day out behind the chair. I watched as some of these famous (and not so famous) doing hair in the aisle, corners of booths and where ever there was enough room to allow a gathering of people to watch. And watch they did.
For some, this show was disappointing because of the dominance of hair, hair extensions, lack-of skin care and spa or for any other dozens of reasons. For me, it was a motivational weekend. I was inspired by the two young ladies I met at a table near the food trucks. I asked if I could join their table and learned that they are hairdressers from Bakersfield, CA (a little CA city) now teaching with a newer brand in the market. The excitement in their eyes and the potentiality they see in the industry and their future fired me up! When I walked the floor, I saw new things and new energy. We are on the razor edge of a new era in our industry and I am beyond excited about what the PBA is doing and others within the industry to change and adapt to a new era in beauty.

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Introducing: The AMB Team! https://americanmadebeauty.com/introducing-amb-team/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/introducing-amb-team/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:59:22 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8450 On this episode of RadioAMB we will be introducing you to the team behind American Made Beauty and what we have in store for 2018. The AMB team consists of Aliesh Pierce, Christina Uptergrove, Alicia Benkovich and AMB Founder Patty Schmucker. They will be discussing what makes AMB the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval for […]

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On this episode of RadioAMB we will be introducing you to the team behind American Made Beauty and what we have in store for 2018. The AMB team consists of Aliesh Pierce, Christina Uptergrove, Alicia Benkovich and AMB Founder Patty Schmucker. They will be discussing what makes AMB the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval for American Made Beauty brands, and why certification is such an important subject, especially in today’s beauty industry landscape.

Hear the passion from the team as they talk about their commitment to giving back, the organizations that are near and dear to their heart. Get a sneak peek at the many programs and events that are coming this year, such as the new and updated BIMA program and the development of the first think tank for beauty called the Foresight Forum.

Listen in as Patty and the AMB crew share their excitement for what’s to come and why they are all passionate about this beautiful industry we all love.

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Luke Wessman – The History of the Tattoo https://americanmadebeauty.com/luke-wessman-history-tattoo/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/luke-wessman-history-tattoo/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:41:12 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8409 Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB is tattoo superstar and constant gentleman Luke Wessman. He sits down with Patty to discuss the history of tattooing and his involvement with the new tattoo exhibition at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum where he will be a featured artist on Jan 13th & 14th. Hear how he is […]

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Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB is tattoo superstar and constant gentleman Luke Wessman. He sits down with Patty to discuss the history of tattooing and his involvement with the new tattoo exhibition at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum where he will be a featured artist on Jan 13th & 14th. Hear how he is collaborating with American Made Beauty in future endeavors in fashion and beauty.

Listen in as Patty and Luke discuss more about this relevant and timely brand, The Lost Art of the Gentleman, that’s providing a place to shape the new rules of engagement between men and women to create harassment-free relationships. Don’t miss this one! Only on AmericanMadeBeauty.com and Healthylife.net

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Top 3 Diets for 2018 https://americanmadebeauty.com/top-3-diets-2018/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/top-3-diets-2018/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:48:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8401 Top 3 Diets for 2018 It’s that time of year again. After all of the celebrating and (let’s be frank) imbibing, we are all probably making strides to implement our New Years resolutions. And according to online polls the most popular have to do with one thing: getting healthier and/or losing weight. It makes it […]

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It’s that time of year again. After all of the celebrating and (let’s be frank) imbibing, we are all probably making strides to implement our New Years resolutions. And according to online polls the most popular have to do with one thing: getting healthier and/or losing weight. It makes it easier to know you’re not alone in your fight to work off the holiday’s much needed poor judgment and indulgences. All in all, the New Year should bring a renewed spirit of health and wellness and it’s not just diets that help. Meditation, self-reflection and taking better care of our over-all mind body connection should always be a priority in our lives.

However, for those of us in need of some additional inspiration find out what according to US News and World Reports are the top 3 popular diets for the coming year:

Mediterranean Diet: a well-balanced eating plan, boosts longevity and helps prevent a number of chronic diseases. A diet based on the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy and Spain, the main philosophy is to eat more fish and healthy carbohydrates such as legumes and leafy green vegetables, with less red meat and with a focus on olive oil as a healthy fat. The Mediterranean Diet is purported to lower the risk of heart disease and early death while the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, and several chronic diseases. If the Italians are doing it, it can’t be half bad, right?
DASH Diet: originally developed as an eating style to help lower blood pressure, it has been found to be a fabulous plan for weight loss. More and more American’s are having to address issues with blood pressure and hypertension and this diet directly address these issues with the added benefit of helping people to lose weight. It’s a plant-focused diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts, with low-fat and non-fat dairy, lean meats, fish, and poultry, mostly whole grains, and heart healthy fats. You fill up on delicious fruits and vegetables, paired up with protein-rich foods to quench your hunger. Sounds like a great way to both get in shape and make healthier food choices!
Weight Watchers: This is the number one choice for people who simply want to lose weight and get in shape and the reason could be simply that it isn’t so much a diet as a lifestyle-change program. It can help you learn how to eat healthier and get more physical activity, so you lose the weight for good. With the many celebrity endorsements, including the recent Oprah campaign, it’s hard to ignore its popularity.

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Author: Alicia Benkovich

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Harlan Kirschner – Global Beauty Distribution https://americanmadebeauty.com/harlan-kirschner-global-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/harlan-kirschner-global-beauty/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:24:06 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8369 In every industry, there are a few people that each day shows up over a career, with clear intention, focus, and a great purpose. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB this week is a man that has not only become one of the most revered professionals in the beauty space, through his lifetime of commitment to […]

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In every industry, there are a few people that each day shows up over a career, with clear intention, focus, and a great purpose. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB this week is a man that has not only become one of the most revered professionals in the beauty space, through his lifetime of commitment to collaboration, service beyond self, and long-term thinking; he has become an inspiration to many. Harlan Kirschner, Founder, and CEO of The Kirschner Group has been leading the beauty industry in distribution for over 35 years. You will learn how a career that started in medicine lead to the beauty industry.

Listen in as Harlan discusses the importance of social media and how influencers are changing the way beauty is presented to consumers. They also talk about Amazon and its effect on brands and what brands and beauty professionals will need in order to compete and thrive in the new “wild west” of beauty. Hear how having money to grow the brand is good, but being smart is even more important.

Listen in as Harlan and Patty reveal secrets to a prosperous and successful 2018.

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Andrew Bartfield – Wash In Hair Color https://americanmadebeauty.com/andrew-bartfield-wash-hair-color/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/andrew-bartfield-wash-hair-color/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:09:53 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8364 Have you wondered why you are seeing people running around with new colorful trends in hair color lately? From pastel to neon and everything in between, hair has taken on a brand new hue, and Patty Schmucker’s guest this week on RadioAMB is one of the people who has not only inspired this new trend […]

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Have you wondered why you are seeing people running around with new colorful trends in hair color lately? From pastel to neon and everything in between, hair has taken on a brand new hue, and Patty Schmucker’s guest this week on RadioAMB is one of the people who has not only inspired this new trend in hair color but is providing the tools, techniques, and education to make it happen. Meet Andrew Bartfield of Celeb Luxury.

Andrew is Co-Founder along side of beauty industry legend Leland Hirsch and he will be discussing just what it takes to develop eye-catching color that makes a mark. Andrew talks about working with Leland and why health and integrity of hair is critical to these new vibrant color trends. Learn how working for brands such as L’Oreal, Artec, Clariol, and Redken (just to name a few) have helped him develop some of the best hair coloring products on the market today.

Listen in as Patty and Andrew share his humble journey from behind the chair to key roles at the largest beauty company in the world.

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Jeff Smith – Digital Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/jeff-smith-digital-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/jeff-smith-digital-beauty/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:27:08 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8361 In today’s Digital Beauty age, understanding how technology affects all aspects of your day to day business operations is crucial. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB knows a thing or two about technology, meet Jeff Smith of Halo Goods. Jeff specializes in developing and integrating cutting-edge digital marketing technology and components that help brands perform at […]

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In today’s Digital Beauty age, understanding how technology affects all aspects of your day to day business operations is crucial. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB knows a thing or two about technology, meet Jeff Smith of Halo Goods. Jeff specializes in developing and integrating cutting-edge digital marketing technology and components that help brands perform at their highest levels.

Have you heard of the trail-blazing brand Alex|Tay and their innovative custom blended nail polishes? Jeff is one of the founders and part of the team of developers that helped bring their revolutionary interactive app into being. Jeff and Patty will discuss just what it takes to develop a digital beauty experience and how things like cryptokitties and other advances in technology are transforming the way we are living.

Listen in as Patty and Jeff discuss just where the digital beauty industry is headed and how you can learn to get in on the technology wave as well.

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Anita Lumpkin – Global Wellness https://americanmadebeauty.com/anita-lumpkin-global-wellness/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/anita-lumpkin-global-wellness/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:17:41 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8353 When it comes to Spa and Wellness education, Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is an expert. Meet National Educator for Universal Companies, Anita Lumpkin. Anita’s career started with her working in the beauty industry as a way to earn money while in college, and through her love of sociology lead to her passion for the spa […]

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When it comes to Spa and Wellness education, Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is an expert. Meet National Educator for Universal Companies, Anita Lumpkin. Anita’s career started with her working in the beauty industry as a way to earn money while in college, and through her love of sociology lead to her passion for the spa and wellness industry where teaching and education are a very high priority.

Ever heard of a Sound Bath? Or maybe an Oxygen Chair? Well, Patty and Anita will discuss just where the industry is headed, the types of treatments and procedures that are quickly becoming the next big thing, and why less water in formulations is gaining momentum. Anita also talks about her work to develop Universal Companies’ Wellness and Learning Center as a community center for the industry and offering an array of service-related education and business classes at the center. Including soft skills training such as resume writing, proper eye contact, and body positioning to achieve success.

Listen in to Patty and Anita as they take a deep dive into the luxurious world of spa and wellness.

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Sam Villa Hair https://americanmadebeauty.com/sam-villa-hair/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/sam-villa-hair/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:31:00 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8322 When you think of an icon you think about their best work being behind them. Not so with our guest on Radio AMB, who is changing the industry, one hairdresser at a time. Sam Villa sits down with Patty Schmucker to talk about his illustrious career, the development of his tools for professional and consumer […]

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When you think of an icon you think about their best work being behind them. Not so with our guest on Radio AMB, who is changing the industry, one hairdresser at a time. Sam Villa sits down with Patty Schmucker to talk about his illustrious career, the development of his tools for professional and consumer and things that concern and excite him about the beauty industry.

If you do not work within the beauty industry then you may know Sam best from his very popular and informative Youtube channel, where he teaches hair styling and cutting techniques, that are useful to both industry professionals and novices alike. Patty and Sam discuss how he his using his craft as a teacher to elevate stylists and connect more consumers to professional services. Be among the first to hear about his work on a new reality television show designed to elevate perceptions about a career in beauty and gives a platform for consumers to hear from both veterans and rising stars of the industry.

So, sit back, relax and tune into an especially exciting episode of RadioAMB today.

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Holiday Traditions https://americanmadebeauty.com/holiday-traditions/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/holiday-traditions/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:37:16 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8311 What would the holidays be like without our time-honored traditions? Why are traditions important?  Traditions give us an invitation each year to open our hearts and assess our capacity for healing and compassion. Why are traditions important to the human experience?  Traditions call on our hearts to say yes to the family of blood and family of […]

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What would the holidays be like without our time-honored traditions? Why are traditions important?  Traditions give us an invitation each year to open our hearts and assess our capacity for healing and compassion. Why are traditions important to the human experience?  Traditions call on our hearts to say yes to the family of blood and family of choice and in the choosing,  we grow.   Santa Clause, the lighting of the Christmas Tree, the nightly Menorah lighting, or countless other traditions are some of what families across the United States have adapted over the years as their own. However, the main ingredient you can find common in all households during the holidays is food. It can be a great binder for people no matter their background or beliefs. We all love to eat!  

Some of America’s regions do differ in what they consider to be quintessential table-topping favorites for the holidays. Such as whiskey cake in the south or teriyaki marinated turkey cooked over an open pit in Hawaii, to the countless immigrant culinary traditions that have been passed down from the Italian, Irish, German, Scandinavian, etc that landed on our shores those many years ago. If America is the melting pot of the world than the food that is served during the holidays in kitchens all across this great nation is the binding brew that keeps us all connected.

The most important thing in all of this is family. Sharing food, love, and conversation with the people who may know you best and continuing to build on traditions year after year. Here at American Made Beauty, we cherish all that makes this nation great and special during the holiday season. Bon Appetit!

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Author: Alicia Benkovich

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Randa Fahmy – Beauty Pays it Down https://americanmadebeauty.com/randa-fahmy-beauty-pays-down/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/randa-fahmy-beauty-pays-down/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:16:32 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8165 Pay down the national debt with makeup? How do you ask, is this possible? Well, listen in to RadioAMB where host Patty Schmucker speaks with Randa Fahmy of American Makeup. After a career of working within law & politics in D.C., Randa driven by our country’s entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to unite and empower […]

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Pay down the national debt with makeup? How do you ask, is this possible? Well, listen in to RadioAMB where host Patty Schmucker speaks with Randa Fahmy of American Makeup. After a career of working within law & politics in D.C., Randa driven by our country’s entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to unite and empower women, she decided to combine her passion for fashion and admiration for America to create her line of cosmetics Makeup America! Her company was born of the realization that women are disproportionately disadvantaged when the national debt increases and a premium American made cosmetics brand has the power to reduce the national debt.

Later in the show, Patty also speaks with Andreana Garcia of Tei Spa. They will be discussing why appliances have become so important within the spa industry and how they developed their own line of skin care products specifically to work alongside their devices.

Listen in as Patty and her guests discuss the difference woman are making in what American Made really means.

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Courage Comes in Many Forms https://americanmadebeauty.com/courage-comes-many-forms/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/courage-comes-many-forms/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:16:45 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8143 When Anita Hill stepped forward in the early 90’s and spoke out against Clarence Thomas she demonstrated a rare courage. The courage to stand up and acknowledge that laws designed to protect people from harassment were not being followed. While her courage created a watershed moment of awareness, the tacit belief that people who are […]

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When Anita Hill stepped forward in the early 90’s and spoke out against Clarence Thomas she demonstrated a rare courage. The courage to stand up and acknowledge that laws designed to protect people from harassment were not being followed. While her courage created a watershed moment of awareness, the tacit belief that people who are not in power need to “buck up” and “play ball” if they wanted to play in the big league, overshadowed her courage in the moment. The appointment of Clarence Thomas to the supreme court served to muffle many women, but not eliminate the monumental step forward. Fast forward to the last eighteen months, with accusations coming from every corner of our country, and a new wave of courage to end sexual harassment and discrimination is underway.

The #MeToo movement and volume of airtime being given the to the subject of how to create a fair and harassment-free workplaces provides the signals that America is ready to find a better form of leadership. Courageous employers are gathering their teams and inviting dialogue and confirmation of the rules that provide for a safe work environment. Brave Leaders are acknowledging and apologizing for behavior that hurt and resulted in the bondage of shame which is the real injury that comes from this type of abuse.   

What signals are we seeing today that suggests America is ready to make real change? First is a generation of people, now in power roles that learned from the past. Perhaps it’s the examples of courage showing up in the form of more people taking responsibility for wrongdoing and a growing sense of shared value for equality, respect, and kindness. Perhaps it’s the growing number of people who are demonstrating at the polls that they are tired of politics over principle and are finally ready to find a better form of leadership.

What are your thoughts on this pressing issue? If you are in a leadership role, have you shared with the people on your team, your feelings on the subject? We cannot, not communicate about this. Silence speaks volumes at this moment in history. We would love to hear from you and extend AMB as a platform for an open dialogue.

You can also read more about Anita Hill’s view on the current climate of sexual harassment Here

Author: Patty Schmucker
To read more about Patty check out this Beauty Launch Pad Article all about the AMB Founder Here.

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Fenty Beauty – Is it for Everyone? https://americanmadebeauty.com/fenty-beauty-everyone/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/fenty-beauty-everyone/#comments Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:43:18 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8141 Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard about the launch of the new Fenty Beauty makeup line by Rihanna. Her debut foray into makeup has taken the internet and beauty industry by storm. It’s understood that Rihanna is a huge name in both music and fashion at this point (have […]

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Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard about the launch of the new Fenty Beauty makeup line by Rihanna. Her debut foray into makeup has taken the internet and beauty industry by storm. It’s understood that Rihanna is a huge name in both music and fashion at this point (have you heard of Fenty by Puma?), but how did she create such a stir with her makeup line? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that she debuted the line offering 40 shades of her signature foundation. Something previously unheard of in the world of makeup launches, her all-inclusive philosophy of creating a makeup line that would be accessible to all ethnicities, skin tones and colors has the beauty world a-buzz and woman running to the nearest Sephora to find their exact shade.

On the Fenty Beauty website, they describe Rihanna’s inspiration for the brand as “Rihanna was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best-of-the-best in beauty—and still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones. She launched a makeup line “so that women everywhere would be included,” focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.” Rihanna has clearly established what the main DNA of her brand is all about. My question is, in all of this hype and fever over skin tone and inclusivity why would she not also consider skin type and texture? Her foundation in all of its multi-cultural glory only caters to one type of skin: Oily. The foundation is only offered in a matte finish and after watching countless reviews on Youtube a theme has emerged: it’s not for people with dry skin. How could this have been overlooked by her product development team? Not sure, but what I do know is that to be purely “all inclusive” taking into consideration skin texture would be just as important as tone.

So why am I pointing this detail out right now? With the gigantic selection of beauty products available to us, we rely on these companies to do proper product development and to truly listen to their customers wants and needs and while having a large shade range is obviously important, addressing the differences in textures and individual skin needs are just as important. While building a brand that speaks to all, if it only truly works for a select few with the appropriate skin texture than just how truly inclusive is it? I think beauty companies need to be able to address all of these factors when in the R&D stage for products and try to address this from all sides and not just a single sided view. Hopefully, the Fenty Beauty line will be bringing more products to the table that are truly all-inclusive and strive to address all skincare and beauty needs that both women and men can feel good about.

Author: Alicia Benkovich

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Paul Wolff – Innovations in Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/paul-wolff-innovations-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/paul-wolff-innovations-beauty/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:29:45 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8121 Have you ever shopped for a nail polish only to be disappointed that no one seems to have “your color”? Not anymore! Patty Schmucker’s guest this week on RadioAMB has been thinking about changing the way the world paints their nails for over 10 years. Paul Wolff of HaloGood’s team of experts are disrupting the […]

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Have you ever shopped for a nail polish only to be disappointed that no one seems to have “your color”? Not anymore! Patty Schmucker’s guest this week on RadioAMB has been thinking about changing the way the world paints their nails for over 10 years. Paul Wolff of HaloGood’s team of experts are disrupting the nail industry.

Their first brand, Alex|Tay Custom Nail Color! Alex|Tay creates a new category in beauty, offering not just a few hundred colors, but millions of colors. A patented color matching app for iphone & android means it’s as easy as snapping a picture, tapping a color, and creating your own custom, high-quality nail polish named to reflect your sense of humor, fashion or mood. That’s right, you get to name it too! Don’t miss how their disruptive sales model provides an opportunity to make a social impact too.

Listen in Monday, 11:00am PST as Paul and Patty discuss what it takes to create innovative beauty products that inspire creativity and are all part of the movement in beauty towards customization and individuality. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty

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What Effect Does Salt Have On Your Skin? https://americanmadebeauty.com/effect-salt-skin/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/effect-salt-skin/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:29:37 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8107 Salt is more than just a condiment to season and add flavor to food. Experts have long discovered that it also offers several benefits when applied to the skin. It’s not surprising then that there are some beauty products that contain salt, such as salt scrubs here on American Made Beauty But what exactly does […]

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Salt is more than just a condiment to season and add flavor to food. Experts have long discovered that it also offers several benefits when applied to the skin. It’s not surprising then that there are some beauty products that contain salt, such as salt scrubs here on American Made Beauty But what exactly does it do to your skin?

 

Positive effects of salt

 

Women’s Health says that incorporating sea salt into your beauty routine can replenish the minerals in your skin. Deficiency in this regard is the reason for problems such as dryness, irritation, dullness, and blotchiness. Besides feeding minerals to your skin, it also helps locks in hydration and creates a layer of protection so it won’t be easily prone to damage. There are different ways in which salt can be used to improve not just the appearance of your skin, but also hair, teeth, nails.

 

AZCentral, meanwhile, says that salt water can help treat acne and fade the scars that the condition left. Additionally, it can provide relief from chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema by using it to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. This is exactly why salt is often included as an ingredient in scrub products.

 

Salt has cleansing and antiseptic properties as well, so incorporating it as part of your skin care can aid in eliminating bacteria and harmful toxins. Many dermatologists recommend bathing in the sea to experience the benefits of salt on your skin.

 

Negative effects of salt

 

Similar to any other substances, however, moderation in terms of using products that contain salt should still be practiced. HealthIQ cautions against ingesting too much salt, and explained that it follows the same principle when it comes to skin care. You can experience various side effects from too much sodium, states Dr. Adam Sheridan in an interview with Mama Mia. While salt can help lock in moisture, too much exposure to it can be dehydrating. It’s one of the reasons why your skin may feel itchy when swimming in the sea for a long time. If you want to enjoy the benefits of salt water, don’t spend too much time in it to avoid experiencing the negative side effects.

 

Furthermore, Livestrong says that too much salt can cause water retention, making you look puffy and bloated. It can also contribute to the appearance of eye bags. Excessive sodium can make your skin dehydrated, which can lead to your skin producing too much oil to compensate for the dryness. This in turn may cause acne breakouts.

 

The biggest challenge is that many skin care manufacturers include salt as one of the ingredients in their products. There are items that contain salt, albeit it’s not directly stated on the labels. A good rule of thumb is to read the ingredients in the package and be on the lookout for sodium chloride, sodium or simply salt. If the majority of the items in your skincare regime contain the ingredient, don’t ignore the instructions included especially if it states to use the product sparingly.

 

To sum it up, there is plenty of evidence which exemplify the benefits of salt on your skin. However, it can directly result in the opposite effects if used too much as well. Therefore, right balance is key to maximize the skin-enhancing qualities of this common substance.

 

– Author Sienna Moran

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Melanie Mills Hollywood – Glimmer Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/melanie-mills-hollywood-glimmer-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/melanie-mills-hollywood-glimmer-beauty/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:32:47 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8100 Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars? Well, this week on RadioAMB, you will find out! Patty Schmucker and her guest Melanie Mills of Melanie Mills Hollywood will take you behind the scenes of the mega-popular show and let you in on the secrets that make those […]

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars? Well, this week on RadioAMB, you will find out! Patty Schmucker and her guest Melanie Mills of Melanie Mills Hollywood will take you behind the scenes of the mega-popular show and let you in on the secrets that make those beautiful bodies look flawless.

Melanie ran the makeup department for 13 seasons of DWTS and her experience led to creating a body makeup product that became a backstage mainstay for the professional dancers and celebrities alike. Melanie now has her own line of face and body products that bring out the natural radiance and gleam in all skin tones and ethnicities. Melanie developed the line out of a necessity as a make up artist, and she worked very closely with her lab to come up with the precise formulations for the range of products she has today.

Listen in as Patty and Melanie discuss just what it takes to create and formulate the perfect body gleaming products and how her experience within the industry has helped her to launch her own brand. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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True Customization in Beauty Has Arrived https://americanmadebeauty.com/true-customization-beauty-arrived/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/true-customization-beauty-arrived/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:21:30 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8048 In October 2016, Fast Company Magazine asked “Is Customization The Future Of The Beauty Industry?”. They reported on companies like Match Co and Finding Ferdinand, early pioneers in the space of customized beauty. Now meet Alex|Tay Custom Nail Color, the newest American Made Beauty! The ability to create a unique, personal product versus pacing a […]

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In October 2016, Fast Company Magazine asked “Is Customization The Future Of The Beauty Industry?”. They reported on companies like Match Co and Finding Ferdinand, early pioneers in the space of customized beauty. Now meet Alex|Tay Custom Nail Color, the newest American Made Beauty!

The ability to create a unique, personal product versus pacing a store floor and waiting for an expert to dictate what color, style or look is in season has inspired a revolutionary new way to think of nail polish that’s ready to break all the rules.

The team behind the Alex|Tay app focused their technology on bringing to market a patent-pending custom nail color system. It offers consumers the ability to choose any color and create their own custom nail color and name it themselves. For the first time, nail customers can design their own unique color of high performance, 7-Free nail polish.

Paul Wolff, founder and CEO of Alex|Tay says, “It’s as easy as snapping a picture, tapping a color, and creating your own custom, high quality polish named to reflect your sense of humor, fashion or mood.”

The Alex|Tay app launches November 14th in the iOS App Store and Google Play. But American Made Beauty readers can get early access.

“Alex|Tay lets you match your world in just seconds. It’s easy and fun. And AMB readers are among the first to get the app to start creating colors in an entirely new way.” says Wolff.

