As the holiday season approaches, clients are looking to the spa for the perfect gift. Look no further than DERMASCOPE’s product guide, which highlights festive gift sets that are available during the holiday season. 
Many of the changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy are obvious, the most obvious being an expanding abdomen. Some women will also experience morning sickness, food cravings and aversions, and fatigue.

Setting a Standard of Care for Teenage Clients

Written by Jennifer Linder, M.D.
Instilling in clients a standard of care in a daily routine ensures that healthy skin habits are embraced at a young age to avoid unnecessary sun damage, minimize the risk of premature aging and, in some cases, control a skin condition before it gets out of control. Addressing the skin conditions most commonly seen during the teenage years, including acne, oily skin, and atopic dermatitis,…
Young skin. It is the paradigm for which we are all striving: skin with lightning-fast metabolic turnover, robust support from abundant collagen, elastin reserves in tissues, and consistent melanin production. Smooth, plump, evenly-pigmented, fresh. Clients dream about it. Skin therapists strive to replicate it.
Winter can be a time for skin renewal, especially if you have clients who tend to spend a lot of their summer in the sun. While skin exfoliation is a naturally-occurring process, most skin types can stand some help. Our skin naturally sheds every 28 days, but with age, this process slows, causing dull and tired-looking skin. The regular use of exfoliants dissolves dead, flaky…

Add-ons in the Treatment Room

Written by Catherine Atzen, MBA, CIDESCO
Integrating add-on treatments in your services is a popular and undeniable need for skin care professionals. For the purpose of this article, we will concentrate on facial treatment add-ons. This analysis could easily be applied to body treatments and other services.I am often asked: is it better to include all steps of a service into a facial, use an upscale product line, and charge a…
As an aesthetician and skin care business owner, here is what I know for sure: to create and sustain a successful skin care business, we need to stay up with the ever growing and changing aesthetic equipment technology. Today’s clients are savvy and results-oriented. There is so much information readily available to them through the Internet. They investigate technologies and want to know that we…

Innovative Client Consultations: The Key to Client Retention

Written by Courtney Griffin Freeman, L.E.
Your goal: to capture your client, to inspire them to embrace your words and treatment protocols by truly laying out a plan of action that is different, unique and exciting! You want to wow your clients and reel them in with your knowledge, skill, and gusto. By creating the ultimate client consultation experience, you will gain a new perspective in your treatment plans, but also…
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 benefit, or hinder, the client’s overall experience. The client’s comfort level may be the determining factor in whether or not they return to your spa to receive another treatment. From…
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 a routine performed every time you go to work and the only thing that changes is the amount of treatments that will be given. We tend to be habitual in…
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 have already diversified your spa menu offerings; however, are you prepared to work with an ethnically diverse clientele?
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 feelings of fascination, adoration, obsession and intrigue, as well as negative sensibilities of repugnance and disgust. Oftentimes, they spend their time hidden away.

10 Things About...Burns

Written by Karen Bond
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 it is not cooled immediately. Aestheticians should be sensitive to the fact that burns, which are not cooled, can be painful. Furthermore, a burn may affect the overall experience of…

Reading Your Clients: Hair

Written by Josef and Shaun Settle
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 deficiencies, and the proper use of professional hair care products and appliances will affect the condition of their hair. Stress and diet play an im-portant role in maintaining healthy hair…

Reading Your Clients: Fingernails

Written by Jenny Farrand
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 not substitute for blood work or imaging, analytically viewing the fingernails can be an additional indicator in a medical diagnosis or a sign of a deficient diet. There are hundreds…
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 are safe and appropriate for each client. How does the aesthetician decipher the hundreds of product ingredients in a chosen skin care line? It stands to reason that many of…
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 shy or outgoing. However, a smile can also depict more than a person’s inner and outer beauty. According to the American Dental Association, a person’s smile – or more directly,…

Skin Care Myth: It is normal to break out after having a facial.

Written by Christine Schrammek-Drusio, owner and CEO of Dr. med. Christine Schrammek Kosmetik
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 onto the surrounding tissue. This may lead to a smear infection, which can result in a blemished complexion.
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 accepted it as normal. As an adult, I discovered that both the Chinese and the Ayurvedic medical systems have a method for reading the tongue.As Dr. Vasant Lad says in…
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 traits. The most wonderful aspect of this diagnostic ability is that it can be used to prevent serious illness. It has been said that your mouth is a neon sign…
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 psychological makeup. It identifies inherited dispositions (how our body reacts to our environment and what symptoms are most likely to occur), risks (what areas or organ systems are more likely…
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