January 31, 2012

New Evening Skin Care Clinic Hours

New Evening Skin Care Clinic Hours

As of Wednesday, February 22nd the evening Skin Care Student Clinic will open. We will have Wednesday and Thursday evenings both open until the week of March 5th, at which time we will switch to just Wednesday evenings.

January 30, 2012

Aveda Re-Launches the Full Spectrum Color Line


Aveda has re-launched their Full Spectrum Color!  Customized color, created with a conscience, is what Aveda has achieved with the re-launch of their full spectrum color line.  From colors that are perfect for clients to ones that allow colorists to push the boundaries of their creativity.  Full Spectrum offers something for everyone!

Serious hair color artists applaud the artistic freedom.  Full spectrum provides, while its limitless customization options, consistency of tone and quality performance.  Salon guests will appreciate Full Spectrum’s long-lasting results, optimum shine, pleasing fragrance, and the fact that the Aveda products are 96% naturally derived.

The Full Spectrum line is created cruelty-free and people-treated only (no animal testing).  The line is currently in Rizzieri Aveda School in Voorhees Town Center now! To schedule your color seating, contact us at 856-988-8600, or visit us at 8200 Town Center Blvd. in Voorhees, NJ.


January 26, 2012

Upcoming Open House


Want to learn more about what Rizzieri Aveda School has to offer? Join us in our school to learn about                                                                                        upcoming classes, meet with students and staff, get complimentary services, etc.

When:  March 19, 2012 (Monday) 7pm – 9pm

Where: 8200 Town Center Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043

RSVP: Admissions@Rizzieri.com or 856-552-2270

January 18, 2012

Student Spotlight – Skincare

Emilie is pictured above providing a hand and arm massage to a guest.

Emilie Hartman was living in Miami Beach a few years ago when she began to experience adult acne.  An inspiring visit to a dermatologist cleared up her skin, but also gave her confidence to pursue a career in Esthetics.  Emilie always knew that she enjoyed making others feel confident and beautiful and with her gregarious nature and genuine concern for others. She knew that she would make an excellent practictioner of esthetics.

Choosing Rizzieri was an easy decision for Emilie after getting a great recommendation from a friend who had recently completed the course.  She knew that Rizzieri’s excellent reputation and helpful staff would lead her to success in her new career.  Starting a full time skin care program in October, Emilie enjoys the structure that being a student at Rizzieri gives her.

She has found a blissful balance between school, work, and a social life – learning time management skills amongst others.  Following graduation, Emilie plans to work in a clinical setting – providing support to a medical team or comprehensive care to patients or clients.  Emilie would ‘without a doubt’ recommend Rizzieri to family and friends.  She wishes everyone would be given the opportunity to experience the education that she is by knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient instructors.  Being surrounded by a group of beatiful, diverse, and talented women will be one of Emilie’s most memorable moments from the program.

January 12, 2012

Take Time for Tea


Make time for Tea! Regular tea drinking could boost your immune system. Black, green and oolong teas all contain the bacteria-fighting chemical L-theanine, which can protect against colds.

Tea is “a plant-based beverage,” says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., a Tufts University professor of nutrition. “You put those leaves in water and you heat them up and what you’re doing is extracting these phytonutrients that are very similar to those that you find in fruits and vegetables.

Phytochemicals are natural substances found in fruits and vegetables that are believed to benefit health and reduce the risk of disease.

When you hear about the health benefits of tea, it’s often those phytochemicals that get the credit. Tea has been linked to everything from lower risk for osteoporosis to lower incidence of halitosis (bad breath), but more research is needed for definitive proof.

Sources: The Health Secrets Handbook, pg 286. / CNN: Soak up tea’s nutritional benefits.


October 13, 2011

Top 10 Wrinkle Erasing Ingredients

Shopping for anti-aging beauty products can be overwhelming and confusing. Let us take some of the guesswork out by identifying the most potent ingredients in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles.

1. Niacin. Niacin, otherwise known as vitamin B3, promotes cell turnover while it repairs sun damage and protects from further assault. These products will protect against the sun’s rays and supply the skin with vitamin B3 to replenish skin’s moisture barrier.

2. Vitamin A. This powerful vitamin is essential for proper cell function and not only fights off wrinkles, but will reduce oil and the size of the sebaceous glands that lead to acne. Not everyone can tolerate taking vitamin A orally, but a topical application will work well, due to its ability to turn over cells.

3. Retinol. This is a type of vitamin A, and a go-to ingredient often used in products for its collagen-boosting properties.

4. Peptides. These amino acids are proven to speed healing and restore collagen, which helps smooth the skin and ease wrinkles.

5. Hyaluronic acid. This powerful, naturally occurring molecule is found in abundance in young skin. As we age, it diminishes. Plastic surgeons often opt for a hyaluronic acid-based filler to restore facial volume.

6. Marine botanicals. Manufacturers of wrinkle-reducing creams and serums turn to plants from the sea for their ultra-hydrating effects on human skin.

7. Glycation fighter. Sugar is not only bad for your waistline, it also causes inflammation and prematurely wrinkles skin. Glycation occurs when oxidized glucose covers the surface of proteins in the body and makes them work less effectively. When this happens to collagen, wrinkles and aging skin emerge.