Click here to register and become one of the first color designers

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Earlier this year AMB partnered with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to support beauty brands in developing safer and more sustainable beauty products. Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is more than a recognized mark of product quality; it is a process that leads companies to make better products, better companies and better communities.

When a brand goes through the Cradle to Cradle certification process they are benchmarking their product’s design for safety to human and environmental health, sustainability of manufacturing processes and future use cycles. The brands provide a defined trajectory for optimizing product design and manufacturing processes and submits products to expert evaluation of product ingredients throughout the supply chain for toxicity hazards and risks in context of use. The personal care brands that have submitted their products for assessment include L’Oréal, Aveda and Method.

Alex|Tay enters the market on November 14th as the first nail brand that has been assessed for Material Health by the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard and was awarded a Silver level Material Health Certificate. This ensures consumers that the product contains no substances known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, genetic damage, or reproductive harm. Alex/Tay has committed to full certification over the next two years.
Read more about the Cradle to Cradle Certificate

Click to learn more about creating a competitive advantage for your brand with Cradle to Cradle Certification

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Nolan Robert – Eleven for Men https://americanmadebeauty.com/nolan-robert-eleven-men/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/nolan-robert-eleven-men/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:16:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=8043 The Huffington Post reported on a survey of 1,000 men in the US and UK conducted by JWT, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to beautify themselves and they are buying and using more and more skincare and makeup (yes, I said makeup) in order to look their best. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB, Nolan […]

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The Huffington Post reported on a survey of 1,000 men in the US and UK conducted by JWT, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to beautify themselves and they are buying and using more and more skincare and makeup (yes, I said makeup) in order to look their best. Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB, Nolan Robert of Eleven for Men, knows this firsthand. Nolan started out in musical theater doing his own makeup and then later on worked behind the Mac counter. His experience has helped him develop a line of makeup that is suited specifically for men’s needs.

Having the experience of developing a makeup line earlier on in his career, Nolan was able to learn from his prior mistakes to create a new line that found inspiration from his life experiences, his special connection to his spirituality and his lucky number….eleven. Nolan discusses how he is developing a new brand of products that are designed for the special needs of men. Hear about his thinking to develop the right textures, packaging and psychology that has lead the product development process.

Listen in as Patty and Nolan discuss what it takes to create a makeup line and why crossing gender lines is the way of the future. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Christopher Crelin – The American Influencer Association https://americanmadebeauty.com/christopher-crelin-influencer-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/christopher-crelin-influencer-beauty/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:07:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7993 November 18th, is the debut of the American Influencer Awards. You will be able to catch a glimpse into the world of beauty Influencers; a veritable who’s who in social media personalities, beauty gurus and celebrities with the debut of this live event. RadioAMB’s Patty Schmucker sits down with Christopher Crelin, Founder and CEO of […]

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November 18th, is the debut of the American Influencer Awards. You will be able to catch a glimpse into the world of beauty Influencers; a veritable who’s who in social media personalities, beauty gurus and celebrities with the debut of this live event. RadioAMB’s Patty Schmucker sits down with Christopher Crelin, Founder and CEO of the American Influencer Association and they will be discussing the role that influences are playing in connecting consumers with brands they can love.

Christopher, having worked closely with the Kirshner Group for some time noticed the importance of beauty influencers and that they should have a platform to highlight and award their achievements in using social media to connect with their communities. Many of these influencers are celebrities in their own right, having connected with a large audience of people and gaining huge followings on different social platforms. Listen in to learn about getting your red carpet tickets to this event.

During the second half of the show, meet Mike Mekash, the Emmy winning makeup artist behind the wildly popular series American Horror story. They discuss just how he came to be involved in such an exciting career and on how AHS has been a platform for his creativity. All just in time for Halloween!

Listen in as Patty and her guests discuss how influencers are changing the face of beauty, one post at a time. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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China – Opportunity or Danger? https://americanmadebeauty.com/china-opportunity-danger/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/china-opportunity-danger/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:04:38 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7986 During 2017 we have been approached, a number of times with opportunities to support American brands to enter the China market. While there are stringent registration requirements to enter the China market, the China government, in an interest to support the expansion of eCommerce, is allowing imported products to enter through this channel of sales, […]

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During 2017 we have been approached, a number of times with opportunities to support American brands to enter the China market. While there are stringent registration requirements to enter the China market, the China government, in an interest to support the expansion of eCommerce, is allowing imported products to enter through this channel of sales, and bypass the normal registration process. Patty Schmucker spoke recently with US Commercial Service Officers in three major Cities in China who reported these conditions along with a lack of clarity on when and if these laxed market entry conditions will continue.

We see a number of government and private sector resources taking advantage of this market entry opportunity, coordinating consolidated shipment and even setting up “American made” physical and digital stores. Sounds like a golden opportunity for many industries, but for beauty brands it’s a quagmire.

Beauty brands build value in their companies through two main assets. First is a recognizable brand. For example you know a bottle of Paul Mitchell from across the room. The second is protectable intellectual property like trademarks and trade dress. The soft boggy area of land known as China gives way underfoot for beauty brands because their government does nothing to protect either of these assets for brands. Large American brands have withdrawn from this massive market because they have not been able to protect themselves (with large budgets and resources.)

AMB is on the forefront working with the Center for International Trade, US Commercial Services and the Milken Institute’s New to Export Initiatives to help navigate for beauty brands. Don’t go it alone. After five years of working through these resources we are helping brands to connect with domestic and international customers to grow in a sustainable, intelligent way. Contact us for support to navigate your international growth.

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Murphy Bishop – When You Find a Hero https://americanmadebeauty.com/murphy-bishop-find-hero/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/murphy-bishop-find-hero/#respond Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:21:51 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7860 Want to know what it takes to go from working behind the Estee Lauder makeup counter to owning your own company helping brands bring their beauty products to market? Then you will not want to miss Patty’s guest on RadioAMB. Murphy Bishop founder of Bleu Brand Development and Co-Founder of The Better Skin Co. is […]

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Want to know what it takes to go from working behind the Estee Lauder makeup counter to owning your own company helping brands bring their beauty products to market? Then you will not want to miss Patty’s guest on RadioAMB. Murphy Bishop founder of Bleu Brand Development and Co-Founder of The Better Skin Co. is sharing his insight and expertise in all things beauty. Patty and Murphy will be discussing how he started in the business and just what he has learned from going through the ranks at big beauty brands.

Murphy believes that understanding your customer and what they really want is crucial and that being big in one market doesn’t guarantee success in another. Having worked personally with some of the biggest founders of beauty in the industry such as Bobbi Brown of Bobbi Brown cosmetics and Jeanine Lobell of Stila. Murphy’s experience has given him the skill set to help brands be nimble within the market place and that if you are not good at something, then go out and find someone who is! It’s that simple.

Listen in to this Master Class as Patty and Murphy take a closer look at building, growing and marketing beauty brands that stand out in the crowd. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Pricing Matters – Find Out Why https://americanmadebeauty.com/pricing-matters/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/pricing-matters/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:50:58 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7824 The dream is coming true… you’ve created a customer base here in the US, but when you decide to expand internationally, you can’t seem to close a deal. Why? Pricing. It doesn’t matter whether it’s here in the US or anywhere else in the world. Your pricing, customer, value proposition, and distribution have to match. […]

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The dream is coming true… you’ve created a customer base here in the US, but when you decide to expand internationally, you can’t seem to close a deal. Why? Pricing. It doesn’t matter whether it’s here in the US or anywhere else in the world. Your pricing, customer, value proposition, and distribution have to match.

 

When developing pricing, these factors come into play:
Who does your product sit next to on the shelf?
Who is the customer who will buy it?
What is the competitive cost per ounce compared to the cost per ounce for your product?
Will your finished cost of goods make your target pricing possible?
What is your maximum finished cost of goods to remain competitive?
How is your value proposition different from your competitors?
Want to learn more? Check out the last 15 minutes of the Facebook Live where American Made Beauty President Patty Schmucker explains pricing in detail.

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Brushopolis: Powerful Tools for Stylemakers https://americanmadebeauty.com/brushopolis-powerful-tools-stylemakers/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/brushopolis-powerful-tools-stylemakers/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:52:24 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7783 After two years of R&D, Brushopolis launched its collection of high-performance hair brushes and in the process changed expectations of what a brush can do. It’s unique hourglass shape and 1st-cut premium boar bristles provide perfect tension and control, reduces blow-drying time, minimizes carpal tunnel, and makes hair shiny and smooth. The natural bristle wicks […]

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After two years of R&D, Brushopolis launched its collection of high-performance hair brushes and in the process changed expectations of what a brush can do. It’s unique hourglass shape and 1st-cut premium boar bristles provide perfect tension and control, reduces blow-drying time, minimizes carpal tunnel, and makes hair shiny and smooth.

The natural bristle wicks away moisture faster than nylon bristle and our hourglass shape barrel provides maximum hair-to-air ratio. Brushopolis’ exclusive PolyDynamic High Heat Retention Core™ heats up to a perfect no-burn-zone temperature and holds the heat for creating multiple styling effects and reducing drying time by up to 40%!

“I love my new Brushopolis small round hourglass shape brush. It was one of my favorite picks from Indie Beauty Expo,” reports AMB President Patty Schmucker. “The control over my textured hair gives manageability I struggle to find with other brushes.”

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Katie Thiede – Your Body, Your Health https://americanmadebeauty.com/katie-thiede-body-health/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/katie-thiede-body-health/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:11:14 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7776 It’s been 25 years since our host Patty Schmucker at RadioAMB had been diagnosed with breast cancer and she has a very special guest, Katie Thiede of Bright Pink. Together they will be discussing just what Bright Pink is doing in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer but also how awareness is your first […]

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It’s been 25 years since our host Patty Schmucker at RadioAMB had been diagnosed with breast cancer and she has a very special guest, Katie Thiede of Bright Pink. Together they will be discussing just what Bright Pink is doing in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer but also how awareness is your first line of defense. Katie has been a tireless champion for women’s health and has devoted her entire career to such organizations

In the last segment of the show they will also be speaking with Winn Claybaugh, of the Paul Mitchell Schools. Winn is an advocate of women’s health because women make up the majority of the beauty industry today. Winn believes that cancer needs to be high on their awareness list and that giving to organizations like Bright Pink will only help assure a healthy and prosperous future for all women.

Listen in as Patty, Katie and Winn talk about not only how to deal with a tough diagnosis but what are the best preventative measures women can arm themselves with on a daily basis. Katie believes that self-awareness can be your best ally and that there is a solid network of people that will be there when you need them and we think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Laura Cooksey – Face Reality Acne Clinic https://americanmadebeauty.com/laura-cooksey-face-reality-acne-clinic/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/laura-cooksey-face-reality-acne-clinic/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:07:27 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7753 Did you suffer with acne as a teenager or even in adulthood? If so then you know first hand how it feels to face your day with problem skin. Patty Schmucker’s guest today on RadioAMB, Laura Cooksey, Co-Founder of Face Reality Acne Clinic sits down with Patty for an in-depth look at the unique approach […]

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Did you suffer with acne as a teenager or even in adulthood? If so then you know first hand how it feels to face your day with problem skin. Patty Schmucker’s guest today on RadioAMB, Laura Cooksey, Co-Founder of Face Reality Acne Clinic sits down with Patty for an in-depth look at the unique approach her company is using to develop a dedicated network of skin professionals focused on acne.

Laura and Patty will discuss the myths behind the cause and treatment of acne and why dermatologists’ acne treatments may not work for everyone. Hear Laura’s innovative approach to developing skin professionals who prescribe services and at home treatments that are adjusted as the skin changes and adapts over time. Laura de-bunks some of the myths around benzoyl peroxide and shares her lifestyle guidance about common household items that may cause breakouts.

Listen in as RadioAMB peels back the surface on acne and acne treatments to uncover just what it takes to really get to the “reality” of healthy skin and we think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin https://americanmadebeauty.com/eat-way-healthy-skin/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/eat-way-healthy-skin/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:27:16 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7751 If you were to drink a glass of pure carrot and kale juice every day as part of a healthy, balanced diet, we’d be shocked if you didn’t notice more radiant healthy skin. These two staples, after all, boast Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and consuming them regularly strengthens your skin from the inside out. […]

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If you were to drink a glass of pure carrot and kale juice every day as part of a healthy, balanced diet, we’d be shocked if you didn’t notice more radiant healthy skin. These two staples, after all, boast Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and consuming them regularly strengthens your skin from the inside out. Of all the topical skincare ingredients that exist today (and there are a lot), Vitamins A and C have been the most researched, the most proven and most lauded by estheticians and dermatologists alike. Together, they promote cell renewal, firmness, brightness and collagen production.

So, if you’re at all concerned about anti-aging, eat these five foods with regularity and see the glow appear!

Thanks to American Made Beauty verified brand Circcell‘s Founder Maya Crothers.

Broccoli. Did you know half a cup of broccoli contains more Vitamin C than a large orange? We’re finally giving this mini-tree the credit it deserves.
A: 1 cup raw: 11% DV
C: ½ cup cooked: 107% DV

Kale. If you thought the wellness world’s kale obsession was going to fade, these vitamin stats will convince you otherwise. Kale bursts with the highest content of both vitamins in a single cup, so try to grab a handful daily.
A: 1 cup, chopped: over 100% DV
C: 1 cup, chopped: 134% DV

Spinach. Popeye was onto something–this classic leafy green will help you quickly fill up on your A and C quota for the day along with a host of skin-friendly minerals.
A: 1 cup raw: 56% DV
C: 1 cup raw: 14% DV

Carrots or Sweet Potato. Both of these delicious foods contain over 100% of the daily value of Vitamin A along with a dash of C. You can make these together in a stew or slice them into your salads.
Carrot: A: 1 cup raw sliced: over 100% DV
Sweet Potato: A: 1 whole: over 100% DV

Red Peppers. Most people generally know red peppers are good for you by virtue of them being vegetables, but many don’t know that they’re rife with Vitamin C, making them perfect complements to salads.
A: ½ cup chopped, raw: 17% DV
C: ½ cup chopped, raw: over 100% DV

Need a few ideas for a Healthy Halloween? Then click the link below for some delicious treats.

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Royce Morales & Theda Vallee – The Inner Beauty Makeover https://americanmadebeauty.com/royce-morales-theda-vallee-inner-beauty-makeover/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/royce-morales-theda-vallee-inner-beauty-makeover/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:54:48 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7728 This time on RadioAMB Patty delves under the surface of beauty and finds inner beauty with Royce Morales. Royce is an accomplished author of “Know: A Spiritual Wake-up Call” and “Want: True Love, Past Lives and Other Complications”, as well as the developer of a spiritually based experiential inner-makeover seminar series called Perfect Life Awakening. […]

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This time on RadioAMB Patty delves under the surface of beauty and finds inner beauty with Royce Morales. Royce is an accomplished author of “Know: A Spiritual Wake-up Call” and “Want: True Love, Past Lives and Other Complications”, as well as the developer of a spiritually based experiential inner-makeover seminar series called Perfect Life Awakening. They discuss just what the relationship between soul and beauty means and understanding how the emotions we feel when interacting with others is a mirror for soul work we need to address.

Listen in as Patty and Royce talk about the inner-makeover, a process that has naturally unfolded as she has worked with groups over the last 20 years. Find out how a spiritual awakening is actually learning to be mindful and that you can unlearn your own fear-based programming and change your life for the better. Something that speaks to all of us in these highly polarizing and politically charged times, we are facing.

During the final segment, Patty will be speaking with Theda Valle, an author and blogger writing stories that connect her with the human spirit and help her to learn and grow through the process. As a cancer survivor herself, Theda is an advocate and believes that it has always been about the journey and that sometimes the way to stay motivated is…coffee (and a great support system). Pretty Simple, and we think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Celeb Luxury ®… The True Haircolorist Company https://americanmadebeauty.com/celeb-luxury-true-haircolorist-company/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/celeb-luxury-true-haircolorist-company/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:16:35 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7715 In addition to our interview with Andrew Bartfield Co-Founder of Celeb Luxury ® on December 25th, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this exciting new hair-coloring product and the technology behind it. Andrew has worked in the industry for well over 30 years and he and co-founder Leland Hirsh have […]

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In addition to our interview with Andrew Bartfield Co-Founder of Celeb Luxury ® on December 25th, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this exciting new hair-coloring product and the technology behind it. Andrew has worked in the industry for well over 30 years and he and co-founder Leland Hirsh have brought their considerable experience and expertise together to create an innovation in color. Andrew was involved with Leland’s other ventures including the wildly popular Artec series of products, the team has been able to re-invent the direct dye hair color category again and propel everyone’s fantasies of bright brilliant hair color that’s as easy as washing your hair. Andrew and our RadioAMB founder and host Patty Schmucker will take a deep dive into just what makes these creative maestros tick and inspire the popular products that reinvent how we color our hair. Take a moment to hear one of the highlight shows of the year on RadioAMB.

When Leland—thought leader, hair color development expert and creative authority on haircolor—co-founded Celeb Luxury hair color, little did the industry know that they’d be getting tools to be more successful, more creative and more revenue. Dedicated to creating innovative, superior products that inspire passion and empower hairdressers and colorists to raise the expectations of their own creativity, Celeb Luxury offers a truly innovative formulation that offers long-lasting vivid color with virtually no fading.

Leland’s expertise was cultivated as artistic director and co-founder of the original Haircolor USA and co-founder of Artec Systems Group, a salon owner, and entrepreneur. The work has paid off. Celeb Luxury hair color has earned millions in revenue since its launch 11 months ago, proving that the professional colorist continues to demand innovation and performance.

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Hair & Makeup Trends from Resort 2018 Shows https://americanmadebeauty.com/hair-makeup-trends-resort-2018-shows/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/hair-makeup-trends-resort-2018-shows/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:00:59 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7709 Whether your style is classic, boho, athletic, urban or a mix that’s uniquely your own, the hair and makeup trends revealed during Resort 2018 are guaranteed to turn heads! Makeup looks ranged from soft and natural to bold and intense. The common theme was featured amazingly glowing dewy skin. For this look, start with Emani’s […]

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Whether your style is classic, boho, athletic, urban or a mix that’s uniquely your own, the hair and makeup trends revealed during Resort 2018 are guaranteed to turn heads!

Makeup looks ranged from soft and natural to bold and intense. The common theme was featured amazingly glowing dewy skin. For this look, start with Emani’s vegan, gluten-free, dimethicone-free Perfect 10 Makeup Primer and Emani Hydrawear 12HR Foundation. For eyes, we’re obsessed with the options offered by SKINN by Dimitri James. With four palettes to choose from, each feature 12 different colors! To finish, Hue Noir’s Perfect Pout Hydrating Lipstick and its Perfect Shine Hydrating Lip Gloss, there are 19 shades to choose from. YES!!!

When it comes to hair, it’s either super silky, sleek straight or go-for-it natural style with waves, curls or that not-quite-finished look. ECRU New York, Intelligent Nutrients and Paul Mitchell are our go-to brands for sleek, sculpted looks, while Free Your Mane is exactly what you need for textured, wavy, curly hair.

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Beth Christie – The Beauty of Technology https://americanmadebeauty.com/beth-christie-beauty-technology/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beth-christie-beauty-technology/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:03:35 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7699 In today’s digital age, how do salon owners and stylists keep up with clients demands of perfect service and impeccable style? Patty’s guest on RadioAMB, Beth Christie, CEO of Suretint Technologies may have the answer: an app called MIA. They discuss how the changing demand from salon and spa clients has helped Suretint develop the […]

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In today’s digital age, how do salon owners and stylists keep up with clients demands of perfect service and impeccable style? Patty’s guest on RadioAMB, Beth Christie, CEO of Suretint Technologies may have the answer: an app called MIA. They discuss how the changing demand from salon and spa clients has helped Suretint develop the technology to streamline the salon environment. Elevating the consistency, approach, and cost effectiveness of hair coloring services to a whole new level. Patty and Beth will discuss the importance of hair color in the economics if running a hair service business from the independent stylist to the large chain salons. You learn how baby bottles lead Beth to technology and beauty; how she sees technology influence the ever-evolving beauty industry.

In to the last segment of the show listen in to hear about Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Patty sits down with the CEO of Bright Pink, a charitable organization empowering women to be proactive about breast and ovarian cancers through early detection, education and a community of support.

Listen in to RadioAMB where we think pretty is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Marlene Katz & Vie Lette – Intelligent Beauty that Sparkles https://americanmadebeauty.com/marlene-katz-vie-lette-intelligent-beauty-sparkles/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/marlene-katz-vie-lette-intelligent-beauty-sparkles/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:48:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7686 Day Spas, you can find them on just about every corner, especially here in Los Angeles. It’s hard to think of a time when there wasn’t a place you could stop in and have your nails done, or a facial or even just a massage. Well, Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB remembers when there were […]

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Day Spas, you can find them on just about every corner, especially here in Los Angeles. It’s hard to think of a time when there wasn’t a place you could stop in and have your nails done, or a facial or even just a massage. Well, Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB remembers when there were none. Marlene Katz, of Intelligent SkinSense is one of the pioneers of what we now consider the modern day spa. Patty and Marlene will discuss just how she created the first of its kind, even traveling to faraway countries to bring back treatments, herbs, and ingredients that helped her craft the ultimate mind, body and beauty environment. She also will discuss just how that experience has helped her to now develop a skin care line of her own, Intelligent SkinSense.

In the final segment of the show, Patty speaks with Vie Lette of Unicorn Poop Glitter. Yes, that’s right, they discuss all things, GLITTER! Vie is creating nail art, not just your run-of-the-mill, nail polish either. We’re talking, 3D rhinestone encrusted pieces of art that many drag queens, performers, and social media stars are going crazy about. They will sit down and discuss just how Vie got her start and how she is turning the world of nail art upside down.

Listen in as Patty and her guests get into the nitty-gritty of starting beauty brands and how they intend to move the industry forward while always keeping the emphasis on making people feel beautiful. We think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Annie Vasquez & Jade Kevin Foster – Beauty Influencer Secrets https://americanmadebeauty.com/annie-vasquez-jade-kevin-foster-beauty-influencer/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/annie-vasquez-jade-kevin-foster-beauty-influencer/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:40:54 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7682 Want to know what’s the latest and greatest in beauty and fashion from the perspective of those who are inspiring others and building cool, authentic personal brands? Then tune in to RadioAMB as Patty Schmucker has an in-depth talk during the first half of the show with Annie Vasquez a fashion, travel and beauty influencer […]

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Want to know what’s the latest and greatest in beauty and fashion from the perspective of those who are inspiring others and building cool, authentic personal brands? Then tune in to RadioAMB as Patty Schmucker has an in-depth talk during the first half of the show with Annie Vasquez a fashion, travel and beauty influencer and journalist who has been nicknamed The Fashion Poet. Annie got her start in Miami and will discuss how she became one of the pioneers of early fashion blogging and what it takes to find the personal look, feel and message that helps her connect to her audience, and how she is moving her own brand forward.

In the second half of the show, Patty sits down with Jade Kevin Foster, an international supermodel with over 1 million Instagram and Twitter followers, taking social media by storm. They will discuss just how he built his following and how Kim Kardashian played a role in his budding career. Jade also discusses what it’s like modeling for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Mossimo, not to mention his move into the realm of beauty!

Listen in as RadioAMB uncovers just how beauty and fashion are tightly connected and how social media is helping to close the gap even further. Find out how selfies can be transformative and that striking a pose is an art form in itself. We think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Glenn Mouser & Lisa Kovner – Manufacturing and Marketing https://americanmadebeauty.com/glenn-mouser-lisa-kovner-manufacturing-marketing/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/glenn-mouser-lisa-kovner-manufacturing-marketing/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:34:26 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7679 What are the two “M”s in creating a Beauty brand? Manufacturing and Marketing, and on RadioAMB, host Dean White sits down with Glenn Mouser of Omega Tech Labs and Lisa Kovner of Kovner & Co. and gets the low down on both of these very important tools that beauty brands need in order to be […]

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What are the two “M”s in creating a Beauty brand? Manufacturing and Marketing, and on RadioAMB, host Dean White sits down with Glenn Mouser of Omega Tech Labs and Lisa Kovner of Kovner & Co. and gets the low down on both of these very important tools that beauty brands need in order to be successful.

With over 3 decades in the manufacturing business Glenn reveals the secrets to creating and developing innovative beauty products and just what brands should look for when vetting manufacturers for their products. In the second half of the show, Dean also talks with Lisa Kovner of Kovner& Co, about all things digital marketing. Lisa will discuss just what it takes to speak to a brands “tribe” and that when digital/social marketing isn’t perceived as advertising, customers will connect.

