When establishing relationships with your clients, it is important that they feel comfortable prior to receiving a treatment. In order to make a lasting impression, there are many things to take into account that will…
Walk into work, place away your belongings, look at your books to see the upcoming appointments and clients for the day and then start prepping your room – another day on the job. This is…
You hear about the importance of diversification all the time – businesses must diversify their product offerings; investors must diversify their holdings; job applicants must diversify their skill set, and so on. Chances are... you…
Our feet are the literal foundation to our bodies. They are the reason we can stand upright and achieve various tasks such as walking, running, skipping, dancing and jumping. Throughout time, they have inspired positive…
It is estimated that every 25 seconds, someone in the United States is burned or scalded. Since the body holds heat, a burn can progress deeper into the dermis for up to three days if…
Your client's hair is basically an appendage of their body. Everything they put on their hair and scalp, as well as into their body, will affect the condition of their hair. Lifestyle, diet, rest, vitamin…
It has been said that outer beauty is a reflection of our inner health. Our fingernails are an outward display of our inner world, often showing health conditions, dietary issues or stress. While it may…
In a society that seeks an instant fountain of youth in a pot, ingredient or treatment, an essential role for the aesthetician is to be able to understand and choose professional products and treatments that…
Oftentimes, a person’s smile is the first thing that draws attention. Whether a smile is effortless or genuine, it can attract more than admiring looks. It can also portray personality or determine whether someone is…
Facts: True Breakouts and increased impurities only appear if a facial is not done properly. During a facial, if the skin care professional squeezes too strong it can cause wound fluid and pus to be transferred…
When I was a child, I had an old fashioned doctor who would always ask me to stick my tongue out and say AH. I never wondered why and, like many things in childhood, just…
According to both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, lips have a great deal to tell us about our clients. Their shape, size, color and condition broadcast not only the state of our health but also personality…
The International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) states that iridology is “the study of the iris, or colored part, of the eye. This structure has detailed fibers and pigmentation that reflects information about our physical and…
The first responsibility as an aesthetician is determining your client’s skin type and possible skin conditions. These two factors will determine what treatment series is best suited for their individual needs and what home care…
If a picture is worth a thousand words, skin is worth a million. As the largest organ of the body, skin is also the most exposed to not only the elements, but also our observation…
A thorough skin analysis and consultation sets the tone for the client relationship and is the key to your success. In order to provide your client with the most appropriate treatment, there are five essential…
Walt Whitman wrote, "I sing the body electric," and he was literally right. The body constantly fires out an electromagnetic charge that may be measured by a variety of scientific devices. And in addition, the…
Skin is the ultimate time-keeper. Our skin keeps ruthless score, revealing our genetic content, our overall health, recording every emotion, every hour of sun exposure, every scratch – from the top layer of epidermis down.…
As skin therapists, face mapping is our bread and butter. While most clients turn to us to help them offset the evidence of aging, skin in fact records and reveals much more than the mere…
One of the most important steps in your practice is to take the time to perform a thorough skin analysis with a client (whether old or new). A brief look at their face does not…
Stress less. Eat healthier. Lose weight. The resolutions will be plentiful as the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. The Journal of Clinical Psychology reports 45 percent of adults make one or more resolutions each…
The appearance industry speaks to all age groups. Trendy fashions, makeup, and beautifully packaged skin potions splash their message across page after page of magazines and tabloids. Sound bites of beautiful airbrushed youthful images with…
All your life, your skin has been making a first impression for you. It can reveal whether you are hot or cold, tired or rested, sick or healthy. Your skin provides protection from potentially lethal…
Create an at Home Skin Program for Your Clients to Build a Robust Business Enormous changes have rocked the worlds of the skin care center, salon and spa since 2008. While we take hope in…
Old is a relative term with a definition open to interpretation. People view the meaning of “old” differently, and it is usually used as a generalization. To children, the term typically falls under a different…
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