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…
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…

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!…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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…

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…

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…
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…
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…

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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