Listen in to hear just how these two important steps within a beauty brand’s business plan can dramatically change the outcome of their efforts and why we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Jessica Warburton – Beauty in the Eyes of Cancer https://americanmadebeauty.com/jessica-warburton-beauty-eyes-cancer/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/jessica-warburton-beauty-eyes-cancer/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:20:40 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7660 Want to know what perseverance really is? Then listen in to Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB. Jessica Warburton, of the Butterfly Loft in Los Angeles, knows a thing or two about surviving and thriving. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2010, her entire direction in life changed. Jessica observed that women who are diagnosed often […]

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Want to know what perseverance really is? Then listen in to Patty Schmucker’s guest on RadioAMB. Jessica Warburton, of the Butterfly Loft in Los Angeles, knows a thing or two about surviving and thriving. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2010, her entire direction in life changed. Jessica observed that women who are diagnosed often feel powerless. She decided to apply the discipline she acquired from the military and her cosmetology licenses to power not only her recovery but the recovery of those around her.

Since both Jessica and Patty have met the challenge of a cancer diagnosis, they discuss just what it takes to overcome big obstacles in life that can change everything and for the better. Jessica believes that sometimes you have to go to the darkest places in order to find happiness.

Listen in as they discuss Jessica’s work with Mattrix and her ongoing passion for those suffering from illness and we think that’s pretty important

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Huda Quhshi – New York Safe Haven for Muslim Beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/huda-quhshi-new-york-safe-haven-muslim-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/huda-quhshi-new-york-safe-haven-muslim-beauty/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:34:10 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7569 Patty Schmucker takes us on a journey into the multiplicity of beauty today. Patty interviews Huda Quhshi of the Le’Jamalik Salon in New York. They will be discussing all things beauty and how religion and culture shape our views about beauty. Hear how modesty, cultural and religious traditions are providing an opportunity for modern Muslin […]

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Patty Schmucker takes us on a journey into the multiplicity of beauty today. Patty interviews Huda Quhshi of the Le’Jamalik Salon in New York. They will be discussing all things beauty and how religion and culture shape our views about beauty. Hear how modesty, cultural and religious traditions are providing an opportunity for modern Muslin women to express their fashion sense. Learn about bloggers and vloggers in social media that are representing a modest approach to fashion and beauty, providing us all with more awareness. Beauty and fashion today is all about diversity and Muslim beauty is part of that movement.

That’s exactly what Huda and Patty will be discussing: how modest women approach beauty, and just what it means to honor the tradition of wearing a Hijab. Huda saw an opportunity to help women by opening a salon that caters to the modest woman’s needs. She offers hair and makeup services in an environment just for women and a safe haven for them to relax and feel accepted.

Huda and Patty talk about the types of services Muslim women, in particular, are looking for; from bridal tattoos to halal brows and nails. Just because your modest doesn’t mean you can’t be powerfully beautiful, and we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Dr. Shelby MorrisRoe – Urology can be Beautiful https://americanmadebeauty.com/dr-shelby-morrisroe-urology-can-beautiful/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/dr-shelby-morrisroe-urology-can-beautiful/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:28:36 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7566 The tools for living a vibrant life are no-longer just for the surface of our skin. Meet Dr. Morrisroe, a female doctor advocating and leading a holistic approach to medicine and urology. Dr. Morrisroe has impressive academic credentials including a two-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA, training under the world-renowned […]

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The tools for living a vibrant life are no-longer just for the surface of our skin. Meet Dr. Morrisroe, a female doctor advocating and leading a holistic approach to medicine and urology. Dr. Morrisroe has impressive academic credentials including a two-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA, training under the world-renowned pelvic floor surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Raz.

Dr. Morrisroe joins us on RadioAMB to educate us on female and male parts and how their health is important to our quality of life. Yep, it’s a delicate subject and a pretty important one. Patty and Dr. Morrisroe discuss the types of issues and treatments available for women and men of all ages. Hear about one of the most popular treatments right now, the Mona Lisa Touch laser and how your diet, exercise and lifestyle affect how your body ages and changes over time.

Patty and Dr. Morrisroe look into pelvic health options for both men and women and what we all can do to ensure a positive future of health and wellness. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Frank Trieu – Beauty Education https://americanmadebeauty.com/frank-trieu-beauty-education/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/frank-trieu-beauty-education/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:21:19 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7559 Have you ever wondered what kind of beauty education your stylist, esthetician or nail artist had to achieve, in order to do the magical things he or she does when they touch you? Patty’s guest on RadioAMB knows all about the education of cosmetologists because he is Frank Trieu, the Vice President of Business Development […]

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Have you ever wondered what kind of beauty education your stylist, esthetician or nail artist had to achieve, in order to do the magical things he or she does when they touch you? Patty’s guest on RadioAMB knows all about the education of cosmetologists because he is Frank Trieu, the Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations for Evergreen Beauty College in the Northwest and President of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS).

Frank reports on the changes occurring in the industry that has forced schools to look at their business model. Through AACS, Frank has lead a battle against the board of education to advocate for special consideration for the beauty industry and won. While the judge ruled favorably for AACS, a great deal of work is underway to address individual state’s efforts to deregulation the industry.

Patty and Frank delve into what it takes to lead the beauty professionals of tomorrow into rewarding and fulfilling careers within beauty, and how important the education is to the industry as a whole, and we think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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5 Beauty Hacks to Help you Beat the Heat https://americanmadebeauty.com/5-beauty-hacks-help-beat-heat/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/5-beauty-hacks-help-beat-heat/#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:55:33 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7508 5 Beauty Hacks to Help you Beat the Heat #1: Start with a clean face Oil & build up from dead skin can be exacerbated by the extreme summer heat and add to that any build up from leftover Makeup and you can be set up for a Complexion Disaster, so Marlene Katz, Beauty expert, […]

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5 Beauty Hacks to Help you Beat the Heat

#1: Start with a clean face

Oil & build up from dead skin can be exacerbated by the extreme summer heat and add to that any build up from leftover Makeup and you can be set up for a Complexion Disaster, so Marlene Katz, Beauty expert, and founder of Intelligent SkinSense says, “Skin that is out of balance is more sensitive and easily aggravated by climate changes, exercise, medications or hormonal conditions.

Try using a detergent-free, herbal, skin wash, such as Even Out Cleanser to help remove impurities and restore balance to the skin.”

#2: Go ahead and cake that face

Paula Hayes, a product chemist who blended SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY to develop innovative makeup for all skin tones says, “Often people think the only option to beat the heat of summer is to give up makeup. But, summer is the perfect time to embrace color! Just make sure you opt for products with long wearability, quality ingredients, and oil absorption properties.”

Hue Noir has a complete line of face, lip and eye products that do just that. Try the True Hues Flawless Finish Foundation coupled with Perfect Pigment Velvet Eyeshadow and finish it off with our Perfect Pout Hydrating Lipstick for a ‘last all day, beat the heat kind of wow’!”

#3: Try if you can, to not over highlight

If you’re like me, then strobing is life, but try your best, if possible, to not use such a heavy hand when applying your daily glow. Emani Vegan Cosmetics has the Perfect Vegan Illuminator for the job, it gives your skin a natural and luminous finish which is great for a light summer highlight.

#4: Cool, comfortable fashion is key

You can still be a glam goddess while keeping that cool yet comfortable realness. There are plenty of fashion lines out there that cater to cool diva fashion, like SITA Couture.

Sita Thompson, owner of SITA Couture, features the cooling effects of 100% organic linen, racer backs, dramatic hoods and long side slits. These pieces can be dressed up with heels and jewelry, or worn casually as statement-everyday fashion!

#5: Don’t forget to bring a makeup blotting towelettes

If you’ve done the first four steps, then you may be able to skip over this one, unless you happen to be in an extreme case of 100+ degree heat or even worse 90% humidity. In that case, simply stepping outside feels like opening the door to a sauna, and you may perspire regardless of what you do. In that case, pack oil absorbing towelettes or an organic cotton paper towel both work great for dabbing extra oil and moisture away.

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Ryan Sieverson – 7SEVEN Haircare https://americanmadebeauty.com/ryan-sieverson-7seven-haircare/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/ryan-sieverson-7seven-haircare/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:54:13 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7491 When you think of hair, do you think of innovation? Patty’s guest on Radio AMB does, and Ryan Sieverson, president of 7Seven Hair Care, sits down with host Patty Schmucker to explain how. Ryan has worked with such companies as Phyto Paris and Bumble & Bumble and believes that working hard on the Product Development […]

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When you think of hair, do you think of innovation? Patty’s guest on Radio AMB does, and Ryan Sieverson, president of 7Seven Hair Care, sits down with host Patty Schmucker to explain how. Ryan has worked with such companies as Phyto Paris and Bumble & Bumble and believes that working hard on the Product Development stage is most important and that botanically sourced ingredients are the way of the future. After all, Ryan says, “Hair is the most important thing you wear”.

Ryan grew up in sunny Southern California, (Orange County to be exact). A skater, surfer and part of the MTV generation of metal heads, you wouldn’t have expected him to follow the path into fashion design, then the tech industry and finally on to the beauty industry, but that is exactly what he did. 7Seven Haircare was born from a successful salon in the northwest with 60 stylists working directly with clients, it is the perfect lab environment for testing product performance, efficacy and innovation. This and their 3 tiered approach to education, 7Seven is betting on the professional hairdresser with an exclusive strategy to build this indie regional brand into a national powerhouse.

Listen in as Ryan explains how his life experiences working for both American and European companies has helped him become a better leader and set the foundation for his growth within the beauty industry. Ryan credits his family as his biggest motivation for success and that giving back and working with organizations like Eden Sassoon’s “Beauty Gives Back”, the beauty industry is helping others to become trailblazers and leaders of their own, and we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Linda Perry & Mercedes Felix – Intelligently Beauty Obsessed https://americanmadebeauty.com/mercedes-felix-intelligently-beauty-obsessed/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/mercedes-felix-intelligently-beauty-obsessed/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:48:40 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7484 Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org says, “No industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential.” The beauty industry has historically helped women rise up and discover their voice. From applying a product that gives one more confidence to providing a way to earn a living, the […]

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org says, “No industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential.” The beauty industry has historically helped women rise up and discover their voice. From applying a product that gives one more confidence to providing a way to earn a living, the beauty industry has helped girls and women define themselves. Radio AMB is delighted to share two stories about ladies finding their voices and discovering their brilliance.

Listen in as Patty sits down with a mother of an 11 year-old girl who is neurologically challenged. Hear how this little girl was being left behind by the public school systems until her mother and a village of educational advocates, stepped in. With their evidence-based curriculum they are changing the way kids with disabilities are learning. This is the start of our awareness campaign on their work to make education systems relevant to the way children learn today.

During the second half of the show, you will meet Mercedes Felix, who turned bullying at school into a Facebook group called Beauty Obsessed with over 140,000 members. Mercedes shares her journey to build the group, with 7 administrators from all over the world who have never met, but help her field 400 posts and 1000 new member requests per day. She shares her recent experience on her all expense paid trip to Chicago to meet Mark Zuckerberg, where she learned new Facebook administrator’s tools and provided feedback on how Facebook can help Mercedes continue to grow her tribe. We think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Jim Palmer – Rebuilding American Manufacturing https://americanmadebeauty.com/jim-palmer-rebuilding-american-manufacturing/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/jim-palmer-rebuilding-american-manufacturing/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:34:30 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7482 Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is Jim Palmer, not the baseball player, but another Jim Palmer knocking the ball out of the park, as President of Buy Direct USA. Jim sits down with Patty to discuss all things Made in the USA. It is the American spirit that drives us to find solutions to problems and […]

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Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is Jim Palmer, not the baseball player, but another Jim Palmer knocking the ball out of the park, as President of Buy Direct USA. Jim sits down with Patty to discuss all things Made in the USA. It is the American spirit that drives us to find solutions to problems and that is exactly what Jim helps companies do. Jim discusses why manufacturing in America shifted and how this impacted the lives of so many Americans. Things like the number of jobs lost, but also the skilled trades lost and how we are getting them back.

Listen in as Patty and Jim discuss ways established manufacturers and entrepreneurs have to be creative and ready to change in order to continue growing their businesses. They also discuss the importance of branding and advertising since many manufacturing companies may have little to no experience putting a plan together.

AMB and Buy Direct USA have joined forces to combine their communities, which share a common vision, to inspire and support domestic innovation and manufacturing. Listen in today, 11am PST with re-broadcasts throughout the week.

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The Power of Beautiful Words. An Interview with Aea Marc. https://americanmadebeauty.com/power-beautiful-words-interview-aea-marc/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/power-beautiful-words-interview-aea-marc/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:00:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7458 Want to know how words have power? Aea Marc, Patty’s guest on Radio AMB, can tell you why and so much more. Aea’s 40 year career spans education, product development and copy writing all within the beauty industry. Coming from a long line of strong women who always took care of themselves, her mother taught […]

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Want to know how words have power? Aea Marc, Patty’s guest on Radio AMB, can tell you why and so much more. Aea’s 40 year career spans education, product development and copy writing all within the beauty industry. Coming from a long line of strong women who always took care of themselves, her mother taught her from an early age how to take care of her skin, and Aea used this experience to get her first job within the industry by combing her love of teaching and beauty.

Aea uses words to help brands create an authentic voice that speaks to their audience, and captures the spirit of the brand. By using the back story as motivation, brands can build trust with consumers. This is part of how Aea uses words to transform a brands message.

Listen in as Aea and Patty discuss the latest in beauty trends and why the democratization of beauty is so important today. It is no longer difficult to find your own personal style and version of beauty, from customizable makeup and skincare to smart tools and even diagnosing someone’s own DNA to understand how they will age and we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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The American Made Beauty Online Marketplace is Here! An Interview with AMB Founder Patty Schmucker. https://americanmadebeauty.com/american-made-beauty-online-marketplace-patty-schmucker/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/american-made-beauty-online-marketplace-patty-schmucker/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:54:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7453 Have you ever thought about where your favorite beauty and wellness products are made and manufactured? With so many products on the market today, where do you go to find and purchase verified and trusted brands that are making their products right here in the good old USA? The American Made Beauty online market place, […]

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Have you ever thought about where your favorite beauty and wellness products are made and manufactured? With so many products on the market today, where do you go to find and purchase verified and trusted brands that are making their products right here in the good old USA? The American Made Beauty online market place, that’s where. On this RadioAMB interview, Patty Schmucker will be giving you the exciting low down on what AMB will now be able to offer: online shopping.

American made brands have dominated the beauty industry and with over 40 years of watching brands emerge and grow up in the beauty market, Patty and AMB have the industry know how to bring you trusted and verified American Made Beauty brands right to your fingertips. Did you also know that AMB showcases stories about brands in every category of the industry: hair, skin, body, face, health & wellbeing, including things like, meditation, mental health, domestic violence prevention, early diagnosis of skin cancer and body postures that prevent long term injury? Visit the new AMB and you’ll find out just what we are all about.

Listen in as Patty discusses why shopping American Made is not only helping US brands but supporting the entrepreneurial spirit that is American Made, and why its so important to look for verified brands and products that pass vigorous testing in order to be listed on AMB and given the Verified American Made Beauty seal of approval. Its what we think is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Keeping it Real. An Interview with David Valenzuela of Face Reality Acne Clinic. https://americanmadebeauty.com/keeping-real-interview-david-valenzuela-face-reality-acne-clinic/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/keeping-real-interview-david-valenzuela-face-reality-acne-clinic/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:47:14 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7448 This Radio AMB interview is a special show, all about something that many people have experienced: Acne. Facing acne in our teenage years or as adults comes with emotions and stress that is real. Patty’s guest addresses the subject head on and is keeping it real. David Valenzuela, CEO of the Face Reality Acne Clinic […]

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This Radio AMB interview is a special show, all about something that many people have experienced: Acne. Facing acne in our teenage years or as adults comes with emotions and stress that is real. Patty’s guest addresses the subject head on and is keeping it real. David Valenzuela, CEO of the Face Reality Acne Clinic has joined a team that is changing people’s lives and clearing problem skin, sometimes with dramatic results, all with a non-pharmaceutical approach.

How, has this industry professional prepared himself for this CEO role? Well, ten years working with Horst at Aveda helped him understand the botanical approach to health and beauty, as well as working with other industry giants like Dermalogica and Cosmedix helped him see all sides of the skin care industry.

Listen in as Patty and David discuss everything acne and get the lowdown on an important approach to effective ingredients; Chiral correction. What is chirally corrected ingredients and why is it important? Thanks to David, you are going to hear how ingredients are being modified to become crucial to their treatment system. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Rossa Juranes – Live Free and Dye Your Hair https://americanmadebeauty.com/rossa-juranes/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/rossa-juranes/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:37:38 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7441 Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is the one and only Rossa Juranes, Schwarzkopf Professional North American Color Director. An award winning hair stylist, makeup artist and industry educator, Rossa started with a business degree and quickly realized her passion was always in hair. After learning from and training with some of the best in the business […]

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Patty’s guest on RadioAMB is the one and only Rossa Juranes, Schwarzkopf Professional North American Color Director. An award winning hair stylist, makeup artist and industry educator, Rossa started with a business degree and quickly realized her passion was always in hair. After learning from and training with some of the best in the business like Vidal Sassoon and Vivian Mackinder, Rossa found her own approach to color with an emphasis on face-shape and color placement.

Rossa, by sitting down and really listening to her clients, gets as much information as possible, and this is the key to creating her signature colorful transformations. Find out why the key to beautiful color starts with healthy beautiful hair. And that sometimes that might mean a little extra help from some new innovative products being developed by some of the best beauty brands made in America.

Listen in as Patty and Rossa discuss all things in hair color and what the future forecast looks like for hair trends in 2018 and beyond. As well as how social media’s role is changing the platform by putting hair trends out in front of people’s faces, all in real time. And we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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To Shave or not to Shave, that is the Question. An interview with Jon Koller of Beard Balm. https://americanmadebeauty.com/jon-koller-beard-balm/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/jon-koller-beard-balm/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:28:24 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7436 Today the beard has literally grown huge in popularity. More and more people, including celebrities are tossing the razors and getting comfortable with a scruffy face. Well, Patty’s guest on RadioAMB knows a lot about growing and maintaining a beard. Jon Koller of Beard Balm went through many phases of his own trying to tame […]

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Today the beard has literally grown huge in popularity. More and more people, including celebrities are tossing the razors and getting comfortable with a scruffy face. Well, Patty’s guest on RadioAMB knows a lot about growing and maintaining a beard. Jon Koller of Beard Balm went through many phases of his own trying to tame the beast that grew from his face. After countless people telling him to either cut it off already or put something in it. He found inspiration in the latter and Beard Balm was born.

Listen in as Patty and Jon discuss the changes that are happening in the Detroit manufacturing scene and how Beard Balm developed from a home kitchen to a shared industrial space where many entrepreneurs came together to create something very special, all in a city that has been fighting for a comeback in the world of manufacturing and commerce. By re-using, re-purposing and re-cycling Jon is sticking to his founding principles of less is more and turning that into the scrappy spirit that helps propel his company forward.

Want to know how to use ethically and domestically sourced natural ingredients in beauty products? Then listen in as Jon discusses how he finds the ingredients he uses in his products. Even discovering them in his own back yard- with local Detroit bee keepers- for his beeswax, and that keeping a social and environmental mindset has kept him true to his beginnings. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Breathing Deep and Taking the Leap. An Interview with Shari Hendricks of Laguna Candles. https://americanmadebeauty.com/shari-hendricks-laguna-candles/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/shari-hendricks-laguna-candles/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:19:21 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7433 Want to know the secret to owning and running your own business and still having the ability to breath? Patty Schmucker interviews Shari Hendricks of Laguna Candles and they discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur and develop a successful business with health and wellbeing at its core. Patty and Shari discuss that by […]

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Want to know the secret to owning and running your own business and still having the ability to breath? Patty Schmucker interviews Shari Hendricks of Laguna Candles and they discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur and develop a successful business with health and wellbeing at its core.

Patty and Shari discuss that by being enlightened: thoughtful, patient and paying it forward, will give you the ability to succeed. Shari produces quality products, that she can control, all while employing woman and working alongside her husband every day, which is the key to a healthy well-balanced life. Who knew that being humble could lead to becoming a global brand?

Listen in as Shari explains how taking the BIMA course helped her find the WHY for Laguna Candles and that taking the entrepreneurial leap was something she had in her blood. If you love health and wellness and beautifully scented things then we think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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When Couture and Wellness Meet, it can be Magical. An Interview with Sita Thompson of Sita Couture. https://americanmadebeauty.com/sita-thompson-sita-couture/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/sita-thompson-sita-couture/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:10:30 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7426 On RadioAMB Patty Schmucker interviews a very special guest: Sita Thompson of Sita Couture. Want to know how a clothing brand can be dedicated to supporting women on their path to self reflection and discovery? Then listen in as Patty and Sita discuss her path to starting a wellness based clothing brand. Not only was […]

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On RadioAMB Patty Schmucker interviews a very special guest: Sita
Thompson of Sita Couture. Want to know how a clothing brand can be dedicated to
supporting women on their path to self reflection and discovery? Then listen in as Patty and Sita discuss her path to starting a wellness based clothing brand.

Not only was Sita a brand ambassador for multinationals while also studying and
performing classical Indian dance, she received the National Friendship
Committee Award from the former Prime Minister of India for being American by
birth, but Indian by Heart – a role model for society.

Sita sits down with Patty and talks about how she is bringing her unique brand to market and how
partnering with the Global Spa Network, as retail partners, feels like she’s found a home. We think that’s pretty important.

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Spreading Global Beauty…Step out to Chile. An Interview with Patty Schmucker https://americanmadebeauty.com/spreading-global-beautystep-chile-interview-patty-schmucker/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/spreading-global-beautystep-chile-interview-patty-schmucker/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:54:21 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7423 What does beauty look like in other parts of the world? Listen in as Patty Schmucker discuss her trip to Chile for a government sponsored program that brought people from all over the globe together to increase global commerce. Find out what Patty observed after meeting with over 30 Chilean companies and what she was […]

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What does beauty look like in other parts of the world? Listen in as Patty Schmucker discuss her trip to Chile for a government sponsored program that brought people from all over the globe together to increase global commerce.

Find out what Patty observed after meeting with over 30 Chilean companies and what she was able to gather from the signals around her, and how that will help us understand how people will connect in the future. Let Patty take you on a journey and find out the connection between climate, German influences, the fashion, and the shoes. And lets not forget the food!

Listen in for more on what Patty’s informative trip to Chile offered up in all things beauty, global enterprise and what we as American’s can learn from looking to other countries for innovation. We think that’s pretty important in all things in beauty.

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Beauty and Health, is a Partnership. An Interview with Pon Saradeth & MJ Galvez of Pon International Salon. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-health-partnership-interview-pon-saradeth-mj-galvez-pon-international-salon/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-health-partnership-interview-pon-saradeth-mj-galvez-pon-international-salon/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:40:50 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7417 How do we find balance with beauty and wellness? Well, these guests on RadioAMB, sure know a thing or two about it. Meet Pon Saradeth and his partner MJ Galvez. Together they opened Pon International Salon and Cycle Lab in Anaheim Hills, California. They are teaching the importance of a balanced lifestyle between beauty and […]

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How do we find balance with beauty and wellness? Well, these guests on RadioAMB, sure know a thing or two about it. Meet Pon Saradeth and his partner MJ Galvez. Together they opened Pon International Salon and Cycle Lab in Anaheim Hills, California. They are teaching the importance of a balanced lifestyle between beauty and personal health.

Listen in as, Dean White talks with Pon and MJ and why they believe that you only get back what you are willing to give to others. With this philosophy they are teaching people that if you lose your health you lose everything. Bringing this mindset home to the beauty environment and melding the two together is their path to true wellness.

Work hard, take risks, be proud of your work – these are just a few insights into how they started their salon. We think that’s pretty important.

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A Maker Dad contributes to the maker movement. An interview with Boing Boing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder https://americanmadebeauty.com/maker-dad-contributes-maker-movement-interview-boing-boing-co-founder-mark-frauenfelder/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/maker-dad-contributes-maker-movement-interview-boing-boing-co-founder-mark-frauenfelder/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:31:30 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7409 What do you get when you mix mechanical engineering, art and design and the make-it-yourself movement? Mark Frauenfelder. Go along as Mark takes Patty Schmucker into the digital world of Block Chains and Bitcoins. Hear how the internet of things is evolving with non-living things connecting online to see, smell, feel vibration, sense ultra violate […]

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What do you get when you mix mechanical engineering, art and design and the make-it-yourself movement? Mark Frauenfelder. Go along as Mark takes Patty Schmucker into the digital world of Block Chains and Bitcoins. Hear how the internet of things is evolving with non-living things connecting online to see, smell, feel vibration, sense ultra violate light, in order to process information and make faster and more effective decisions with humans.

Mark is the co founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor of Wired.com, along with the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine. During the last year he has joining the Institute for the Future to help this 50 year old think tank, create content and tell stories about the future. On top of all of that Mark has written 22 books!

Mark talks about cultural curiosities, interesting technologies and how research conducted at IFTF helps companies navigate in times of dramatic change. We think that’s pretty important.

