Melasma!

One of the most difficult skin conditions to treat as an Aesthetician and a Laser Tech is Melasma. First, you need to know what it is, understand it, and be able to recognize it. Melasma is a condition of the skin that has no known exact cause. We do know however,...

Common Facial Mistakes

In my career as an Aesthetician I have spent a notable amount of time researching the art of facials and questioning my clients about their prior facial experiences. For many of my early years in the industry I rarely treated myself to a facial figuring that I could...

New SPF Laws and You

There is so much controversy about SPF, how to use it, how often to reapply, and which type to use. Even in the professional skin care world this topic can be a bit confusing and it is hard with so many differing opinions and research out there to know if you are...

Help! I Have Oily Skin!!

Am I the only one that has oily skin around here? I’m sure I’m not, as I know quite a few of you can relate to this. I don’t mind most of the time but sometimes it can be annoying, Look shiny, Oily T-zone, more breakouts, and my makeup comes off my face. How often do...

Mandelic Acid

In the last three months I have heard so much buzz about Mandelic Acid, as I am sure many of you have as well.  Generally my rule of thumb is that I like to see if a trend sticks around before I research it. However, in my recent search I have found that the results...

Never Double Dip!

Never double dip!  By this I mean that if you have stuck the spatula into the wax pot, then applied it to the area of skin to be waxed, the stick should be thrown away in the trash can immediately. Imagine waxing every client with just one stick and you kept double...

Rewards Programs for Clients?

Does your Salon or Spa offer them to clients? Rewards programs are a great way to keep your clients happy and get's them talking about your place to other people. Some people are so busy focusing on getting new clients that they forget their existing ones. So try a...

Esthetics vs Aesthetics

Are you an Esthetician or an Aesthetician? Whichever your answer, its right! There’s a place in our industry for all types of skin specialists. An Esthetician generally treats more on the conservative side while an Aesthetician generally treats more aggressively. Both...

Sugar Hair Removal – Body Sugaring

The history of body sugaring depilation dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Inspired by Alexander the Great, the women of Alexandria considered a hairless body to be the standard of beauty, youth and innocence. Persian women used a traditional sugaring paste called...