Skin care professionals should begin by differentiating themselves from department stores and retailers by doing all consultations in the treatment room. The client should be laid down, skin cleansed, then…
by Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II-XII and Jay A. Shorr, B.A., MBM-C, CAC I-XII You are itching to grow, and believe me, we know the feeling! There comes a time…

What’s your recipe for turning waxing clients into skin care clients?

Written by Desiree Duran-Cortez, L.E., C.L.H.R.P.
Competition is everywhere. We compete with other aestheticians, businesses, the media, and cosmetic retailers, but we are also competing with ourselves if we are not sharing our talent and products…
Your relationship with the customer is most important, so whatever the mistake or client’s opinion of the pricing in this scenario, the demeanor in which the client is regarded for…

What’s your recipe for the perfect summer skin routine?

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
You might notice that clients are increasingly savvy about how to properly manage their skin at home. With the availability of skin care lines and anti-aging formulations in a range…
The aesthetics industry continues to grow and with that, so does the number of licensed skin care professionals. I have been in the aesthetic industry for 20 years and have…
Achemical peel burn is every skin care professional’s worst nightmare, but no matter how skilled the professional, burns can happen. The causes can be many – an undiagnosed skin condition…
Is it a mole or is it a shadow? No wait, it is hyperpigmentation! While most clients are thrilled with the smooth, silky results of laser hair removal, occasionally hyperpigmentation…
Handle your client gently when discussing this topic. Excessive plucking and tweezing could be a psychological disorder known as trichotillomania and would require professional medical intervention.
The facial is complete. Your client is looking radiant and loving the education you spilled during the time spent together in the treatment room. Your client expressed to you during…
Most of us have never really given much thought to our hair. We shampoo it, style it, and have it cut. How would you feel if one day you woke…
Sometimes clients do not make an appointment for a professional treatment. They decide to do their own treatment at home. Unfortunately, there can be negative reactions and consequences to using…
Always create a memorable experience. Give your clients an experience beyond their expectations. For example, an aromatherapy journey, foot soak, and cup of tea offered at no extra cost add…
The first thing that should be done when treating a cuticle is to determine the severity of the situation. Is the client bleeding? If so, treatment on the cuticle must…
When it comes to making your clients feel comfortable in the spa, some things are easy and simple… such as providing clean sheets, towels and blankets. Personally, I like to…
It is a fact: nail polish lasts longer on acrylic nails and a trip to the nail salon can be reduced from weekly visits to once every few weeks. But…
I grew up with a swimming pool in my backyard. Every summer during my teenage years, my girlfriends and I would spend our days out by the pool. My friends…
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