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What Do the Navy Seals and Beauty Have in Common? The Van Michael Concept Salon Company. https://americanmadebeauty.com/van-michael-concept-salon-company/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/van-michael-concept-salon-company/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:21:59 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7404 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 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 first Aveda concept salon his goal was simple, a high-quality salon that offers the latest cut and color techniques in a creative, non-intimidating environment. With 11 salons in the US and 42 salons across Japan, listen in to hear the story about a company that sets the bar for others, challenges the status quo and continuously finds ways to re-invent themselves so that they are fresh and growing.

Van talks to Patty Schmucker about what it takes to make sales per square foot greater then Neimen Marcus, how stylists book clients on the fly right from their mobile devices, and how 2 hours of cycling per day sets an example for wellness for a staff of 400+ employees.

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An Interview with Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Marianne Dougherty. https://americanmadebeauty.com/interview-lifetime-achievement-award-recipient-marianne-dougherty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/interview-lifetime-achievement-award-recipient-marianne-dougherty/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:12:14 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=7399 American Salon Magazine editor and chief Marianne Dougherty sits down with Patty Schmucker today as she retires to reminisce about the great moments in her career reporting on four decades of some of the most powerful start-ups in beauty history. Listen in to take away some sage advise from one of the industries most beloved […]

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American Salon Magazine editor and chief Marianne Dougherty sits down with Patty Schmucker today as she retires to reminisce about the great moments in her career reporting on four decades of some of the most powerful start-ups in beauty history.

Listen in to take away some sage advise from one of the industries most beloved leaders on how to be relevant in the market today, how to grow if you are just getting started and how she still plans to give back to organizations like Beauty Bus.

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It’s Never JUUST Hair. An Interview with JUUT Daymaker and Salon Owner, David Wagner https://americanmadebeauty.com/never-juust-hair-interview-juut-daymaker-salon-owner-david-wagner/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/never-juust-hair-interview-juut-daymaker-salon-owner-david-wagner/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:38:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6229 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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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 salonspas, which are spread out over 3 states not just for beauty services but to have their emotional buckets filled.

Listen in as David shares how one 30 minute client visit transformed him from stylist to Daymaker and saved a life. You’ll hear about the pillars that allow Juut to cultivate a culture that is dedicated to transforming the world through the Daymaker movement. It’s a fascinating conversation, and we think that’s pretty important.

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Beauty Helps to Cut Out Domestic Violence. An Interview with Brigid Cox. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-helps-cut-domestic-violence-interview-brigid-cox/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-helps-cut-domestic-violence-interview-brigid-cox/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:34:26 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6226 Did you know April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Learn the history here: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/saam-history. Well, this time on RadioAMB, host Patty Schmucker interviews Brigid Cox with Cut it Out, a Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse. They discuss the ways domestic violence has and still is shaping our society and how we can help those affected […]

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Did you know April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Learn the history here: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/saam-history.

Well, this time on RadioAMB, host Patty Schmucker interviews Brigid Cox with Cut it Out, a Beauty Community Against Domestic Abuse. They discuss the ways domestic violence has and still is shaping our society and how we can help those affected (which is all of us) and most importantly, how to recognize it in the first place.

The numbers speak for themselves: Every 15 seconds a woman is battered and 35% of ER visits by women are a result of domestic abuse. Patty and Brigid discuss why beauty professionals are in a pivotal role to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse in clients and co-workers. That the intimate relationship within the salon can create a space for private and safe dialogue, which can help identify a possible victim. Learn how to see the first small warning signs and that listening and being observant are the first steps to recognizing a possible victim of domestic violence.

Listen in as Patty and Brigid take a closer look at the ways we all can prevent domestic violence and how you can help the people in your circle be more observant and aware in order to help everyone affected by this issue. It’s a tough conversation, and we think that’s pretty important.

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The Family Brand Continues. An Interview with Phil Horvath of Ratner Companies. https://americanmadebeauty.com/family-brand-continues-interview-phil-horvath-ratner-companies/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/family-brand-continues-interview-phil-horvath-ratner-companies/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:32:13 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6223 In October of 2016, Ratner Companies, the parent of Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo & Spa, and Salon Plaza, hired a new President and COO. And in the second of a 2-part interview on Ratner, Patty Schmucker introduces him to her Radio AMB audience. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Phil Horvath. So who is the ideal […]

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In October of 2016, Ratner Companies, the parent of Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo & Spa, and Salon Plaza, hired a new President and COO. And in the second of a 2-part interview on Ratner, Patty Schmucker introduces him to her Radio AMB audience. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Phil Horvath.

So who is the ideal head of a company as big as Ratner? He’s a man who understands the business (Phil grew up in the industry and loves the energy); a man with a desire to evolve the idea of beauty (Phil has a business degree); and a man who never misses an opportunity to push the conversation forward. Phil Horvath knows people, knows the industry, and shares the secret of success: Listen, encourage experience, and discover the ultimate pathway to prosperity.

Tune in to hear how Phil plans to lead his 12,000 employees and how he plans to help everyone to grow professionally and financially.

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Beauty Backbone. An Interview Between Dean White and Keri Davis-Duffy https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-backbone-interview-dean-white-keri-davis-duffy/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-backbone-interview-dean-white-keri-davis-duffy/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:10 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6220 Keri Davis-Duffy is the president and co-owner of two powerful entities in the beauty industry: Gila Rut Aveda Salons and Beauty Backbone. She started her career more than 25 years ago as a hair stylist in San Diego and soon became a multi-salon owner. Her salons remain renowned for being both role models for business […]

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Keri Davis-Duffy is the president and co-owner of two powerful entities in the beauty industry: Gila Rut Aveda Salons and Beauty Backbone. She started her career more than 25 years ago as a hair stylist in San Diego and soon became a multi-salon owner. Her salons remain renowned for being both role models for business leaders and for setting the stage for trends. Her teams are as comfortable designing hair and makeup collections for New York and Los Angeles fashion weeks as they are styling the local community. Why? Maybe it’s the passion she has for beauty and for ensuring that passion is reflected in her business.

She’s a world-respected educator’s educator, and her Gila Rut Aveda Salons have been named one of the fastest growing salons in America six times. Now, with Beauty Backbone she is committed to helping other stylists and salons grow through education, coaching and on-site support, all to align beauty and business.

Keri sits down with Radio AMB guest host Dean White to discuss how she got to where she is, how others can follow her lead, and what having a Beauty Backbone means for stylists everywhere.

We think you might hear something pretty important.

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The Origin of the Family Haircut. An Interview with Dennis Ratner. https://americanmadebeauty.com/origin-family-haircut-interview-dennis-ratner/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/origin-family-haircut-interview-dennis-ratner/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:23:33 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6217 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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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 it’s because being out of your normal space and relaxing, not just your body but your mind, influences ideas to finally come forth. Whatever it is, it works. Just ask Dennis Ratner, the founder and CEO of the largest privately-owned chain of hair salons in the country. It’s called Hair Cuttery, and he and his then wife sketched out the idea … on the back of a napkin.

Dennis is Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB. Tune in to hear about Dennis’ family history, how his dad started a salon in 1936, how Dennis wasn’t a good student and relatively aimless until his dad told him he had to get a profession. He got his license, studied in New York with top hair cutters, and by 19 opened his first salon. Inspired by Vidal Sassoon and his concept of a unisex salon and unisex cuts, Dennis went out to dinner. And, a napkin later, the rest is history.

Hear the first of a two part series on the Ratner Company and Dennis’ story. Experience his passion for the industry, his people and his goals for the future. Learn how he is focused on growing successful beauty professionals that have careers, rather than just jobs.

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Beauty is a Family Business. An Interview with Mark Gonzales. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-family-business-interview-mark-gonzales/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-family-business-interview-mark-gonzales/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:17:01 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6214 The Acoma Pueblo, in New Mexico, is also known as Sky City and Taos Pueblo and has been continuously inhabited since the first millennia. Even the ancient peoples of this glorious desert mountain terrain knew that its beauty was unsurpassed. Fast forward some 20,000 years and much of the Pueblo retains its charm. Maybe it’s […]

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The Acoma Pueblo, in New Mexico, is also known as Sky City and Taos Pueblo and has been continuously inhabited since the first millennia. Even the ancient peoples of this glorious desert mountain terrain knew that its beauty was unsurpassed. Fast forward some 20,000 years and much of the Pueblo retains its charm. Maybe it’s because of Mark Gonzales, a native of the area. Called “Pardo” by his family, he comes from a long line of barbers. By 25 he was running his father’s shop, and used it to start Mark Pardo SalonSpa, the largest independently owned salon in the state.

Join Mark today as he sits down with Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker. They’ll talk about Mark’s family, how he got involved with Aveda and how that brand influenced his thinking and his passion. How he makes decisions to positively impact both his consumers and his bottom-line. You’ll also find out just what Pardo means and where it came from.

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Herbs and Beauty. A Discussion with Emily Fritchey of Sunshine Botanicals https://americanmadebeauty.com/herbs-beauty-discussion-emily-fritchey-sunshine-botanicals/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/herbs-beauty-discussion-emily-fritchey-sunshine-botanicals/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:13:59 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6211 Emily Fritchey grew up with a chronic skin problem that no doctor could seem to correctly diagnose. By experimenting with herbs, she was finally able to create something to “cure” herself. It also inspired her to become educated in herbal biology. Her passion for understanding health conditions and how to achieve long-term solutions naturally also […]

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Emily Fritchey grew up with a chronic skin problem that no doctor could seem to correctly diagnose. By experimenting with herbs, she was finally able to create something to “cure” herself. It also inspired her to become educated in herbal biology. Her passion for understanding health conditions and how to achieve long-term solutions naturally also led her to her husband. Together they started creating herbal formulas to target specific skin conditions. And a different kind of skin care line was born.

Emily sits down with Patty Schmucker, host of Radio AMB, to talk about how we all tend to fall into a cycle of cleanse, tone and moisturize, putting the least amount of time into the cleansing ritual. With Sunshine Botanicals, Emily focuses on the importance of all three. As a skin therapist, she understands that all skin treatment programs must begin with cleansing skin the right way, using the correct – herbal – ingredients targeted for individual skin types. The result is a seamless fusion of herbs and beauty for natural cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

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How Do You Elevate the Art of Hair? A Conversation with Tatum Neill. https://americanmadebeauty.com/elevate-art-hair-conversation-tatum-neill/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/elevate-art-hair-conversation-tatum-neill/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:09:31 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6208 His biggest pet peeves are turtlenecks and lip gloss. He believes that razors need to be new and sharp when cutting hair. And he knows that all hairstylists speak at least two languages: one to converse, and one to cut, color, style … and elevate hair in order to create a new evolution. He is […]

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Tatum NeillHis biggest pet peeves are turtlenecks and lip gloss. He believes that razors need to be new and sharp when cutting hair. And he knows that all hairstylists speak at least two languages: one to converse, and one to cut, color, style … and elevate hair in order to create a new evolution. He is Tatum Neill, part of the youngest generation in a multi generation royal family of the industry. The Neill Corporation has been providing education and inspiration to the professional industry since the 40s. He’s Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB.

Join them as they discuss what it’s like to be part of a movement, something that’s for beauty lovers, and presents a chance to cultivate a community from the industry, beauty influencers and the public. Elevate Hair events are planned in several cities this year to bring together local communities with inspiration, music, performance and education. It’s an opportunity for aspiring artists to showcase their work, express themselves creatively, enjoy music and have fun. Shows are planned in New York and Dallas, as well as the first in LA at the Viper Club on Sunset Boulevard.

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When it Comes to Data, Beauty Matters. An Interview with Kelly Kovack https://americanmadebeauty.com/comes-data-beauty-matters-interview-kelly-kovack/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/comes-data-beauty-matters-interview-kelly-kovack/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 12:04:15 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6205 Think back to a time before the internet. We know. Horrors. But there was such a time and it wasn’t that long ago. That’s when Kelly Kovack got her start creating product catalogs for Bliss. This was during the early days of Bliss and it was owner Marcia Kilgore who asked her summer employee to […]

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Think back to a time before the internet. We know. Horrors. But there was such a time and it wasn’t that long ago. That’s when Kelly Kovack got her start creating product catalogs for Bliss. This was during the early days of Bliss and it was owner Marcia Kilgore who asked her summer employee to dive in, take charge and change the spa world. She did. Using her business skills and her innate creativity, Kelly built a catalog that worked. Fast forward to the 21st century, and Kelly is now using her creativity, keen instincts, data and the internet – to bring focus to entrepreneurs through her business portal Beauty Matter.

Kelly focuses on seeing holes in markets, discovering innovation, and giving birth to new market concepts. And with Beauty Matter, she is able to help influence consumers and people in the biz. The beauty industry is a living, breathing entity, and learning how to identify what works, what’s trendy, and help brands turn it all into success is what matters most.

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Beauty. It Takes a Village. An Interview with Paula Hayes. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-takes-village-interview-paula-hayes/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-takes-village-interview-paula-hayes/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 11:57:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com.s221281.gridserver.com/?p=6201 What does it take to create beauty? In the case of Paula Hayes, it takes passion and commitment, a degree in chemistry and a profound sense of the pretty. It takes a village of chemists and makeup artists, of beauty professionals and consumers, of manufacturers and entrepreneurs all coming together to create true cosmetic solutions […]

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P.Hayes ChemistryWhat does it take to create beauty? In the case of Paula Hayes, it takes passion and commitment, a degree in chemistry and a profound sense of the pretty. It takes a village of chemists and makeup artists, of beauty professionals and consumers, of manufacturers and entrepreneurs all coming together to create true cosmetic solutions for women with darker skin tones. The leader of that village, Paula Hayes, is Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB.

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Women and beauty. In which Patty Schmucker interviews Patty Schmucker https://americanmadebeauty.com/women-and-beauty-in-which-patty-schmucker-interviews-patty-schmucker/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:15:16 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4679 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotWho 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 out of lemonade. Or perhaps more appropriately, something pretty important out of beauty.

Listen in as Patty talks about Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley and his book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and how interacting with each other positively – mindfully; humanly – can lead to business success. She goes through the steps as to why people take jobs, what the rules are, identifying perfect employees, and creating happiness. There’s so much more, obviously.

Patty will also discuss empowerment, and connecting the dots between book learning and life learning. It’s all part of finding a path for greater fulfillment, discovering a sense of purpose and channeling success in your chosen endeavors. Women and beauty, with Patty Schmucker. Take a listen. You might hear something pretty important.

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A healthy mind is a beautiful thing. An interview with Michael Oden and Alina Ugas https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-healthy-mind-is-a-beautiful-thing-an-interview-with-michael-oden-and-alina-ugas/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:45:03 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4663 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotWhen 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 which in turn can lead to addictive behaviors. How do we as a society combat that? How do we encourage a healthy outlook on life? Join us on Monday for some fascinating answers.

Listen to Michael Oden and his wife Alina Ugas. He wrote a book called When Nobody’s Home and she is a program director and co-founder of The Needs Based Method & The Final Step. Together they talk about how they’re working to change the way people approach recovery from addiction.

It’s a fascinating program that involves being healthy and being in a healthy place, in your mind. Join Patty and her guests to hear this potentially life-changing discussion. You might hear something pretty important.

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Peace and beauty. An interview with Jeanne Braa Foster https://americanmadebeauty.com/peace-and-beauty-an-interview-with-jeanne-braa-foster/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:54:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4649 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotBack 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 adhered to three philosophies: the art of hair, the spirit of joy, and the business of success.

On a recent Radio AMB podcast, Patty Schmucker and Jeanne will talk about how she got started, how she decided to retire at age 50, how she got married at 53, and how her brand is joy. Jeanne and her husband Dr. Dean Foster, a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has recently decided to focus on wellness and helping those who serve the sick, have learned how to live a life that sustains them.

Listen to the podcast to hear how beauty leads to peace and how peace leads to joy. It’s a mindset that is critical for people in the people business. People like hairdressers.

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Turning hair education into poetry. An interview with David Kinigson. https://americanmadebeauty.com/turning-hair-education-into-poetry-an-interview-with-david-kinigson/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:32:08 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4647 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotHow 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 poetry. He liked that it gave him focus. What it was lacking, though, was energy, something he found the day he realized that beauty salons were absolutely buzzing. The hairdresser cutting his hair suggested David go to beauty school. It the best advice he ever got. Years later, he opened his salon, which specializes in couture cuts, and eventually began developing his own approach to cutting. As a founding member of Intercoiffure, he continues to focus on how to translate it into wearable hair.

Find out how. Listen to the podcast below.

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Equipping spas for wellness. A conversation with Polly Johnson. https://americanmadebeauty.com/equipping-spas-for-wellness-a-conversation-with-polly-johnson/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:26:18 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4645 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotDid 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 equipment positions them for wellness.

Over the years – 20 to be exact – Polly has seen the spa business change. It went from a point of luxury and destination to resorts to franchises. But those same spas have continuously tapped into something in the human psyche, something that needs desperately to be released: relaxation and good health.

Polly and SpaEquip are working closely with spas around the country. In addition to supplying equipment, they are also now involved in the design phase so wellness is literally built into each new spa. Listen to the podcast to hear Patty and Polly talk about the history, the present business, and the future possibilities of spas.

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Hair evolves naturally. A conversation with Matt Swinney. https://americanmadebeauty.com/hair-evolves-naturally-a-conversation-with-matt-swinney/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:19:24 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4643 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotHappy 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, and been featured in American Salon, Modern Salon and Canadian Hairdresser. He’s the owner of a salon called Evolution in Minneapolis and travels throughout the US, Europe, and South American styling for symposiums, photo shoots and runway shows as part of L’anza Healing Hair Care. He recently won the prestigious National American Hairstylist Award for Stylist of the Year.

Listen to the podcast below to hear Matt discuss how he honed his creativity, learned to be on stage, and how Eckhart Tolle helped change his life. Over the years he has also learned the value of working with clients, and changing his approach to hair based on both trends and how a woman’s hair evolves three to five times every day. That’s the evolution of hair, and in Matt Swinney’s talented hands, it’s an evolution that’s changing the world.

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Meet Jillian Wright, an American innovator for both skin care and the way the world learns about independent beauty brands.   https://americanmadebeauty.com/meet-jillian-wright-an-american-innovator-for-both-skin-care-and-the-way-the-world-learns-about-independent-beauty-brands/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:16:06 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4641 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotSkin 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. As a premier skin spa owner, she became known as a global skin health expert who could create positive habits for a beautiful lifestyle. It’s why she created her own brand.

When Jillian Wright sat down with Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker she also shared her frustration in getting her brands to consumers. Hear how this entrepreneur created the Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) to introduce her independent brand to the press, consumer and buyers.  In the process she developed a whole new pathway for other emerging beauty brands.  She innovated with her spa treatments, and with her skin care brand.  Now she has innovated the way people learn about beauty.

Patty and Jillian talk about about it all. Listen below to hear something pretty important.

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The Yamaguchi Lifestyle with Patricia Shepherd https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-yamaguchi-lifestyle-with-patricia-shepherd/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:12:04 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4639 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotValues. 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, and make us a beacon for the rest of the world. On this podcast, Patty Schmucker welcomes an American who embodies those values: Patricia Shepherd, the business mind behind Yamaguchi Lifestyle.

Patricia began her career as a teacher. The school where she taught, in Northern Oklahoma, was 95% African American and often there were no text books. She had to learn how to teach organically. Her own son was born orally deaf and that gave her even more incentive to learn how to communicate through education as well as through touch. Through it all she learned that life is a continuing lesson, that we all have to push ourselves to affect change, and that ultimately, we have to pay attention to one another.

She has been a salon manager, a director of education, a product developer, instrumental in brand expansion, and a celebrated author. Today, Patricia is the business mind behind Yamaguchi Lifestyle. Listen to the conversation between Patricia and Patty as they talk about life, power, beauty, and earth, wind, fire and water. Intrigued?

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Bugged about beauty. A conversation with Doug Schoon, scientist, author, educator and bug expert. https://americanmadebeauty.com/bugged-about-beauty-a-conversation-with-doug-schoon-scientist-author-educator-and-bug-expert/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:08:14 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4637 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotDoug 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, bugs.

One of the areas of his focus is on how packaging is labeled. For instance, an insect repellant might say that it “reflects bugs and protects from insect bites.” But how can a consumer know that this is true without buying the product? Claims can be misleading. That’s where Doug and his knowledge come into play.

In this day and age, where we are bombarded by news of viral “bugs” like Zika, and when we have no idea what to do or where to go for accurate information, Doug Schoon can help. Listen for yourself.

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Juicing up beauty. An interview with Anne Nue Vonheim. https://americanmadebeauty.com/juicing-up-beauty-an-interview-with-anne-nue-vonheim/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:04:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4635 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotMeet 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 nutrition companies, Vonheim was able to discover that there is no medicine on earth more powerful than this: the humble green vegetable. That’s why she created Smart Pressed Juice, a wholeness and healing company.

Vonheim herself suffered from an auto immune condition that manifested in many things – poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic issues. She learned through her studies that while certain conditions may be ingrained in our genes, by focusing on eating better, managing stress, learning to relax and care for our bodies can help us to get those genes to express themselves differently.

Smart Pressed Juice goes beyond treating the body beautifully. Hear how a body-reset can happen with cleansing, “clean meals,” and plugging into a mind, body and spirit community. Listen below. You might hear something pretty important.

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Oh, so grand. An interview with Vivienne Mackinder, the grand dame of hairstyling https://americanmadebeauty.com/oh-so-grand-an-interview-with-vivienne-mackinder-the-grand-dame-of-hairstyling/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:17:44 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4633 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotHorses. 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 seven-time winner of the North American Hairdresser Award. She has worked alongside some of the most respected names in professional beauty and she recently talked to Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB.

Mackinder shares stories of her past, where she was a classically trained dancer, and how seeing the elegance and beauty of the ballerinas propelled her forward into the industry where she has made a lasting mark. Painfully shy, she learned how to perform on stage while working with Vidal Sassoon. And her career took off from there. Hear how courage, faith and vision combine to influence her imagination and how she focuses on art and form in order to ultimately create beauty.

She is a visionary, a true treasure when it comes to color and style, who sees beauty everywhere in the world, and who watches the majesty of her horses in order to transport us all. Take a listen.

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Brow wow wow! A conversation with Tonya Crooks, also known as The Brow Gal https://americanmadebeauty.com/brow-wow-wow-a-conversation-with-tonya-crooks-also-known-as-the-brow-gal/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:12:27 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4631 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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Tyler Kroning HeadshotNow 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 Nordstrom, and took her talents backstage at the Parisian fashion shows, all before channeling her talents to sculpt brows to the stars. As the Brow Gal, she now shares her secrets with women everywhere.

Tonya was recently Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB. It’s a fascinating discussion on how different facial shapes can dictate a brow shape, whether to pluck or wax, how to choose the perfect brow pencil, and how to maintain beautiful brows always.

Trends change but there are certain classics when it comes to beauty. Red lips, full lashes, and sexy, arched brows. Hear how to craft a brow that’s perfect for your face. It’s a must for beauty, and a must-listen interview. Check it out.

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Beauty goes to the chiropractor. An interview with Jonas Eyford. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-goes-to-the-chiropractor-an-interview-with-jonas-eyford/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:08:21 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4629 If you’ve ever wondered how hairdressers manage to stand for those hours, day after day, without developing back problems, you need to listen to this interview with Dr. Jonas Eyford. He’s a chiropractor and published author who is helping salon professionals stay physically healthy, avoid injury, and even to manage existing aches and pains. Dr. […]

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Tyler Kroning HeadshotIf you’ve ever wondered how hairdressers manage to stand for those hours, day after day, without developing back problems, you need to listen to this interview with Dr. Jonas Eyford. He’s a chiropractor and published author who is helping salon professionals stay physically healthy, avoid injury, and even to manage existing aches and pains.

Dr. Eyford has been fascinated by health and the human condition for years, and he has long had a desire to help educate hairstylists to keep their backs, necks, shoulders and more, healthy. He wrote a book called The Healthy Hairstylist, all geared toward helping hairdressers learn how they can keep their bodies stronger and injury-free.

He became interested in helping beauty professionals after establishing his chiropractic practice next to a large beauty salon. It wasn’t long before he started meeting and treating stylists. Working essentially from the feet up to the neck, Dr. Eyford continues to help hairdressers understand the importance of awareness, how to engage the core, and how to stay strong. Listen for yourself. We think you might hear something pretty important.

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The voice of beauty. An interview with Bonnie Bonadeo, host of BEaUty Inside and Out https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-voice-of-beauty-an-interview-with-bonnie-bonadeo-host-of-beauty-inside-and-out/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:05:23 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4472 How do you get started in the beauty industry? What lessons do you need to absorb in order to make a difference? And what do you do with those lessons once you’ve learned them? If you’re Bonnie Bonadeo, you start by managing salons and by working for some of the most notable manufacturers and distributors […]

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Bonnie BonadeoHow do you get started in the beauty industry? What lessons do you need to absorb in order to make a difference? And what do you do with those lessons once you’ve learned them? If you’re Bonnie Bonadeo, you start by managing salons and by working for some of the most notable manufacturers and distributors in the industry. And you end up having a radio program that discusses it all.

