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No matter if you are new to the business or a seasoned professional, there are secrets to becoming the best esthetician you can be. Fulfill your personal goals and satisfy every client and build long-lasting relationships and a solid financial future. Here a few tips to becoming the most amazing esthetician you can be.
Research your field. Look at esthetician websites to see what is hot. Being on top of your game is important for you and your clients. It's okay to be new, but not okay to sound new. People are looking to you for advice. You need to know what you are talking about. Study.
Sign up to receive industry emails and magazines. They supply valuable industry information on innovative new treatments and products. You do not want to be left behind. For new estheticians, this is a great way to see what is out there. For you seasoned estheticians, this is a great way to freshen up your services or to see what is new. New skills are a great way to increase business with your existing clientele.
Sign up and take advanced education. New or existing estheticians both need all the training they can get. Speed waxing, eyelash extensions and new facial techniques all will benefit you and your clients. The better you are at your job the better off you will be. Esthetician schools only prepare you for the state board testing that you must pass to get your license. You will need to really get out there and take as many classes as you can. It is even a great idea to find a mentor. Someone that you can train under and learn from. This will increase your chances of landing your dream job at the salon or day spa of your choice. Building your educational resume shows that you are serious about your new career. And your newly acquired skills will give you the confidence to grow as an amazing esthetician.
Research product lines. There are so many available to you that you will hardly know where to start. Look online and read as many reviews as possible when researching product lines. Also, go to company web pages and register and request information. Some companies may send you samples. Try the products yourself. If you are interested in a certain type of peel or mask, try it yourself first.
Attend trade shows. This is one of the best places to see, feel, touch and smell new products. You will also be able to see what types of new equipment is coming out and new innovative services that you can learn about and offer. Take time to really get to know your career. Seasoned and new estheticians are only as great as they strive to be. Keep an open mind and always be willing to learn. Get out there and get a facial yourself. But don't let the esthetician know that you are in the same field. It will greatly change the dynamic of your appointment.
Do everything by the book. Never ever stray from procedure. This will create bad habits. And bad habits are hard to break. Continue your education throughout your career. The more time you invest in yourself, the more valuable you will be to your clients and to the salon or spa that you work in. Always promote yourself in a positive manner.
Sample all new products on yourself or friends. Keep track of results. Keep accurate books and receipts for tax time. Keep track of client's birthdays and anniversary. Always follow up with clients after invasive procedures. Always keep accurate client cards. Keep all learning materials, books, notes and product hand outs. You will often refer back to them.
Always follow all direction on peel procedures. Proper training ensures less complications. Never perform a chemical procedure that you have not been trained in.