Typically, retail product sales will contribute between 3 and 10 percent to gross sales. While it is tempting to focus primarily on the treatments and technology a spa offers, ignoring retail space erodes the bottom…
The average income of an aesthetician is about $30,000 annually, with the high end of the spectrum being closer to $200,000. In order to reach a higher income tier, skin care professionals often incorporate body…
Trips to the spa are a client’s favorite way to nurture themselves from external stressors, regardless of the season. Whether life has them down, they need an escape, or they just want to celebrate the…
Once upon a time, professional skin care thrived upon mystique. Experts who called themselves facialists and aestheticians were great at keeping secrets – it was their stock in trade. They applied mysterious products to the…
Oh no! Your spa just introduced a brand new line of treatment products that you are expected to sell to clients. That is great, but look at those retail prices! They are higher than anything…
It is the little things in life that make us happy – and a lot of little things can mean a lot of extra money for your spa! Think about it, airlines and credit card…
When asked to write this article, I requested permission to speak from a personal point of view, not only because as a makeup artist being all-inclusive resonates deeply with me, but because I have personally…
You offer a great selection of massage, skin care, and spa services in your business; but you are missing out if you do not also offer an array of add-on specialty treatments for your clients.…
It is time to consider adding a valuable new skin care service for your aesthetics clientele with specialized treatments featuring low level laser therapy (LLLT). This clinically proven and effective form of light therapy has…
Aesthetics is a wonderful and rewarding career but, as many experienced professionals know, it is not one where growth and security is a sure thing. It takes much dedicated hard work and patience to finally…
There is a saying in business that nothing happens until someone sells something to somebody. If this is true, no business can be successful, or even survive, unless all efforts are directed at serving the…
Compliment traditional aesthetic services with quick and easy add-on treatments. By doing this, you can show your clients new treatments they might not have experienced before - all while adding a few extra bucks to…
Are you experiencing growth or is your practice or spa maintaining an internal status quo that actually puts it at risk for extinction? By expanding your menu of services, you can stay competitive – and…
In an ever changing profession, each day brings a new type of product, service, and treatment protocol. Body services have grown with increasing popularity, and not just for simple relaxation purposes, but for overall health…
Most practitioners of skin treatments, (and I include doctors as well as aestheticians), are lousy salespeople. The reason being: People, who truly want to change a skin, thus change a life, are passionate about their…
How do retail stores entice you to enter their doors and linger over their shelves full of irresistible products? Visual merchandising is a skill that department stores, shopping malls, and chain retailers have spent many…
  Most of us know the advantages of selling retail products well, so for the sake of argument let us look at the dark side of not selling our clients their home care products. In…
The true value of a product can only be determined by the consumer, however it takes a passionate advisor to present the benefits and features of a product that establishes the worth. Think about it.…
Sinking down into the soft Frette sheets for my one hour signature facial, I relinquish all my worries to Anna, my aesthetician. After a thorough cleansing, she begins to analyze my skin and says, "Ms.…
    Upselling and add-ons – a challenging subject to talk about even in the best of times. But here we are in the middle of an economic crisis, so you must be asking yourself…
Summertime can be a wonderful opportunity for spa therapists and technicians to become busy with summer-inspired upgrades to treatments. By combining your awareness of your client’s needs and preferences with knowledge of the products you…
Is your goal to be an expert in your field? Do you want to provide services that your clients can’t duplicate at home? If you answered yes, it’s time to break into the world of…

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