Patty Schmucker, host of Radio AMB, recently interviewed Bonnie Bonadeo, host of BEaUty Inside and Out on Voice America. Bonnie prides herself on being an event planner, a hairdresser, a beauty prognosticator and a beauty connector. Take a listen to hear what the experts are saying about what’s coming up for beauty, health and wellness. Listen to how beauty can inform, educate and inspire. Find out what emotional intelligence coaching is. And discover the secrets to success in beauty.

It’s definitely something to talk about, and something that’s pretty important. Only on Radio AMB, and right here.

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Does beauty need a contract? A conversation with contract manufacturers Eve Tousignant and Tyler Kroning of PakLab https://americanmadebeauty.com/does-beauty-need-a-contract-a-conversation-with-contract-manufacturers-eve-tousignant-and-tyler-kroning-of-paklab/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:46:15 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4457 Knowing where to turn when you have a great idea for a beauty product but have no idea how to go about producing it can be the difference between bringing your product to fruition, and it being relegated to a shelf to gather dust. On Monday, Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker talks to two people […]

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Tyler Kroning HeadshotKnowing where to turn when you have a great idea for a beauty product but have no idea how to go about producing it can be the difference between bringing your product to fruition, and it being relegated to a shelf to gather dust. On Monday, Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker talks to two people who can help anyone who has “the idea.” Eve Tousignant is the Managing Director at PakLab, and she offers her unique insight on the latest market trends impacting US markets. Her counterpart in marketing, Tyler Kroning, is a man with a passion for developing concepts and successfully launching new brands into the marketplace.

Listen in to hear how these two and their contract manufacturing facility are working to change the world of beauty from hair to toe. The company has been in business for over 30 years, manufacturing some of the biggest brands in the world. Their 200,000 square foot facility in California is the main location though they also have four other labs throughout the country.

But the heart of the beauty biz remains in Southern California. This conversation will give you an idea why. Hear how to take a product from idea to in the jar as only Eve and Tyler can explain. Monday morning, 11 am Pacific with rebroadcasts throughout the week. Only on Healthlife.net where you might hear something pretty important.

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Talking about American Made Beauty. https://americanmadebeauty.com/talking-american-made-beauty/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:50:14 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4450 Patty Schmucker is the co-founder of American Made Beauty and the host of Radio AMB, a weekly radio program on Healthylife.net where she talks about beauty. Recently, Patty switched roles and was the interviewee rather than the interviewer. She sat down with Bonnie Bonadeo of BEaUty Inside and Out on Voice America and together they […]

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Patty Schmucker is the co-founder of American Made Beauty and the host of Radio AMB, a weekly radio program on Healthylife.net where she talks about beauty. Recently, Patty switched roles and was the interviewee rather than the interviewer. She sat down with Bonnie Bonadeo of BEaUty Inside and Out on Voice America and together they talked about why American-made products and specifically American-made beauty are so in demand.

So why American-made? According to Patty: “We have a reputation of things being made well. People know that when they buy American they get something of quality, something that’s safe, something that’s innovative.” And let’s face it, something that’s pretty. People from all over the world are thirsty for all-things America. It’s our lifestyle; it’s what they see in the movies and on television. They come here for transporting themselves and to experience a true taste of the American lifestyle.

When it comes to speaking out about beauty, women like Bonnie and Patty are leading the way. Listen to the program here. You might hear something pretty important.

 

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Hair textures. Life textures. An interview with Dede Ford. https://americanmadebeauty.com/hair-textures-life-textures-an-interview-with-dede-ford/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:00:58 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4626 Many of us have something about our hair we don’t like. It’s too curly or too straight. It’s too frizzy or too fine. For years, people did everything they could to change it into something else. But now we all have permission to embrace our hair texture, and love it. Listen to Alicia Benkovich, guest […]

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Tyler Kroning HeadshotMany of us have something about our hair we don’t like. It’s too curly or too straight. It’s too frizzy or too fine. For years, people did everything they could to change it into something else. But now we all have permission to embrace our hair texture, and love it. Listen to Alicia Benkovich, guest host on Radio AMB, and Dede Ford talk about hair textures, how fashion influences our style, and how a visual design degree has helped Dede become a consummate hair designer.

Dede believes we can all get excited about our natural hair, especially after a lifetime of trying to change its texture. Watching hair grow out and become what it was always meant to be can be life-affirming. Dede believes that brands today are helping us to love our hair. It starts with understanding that textured hair is often dehydrated and then addressing any problems in order to help consumers make more informed choices. All while embracing natural beauty.

There’s talk about texture, about life, about being smart with product choices, and about how it all makes beauty even more individualized. Take a listen. It’s pretty important.

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Brush up on beauty with Mark Sejvar https://americanmadebeauty.com/brush-up-on-beauty-with-mark-sejvar/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:38:57 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4393 When you think brushes, what do you think? Probably something completely different than the person next to you. You could be thinking airbrush; she might be thinking hair brush. Not that either of you is right or wrong, but brushes as imagined by Mark Sejvar can only be one thing: Brushopolis. Mark was recently Radio […]

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mark sejvarWhen you think brushes, what do you think? Probably something completely different than the person next to you. You could be thinking airbrush; she might be thinking hair brush. Not that either of you is right or wrong, but brushes as imagined by Mark Sejvar can only be one thing: Brushopolis. Mark was recently Radio AMB host Alicia Benkovich’s guest. Mark has been rekindling the well-established Monroe Brush company, emerging as the new Brushopolis, and doing in by making brushes in America.

Alicia and Mark discussed the history of brushes and what is happening now, how changes in the industry are making a difference, and how brushes are making a difference, too. Mark got his start working with Horst Rechelbacher of Aveda who taught him how to overcome fear of failure and how to follow your dream. He’ll talk about the power of networking, listening to people, and using information to effect change.

It’s a fascinating interview and one guaranteed to help you brush up on your ideas of beauty. Listen below. You might hear something pretty important.

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Light at therapy. That’s the promise of LightStim. A RadioAMB interview with Joniann Marchese. https://americanmadebeauty.com/light-at-therapy-thats-the-promise-of-lightstim-a-radioamb-interview-with-joniann-marchese/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:37:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4391 What is light therapy? In a word, energy, delivered to thebody’s tissues. Much like plants require sun and light in order to grow andthrive, so too does the human body. Light therapy uses light energy in a similarway. As captured by LightStim, the light therapy emitted is UV-free and highly beneficialto energize cells and stimulate […]

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joniann marcheseWhat is light therapy? In a word, energy, delivered to thebody’s tissues. Much like plants require sun and light in order to grow andthrive, so too does the human body. Light therapy uses light energy in a similarway. As captured by LightStim, the light therapy emitted is UV-free and highly beneficialto energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural processes to build newproteins and regenerate cells. It’s all used to increase beauty, health andwellbeing. It’s also uniquely American and on Monday, the creator of LightStim,Joniann Marchese, recently joined host Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB.

Listen in to hear more about how devices like LightStim helpdeliver on the promise to help people look younger, with their skin tighter and smooth and even acne free.  Joniann will discuss her background in the auto industry and how that unlikely start led her into the world of beauty. She’ll talk about discovering LED technology and its bridge to wellness. And she’ll talk about doing it all while reflecting an entrepreneurial American heritage, one of ingenuity.

Listen in below. We think you’ll hear something pretty important.

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The art of makeup on video. With vlogger Christina Vega https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-art-of-makeup-on-video-with-vlogger-christina-vega/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:35:40 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4389 Every woman on the planet is familiar with the beauty giant Sephora. Regular Radio AMB listeners also recently became familiar with the video blogger – vlogger – who is a senior makeup artist at Sephora and a Sephora University Beauty Class facilitator who regularly vlogs about what’s hot and what’s not. Christina Vega graduated from […]

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christina vegaEvery woman on the planet is familiar with the beauty giant Sephora. Regular Radio AMB listeners also recently became familiar with the video blogger – vlogger – who is a senior makeup artist at Sephora and a Sephora University Beauty Class facilitator who regularly vlogs about what’s hot and what’s not. Christina Vega graduated from Lia Schorr Institute, took her newly acquired beautician license and went to work at Sephora as a makeup artist. That was in 2008. Soon enough, she became the face of the Personal Beauty Advisor campaign.

Vega believes in merging inner and outer beauty to create an outlet for women to use makeup more easily. She does makeup and light hair styling for weddings, fashion shows, movies and music videos. She’s done makeovers to raise money for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life and Light the Night. And since losing her mother several years ago, she also spends each Mother’s Day doing makeup for the homeless.

Christina Vega talked with Radio AMB guest host Alicia Benkovich about beauty, natural products, about educating Sephora staff on how to use each product that comes into the beauty chain, and how recording all about it helps consumers, too. Makeup. Beauty. It’s all pretty important. Take a listen.

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Why focus on physical beauty? Y not. An interview with Steve MacAller https://americanmadebeauty.com/why-focus-on-physical-beauty-y-not-an-interview-with-steve-macaller/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:31:08 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4385 Everyone, regardless of age or generation, has heard about the YMCA. Older people know of it as a place that takes care of people who are down on their luck. Younger people know it as the place that hosted their summer camps when they were kids. What most people may not realize is that the […]

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steve macallerEveryone, regardless of age or generation, has heard about the YMCA. Older people know of it as a place that takes care of people who are down on their luck. Younger people know it as the place that hosted their summer camps when they were kids. What most people may not realize is that the YMCA, a uniquely American enterprise, was actually founded in London in 1844 as a haven for young men seeking to avoid the hazards of life on the streets. Today, it is a world-wide organization that plays an important role in the lives of people of all ages. Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker recently interviewed Steve MacAller, Executive Director of a Y in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Listen into a fascinating discussion about the role of the YMCA today and how it contributes to a person’s physical self-worth and beauty.

They’ll discuss how world events can shape the way individuals feel about how they look, and how a new approach to personal training and helping work-out procrastinators can help all to stay healthy. They’ll also discuss a new initiative being introduced related to combating the rise of diabetes. Steve is candid about how the Y helped to shape his youth, and how he believes that making an impact through good physical practices is a key to success. From young to old and everyone in between, the YMCA is all about taking care of people.

Click below. You might just hear something pretty important.

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Stephen Moody was born to do hair https://americanmadebeauty.com/stephen-moody-was-born-to-do-hair/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:33:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4387 As the Olympics draw to an end, we take time to reflect and to feel inspired by the countless young athletes from all over the world, pursuing an elusive record, pursuing perfection. If there was an Olympic event for hair design and inspiring others to the art and craft of transformation, the undisputed gold medal […]

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stephen moodyAs the Olympics draw to an end, we take time to reflect and to feel inspired by the countless young athletes from all over the world, pursuing an elusive record, pursuing perfection. If there was an Olympic event for hair design and inspiring others to the art and craft of transformation, the undisputed gold medal winner would be Stephen Moody, Patty Schmucker’s Radio AMB guest on a recent Monday program.

Moody, who often describes himself as the son of an unsuccessful hairdresser, learned from his mother how to pursue excellence in hair. His mother, the aforementioned hairdresser, worked in a rural community in England going nowhere fast when she saw a London magazine showcasing the work of an aspiring hair designer by the name of Vidal Sassoon. Sassoon transformed Moody’s mother’s career and paved the way for her son’s own success. Moody became a hairdresser, married his soul mate, and finds balance and success in four key elements: heart, eyes, hands, and wallet.

Now the Dean of Wella’s Global Education Academy, Moody has not only transformed his heritage; he has come to personify it. He talked to Patty about how the art of hair design is evolving, what he sees in the future, and what he finds motivational today. Listen in below.

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What’s one of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles for Social Media and Beauty? It’s BeautyCon! https://americanmadebeauty.com/whats-one-of-the-hottest-tickets-in-los-angeles-for-social-media-and-beauty-its-beautycon/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:20:48 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4148 This year RadioAMB correspondent Alicia Benkovich decided to check out BeautyCon LA for the first time. The event was held at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center in sunny Southern California, the first time it was held at the huge facility. We all know that this event skews a bit young as far as audience […]

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This year RadioAMB correspondent Alicia Benkovich decided to check out BeautyCon LA for the first time. The event was held at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center in sunny Southern California, the first time it was held at the huge facility.

We all know that this event skews a bit young as far as audience attendance but over the past couple of years it has broadened its audience. This consumer-facing event showcases some of the biggest beauty vlogging celebrities of the internet and most notably Youtube. Once you get through the long lines at security and finally get into the event space you are aware of the teams of young and trendy dressed girls standing in more long lines for their favorite beauty brands. Walking around the huge space you feel the energy and excitement emanating from the crowds of mostly teenage girls waiting to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrity.

beautycon The scheduling as far as when speakers would be on the main stage and press interview timing was not easy to obtain from within the show (most of this info was available on the BeautyCon website) and therefore made it difficult to know who would be speaking and when. To the right side of the venue there was a large stage set-up and we stood toward the back and tried to see the interviews and panels that were taking place. Genie Mai was the host for the event and she did a great job interviewing such celebrity vloggers as Pixiwoo’s Nic and Sam, Kandee Johnson (the headlining personality of the show), Tyra Banks, Christina Milian and many others through out the day.

All press interviews were held in a press section partitioned with curtains and set-up with professional camera’s and microphones that were provided by the press who were conducting the interviews. I was able to sneak a picture with Pixiwoos once they stepped off stage after their interviews and after a group of 11 and 12 year olds snagged their attention for a photo opp. Nic was wearing a beautiful Gucci top and Sam was wearing a YSL ensemble and they looked even more gorgeous in person than in their videos.

The one big deal at the show was the personally curated subscription BeautyCon Beauty Box by Kandee Johnson. The box was being offered at a 50% discount and you would receive 3 more boxes over the rest of the year each with several full-size samples of new and exciting products. It was a no-brainer deal to take advantage of. For the most part I didn’t notice brands advertising any special show deals, or discounts which came at a surprise to me, especially since a general admission ticket was $40.00. I looked into what kinds of special deals and tickets that were being offered for the event and noticed that they had a few packages that were just ridiculously over priced, some as much as $3999.00 for a hotel room, a makeover and included lunch. Didn’t seem worth the hefty price tag and seemed to be directed at young wannabe beauty vloggers looking for an inside scoop on how to make it big in the Youtube community.

I always look forward to learning something new at these beauty insider events and being able to listen to interviews and get a real-time look at what these trend setters are up to as well as what’s in store for the future. This was an event for the fans to shop and listen to some of their favorite Youtube beauty celebrities. The panels were entertaining and in between speaking engagements, the music was pumping and keeping the crowd energized.

To sum it up BeautyCon is an exciting consumer facing show that is building on the popularity of Youtube, and the huge business of the beauty vlogger. The show definitely skews a bit to the younger demographic, specifically the pre-teen and teenager age ranges. The energy and excitement is high and the show seems to be a fun place for young beauty junkies and wannabe future beauty vloggers to meet, network, shop and see their favorite Youtube stars. If you follow beauty vloggers and would like to see, and possibly meet them in person, this is a fun show to attend and I don’t see it going away anytime soon.

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Millennial beauty. It runs in the family. An interview with Seiji and Nobu Yamaguchi https://americanmadebeauty.com/millennial-beauty-it-runs-in-the-family-an-interview-with-seiji-and-nobu-yamaguchi/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:06:25 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4144 We hear a lot about how the millennial generation, known collectively as the millennials, are different from other generations. These young adults, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, think differently about the world and their place in it. Many talk about how an experience is more important to them than a material […]

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We hear a lot about how the millennial generation, known collectively as the millennials, are different from other generations. These young adults, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, think differently about the world and their place in it. Many talk about how an experience is more important to them than a material object. They’re more in touch with what truly matters and their goals reflect that. In fact, a recent Bentley University survey suggested that while 13% dream of climbing the corporate ladder, 67% would rather start their own business. Could there be anything more American?

Unknown copyPatty Schmucker recently interviewed two such millennial entrepreneurs, Seiji and Nobu Yamaguchi, second generation beauty industry business owners, who are in the process of starting their own beauty brands. They discussed how Seiji, a 16-year-old high school graduate, started her clean makeup line at the age of 13; and how Nobu, currently 14, became interested in creating products when he was just 12 and needed something for his hairstyle. These two young beauty moguls, the children of Billy and Mellissa Yamaguchi, are true inspirations.

Imagine creating beauty products in addition to doing your homework. Imagine witnessing the space where such creativity is born. Listen in and hear for yourself. It will give you insight into how teenagers think, and will definitely give you pause.

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Beauty is Academic. Dress accordingly. A conversation with Tina Perez. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-is-academic-dress-accordingly-a-conversation-with-tina-perez/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:04:03 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4142 Developing and executing highly effective marketing, communication and brand strategies is key to a company’s success. You can have great products but unless you get the word out, no one but you will know. How to do that? Start by listening to Patty Schmucker’s Radio AMB interview with Tina Perez. Tina is the Director of […]

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Developing and executing highly effective marketing, communication and brand strategies is key to a company’s success. You can have great products but unless you get the word out, no one but you will know. How to do that? Start by listening to Patty Schmucker’s Radio AMB interview with Tina Perez. Tina is the Director of Beauty Industry Merchandising and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)  in Los Angeles, and she’ll discuss her passion for the beauty industry, and for teaching.

Unknown copyTina talks about how FIDM offers a number of AA and BA programs that focus specifically on the beauty industry, covering industry specific science, marketing, promotion and more. As someone who has been close to the business for years, she understands that beauty is an intricate part of each person. It encompasses how we feel about ourselves. How do trends influence that? How does fashion influence hair cuts, color, style, and even makeup?

Learning about the beauty industry and finding your place in it is academic. Teacher says. Listen in. And we promise … no homework!

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Setting Goals and Winning Awards. Just another day for Ammon Carver. https://americanmadebeauty.com/setting-goals-and-winning-awards-just-another-day-for-ammon-carver/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:02:02 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4139 What makes a successful stylist? Little things like being willing to pay your dues, and always wanting to learn and explore more. Being part of a large family that keeps you in check also helps. These are just some of what 2016 North American Hairstyling Award winner Ammon Carver believes are the secret to his […]

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What makes a successful stylist? Little things like being willing to pay your dues, and always wanting to learn and explore more. Being part of a large family that keeps you in check also helps. These are just some of what 2016 North American Hairstyling Award winner Ammon Carver believes are the secret to his success. Alicia Benkovich interviewed Ammon after winning his award.

Unknown copyFrom growing up in Utah and riding horses to going to cosmetology school, Ammon has followed his passion. He believes that if you act “green,” paying attention to the environment, and continue to grow your heart, mind and skills; if you remain authentic and humble, you can achieve your goals.

Listen as they discuss his rise within the beauty industry and cover the highlights of the 2016 awards, including the win for him and his salon team.

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What do fishing and hairdressing have in common? Oliver Steinnagel. https://americanmadebeauty.com/what-do-fishing-and-hairdressing-have-in-common-oliver-steinnagel/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:58:34 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4137 When Oliver Steinnagel was 10 he learned to fly tie. At 12, he was teaching that and rod building. Shortly thereafter he invented his own lures. We’re talking about fishing, and it was something that Steinnagel excelled in. So passionate was he that he got a patent for his lures, and bought a fishing store. […]

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When Oliver Steinnagel was 10 he learned to fly tie. At 12, he was teaching that and rod building. Shortly thereafter he invented his own lures. We’re talking about fishing, and it was something that Steinnagel excelled in. So passionate was he that he got a patent for his lures, and bought a fishing store. He sold it all in 1982 and became a hairdresser. An interesting career choice and one that Oliver explained when he joined Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB.

Unknown copyBelieve it or not, the transition from fly fishing to hairdressing, was a natural. His grandfather was a barber in Germany and had a number of barbershops. Both of his parents were hairdressers and they opened their first salon in 1969. It had 67 chairs. After selling his fishing store, Oliver decided to go into the family business. He reinvented himself, lived with and learned from Vidal and Beverly Sassoon, traveled with Wella, eventually opened his own salon and created his own brand. His story is as fascinating as his journey.

Listen in to hear Oliver’s three core values for success – Hint: Image, Reputation and Education. And enjoy.

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Making Vintage Modern with Gabriella Hernandez and Beseme Cosmetics https://americanmadebeauty.com/making-vintage-modern-with-gabriella-hernandez-and-beseme-cosmetics/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:13:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4146 What does it take to recreate vintage makeup with modern formulations? Determination and imagination, both of which Gabriella Hernandez has. Her Beseme Cosmetics is a beautiful example of how to combine what’s old with what’s new to make something fresh and amazing. Gabriella was a recent guest of Patty Schmucker’s on Radio AMB where she […]

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What does it take to recreate vintage makeup with modern formulations? Determination and imagination, both of which Gabriella Hernandez has. Her Beseme Cosmetics is a beautiful example of how to combine what’s old with what’s new to make something fresh and amazing. Gabriella was a recent guest of Patty Schmucker’s on Radio AMB where she talked about how she takes vintage colors and re-vamps them with modern ingredients for a vintage look that’s tremendously wearable in today’s world.

Unknown copyGabriella immigrated to the US at 12 from Buenos Aires and with a degree in fine arts has created a makeup brand that takes great care in form and design, right down to the packaging detail. She even shares what went into creating the brilliant 1941 Victory Red lipstick project and why this was so important to her.

By mixing history, science and art Gabriella designs exceptional products that inspire and define the classic woman, and what goes into formulating cosmetics and why quality ingredients are the most important part of the process. It’s all about learning from the past to create truly modern beauty, and we think that’s pretty important.

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The lost art of the gentleman as applied to the tattoo art of Luke Wessman https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-lost-art-of-the-gentleman-as-applied-to-the-tattoo-art-of-luke-wessman/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:39:54 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4135 Tattooing is an art. It’s a passion that comes from inside, something that you’re born with but that must be nurtured in order to bring it out, to share it. An artist like Luke Wessman shares his particular brand of art on skin and clothing all over the country, and he recently shared his story […]

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Tattooing is an art. It’s a passion that comes from inside, something that you’re born with but that must be nurtured in order to bring it out, to share it. An artist like Luke Wessman shares his particular brand of art on skin and clothing all over the country, and he recently shared his story with Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB.

Unknown copyLuke left home at 15, and began his career apprenticing for another legendary artist named Dave Gibson. He’s heavily tattooed, and has found that tattoos have become more acceptable everywhere. Luke tells stories through his art, and loves to sit with people and listen to the tales they spin. By traveling the world he has learned about two concepts: Self Made, Dues Paid, a gothic-font proudly displayed on fashion items; and the lost art of the gentleman. It’s a concept – and soon to be book – that he believes in completely. By staying positive, and focusing on being present, he stays in a great space.

And he shares his ideas on that, on creating a brand, the future of tattoos, finding a pathway into the beauty industry, giving back, and the lost art of the gentleman. It’s all part of expanding how we all see beauty, and we think that’s pretty important. Listen in.

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Finding the feng shui of beauty with Billy Yamaguchi https://americanmadebeauty.com/finding-the-feng-shui-of-beauty-with-billy-yamaguchi/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:37:17 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4133 In Japan, the Eastern philosophy of feng shui examines how the placement of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in and of your living environment. This philosophy can blend with Western techniques in order to create transformative customer experiences in beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness. How? It takes an embrace of both, […]

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In Japan, the Eastern philosophy of feng shui examines how the placement of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in and of your living environment. This philosophy can blend with Western techniques in order to create transformative customer experiences in beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness. How? It takes an embrace of both, something that can be explained succinctly by Patty Schmucker’s recent radio guest.

Unknown copyListen in as Billy Yamaguchi, the Japanese-born husband of Melissa Yamaguchi, talks about his career and how Yamaguchi Lifestyle brands and salons have become premier destinations largely because he infuses feng shui throughout. Ultimately, it’s all about energy. Billy has written books, and makes regular appearances on national television. He and his wife have also created botanical, essential oil products, and have both become motivational speakers for audiences around the world.

How do you find feng shui and bring it into your salon, into your life? By finding your feng (breath) and your shui (water), by understanding that the movement of water comes from energy, from wind, from breath. By marrying your five sense to the elements.

Listen in.

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Strategies for success with Neil Ducoff https://americanmadebeauty.com/strategies-for-success-with-neil-ducoff/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:34:39 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4131 What does it take to become successful in beauty? Is it talent? Is it perseverance? Neil Ducoff knows. And he has a strategy to help salon business owners to find what they’re looking for. In his business training and coaching company, he travels the country giving keynote speeches. He’s also written several books detailing what […]

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What does it take to become successful in beauty? Is it talent? Is it perseverance? Neil Ducoff knows. And he has a strategy to help salon business owners to find what they’re looking for. In his business training and coaching company, he travels the country giving keynote speeches. He’s also written several books detailing what it means to be a leader, how to achieve the numbers you dream about, and how to be successful. Neil talked to Patty Schmucker about his ultimate strategies for the beauty industry.

Unknown copyListen to hear how Ducoff’s company, Strategies, has evolved into a go-to resource for successful beauty business owners. Learn how their network of member companies works together to achieve great success. Hear Neil talk directly to business owners about the greatest pain facing salons and spas right now and what he recommends going forward; what his predictions for the professional industry.