8. Antioxidants. Inflammation caused by bad choices (like smoking) and environmental stress (like pollution) can lead to premature aging that often results in wrinkles. Antioxidants can repair and protect against the damage inflammation causes, inside and out.

9. Infrared light. Exposing the skin to warm infrared light is believed to engage the fibroblast cells that, in turn, boost collagen and elastic production. The result? Smoother skin, smaller pores, fewer fine lines and better overall tone within a few weeks.

10. Glycolic acid. You may have heard of this when speaking to your plastic surgeon about a chemical peel, but it’s also found in many products. This acid easily absorbs into the skin, making it ideal for topical application. Not only does it exfoliate away fine lines and discoloration, but it also fights acne.

October 5, 2011

Sunburn Easily? You May Need More Vitamin D

Not sure if you need a vitamin D supplement? It may all depend on the fairness of your complexion. People with very pale skin may be unable to take in enough sun to produce the necessary amount of vitamin D that the body needs, without getting a sunburn, according to new research.

In the study of about 12,000 people, 730 of them had below-average vitamin D levels. Those with pale skin showed even lower levels. The report, published in Cancer Causes and Control, notes that those with fair-skin are not the only ones possibly in need of supplemental vitamin D. Melanoma patients make the the list as well.

“Fair-skinned individuals who burn easily are not able to make enough vitamin D from sunlight and so may need to take vitamin D supplements,” said Professor Julia Newton-Bishop, lead author of the study based in the Cancer Research UK Centre at the University of Leeds. “This should be considered for fair-skinned people living in a mild climate…and melanoma patients in particular.”
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with a higher risk of heart disease and lower survival from breast cancer. If you’re not sure about your own vitamin D levels, the researchers recommend visiting your doctor for a test.

September 28, 2011

Green Friendly Makeup For the Fall from Aveda

Getting married, changing your look or just trying to bliss out for fall and winter? Take the cruelty free approach by checking out Aveda’s eco-friendly makeup collection for autumn/winter, Jewels of the Earth, featuring limited-edition colors for eyes and lips. 

Spotlighting colors that comprise six limited edition Petal Essence™ Single Eye Colors, one limited-edition Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color and two limited-edition Nourish-MintSmoothing Lip Colors, the collection is inspired by gemstones and is awash in intense and tarnished tints of blue, green, gold and bronze.  Burnished monochromes in smoky and gleaming finishes induce interplay of light and dark. 

Aveda's Global Educator Janell Geason.Aveda’s Global Educator Janell Geason.

“Jewels of the Earth is a palette of rich, intense tones,” says Janell Geason, global educator for Aveda Makeup.  “Metallic, velvety-dark colors reflect depth and nocturnal elegance. The looks suggest a somber, antique and artistic mood, and the notion of old becoming new.” 

As for how to look good and work in favor of Mother Earth with this season’s colors, here are Geason’s top five earth friendly ways to stay beautiful and green well into the upcoming season.

* Think waste reduction.  Choose products with minimal, recycled or easily recyclable packaging.  Consider also cosmetic product containers.  Aveda offers Enviro-Metal Compacts made from 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminum combined with 20% post-industrial recycled aluminum (PIR).   The durable, refillable compacts come in a variety of sizes, can hold eye, cheek and lip colors, and allow palette customization—you fill with only products you want and need.  Aveda also offers Refillable Lip Color Cases made of recycled material. 

* Try before you buy.  Sometimes we purchase things we are attracted to, even if they do not suit us.  Many brands, including Aveda, offer professional consultations at no cost.  A makeup professional can help you pick the right products, show you how to use them and answer any questions you might have about the company’s social and environmental activities.  You avoid time, material and monetary waste while getting a little pampering. 

* Support organic and sustainable agriculture.  Choose products made with plant-based, organic ingredients and/or responsibly sourced components, like Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood and paper.  Purchasing products with organic and sustainably-sourced ingredients communicates preference and encourages business to pursue responsible business practices. 

* Say no to animal testing.  Cruelty-free companies are kind to the earth and her inhabitants.  Look for products that are beautifully made using high-integrity ingredients; they’ll make you feel event more beautiful, too.  Aveda Makeup Brushes are made of soft Taklon – non-animal – bristles. 

* Pick up the phone.  Check product packages and company websites for customer service contact information.  Thank companies who do things right, and call on environmental offenders to get their act together.  Visit brands in their digital media venues, too.  Comments visible to the public often get a swift response.  You’ll set the example for others to speak up, too.  

Beautiful and earthy-friendly, it really is possible.

August 22, 2011

Genes Affect Aging

Sure, the way you choose to care for your skin plays a role in how quickly you will age, but there’s one aging factor that there’s no controlling: your genes. Similar to how they determine your appearance and your overall health, your genes also dictate at what rate you will age and what areas of the face will age first and be most affected. Even though there is nothing currently available that can be done to genetically alter how you will age, there are many skin-care products that purportedly analyze your DNA and use that information to prescribe a solution to stave off the signs of aging. Keep in mind that most of us tend to age similarly to our parents. It is believed that 75 percent of facial aging is dependent on your genes and the other 25 percent is based on environmental factors.

Is that good news or bad news for you?

August 17, 2011

Mid-Week Quote

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‘Contemplation often makes life misterable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.’


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