It’s all on Radio AMB. We think you might hear something pretty important.

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Getting to the nuts and bolts of beauty with Jim Yates https://americanmadebeauty.com/getting-to-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-beauty-with-jim-yates/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:31:52 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4129 Some 40 years ago, in Scotland, a young man working as an electrician met a young woman who changed his life. This woman worked in the beauty industry, and was making a lot of money. He did what any smart man would do. He married her and began to immerse himself into the business of […]

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Some 40 years ago, in Scotland, a young man working as an electrician met a young woman who changed his life. This woman worked in the beauty industry, and was making a lot of money. He did what any smart man would do. He married her and began to immerse himself into the business of beauty. He went to beauty school, opened salons and eventually become a hub for Wella products. The man’s name? Jim Yates, an entrepreneur who realized long ago that success came from providing value in service, from greeting each client personally, providing consultations, and an overall great experience for each person who came into his salon; from having a plan.

Unknown copyJim and his wife eventually took a leap of faith and moved to California where they opened another salon. Jim also began building training systems, a little something he dubbed Nuts and Bolts Training. He teaches salon professionals about goals – how to have one and how to achieve it, building strategies and having a plan. For Jim it’s about consistency, and learning to replace bad habits with good ones. He recently sat down for an interview with Patty Schmucker to discuss the nuts and bolts of success.

Listen in. We think you might hear something pretty important.

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Teaching wellness with Universal Companies’ Paul Jablonski https://americanmadebeauty.com/teaching-wellness-with-universal-companies-paul-jablonski/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:13:15 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4127 As the world continues to shift the way we all live, we must find a way to live in it and live well. Doing so can require breaking our current lifestyle into a more holistic way of living. Paul Jablonski calls this bite-sized wellness. He was recently Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB. The third […]

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As the world continues to shift the way we all live, we must find a way to live in it and live well. Doing so can require breaking our current lifestyle into a more holistic way of living. Paul Jablonski calls this bite-sized wellness. He was recently Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB.

Unknown copyThe third in a series on Universal Companies, the show welcomed Paul, the Director of Universal Companies Wellness and Learning Center in Torrance, California. His vast experience has brought him to a deep understanding of what it is to live well. Now he’s also teaching wellness. Homes as sanctuaries, food as medicine, drinking beauty, workplace balance, holistic consumerism and the influence of youth. He talks about how it all is shaping the Wellness and Learning Center, and his hopes for it to shape the way we all live. Spas, education, relationships. People. It’s all included. And all open for discussion.

Listen to Patty and Paul as they talk about business, interesting brands, and how vital education is in today’s wellness-starved climate.

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Vintage and Bloggers: When past meets present in beauty. A discussion with Lauren Kurtz https://americanmadebeauty.com/vintage-and-bloggers-when-past-meets-present-in-beauty-a-discussion-with-lauren-kurtz/ Mon, 30 May 2016 17:54:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4123 Vintage is used to define something of high quality, from the past.  In cosmetics, modern formulations combined with packaging, compositions and looks from the past are the inspirations for one Southern California company that we recently talked with when radio AMB guest host Alicia Benkovich interviewed make-up artist and Beseme Cosmetics specialist Lauren Kurtz.  Listen below to […]

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Vintage is used to define something of high quality, from the past.  In cosmetics, modern formulations combined with packaging, compositions and looks from the past are the inspirations for one Southern California company that we recently talked with when radio AMB guest host Alicia Benkovich interviewed make-up artist and Beseme Cosmetics specialist Lauren Kurtz.  Listen below to hear how this new culmination of high quality, old and modern are used to re-create period specific and accurate photoshoots.  Alicia and Lauren dive into the world of vintage makeup and what goes into creating looks that are vintage even as they’re beautifully new.

Unknown copyAlicia, the Radio AMB voice of the target consumer that every beauty company is trying to attract, shares some of her favorite Youtube bloggers and vloggers along with what to look for in the upcoming summer months for makeup trends. She also shares the theme of the Met Gala Ball as well as the far east and how these factors are influencing our perceptions of beauty.

Learn how un-licensed beauty bloggers are creating a community on social media and how beauty professionals can help steer consumers to proper product and beauty knowledge. Only on Radio AMB.

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Peeling away beauty with Neil and Stuart Schultz https://americanmadebeauty.com/peeling-away-beauty-with-neil-and-stuart-schultz/ Mon, 23 May 2016 17:50:12 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4121 What is the prescription for beautiful skin? If you’re the father and son team of Neil and Stuart Schultz, it’s a BeautyRX, an innovative line of skin care products with the emphasis on care. Neal Schultz is a board-certified dermatologist from New York’s Upper East Side. His line of glycolic-acid driven skin treatments was created […]

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What is the prescription for beautiful skin? If you’re the father and son team of Neil and Stuart Schultz, it’s a BeautyRX, an innovative line of skin care products with the emphasis on care. Neal Schultz is a board-certified dermatologist from New York’s Upper East Side. His line of glycolic-acid driven skin treatments was created to help his clients achieve younger, brighter-looking skin.

Unknown copyHis philosophy is that “it’s not just about the wrinkle.” In fact, he unequivocally states that 95% of the face is not covered in lines or wrinkles. But the surface can become dull and flat. Exfoliation helps remove this layer, especially if done physically, by a trained physician. His favorite ingredient is glycolic acid. Recently Radio AMB host Patty Schmucher talked to Dr. Schultz and Stuart Schultz about peeling away the surface to expose true beauty. It has something to do with pore sludge and clearing it out to reveal gorgeous skin.

Find out what pore sludge is. Learn about the Dermstick, about the peel bar, about an amazing new vitamin C. Discover what other ingredients can help peel away beauty and that the prescription for skin is BeautyRX. Hear why. Listen below.

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Architecturally designed beauty with Elan Sassoon https://americanmadebeauty.com/architecturally-designed-beauty-with-elan-sassoon/ Mon, 16 May 2016 17:44:11 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4119 In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Vidal Sassoon became the defining force in hair, crafting geometric styles that turned heads. Nearly 50 years later, his son Elan is turning heads in his own way. Elan’s path to the beauty industry started differently than his father’s in that he chose the film industry, producing independent […]

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Vidal Sassoon became the defining force in hair, crafting geometric styles that turned heads. Nearly 50 years later, his son Elan is turning heads in his own way. Elan’s path to the beauty industry started differently than his father’s in that he chose the film industry, producing independent films. After five years, the pull of the family business became strong, and he started a skin care company called Vita Organics with his mother Beverly. Proving that he was on his way to becoming a powerful business man and player in the beauty industry, he first sale was to 3000 Target stores for over $1 million. Vita Organics went on to have $7 million in sales during its first year.

Unknown copyElan moved easily into the corporate world, then back into salons and spas, building several high-end salons in New York and Boston. He started Sojourn hair care products in 2009 and sold it in January 2014. He now sits on the board of the Beauty Schools of America, and he talked to Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker about his round-about way to the industry and what it means to be the son of a legend. They discussed his film career and what ultimately led him back to what he truly loves: beauty.

With his understanding of hair and his knowledge of art – accompanied by his wife who studied at Bauhaus art school (Vidal’s architectural inspiration) – Elan has become a connoisseur of architecturally designed beauty in the form of homes, ice cream and online beauty solutions. Listen below to hear what Elan Sassoon is doing now and what he plans for the future. Only on Healthylife.net.

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Living a life of purpose https://americanmadebeauty.com/living-a-life-of-purpose/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/living-a-life-of-purpose/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 19:18:08 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2686 At the start of her career, Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker began working with a man she came to know as a modern-day genius: Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. She was also lucky enough to meet the woman who intersected with AVEDA after she graduate with a degree in philosophy and became Horst’s life partner. Her […]

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At the start of her career, Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker began working with a man she came to know as a modern-day genius: Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. She was also lucky enough to meet the woman who intersected with AVEDA after she graduate with a degree in philosophy and became Horst’s life partner.

Unknown copyHer name was Kiran Stordalen and recently, Kiran sits down with Patty to discuss Intelligent Nutrients, a brand of certified organic health and beauty products created with Horst and that Kiran and partner Nicole Rechelbacher have a vision to grow.

Listen as Kiran and Patty start the first of a two-part series and talk about living a life of purpose, and about how creating a high-quality luxury health and beauty brand that’s also environmentally conscious, non-toxic, and nutritious is helping to change the world. It’s all because Kiran and Nicole are committed to exploring how people take care of themselves with products that really work while being good for the planet.

Kiran is using her vast experience in marketing, creative and product development to help everyone live a life of purpose by making smart choices with Intelligent Nutrients. Find out how by having a listen.

Next up: Nicole Rechelbacher

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How yoga influences beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/how-yoga-influences-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/how-yoga-influences-beauty/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 00:20:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2690 Ever thought about how many beauty products you layer on your skin everyday? Nicole Rechelbacher of Intelligent Nutrients has. She was raised thinking about those layers and about how to make each layer healthier and more effective.  As the daughter Eco-preneur Horst Rechelbacher, the pioneer of the natural and organic beauty movement and founder of […]

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Nicole_R.ResizedEver thought about how many beauty products you layer on your skin everyday? Nicole Rechelbacher of Intelligent Nutrients has. She was raised thinking about those layers and about how to make each layer healthier and more effective.  As the daughter Eco-preneur Horst Rechelbacher, the pioneer of the natural and organic beauty movement and founder of the iconic beauty brand Aveda, Nicole has a unique perspective on beauty. She sat down with American Made Beauty founder Patty Schmucker and spoke about her childhood filled with Yogis, spiritual pilgrimages, meditation and road trip, and how it all culminates in Intelligent Nutrients.

Nicole learned through her family about connecting with yourself and in turn others.  She tells Patty that her father was not a man of rules but rather an influencer, a guru; a good teacher.  When she was a child, Horst started making products at home with a man he met in India by the name of ShivNath Tanden. ShivNath returned with Horst and lived in the Rechelbacher home to help develop the products, teach yoga and be a spiritual guide to the family.

Nicole says her friends would come over to the house and ask: “who’s the guy in the pajamas?” Nicole just assumed that everyone had a live-in Yogi.

When Horst designated a room in his salon for ShivNath to teach yoga it caused a shift in the salon staff. This started the lifestyle evolution and beginning of Aveda (the letter “a” in front of Veda means “absence of wisdom or knowledge). Nicole would sometimes join her father on selling road trips, learning what would become the foundation of her career in the beauty industry. Nicole never wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. It was too intimidating.  She wanted to be a student and wanted to create her own path.  She attended Horst’s school in Minneapolis, which just happened to be located in a castle that he also called home and where his studio was located.  She would go on to work at the first Aveda shop on Madison Avenue while she studied accessory and clothing design at New York’s FIT, and designed an organic clothing collection.

What does it all mean for Intelligent Nutrients?  Nicole says she is selling more than a lifestyle; she is selling nutrients for overall wellbeing.  Intelligent Nutrients uses resources in a responsible way. And practices the philosophy that you never stop learning, while innovating and creating new lessons that help consumers make better choices and understanding to respect nature.

Nicole believes in going to the source of ingredients and understanding the science behind it, such as:  Where do ingredients come from? What is the soil like? Are the ingredients altered from their natural state?  This is in keeping with the idea that every beauty product you use goes back into the environment.  This is also true of what your skin and organs absorb. What chemicals are in these products and where are they going?  “Actives” (the nutrients in her products) have an impact on our bodies and we react to these plants. Intelligent Nutrients implements science with safety in mind. One technology used in the brand is the cold pressed processing of seeds.  This elixir incorporated across the brand is high in antioxidant levels and marks the foundation of a good skincare regimen by starting with nutrition. Fighting free radicals from the inside out.

Nicole admits that the beauty industry has not changed much but that Intelligent Nutrients is managing their impact on the environment and trying to influence how beauty products are made.  In their flagship salon in Minneapolis they focus on a place where people can receive wellness, peace, and an overall lifestyle approach to beauty; inspiring people to learn and be a part of something bigger.  How do their services differ? When you first walk into the salon you notice the aroma first. They inspire a total sensory experience for people that refers back to their entire lifestyle approach to beauty.  This is not just a salon for overall beauty but a specialized way to treat clients going through chemo and other types of medical treatments that may be especially toxic and taxing on their health.  They train their staff on how to work with cancer patients and offer oncology spa solutions, helping patients shocked from the diagnosis and treatment find a place to feel better.  In other words, it’s more than just a blowdry.

What does Nicole have planned, going forward?  She is continuing to spread the message that Horst left behind – “If you can do better, then you must do better” – and she is carrying on the legacy that Horst built. It’s easy to believe that he would be very proud of her achievements.

For more information an the Intelligent Nutrients story, visit their website.

You can also listen to this fascinating interview on our Youtube channel.

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A wellness revolution that’s universal https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-wellness-revolution-thats-universal/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-wellness-revolution-thats-universal/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:25:21 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2681 Over the last few years, a strong trend has been pulsing through the beauty industry. It’s one that is quickly translating into products as well as services, and it’s one that Universal Companies is at the forefront of. It’s a revolution and it’s about wellness. Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker continues her series of interviews […]

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Over the last few years, a strong trend has been pulsing through the beauty industry. It’s one that is quickly translating into products as well as services, and it’s one that Universal Companies is at the forefront of. It’s a revolution and it’s about wellness. Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker continues her series of interviews with Universal Companies, talking with Kelly Wilson, the head of the Product Development team. Wellness is a category that’s near and dear to her heart.

kellywilsonKelly has been involved with creative marketing and public relations for more that 25 years, and with Universal Companies for the past 10. During her tenure, she has helped with the section of more than 9,000 products. Her passion lies in spas and salons, and she and Patty dive deep into how products have gotten cleaner and how demand continues to rise for natural and organic products that also produce results.

When it comes to services, consumers want professionals to provide recommendations on what they should use at home. Kelly Wilson and Universal Companies have been instrumental in helping maximize education to make those recommendations stronger than ever. Talk about a wellness revolution that’s universal.

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What is universal beauty? https://americanmadebeauty.com/what-is-universal-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/what-is-universal-beauty/#respond Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:51:44 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2639 How do we define beauty? Is there a universal term or a universal description? Does it have to do with hair or eye color, or age? The tone and texture of one’s skin? Is it attitude? Perhaps it’s all of the above. In discussing what makes beauty timeless and universal, the one constant seems to […]

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How do we define beauty? Is there a universal term or a universal description? Does it have to do with hair or eye color, or age? The tone and texture of one’s skin? Is it attitude? Perhaps it’s all of the above. In discussing what makes beauty timeless and universal, the one constant seems to be a pursuit of wellness – the idea that as we grow, change and even age, we can do so with vitality, dignity and a complete sense of wholeness.

Ribbon_Cutting_2Patty extends the conversation about universal beauty with Karen Short, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Universal Companies. During their hour together, they’ll learn how Universal is, in fact, helping shape the direction and dialogue about what beauty means for the entire health and beauty industry.

Patty and Karen will talk about the Wellness Revolution; about diversity in the industry; about the spa business and preventive care that focuses on beauty rather than just health. They’ll get in-depth on how services are changing in salons and spas to include yoga, nutritional counseling and holistic offerings, and how Universal Companies is at the forefront. The company is currently leading the way in helping brands build their business for sustainability, and truly helping define what universal beauty means.

Listen now. We might just reveal something you need to know. And that’s pretty important.

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What’s that wonderful aroma? https://americanmadebeauty.com/whats-that-wonderful-aroma/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/whats-that-wonderful-aroma/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:47:47 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2636 When it comes to natural foods and natural beauty products in America, one of the first to explore the quality of raw materials was a man named Jeffrey Light. For over 50 years, he worked in the manufacturing arena building such well known “natural” brands as Jason Natural & Organic Cosmetics. This leading brand has […]

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When it comes to natural foods and natural beauty products in America, one of the first to explore the quality of raw materials was a man named Jeffrey Light. For over 50 years, he worked in the manufacturing arena building such well known “natural” brands as Jason Natural & Organic Cosmetics. This leading brand has been in the market for over 50 years and is still the top seller in natural food store sales. When he sold that company, he retired for a short while before realizing that retirement simply wasn’t for him. That’s when he joined with his son Eric to purchase Aroma Naturals. This manufacturer of natural and organic beauty and health products, including aromatic candles, is transforming the idea of natural, and doing so under the tutelage of Jeffrey and Eric.

Listen in as Patty interviews both Jeffrey and Eric. Find out how these two generations are creating a mini revolution in the natural products industry. By transforming how natural products are sourced and eventually made, they are changing the course of history, one natural aroma at a time.

From his time working in a factory to his current involvement in natural beauty, Jeffrey Light is causing change. He’s doing it by studying the marketplace, and by using common sense. If it smells good, do it.

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Beyonce isn’t the only beauty with a style squad at her fingertips https://americanmadebeauty.com/beyonce-isnt-the-only-beauty-with-a-style-squad-at-her-fingertips/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beyonce-isnt-the-only-beauty-with-a-style-squad-at-her-fingertips/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:51:47 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2600 A recent study estimated that the average woman spends nearly two years of her life applying make-up. A shocking statistic that doesn’t even include skincare, taming your mane, or maintaining your physique. As our readers know, keeping up a beauty regimen can feel like a full time job. That’s why American Made Beauty attended the recent CEW event in Santa Monica. After interviewing […]

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A recent study estimated that the average woman spends nearly two years of her life applying make-up. A shocking statistic that doesn’t even include skincare, taming your mane, or maintaining your physique. As our readers know, keeping up a beauty regimen can feel like a full time job. That’s why American Made Beauty attended the recent CEW event in Santa Monica. After interviewing three of the industry’s biggest wave makers, we’ve come up with a list of the best – and speediest – services to get you looking good, feeling great, and moving on with your life!

A Facial Peel You Don’t Have To Fear

Is there any trait more enviable than naturally flawless skin? Of course not! For many women, the facial peel has become a necessary evil in the pursuit of a clear complexion. It promises glowing skin but only after the immediate red, flakey phase has passed. We are happy to report that those days are long gone thanks to the emergence of BeautyRX’s Peel Bar. This new service offers a professional glycolic peel in just fifteen minutes with no threat of irritation. At only $50 per visit, who doesn’t have part of their lunch break to spare for radiant, even skin?

At the CEW event, we had an opportunity to talk to Stuart Schultz, son of BeautyRX’s creator Dr. Neal Schultz, about what makes their skincare line so unique. As a young kid spending time in his father’s dermatology office, Stuart familiarized himself with the business and later encouraged his father to share his products with the general public. At last, an opportunity to obtain professional grade skincare products without a costly doctor’s appointment! Stuart is also proud of their decision to produce their line in the United States. This proximity to the laboratories and manufacturing facilities allows the Schultzes to personally guarantee the quality of their products. It’s not uncommon for either of them to spend an afternoon working in the lab to confirm the formulas are precise.

Have we piqued your interest? If so, you’re in luck! During the month of April, BeautyRx and Blushington will be partnering to display Peel Bars at Blushington’s locations in California, New York, and Texas. Read more here.

The Makeup Bag Audit You Know You Need

Left is CEW board member, Tina Thomson, of Tina Thomson Communications. On the right is Martha McCully, panel moderator, and beauty and lifestyle expert. Photograph by: Adamsville Photography.

Left is CEW board member, Tina Thomson, of Tina Thomson Communications. On the right is Martha McCully, panel moderator, and beauty and lifestyle expert. Photograph by: Adamsville Photography.

It’s always been a dilemma: to whom can you turn when you’re in need of a beauty tutorial? A friend? YouTube? Or maybe one of those overdone cosmetic counter ladies at your local department store? Thankfully, none of the above! Blushington and its staff of professional make-up artists offer a range of services designed to help you achieve and, more importantly, recreate your ideal look. Did we mention their chandelier-clad, cheerful stores accommodate large groups for events or parties too? Perfect!

Natasha Cornstein, President of Blushington, was initially introduced to the company as a customer. She knew immediately she had found the answers to two age-old questions: what’s the best look for me? and how can I recreate it quickly on my own? Whether your go-to look needs a refresh or you’re experiencing changes in your skin and makeup needs, Blushington strives to teach women how to apply their own makeup with confidence.

But how? First, Blushington specialists take a peek inside your makeup bag – yup, bring it along. Then, they do for you what you cannot do for yourself: they pitch that so-so lipstick shade and toss that shimmery eyeshadow from 2011 (because you’re never really going to wear it again). Natasha notes that Blushington is not married to any one brand or style, so clients can rest assured that the suggestions made are entirely for your benefit. After selecting the right products, your stylist will apply a look to one side of your face and guide you through its application on the other side. Finally, the missing link! This ensures you won’t leave the store with a bunch of new product only to end up looking like a Pinterest DIY fail.

Speaking of fails… we asked Natasha to identify the beauty sin most aging women commit. Are you ready? Applying too much makeup! (Surprise, surprise). She emphasizes that Blushington’s mission is all about maximizing the skin you’re in. From beachy and effortless in LA to high glamour in Dallas, or pared down and modern in NY, Blushington’s unwavering commitment to consistency ensures the quality of products and talented staff are available in all their stores throughout the nation. Intrigued? For more information about Blushington, visit their website.

Salon Style Without The Hassle

Whether it’s because you lack the patience or dexterity (maybe both), every woman struggles to recreate a salon blowout at home. Luckily, Alli Webb, founder of DryBar, has heard our prayer! This long time stylist is revolutionizing the salon experience, or at least our look, by making professional blowouts more attainable for us all.

CEW 2DryBar, affordable and accessible, eliminates the tiresome exercise of vying for a salon appointment. Its mission is to encourage women to feel gorgeous any day of the week, but without the guilt that so often accompanies a beauty splurge. Unsurprisingly, DryBar’s appeal casts a wide net attracting women of all ages and ethnicities. Its cheeky cocktail themed menu offers a variety of styles including the oft-requested Mai Tai, a messy, beachy look. Alli informs us that hair trends are pretty consistent from one location to the next – with the exception of Texas, where the mantra ‘the higher the hair, the closer to God’ still reigns. For more information about DryBar, visit their website.

With your skin glowing, your makeup bag organized, and your hair impeccably coiffed, you’re ready to take on your day! That is, of course, only if you’re prepared to answer the next of life’s big questions: what do I wear?

To hear more from these beauty industry notables, tune in to AMB’s podcast channel for the full interview on May 5th.

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Beauty goes digital https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-goes-digital/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-goes-digital/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:43:51 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2632 What’s the common denominator of companies like Harley-Davidson, Rosetta Stone, Progressive Insurance, Nikon, Microsoft, General Electric and Paul Mitchell? Lisa Kovner of Kovner & Company, a digital strategist who uses her unique knowledge of integrated marketing to get the word out and out and out for all types of American Made Beauty products. Her experience […]

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What’s the common denominator of companies like Harley-Davidson, Rosetta Stone, Progressive Insurance, Nikon, Microsoft, General Electric and Paul Mitchell? Lisa Kovner of Kovner & Company, a digital strategist who uses her unique knowledge of integrated marketing to get the word out and out and out for all types of American Made Beauty products. Her experience includes B2C, B2B, experiential marketing, grassroots/WOM, multi-channel retail marketing, promotions, and more.

Kovner_BW_3163_webListen in as host Patty Schmucker, just back from a successful trip to Cosmoprof in Bologna, Italy, interviews Lisa. Hear what it takes to develop solutions to just about any type of communication challenge. According to Lisa, the key to inspiring others is a little thing called “authenticity.” You have to target your consumers appropriately and “talk” to them from a place that’s real. Phoniness is easily spotted in today’s fast paced, digital world, where business can move at the speed of your internet connection.

Lisa started her career with aspirations of being the White House Communications Director. She quickly learned that boutique marketing was much more fun. Join Patty and Lisa for a great conversation on what it takes to be discovered, how emerging brands get noticed, and what’s next for beauty in the digital world.

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Exploring the journey into wellness https://americanmadebeauty.com/exploring-the-journey-into-wellness/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/exploring-the-journey-into-wellness/#respond Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:03:50 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2643 Imagine a journey. One filled with energy and discover; one where you don’t need to travel the world in order to experience the power of it. That’s a journey into wellness and wellbeing, a journey that has been charted by Debra K. A television host, writer, author, producer, trainer and entrepreneur, Debra is a natural […]

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DK heashotImagine a journey. One filled with energy and discover; one where you don’t need to travel the world in order to experience the power of it. That’s a journey into wellness and wellbeing, a journey that has been charted by Debra K. A television host, writer, author, producer, trainer and entrepreneur, Debra is a natural health explorer who is dedicated to helping bring others into wellness. Listen in as guest host Kevin Michel talks with Debra about how she started on her own journey. She was in the corporate world, in charge of customer care, but found it unfulfilling. She embarked on her own health transformation and began a PBS television show, called Journey into Wellbeing.

Debra is open and warm, and readily shares how wellbeing is more than food and even products. It’s about surrounding oneself with people who lift you up rather than bring you down. She believes that it’s never too late to re-invent yourself, and she shares her wisdom as to how to go about that.

Debra K is a wellness and wellbeing guru. She has brought her knowledge to the salon and spa industry, and to television audiences everywhere. She talks about how to start your own journey, how to be well at home and when you travel, and how to transform your life. It’s a fascinating journey. One you should tune in to hear, for your own wellbeing.

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Putting your feet first https://americanmadebeauty.com/putting-your-feet-first/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/putting-your-feet-first/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:17:49 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2527 Beauty is often said to go from head to toe. With the Footmate System by Gordon Brush, this couldn’t be more true. Listen as guest host Kevin Michel sits in for Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB and interviews Alan Schecter, the vice president of sales and marketing for Gordon Brush, about how taking care of your […]

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Beauty is often said to go from head to toe. With the Footmate System by Gordon Brush, this couldn’t be more true. Listen as guest host Kevin Michel sits in for Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB and interviews Alan Schecter, the vice president of sales and marketing for Gordon Brush, about how taking care of your feet actually helps to take care of your whole body. Listen in as Alan and Kevin discuss the idea of putting feet first, an idea that makes sense when you think that each American adult walks approximately 1,000 miles each year or 70,000 miles or move over the course of a lifetime. That kind of walking puts tremendous pressure on the 28 tiny bones, the 20 muscles and the 112 ligaments in each foot.

Caring for feet means rejuvenating the skin and the muscles. It also means taking care of your health. Foot health may help people suffering from diabetes since at least one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems.Alan details how this works, as well as how reflexology has mapped out the foot zone to help reduce stress. He’ll also discuss how beauty isn’t just soul deep, it’s sole deep.

Kevin welcomes the idea of putting feet first in beauty with Alan Schecter and the Footmate System. Listen for yourself, only on Radio AMB.

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Being earth friendly is definitely being America-friendly https://americanmadebeauty.com/being-earth-friendly-is-definitely-being-america-friendly/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/being-earth-friendly-is-definitely-being-america-friendly/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:14:09 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2523 Think back to 1967. If you’re old enough, you might remember that it was a time of “hippies,” people who were mostly young, who loved peace, and the earth. Who were changing the world. It was during this time that two people decided to put their passions into business, creating the beginnings of what would […]

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jennaarkinThink back to 1967. If you’re old enough, you might remember that it was a time of “hippies,” people who were mostly young, who loved peace, and the earth. Who were changing the world. It was during this time that two people decided to put their passions into business, creating the beginnings of what would become Earth Friendly products. ECOS. Listen to Radio AMB as guest host Kevin Michel talks to Jenna Arkin, product development director for Earth Friendly Products. She uses her unique and dual passions for chemistry and design to create the revolutionary formulas and innovative packaging that make this company a true American Made Beauty.

Jenna and Kevin will discuss the latest in plant-derived ingredients and how they’re used in baby products, cleaning products, even dog-friendly products. Jenna understands that just because a product is “green,” doesn’t always mean that it works. It’s why she and her team work so hard to ensure that each product is also high-performance. How? The power of green chemistry. In addition, their products are carbon neutral and they thrive on 100% renewable energy. Earth Friendly and their ECOS brand are working to change the planet, one formula at a time. On Monday, find out how you can join the movement to be earth-friendly.

Listen for yourself.

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Beauty? It’s Universal. https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-its-universal/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-its-universal/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:11:18 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2519 When it comes to supplying beauty products to the spa industry, there is only one company with the universal reach to 35,000 customers. That company is #UniversalCompanies. As the one-stop-shop for spa and beauty professionals, Universal has been the leader in their field for over 30 years. It began when founder Marti Morenings started helping […]

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When it comes to supplying beauty products to the spa industry, there is only one company with the universal reach to 35,000 customers. That company is #UniversalCompanies. As the one-stop-shop for spa and beauty professionals, Universal has been the leader in their field for over 30 years. It began when founder Marti Morenings started helping her father to provide supplies for his chiropractic business. It wasn’t long before she discovered the lush wonder of esthetics and promptly fell in love. Universal began.

On Monday, Patty interviews the company’s CEO Brenda Elliot. Tune in to hear about the history, and how they have become the undisputed authority in everything needed to run a spa. Universal has provided products and education for years.  Now they have evolved to the digital world, opened a Wellness and Learning center in Los Angeles, and are curating the best in brands, business information and education.

One of Patty’s favorite quote is “ a brand is a story that is always being told.” Listen to Radio AMB to hear the beginning of the Universal Company’s brand story. It’s the first of three interviews with Universal that will discuss how to select brands, what to look for, sales and marketing ideas, and how Universal Companies influences the spa experience.

Beauty is most definitely universal. Especially on RadioAMB. Listen for yourself.

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Meet one of the most influential women in beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/meet-one-of-the-most-influential-women-in-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/meet-one-of-the-most-influential-women-in-beauty/#respond Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:07:38 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2514 What does a dynamic energy therapist and a Feng Shui speaker/educator have in common? Melissa Yamaguchi. She’s been a student of the balance environment known as Feng Shui for more than 18 years. She teaches to often sold-out venues who describe her as Erma Bombeck meets Dorothy Parker with a hard shot of truth. In […]

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Melissa_HeadShotWhat does a dynamic energy therapist and a Feng Shui speaker/educator have in common? Melissa Yamaguchi. She’s been a student of the balance environment known as Feng Shui for more than 18 years. She teaches to often sold-out venues who describe her as Erma Bombeck meets Dorothy Parker with a hard shot of truth. In other words, she’s funny and a little sarcastic, but always tells it like it is. Listen in as Patty interviews Ms. Yamaguchi on Radio AMB and hear about the need for change and the awareness of self-knowledge.

Ms. Yamaguchi understands that it takes a great deal of focus and energy to live and work in harmony. A blogger on Huffington Post, she has a lot to say about keeping all aspect of life and beauty spinning simultaneously. She’ll share her ideas on how to successfully navigate the journey in front of you, whether it’s one of personal discovery or one of business opportunity. She will give ideas on how to own your energy in order to own your life. When you hear what she has to say, you’ll be riveted. Her energy, laughter and charm will leave you wanting more.

Join Patty and her guest, voted one of the most influential women in beauty, Melissa Yamaguchi only on Radio AMB.

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Beauty by a nose https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-by-a-nose/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-by-a-nose/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:03:13 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2511 We have five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. All are important when it comes to beauty, but one of the most interesting is the latter: fragrance. Smell. Danica Siegal of I Am Fragrance was born into fragrance and continues to explore the olfactory experience, something she continues to share with others, including you, […]

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danica2We have five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. All are important when it comes to beauty, but one of the most interesting is the latter: fragrance. Smell. Danica Siegal of I Am Fragrance was born into fragrance and continues to explore the olfactory experience, something she continues to share with others, including you, on Radio AMB.

Smell triggers memory and emotion. Like a light bulb connected to the brain, it makes us feel better. Danica believes that beauty is born on the inside and lives on the inside, and only then can it radiate to the outside. Danica’s father was a leading scientist who helped map human DNA. Through his work, he came to a deep understanding of how the brain works and how memories are formed. Her uncle was a perfumer and understood the power of raw materials – botanicals – to create amazing fragrances. Danica Siegal continues her family’s legacy of using the sense of smell to create new memories.

Patty Schmucker, host of Radio AMB, interviewed Danica Siegal to discover the emotional and spiritual aspects of aromas, of fragrances; of smells and the experience of this most personal of senses. Listen in as they discuss how botanicals are sourced, the difference between botanical-based aromas and synthetic fragrances, the energy created by plants, and what the future of beauty by a nose really means.

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Is there a connection between beauty and mental health? https://americanmadebeauty.com/is-there-a-connection-between-beauty-and-mental-health/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/is-there-a-connection-between-beauty-and-mental-health/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:30:43 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2201 In each Radio AMB show, we discuss the many aspects that go into making beauty. We’ve laid the ground work for how beauty is truly inside out and outside in; how the body works internally in order to present beauty externally. We talked about how the topical application of products can truly work to support […]

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In each Radio AMB show, we discuss the many aspects that go into making beauty. We’ve laid the ground work for how beauty is truly inside out and outside in; how the body works internally in order to present beauty externally. We talked about how the topical application of products can truly work to support overall health, and we brought you some interesting stories about how fashion, history, science and medicine have intertwined to enhance our immune system even as they work to beautify the appearance of our hair and skin. In an interview with Lisa Davis, we dive even deeper into the connection.

Lisa has 35 years of experience serving children and families with severe mental and behavioral health needs. She works as the Chief Operations Officer for Community Solutions, the most comprehensive nonprofit human services agency in South Santa Clara County, CA. The agency offers a broad spectrum of services for mental health, substance abuse, sexual assault, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and youth development. Community Solutions works in partnership with community-based organizations, law enforcement, local schools, and county health and human service providers.

Listen as Lisa and Patty talk about how trauma effects every aspect of life (over 18% of adults in the US have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, and other related disorders). And how the beauty industry with programs like Cut It Out, a domestic violence initiative, is working to help by recognizing the signs. There’s a real connection between beauty and mental health. And we’re just getting started in recognizing its power.

 

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Stepping behind the glass https://americanmadebeauty.com/stepping-behind-the-glass/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/stepping-behind-the-glass/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:59:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2508 The world of photography is one of mystery and intrigue. The world of beauty photography even more so. How do you come up with the shot? How do you create a visual interpretation of a concept? If you’re Robert Lynden, you do it with intuition, knowledge and a deep love of what’s beautiful. Lynden, founder […]

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robertlyndenThe world of photography is one of mystery and intrigue. The world of beauty photography even more so. How do you come up with the shot? How do you create a visual interpretation of a concept? If you’re Robert Lynden, you do it with intuition, knowledge and a deep love of what’s beautiful.

Lynden, founder of Sole Icon Productions, is one of the industry’s premier fashion and beauty photographers. He has worked with some of the top beauty brands in the world, taking photographs for their campaigns and creating videos to tell their stories. Listen to his story. How he and his family escaped from war torn eastern Europe when he was a teenager. How he studied art in Europe. How he started in design but quickly found his passion in photography and film making. It’s a fascinating life, told through the lens of Mr. Lynden.

Listen in as Robert Lynden talks about his process for creating visual messages, what it takes to capture the perfect shot, and what he loves most about his work. Hint: it’s not what you’d think.

Step behind the glass with one of beauty’s best ‘togs. Only on Radio AMB.

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Who manufactures beauty? https://americanmadebeauty.com/who-manufactures-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/who-manufactures-beauty/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:54:00 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2195 We’ve all done it. We stand in our salon or in Sephora, and we look at the shelves full of the tubes, jars, bottles, pots and vials. We’re drawn to the names, the look of the packaging, we make a purchase and then take our chosen product home to try. We think we know who […]

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We’ve all done it. We stand in our salon or in Sephora, and we look at the shelves full of the tubes, jars, bottles, pots and vials. We’re drawn to the names, the look of the packaging, we make a purchase and then take our chosen product home to try. We think we know who made the product. But do we?

Take a trip behind the product when Patty interviews Richard Guarza of Advanced Cosmetic Research Labs, a beauty products’ manufacturer, and hear how his business works to make the beauty business work. An industry veteran, Richard is an unsung hero of what’s in that bottle, tube or jar. It’s all made in his lab. From sourcing ingredients, to incorporating the most advanced technologies, to creating niche products like personal lubricants, he’s done it all and then some. He talks about how he found his way into beauty, how he does what he does and offers suggestions for others seeking to step behind the scenes of beauty.

Listen below.

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Meet a true color maestro https://americanmadebeauty.com/meet-a-true-color-maestro/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/meet-a-true-color-maestro/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:12:32 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2175 What is color? Where does it come from? How does it apply to hair? Who wrote the book on hair color? And who knows what’s best? Listen to Patty’s interview with Beth Minardi for the answers. Beth shares how we are surrounded by color and how that affects the way we feel.   A true […]

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What is color? Where does it come from? How does it apply to hair? Who wrote the book on hair color? And who knows what’s best?

Beth_Minardi_w_0Listen to Patty’s interview with Beth Minardi for the answers. Beth shares how we are surrounded by color and how that affects the way we feel.   A true color guru, she provides guidance to some of the world’s most beautiful women and shares her story and insights for beauty. In order to have hair color that’s rich, deep, luminous, brilliant, a professional isn’t just nice, it’s pretty important.

Beth Minardi, who has been in the professional hair care and color industry for more than 30 years, has developed color education and products for many hair manufacturers.  She has not only learned the power of color, she has elevated it to the level of art.

In Patty’s first ever live interview, Beth discusses her journey, what are her plans for the future, and how important constant reinvention is.

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A very unique beauty boutique https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-very-unique-beauty-boutique/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-very-unique-beauty-boutique/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:42:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=2172 When Brian Esposito’s father started Milo Beauty over 40 years ago he couldn’t have imagined how his professional beauty distributing company would be the first to create professional stores. And how it could evolve, under the direction of Brian and his sister Lisa, into an enterprise that touches beauty, fashion, and music, and is about […]

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When Brian Esposito’s father started Milo Beauty over 40 years ago he couldn’t have imagined how his professional beauty distributing company would be the first to create professional stores. And how it could evolve, under the direction of Brian and his sister Lisa, into an enterprise that touches beauty, fashion, and music, and is about to transform social media.

Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker recently talked to Brian about the journey this second generation distributor is using to grow his multi-faceted business and about his search for unique niche brands. His AveYou Beauty has partnered with brand owners to bring consumers amazing products that truly perform. AveYou has also created a unique beauty buying experience both in store and online. According to Brian, the website is so advanced, it actually learns from the visitor as she clicks through, finding what she likes and what she doesn’t in order to offer suggestions. It’s artificial intelligence at its most beautiful.

AveYou Beauty also attends and in some cases sponsors consumer events at leading universities in the New Jersey area where they’re based.

Listen to hear how Brian has used his approach of respect and cultivating relationships to advance business. Hear how his passion for beauty has also resulted in a different kind of beauty: an up-and-coming music group. Plus don’t miss the hot news of Brian’s soon-to-be-released venture that has the promise of taking the strength of current social media platforms and eliminating the challenges. Talk about unique!

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Eyes on Cancer. An interview with Jeanne Braa Foster and her husband Dr. Dean Foster  https://americanmadebeauty.com/eyes-on-cancer-an-interview-with-jeanne-braa-foster-and-her-husband-dr-dean-foster/ Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:05:34 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=4652 In this podcast, Patty Schmucker talks to Jeanne Braa again, who also introduces us to her husband Dr. Dean Foster.   Dean knew he wanted to be a doctor from an early age. His dad was a physician, and so Dean witnessed first-hand the value of wellness in life. He went to medical school, became […]

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In this podcast, Patty Schmucker talks to Jeanne Braa again, who also introduces us to her husband Dr. Dean Foster.
 
Dean knew he wanted to be a doctor from an early age. His dad was a physician, and so Dean witnessed first-hand the value of wellness in life. He went to medical school, became an orthopedic surgeon and after practicing medicine in trauma wards, retired his scalpel and traveled to the Holy Land to embrace a higher calling.  Jeanne and Dean found each other later in life and were bound by a common spiritual mission. 

Before the honeymoon was over, Dean was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  As part of their treatment, both Dean and Jeanne called on all their resources to apply the best of western medicine, alternative modalities and spiritual resources to restore Dean’s cellular health.  Because they caught the cancer early, they had choices that led to a positive prognosis.  Together they realized they had the resources to turn an industry into an army of people dedicated to detect surface cancers, like skin cancer.  They founded Eyes on Cancer, an organization that helps train beauty professionals to see things that might be a problem and in the process, change the world.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Dean Foster and his wife, beauty professional Jeanne Braa Foster talk about the vision they have for life, for beauty and for wellness.

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Be brainy about beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/be-brainy-about-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/be-brainy-about-beauty/#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:28:23 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1997 If you’ve ever wondered how formulas are crafted, how ingredients are chosen, mixed in the lab and end up in a bottle, jar or tube, then you need to hear the two guys known as The Beauty Brains. Randy Schueller started out writing stories he hoped would sell to Marvel comics, segued into a chemistry […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how formulas are crafted, how ingredients are chosen, mixed in the lab and end up in a bottle, jar or tube, then you need to hear the two guys known as The Beauty Brains.

Randy Schueller started out writing stories he hoped would sell to Marvel comics, segued into a chemistry degree and then to a small perfume company in Chicago. Thirty years later, after working for companies such as Alberto Culver, VO5, Tresemme, Nexxus and St.Ives, Randy teamed up with Perry Romanowski and together they created their own cosmetic science entertainment and educational blog.

After years of helping fortune 500 companies bring products to market, their current efforts help consumers understand the hottest ingredients – bird poop anyone – and tapping into the biggest trends. They source what they need from all over the world, help people understand the “all natural” category and are currently excited about the possibilities and opportunities that come with creating products for an older population.

Listen below as they talk about some of the most outrageous and funny claims they’ve heard – like matching your DNA – and some of the most outrageous ingredients out there – snake venom. It’s all about knowing what’s in a product and why, doing proper research, and de-mystifying what’s beautiful about skin care and hair care. It’s about being brainy about your beauty.

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When you see a problem, create a solution https://americanmadebeauty.com/when-you-see-a-problem-create-a-solution/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/when-you-see-a-problem-create-a-solution/#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:26:35 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1876 Meet Michelle Doan founder of Emani Organic Cosmetics, vegan and responsible cosmetics. As a teen in Vietnam, Michelle suffered from horrible acne and could find nothing to help. When she moved to the US, one of the first things she did was to build her own American Dream. She started in the fashion industry and […]

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Meet Michelle Doan founder of Emani Organic Cosmetics, vegan and responsible cosmetics. As a teen in Vietnam, Michelle suffered from horrible acne and could find nothing to help. When she moved to the US, one of the first things she did was to build her own American Dream. She started in the fashion industry and because of her ongoing skin issues, decided to create her own skin care line using ingredients and raw materials that could be combined to solve her problem, as well as the problems of others.

michelledoanThat was 18 years ago. Since then, she has learned what it means to use ingredients that aren’t harmful. Her product line, Emani, has soul, substance. It is filled with non-comedogenic – not harmful – ingredients that work. When she began, there were no vegan skin products. She paved the way for other brands, including Bare Minerals. To her, cosmetics need to do more than hide imperfections. They need to treat skin while beautifying. Her first products were a powder foundation and eye shadows. She built her brand from there, and created a community determined to connect women to women.

Her philosophy? “Be a dolphin, not a shark.” She’s about following love and passion rather than constant profits. She’s about creating and nurturing, finding a solution that works for women as well as the environment.

Michelle talked to Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB. Listen below to hear more about  Emani, about what it means to be a vegan product line, and how it all combines to provide beautiful skin that’s more than surface deep.

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If you see it, you can achieve it https://americanmadebeauty.com/if-you-see-it-you-can-achieve-it/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/if-you-see-it-you-can-achieve-it/#respond Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:53:25 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1778 “There are no limitations in life. The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself. There is no education or degree that equals passion and commitment.” Those are the prophetic words of Dee DeLuca-Mattos, Vice President of DePasquale Companies in New York. Dee always saw herself working in the beauty industry, even at the […]

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“There are no limitations in life. The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself. There is no education or degree that equals passion and commitment.” Those are the prophetic words of Dee DeLuca-Mattos, Vice President of DePasquale Companies in New York.

Dee DelucaDee always saw herself working in the beauty industry, even at the age of 5, but her vision had a briefcase instead of sheers. She first became a cosmetologist, working for some of the top model agencies in New York but something was missing. She wanted to channel her talent through her voice and her brain. That desire led her to Calvin Klein, working in their marketing division. Eventually that led her to DePasquale where she headed the education department, quickly learning that salon owners and stylists didn’t want just another product. What they wanted was another client, and another and another. She helped them achieve that.

Dee was responsible for re-imagining the renowned DePasquale The Spa, where she projected and achieved big sales and a big renovation, thanks to her innovative mind and a willingness to invest the time to make change happen.

Dee was recently Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB where she talked freely about her success, about Shatterproof, the non-profit she’s involved in, about how she relishes being a role-model for women, and how she continues to lead one of the country’s leading companies by using what she decided so many years ago: her voice and her brain.

If you see it, if you envision it, you can achieve it. You can also hear it.

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Embracing the special moments in our lives https://americanmadebeauty.com/embracing-the-special-moments-in-our-lives/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/embracing-the-special-moments-in-our-lives/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:01:24 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1773 There are certain times in each life that stand out. One of them is getting married. Stacey Thompson, known far and wide as the Wedding Dress Whisper, found this out while planning her own wedding when she fell in love with wedding dresses. It became her motivation to become a bridal specialist. Today, she’s celebrating […]

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There are certain times in each life that stand out. One of them is getting married. Stacey Thompson, known far and wide as the Wedding Dress Whisper, found this out while planning her own wedding when she fell in love with wedding dresses. It became her motivation to become a bridal specialist. Today, she’s celebrating 10 years at Bridal Elegance where every day her goal is celebration.

While weddings aren’t uniquely American, the beauty of the fabrics used, especially when it comes to big formal weddings, is. According to bridal fashion guru Stacey, brides’ dresses are slow to catch up to trends. Thanks to Kate Middleton, who famously married Prince William several years ago, sleeves are back in vogue as are illusion necklines instead of strapless, as well as low back and dresses fit for the fit bride. In her Radio AMB interview, Stacey shares how she stays on top of trends by watching the red carpet at award shows, and why she’s so into veils and softer dos. Her most fun moment? Crying with the bride. It’s about sharing the joy of the beautiful day.

Stacey’s expertise in how to pick a dress at the right cost, whether to buy online, and how to dress brides of the same sex are all discussed. It’s a special hour that promises to share how we should all embrace the special moments in our lives.

Also on this program: an interview with Karen Buglisi of MAC, and a special report on fashion contact lenses.

Take a listen.

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What planet are you on? https://americanmadebeauty.com/what-planet-are-you-on/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/what-planet-are-you-on/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:48:20 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1730 It’s a question usually asked when someone is acting outrageous. But when it comes to Ginger Boyle, it’s a question that can be answered by saying Planet Salon, her sophisticated Melrose salon. For 30 years, Ginger has provided advanced training to industry professionals from one end of the planet to the other. Her own work […]

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It’s a question usually asked when someone is acting outrageous. But when it comes to Ginger Boyle, it’s a question that can be answered by saying Planet Salon, her sophisticated Melrose salon. For 30 years, Ginger has provided advanced training to industry professionals from one end of the planet to the other. Her own work has been on display in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Vogue, and she is forever seeking the elusive “what’s next.”

She started her career working for Aveda in the company’s Minneapolis headquarters where she quickly learned to channel her artistic talents and passions. She learned to follow her heart and in doing so, she grew as a stylist. Much of that growth came from having a strong mentor. In Ginger’s case, it was Aveda’s founder Horst Rechelbacher. It was working with and for Horst that she learned how to provide encouragement and how to put people in a position to succeed.gingerboyle

Ginger followed her heart again when she moved to Los Angeles and met the man who would become her husband, industry icon Robert Lynden. Shortly thereafter, she opened her own salon.

Having her own salon taught her to give up control and find alternative solutions for when something isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. What is “supposed to” after all? There is very little “supposed to” in the beauty industry. There is only possibility and chance. It’s why Ginger has opened her salon to the possibilities of street art and young artists selling their unique brand of graffiti at Planet Salon. She has channeled her Midwestern roots to make sure her salon is always friendly, fun, and creative.

During the recession, Ginger found alternative solutions to keep the salon lucrative while providing clients with the incredible experience they’ve come to expect when they step into Ginger Boyle’s planet. She offered free scalp and hand massages, and more.

Seeing trends. Helping others evolve. Teaching and sharing. Staying passionate. These are the traits that Ginger Boyle possesses. They are characteristics she shares with her stylists, her clients, and you.

Take a listen.

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Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it. https://americanmadebeauty.com/dream-it-believe-it-achieve-it/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/dream-it-believe-it-achieve-it/#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:48:54 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1679 Forbes Riley believes in the power of dreaming in order to achieve. She knows that no one gives you permission to live your life. You have to give yourself permission. How do you do that? Persistence, love and passion for what you do. She has worked as an actor, and for the late fitness guru […]

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Forbes Riley believes in the power of dreaming in order to achieve. She knows that no one gives you permission to live your life. You have to give yourself permission. How do you do that? Persistence, love and passion for what you do.

ForbesRileyShe has worked as an actor, and for the late fitness guru Jack LaLane. She discovered a one thousand year old toy and it gave her the idea to develop a device to ignite all of your muscles in just three minutes. Her Spin Gym allows for the generation of between four and 24 pounds of resistance for a great workout that doubles your metabolic rate anywhere, anytime. To date, she’s sold 2 million and that’s just in the UK. Imagine what she can do in the US.

Forbes has written a book called, provocatively, EAT. She has developed Forbes Living TV, a series dedicated to entrepreneurs and others who have an idea, who dare to dream. She did and she has the success to prove it. Her latest endeavor? Skin care. Her new line, Flawless, utilizes natural, ayurvedic ingredients including the elixir of life. She doesn’t believe that there is one super serum or one miracle cream, but rather a lifestyle program that gives you permission to live a healthy, wealthy and happy life.

How do you take something old and make it new? It takes an idea, and then it takes the courage of conviction to get it out there. Forbes Riley has done it her whole life. She’s ready to share her wisdom her experience, and her dreams.

She’ll inspire you to embrace your passion. Just listen.

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Perseverance: It’s personal for Carlos Valenzuela https://americanmadebeauty.com/perseverance-its-personal-for-carlos-valenzuela/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/perseverance-its-personal-for-carlos-valenzuela/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2015 01:52:51 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1625 Carlos Valenzuela started his career with Levi Strauss, but quickly discovered that he wasn’t meant for the corporate world. The meetings, the structure; the lack of creativity. Those things weren’t for him, especially not after he saw the contribution to the world made by hair designers and makeup artists. He studied in Paris and then […]

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Carlos Valenzuela started his career with Levi Strauss, but quickly discovered that he wasn’t meant for the corporate world. The meetings, the structure; the lack of creativity. Those things weren’t for him, especially not after he saw the contribution to the world made by hair designers and makeup artists. He studied in Paris and then London where he met a then-unknown beauty guru by the name of Vidal Sassoon. This was before Sassoon had achieved worldwide acclaim. Already possessed of vision for beauty and an eye for art, Carlos learned the craft of cutting and styling.

carlosvalenzuelaHe attended beauty school with Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker in Tucson, Arizona. A long, dusty way from the exotic fashions of Paris and London to be sure, but Carlos needed a license to set up shop in the United States. The school was then an exclusive Redken school, as well as a Pivot Point International (PPI) school. It exposed Carlos to principles he could intertwine with his Sassoon training. It was during this time when Carlos met Dwight Miller and through Dwight was introduced to Leo Passage, the founder of PPI. It was that fateful meeting that ultimately launched Carlos as one of the most influential hair designers of the last quarter century.

Carlos Valenzuela remains an icon, a builder of passion, a definer of reality. He has helped develop the Latino beauty community for second, third and fourth generation Latinos. He has developed a program called ifabuloussalonsuccess.com where he shows new beauty professionals how to develop their talents and make use of all the resources at their fingertips.

He’s a personal friend of Patty’s, and has a true soft spot for other hairdressers. Perhaps it’s because of these scary beauty school statistics: 80% of students leave the industry one year after graduation. Carlos has come to believe that, as an industry, we need to focus on job-entry skills especially since the first six months in a salon are the most important.

Beauty and talent is available everywhere, and this amazing man knows you can become the best no matter where you live. His motto: A belly stoked frequently with persistence is the foundation to a successful career.

That may be why his favorite question is: What would you rather be, the head of a mouse or the tail of a lion? Discover the answer when you listen to Carlos’ Radio AMB interview.

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Beauty and the beast of weather https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-and-the-beast-of-weather/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-and-the-beast-of-weather/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:34:32 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1615 You wouldn’t think that what’s in when it comes to beauty has anything to do with what’s happening with the weather. You wouldn’t think so. But you’d be wrong, at least according to industry and trend guru Aliesh Pierce. Aliesh was Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB recently and the two talked about global warming, […]

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You wouldn’t think that what’s in when it comes to beauty has anything to do with what’s happening with the weather. You wouldn’t think so. But you’d be wrong, at least according to industry and trend guru Aliesh Pierce. Aliesh was Patty Schmucker’s guest on Radio AMB recently and the two talked about global warming, how unseasonably hot leads to seasonably gorgeous fashions, and incredibly trendy beauty products. According to Aliesh: Because of global warming, women are going natural with loose dresses, high bun hair and a bold lip; the focus being on beautiful natural skin. We should be focusing on skin care, with the movement of sheer foundation.

alieshpierceBut is it trendy? Or is it reality? Aleish thinks it’s a little bit of both. From naturally safe and effective makeup products sporting botanicals to the winter of the well-groomed nail, weather is having an effect on the women, beauty and the social experience. In fact, winter trends include investing in the perfect mani/pedi, and focus on lips. Harsh winters can wreak havoc on delicate lips. Browns, purples and more, loaded with moisturizing color are kissing the faces of women all over the word.

Another trend: home beauty devices like light therapy (may the force be with you!) as a safe alternative to chemical peels and lasers; micro needling to help stimulate collagen production for greater elasticity; and using radio frequency to destroy acne. It’s about making sense of what makes the most sense for each individual, from a personal standpoint, a money standpoint, and whether it’s good for the planet.

Today’s women also want beauty to be a more social experience. They want individualized attention and they crave human interaction. That’s why Aliesh Pierce, a 27-year beauty industry veteran, has also introduced Ask Aliesh! This website offers on-call answers to beauty questions. The site utilizes beautiful photography, focuses on Aliesh’s styling experience and works to bring a wealth of beauty information and beauty advice to everyone. One of the top questions? How to handle hyper-pigmentation.

Hear the answer to that, and so much more. Right here.

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A great American beauty story as told by Scott Buchanan https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-great-american-beauty-story-as-told-by-scott-buchanan/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/a-great-american-beauty-story-as-told-by-scott-buchanan/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:31:18 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1564 When Scott Buchanan – hairdresser, educator, beauty industry pioneer – was a teenager, his life unraveled. In quick succession, his mother died and he dropped out of high school. Aimless, he decided that the best way to help himself was to help others. He started working in a nursing home but quickly realized that nursing […]

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When Scott Buchanan – hairdresser, educator, beauty industry pioneer – was a teenager, his life unraveled. In quick succession, his mother died and he dropped out of high school. Aimless, he decided that the best way to help himself was to help others. He started working in a nursing home but quickly realized that nursing wasn’t for him. What to do? After getting his GED, he enrolled in beauty school and became a hairdresser. Seven years later, he was running a salon, and years after that, he scored an exclusive: the first Aveda Salon in New York City.

Through the years, Scott has thrived on elevating the art of customer service, of embracing the concept of education and even embarking on becoming an educator. That little voice that pushes you to the next level of success? Scott has it. His philosophy is simple and profound: Through trial and error, learning the beauty business one step at a time and surrounding yourself with the right people, success happens. And Scott Buchanan knows success. scottbuchanan

Today he owns four Aveda salons in New York with over 200 employees. He travels the world as a global educator for Aveda and serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Beauty Association. He has been successful in nearly every aspect of his beauty career thanks to good instincts, a heart for service and a thirst for knowledge. He attributes a good deal of his business decisions to going with his gut and uses running and meditating as a way to tap in.

In his conversation with Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB, Scott was open and honest, disarmingly funny and warm. He told his story, about how he got started and how he continues to focus on the customer experience. His constant question: How do we, as an industry, create a more unique experience when it comes to the salon?

How indeed. It might have to do with a little something he calls living the dash. “You’re born on a certain date, your grave stone will have another date, one to be determined later. How you live in between is what matters.”

It’s amazing what you can accomplish in a lifetime. Just ask Scott as he continues to live his great American beauty story.

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Beauty is as TheBeautyGirl says https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-is-as-thebeautygirl-says/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-is-as-thebeautygirl-says/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:50:12 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1441 How does a journalist become one of the leading authorities in how we define beauty in America? If you’re Nicole Pearl, it begins by writing for magazines like US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Health and the New York Times, and gradually progresses to having your own influential blog. Nicole’s journey happened when she became entrenched […]

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How does a journalist become one of the leading authorities in how we define beauty in America? If you’re Nicole Pearl, it begins by writing for magazines like US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Health and the New York Times, and gradually progresses to having your own influential blog. Nicole’s journey happened when she became entrenched in all things beauty, doing research, learning the ins and outs of science, and most of all, how to get past the catchy phrases and tag lines to get at actual claims.

Nicole’s blog TheBeautyGirl.com has been named one of the top 50 beauty blogs, and she remains on top because she engages in interviews with beauty pioneers and experts, is constantly on social media, and is forever looking for the “one product that’s really great.”

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In her recent interview with Patty Schmucker on Radio AMB, Nicole talked at length about how beauty companies know what to make based on focus groups, consultants and opinion makers. She talked about her current favorite makeup artist, Pat McGrath and about the brand that has caught her attention. Hint: It’s from the dermatologists that created ProActiv and it’s a line that helps acne, sun damage, sensitivity and redness; a line that actually improves skin. They’re using ingredients in a different way, using marketing in a different way, and attempting to change the face of beauty.

So who is it that this beauty girl is so infatuated with? Tune in to find out.

Listen to Radio AMB and Patty’s interview to learn more about Nicole Pearl, TheBeautyGirl.com and her take on how she got started, what she likes best about the beauty industry – and what she dislikes the most. She talks about bold brows, and why trends are just that. She’ll share her take on department stores, Botox, Retinol and multi-level marketing, and she’ll expand on how she keeps TheBeautyGirl.com a go-to blog, all in the funny, slightly irreverent way that pays off her company’s fun tagline. Beauty shouldn’t be a bitch.

It’s all wrapped up in one beautiful hour discussing things that are pretty important.

Take a listen.

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The beauty of probiotics https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-beauty-of-probiotics/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/the-beauty-of-probiotics/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:37:39 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1437 Ken Seguin is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at UAS Laboratories, the probiotic company selling products in over 55 countries and staffed with some of the leading experts in the field. Ken has the inside scoop on all things probiotic, including all things beautiful about good bacteria. Having good bacteria, known as probiotics, […]

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Ken Seguin is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at UAS Laboratories, the probiotic company selling products in over 55 countries and staffed with some of the leading experts in the field. Ken has the inside scoop on all things probiotic, including all things beautiful about good bacteria.

Having good bacteria, known as probiotics, as well as bad bacteria is part of the balance of our digestive system. A healthy probiotic population can help alleviate digestive problems, keep everything in balance and keep unhealthy bacteria counts down. It can also reduce internal inflammation within the body and may even help you control your cholesterol and lose weight. So how is this “pretty?”

Beauty trends are moving towards probiotic ingredients in their topical formulations, but according to Ken, beware of claims. Some products may tout that they include probiotics, but they are not the kind found within the human digestive tract. The truth is the science for these applications is still very new and the data just isn’t there yet. Also, probiotics that are in a cream or liquid form tend to die off because the water found in creams activates the probiotics and there aren’t enough efficient nutrients for them to grow and thrive. More research and development is needed in order to be able to guarantee the benefits of probiotics in topical beauty products.

We live in an anti-bacterial crazed world. However, having a balance of good and bad bacteria is best for overall health. A good probiotic product must guarantee efficacy at time of expiration. And powder or pills are the best, instead of liquid forms.

We all want to live longer without seeming to get older and what we ingest is where we need to begin. When it comes to beauty, it starts with the digestive system, and teaching the immune system what’s good and what’s bad. What’s good is probiotics.

Listen to one of the experts, Ken Seguin, to learn more about probiotics in general and in beauty in particular. In his conversation with Radio AMB host Patty Schmucker, he shares his wisdom. And that’s positively beautiful.

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Let’s omnichannel beauty https://americanmadebeauty.com/omnichannelbeauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/omnichannelbeauty/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:02:13 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1407 “Too many beauty brands don’t get that a growing number of customer are buying beauty online.” That’s how a recent conversation started with a VP of beauty at a leading top tier department store retailer.  Why?  Every major beauty retailer is searching for the answers to this questions while aggressively building both in-store and online strategies to […]

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“Too many beauty brands don’t get that a growing number of customer are buying beauty online.” That’s how a recent conversation started with a VP of beauty at a leading top tier department store retailer.  Why?  Every major beauty retailer is searching for the answers to this questions while aggressively building both in-store and online strategies to get as much of the beauty consumers’ wallet as possible.

The new buzzword is omnichannel and if you aren’t planning for it, your brand already has one foot in the grave.

The good news for emerging brands is that large retailers are finding that consumers are buying online because the brands they want aren’t in-store. Niche brands are the hottest trend in the market today. While consumers want mink brands that provide extraordinary, high class, and or expensive qualities, they are also seeking convenience, fun and value.

At this summer’s Cosmoprof North America 2015 show, Carrie Mellage, Vice President of consumer products for Kline Research, reported their annual report on Beauty Retail in the USA.  The key finding of the report was this: consumer behavior has changed. (We could have told you that!) Consumers are buying brands that suit them, where and when it suit them.  They don’t care about channels.  They want convenience and value. This consumer behavior is driving the development of the omnichannel.

The big winners in the beauty sector are direct marketers which include e-commerce, multilevel marketing and direct response channels.  We are seeing what would have been considered odd bedfellows a decade ago, like Nordstrom with Kohls or CVS with Target.

There are also interesting plays like Blue Mercury purchased by Macy, BirchBox the consumer subscription samples box model, opening pop-up stores.   Even Costco has created their beauty department’s most wanted program offering curated, limited edition brands.  The key is that there is more and more channel hopping going on and consumers are meeting brands in different areas. Consumer convenience and brand accessibility is proving to be a winning strategy as the omnichannel takes form.

Another detail: more and more beauty brands are using technology.  In US airports consumers are buying prestige retail in automated vending machines – of course in TSA-friendly three fluid ounces sizes.

What about in-store?

Recognizing that 8 of 10 consumers are now using smartphones to help them shop, in-store beauty is working hard to keep the pace.   Beacon technology addresses how smartphones have drastically changed how brands engage with consumers. Beacon technologies are location-enabled mobile apps that allow brands to guide the opt-in consumer’s purchase path across channels in real time.  This technology is helping brands to build sophisticated campaigns that target their entire audience or individual users. This technology is bridging the on-and offline worlds. It is also driving store traffic with time-and location-relevant marketing and personally engaging consumers in-store, nearby and at other relevant locations.  The key to this technology is helping brands get smarter by capturing insights into their consumers’ behavior across your physical and web properties.

The growing used of mobile payment systems line Apple Pay and the use of augmented reality (AR) systems are also changing the buying experience. AR is a live direct- or indirect- view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer as defined by Wikipedia.

The pace of change is unprecedented and the opportunities are also boundless. This is omnichannel. Let’s talk.

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Defining the new luxury experience with American-made beauty? https://americanmadebeauty.com/defining-the-new-luxury-experience-with-american-made-beauty/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/defining-the-new-luxury-experience-with-american-made-beauty/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:42:27 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1404 Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) set out to answer this question and reported their findings in a presentation at Cosmoprof 2015. They started by accessing a study done from January to June 2015 by the Boston Consulting Group who conducted interviews with 1000 consumers in China, Korea, and Japan on luxury beauty. […]

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Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) set out to answer this question and reported their findings in a presentation at Cosmoprof 2015. They started by accessing a study done from January to June 2015 by the Boston Consulting Group who conducted interviews with 1000 consumers in China, Korea, and Japan on luxury beauty.

They found 5 key themes:

  1. There remains an intrinsic value in luxury goods of quality, exclusivity and craftsmanship.
  2. Consumers increasingly prefer luxury experience over luxury purchase, experiencing the brand and feeling different as a result of the interaction.
  3. Consumers are now ready to buy luxury online and have it shipped.
  4. Word-of-mouth is the most powerful buying influence.
  5. Sample boxes continue to grow as a means of experiencing luxury brands.

Through FIT’s work they concluded that the new luxury consumer values fun, convenience, health, transparency, comfort, organic, quality, and technology.

beautiful young woman with healthy long shiny hairIn order for beauty brands to gain the attention of luxury buyers it is critical to understand the drastically shifting landscape of the market and how tight the message must be in order to capture the consumer’s attention. Polymorphic conditions exist that see beauty brands shifting the standard demographic groups they have marketed to in the past. These groups have fragmented into several forms independent of the familiar variations of age, sex, and ethnic sub groups customarily addressed with marketing messages. Adding to that is this fascinating fact: 50% of Americans are now single and our collective attention span has dropped from 12 to 8 seconds.

Here’s a question for beauty brands:
How do we create connection in an environment where our target is fluid, ever changing and with a shorter attention span?

At American Made Beauty, we have some ideas.
Start by understanding that every day we experience over 20,0000 different moments and we are exposed to over 500 separate experiences. Emotionally charged experiences are the ones that have the longest lasting connection in our memory. They are created in two ways:

  • Strong memory connection is developed by engaging as many of our five senses in an experience as possible
  • Human nature loves the thrill of a hunt, an emotional journey through delayed gratification, disruption and surprise.

We love a twist in the stories. Successful brands will find ways to engage the senses and include as many of these facets as possible; fun, convenience, health, transparency, comfort, organic, quality, technology.

Another idea: americanmadebeauty.com. Any beauty brand that signs up between now and October 1 will receive a $25 discount for each directory listing and brand page. Sign up now.

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Looking for a few sexy men https://americanmadebeauty.com/looking-for-a-few-sexy-men/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/looking-for-a-few-sexy-men/#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2015 03:46:51 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1318 Hey guys… are you ready for some serious skin care? Care that touches your skin, caresses it, smoothes it, makes it oh-so-soft and sexy? Listen as we talk to Pamela Viglielmo, the creator of Menaji skin care. It’s care for the confident man. Hear how skin and motivations in its care are different for men […]

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Hey guys… are you ready for some serious skin care? Care that touches your skin, caresses it, smoothes it, makes it oh-so-soft and sexy? Listen as we talk to Pamela Viglielmo, the creator of Menaji skin care. It’s care for the confident man. Hear how skin and motivations in its care are different for men as compared to women. Menaji offer skin solutions for looking great that are simple, effective and addictive.

If you’re looking, we’re delivering on Radio AMB. Listen up.

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Do you color your hair? https://americanmadebeauty.com/do-you-color-your-hair/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/do-you-color-your-hair/#respond Mon, 08 Jun 2015 03:46:07 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1315 Of course you do. Everyone colors their hair. But how do you make sure you get the same gorgeous depth of color every time? Meet Walter Claudio Zungri and discover the mystery, wonder and fabulousness of headmapping. Yes, it’s a real thing, and it makes hair color extraordinary. Listen to learn how standards and technology […]

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IMG_0457Of course you do. Everyone colors their hair. But how do you make sure you get the same gorgeous depth of color every time? Meet Walter Claudio Zungri and discover the mystery, wonder and fabulousness of headmapping. Yes, it’s a real thing, and it makes hair color extraordinary. Listen to learn how standards and technology are changing the way hair artists create lasting hair color.

Only on Radio AMB.

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Just mad about the sensual oils of Madflowers https://americanmadebeauty.com/just-mad-about-the-sensual-oils-of-madflowers/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/just-mad-about-the-sensual-oils-of-madflowers/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2015 03:45:35 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/?p=1313 What does desire in a bottle feel like? How does it bring out the goddess in every woman? Meet the woman who knows, the woman with enough passion about essential botanical oils to build Madflowers Sensual Oils for Natural Beauty into a beautiful line containing a natural self-tanner, a breast elixir and a kissable lip […]

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terah_tidyWhat does desire in a bottle feel like? How does it bring out the goddess in every woman? Meet the woman who knows, the woman with enough passion about essential botanical oils to build Madflowers Sensual Oils for Natural Beauty into a beautiful line containing a natural self-tanner, a breast elixir and a kissable lip potion. This is body care the way it was meant to be, from Terah Tidy and Madflowers.

Take a listen!

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Beauty is as beauty changes https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-is-as-beauty-changes/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty-is-as-beauty-changes/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:03:16 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty/?p=885 What are the major changes that have occurred to the beauty industry? They’re almost too numerous to count. Just one example might be the rise of day spas, predicted by the estimable Marianne Dougherty, a purveyor of all things American Salon. She was present as the beauty industry truly gained strength in the 1980s and […]

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What are the major changes that have occurred to the beauty industry? They’re almost too numerous to count. Just one example might be the rise of day spas, predicted by the estimable Marianne Dougherty, a purveyor of all things American Salon. She was present as the beauty industry truly gained strength in the 1980s and 1990s, and wrote the definitive article, Paradise Found, discussing the coming spa-trend in 1992. Where was the first one? Believe it or not, Connecticut. It’s not the place that immediately comes to mind when it comes to spas but its true. Amazing what you learn when you listen.

The trends in the beauty industry are constant and continuing. Every day there is something new. Remember when beauty parlors and toilet paper wrapped hair that had been sprayed within an inch of its life? That was the 1960s. Then came Vidal Sassoon who changed the way people visited salons. Changed salons, in fact, to become places to be entertained, to have an experience.

In the last five years, we’ve seen the growth of keratin treatments. So many women want to have sleek, shiny hair. Healthy looking hair. The craze in the late 2008 was the use of flat irons. Then came blow dry bars. Then came Brazilian Blowout and keratin treatments.

What’s next? Listen to Patty’s interview with Marianne and find out!

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He nailed it https://americanmadebeauty.com/he-nailed-it/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/he-nailed-it/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:03:37 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty/?p=887 Meet Doug Schoon, an internationally recognized scientist, author, and inventor. He has helped to shape the beauty industry especially when it comes to nails. Among his many and ongoing accomplishments is his work for Creative Nail Designs. He also serves as an expert witness in legal things as related to ingredients. Doug’s specialty is to […]

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Meet Doug Schoon, an internationally recognized scientist, author, and inventor. He has helped to shape the beauty industry especially when it comes to nails. Among his many and ongoing accomplishments is his work for Creative Nail Designs. He also serves as an expert witness in legal things as related to ingredients.

Doug’s specialty is to take complex ideas and make them understandable for everyone.

Things have definitely changed in the nail industry with new products, and new ways to groom and color and decorate. For instance, a little something called the UV Gel manicure has really changed the industry. What is it? Listen and find out.

Nail stickers are a hot trend, and can last a long time. But do they damage your nails? Hmmm. Interesting question. What about other types of nail art? It’s all fun and sexy, but how do you know what’s good and what’s better?

Can you make your nails look longer? Can you make your own nails healthy and strong? It’s all about knowledge and choice and fun. At least according to Doug.

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Radio American Made Beauty (AMB) https://americanmadebeauty.com/radio-american-made-beauty-amb/ https://americanmadebeauty.com/radio-american-made-beauty-amb/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:02:46 +0000 https://americanmadebeauty.com/beauty/?p=883 Beauty is on the air American Made Beauty, the luxury beauty portal showcasing the innovation and technology of hair, skin, face and body entrepreneurs, has launched a weekly radio show on HealthyLife.net, an all-positive talk radio network. Los Angeles, CA – Radio AMB. It has a nice sound, and with industry veteran and American Made […]

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Beauty is on the air

American Made Beauty, the luxury beauty portal showcasing the innovation and technology of hair, skin, face and body entrepreneurs, has launched a weekly radio show on HealthyLife.net, an all-positive talk radio network.

Los Angeles, CA – Radio AMB. It has a nice sound, and with industry veteran and American Made Beauty partner Patty Schmucker at the microphone the newly launched talk radio program promises to deliver. Airing every Monday on the HealthyLife.net positive talk radio network, each hour long program will showcase an interview with a beauty industry entrepreneur and professional, a segment called Beauty That’s Soul Deep, another titled In the Jar, and a concluding segment all about the Beauty Biz. The first Radio AMB show will air on March 2, 2015.

pattyschmucker“I’m very excited to bring Radio AMB to the airwaves,” said Radio AMB host Schmucker. “The beauty industry is such a special place, filled with people who have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. With our program, consumers can hear from those who have led the way and those who are emerging with new ideas, and get a more thorough understanding of how beauty affects their lives.”

Radio AMB will feature interviews with beauty industry leaders like Tyan Castle of ISHAR who established a beauty health library that’s sponsored by the Deepak Chopra Foundation, Winn Claybaugh who is the Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools worldwide, Steve Sleeper who is the CEO of the Professional Beauty Association and Israel Segal who is an emerging beauty powerhouse with his line Free Your Mane.

The main interview segment will run for approximately 20 minutes. The remaining segments are each about 10 minutes in length.
•Beauty That’s Soul Deep focuses on various aspects of beauty from products to services to how to maintain hair, skin and body.
•In the Jar will focus on ingredients and what they can do.
•Beauty Biz will take questions submitted by listeners.

Patty Schmucker is a 35-year beauty industry veteran who has been involved with the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) teaching the Beauty Industry Market Access (BIMA) program. She has been instrumental in building a number of existing beauty brands, including Aveda and has also used her entrepreneurial skills to build her own DoshaCare brand. With American Made Beauty, she is focusing on showcasing and building brands that want to increase export sales. The company will invite a select group of innovators to participate in the exclusive web portal, americanmadebeauty.com.

HealthyLife.net, based in Manhattan Beach, California, is focused on truth, integrity and being morally and socially responsible and environmentally correct. Through their all positive talk radio programs they hope to help eliminate fear, advance positive thought and encourage the concept that all are here for the greater good.

About Radio AMB

American Made Beauty on the air is an off-shoot of americanmadebeauty.com, working to bring the world of beauty to consumers everywhere via in-depth interviews, product and ingredient spotlights, and delivering innovative ideas to those who want and need it: the end-user. The program, hosted by industry powerhouse Patty Schmucker, airs live on Mondays and can be found at healthynet.com/radioshow.

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