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Missy Fordlang replied to Robert Fuller's discussion self employed/independent contractor
"Some type of online scheduling or just appointment management software for the business to use would be really helpful. You can find free or affordable programs and compare their features to find what you need. Most services offer free trials to see…"
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One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. More people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined in the past three decades. Based on the understanding that head and neck melanomas are particularly dangerous, The Skinny on Skin will teach you how to screen for suspicious moles while performing typical salon and spa services. As some of the only professionals to see the skin so closely on a client’s face, neck, scalp, and hands, beauty…

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Brows & Brazilians...Just do it!

For those looking to improve their brow design and Brazilian waxing skills and make the $$ they deserve!See More
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Wild World of Waxing

We live in the world of waxing! We all love to wax and survive by making money removing any and all hair!! Join us to chat about waxing products, techniques, classes and more!!See More
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Esthetic news... What's new in the industry today

     The Esthetic world is constantly changing and it can be somewhat difficult to keep up with the latest ingredient, product, buzz word, treatment, etc. It is especially difficult for us "newbies" that really don't know where to turn or what is the best source of information as there is a plethora out there.  I felt this group would be a great place where other Estheticians could share information about what they heard or interesting articles they read as some of us may have missed it.       …See More
Teresa Escoffery replied to Nicole H's discussion Spray Tanning
"What was your thought process that led you to look into spray tanning? How many customers mentioned it (assume 25% would actually do it, that is what we found when we added laser hair removal...everyone things its great, but few follow through and…"
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There's a Spa Just for Babies and We're Both Intrigued and Incredibly Jealous


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Spray Tanning

Im looking into offering spray tanning services. I wanted to get some advice on different machines and classes offered. Ive seen online  courses and wonder if you get enough education to feel confident with your service. And find out how people stared out. Thanks for your time and look forward to hearing what worked for you.See More
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Yolanda Russo replied to michelle blackburn's discussion skin care lines not sold on amazon
"My name is Yolanda Russo and I represent Beauty On Command and Speranzi Spa. We have a skin care line for acne and mature skin. Three products in each line. It makes it simple for clients and for the esthetician. This product is not sold online as…"
Ashley Sawyer replied to Jules Rose's discussion Neutralizer for Peels
"To make the neutralizing solution, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda (make sure your baking soda is fresh - if it bubbles or foams when mixed with vinegar, then it's good) with 1 1/2 cups of water."

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self employed/independent contractor 7 Replies

I am working as an self employed but still a employee for taxes, question I have is: the place that i am working doesn't use a computer system for booking its all calling in and pencil and paper for appointments. we have cosmetologist and…Continue

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Spray Tanning 1 Reply

Im looking into offering spray tanning services. I wanted to get some advice on different machines and classes offered. Ive seen online  courses and wonder if you get enough education to feel confident with your service. And find out how people…Continue

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skin care lines not sold on amazon 10 Replies

I am looking to add a skin care line to my spa that is sold to professionals only.   Any leads?  Thanks so much.Continue

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Started by michelle blackburn in General Discussion. Last reply by Yolanda Russo on Monday.

Neutralizer for Peels 2 Replies

Please refresh my memory... What is the formula for mixing baking soda and water as a neutralizer for peels? is it a 1/2 tsp. per cup? I haven't done it in a while.Thank you!!Continue

Started by Jules Rose in General Questions. Last reply by Ashley Sawyer on Monday.

Broward County Florida Esthetician (waxing specialist) 3 Replies

Good morning everyone,First, I am so excited to have found this message board!I am a licensed esthetician from Florida and am getting started on my own.  Do any of you know of a place besides Craig's List where I might find someone to rent space…Continue

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Started by Amy Tillou in General Discussion. Last reply by Ashley Sawyer on Monday.

Opinions on microderm machines 2 Replies

Hi ladies,I'm looking to add a new machine to my treatment room. I'm currently looking at the Bio-brasion Trinity. I've heard wonderful things. The HydraFacial and SilkPeel are out of my price range.Any recommendations?Continue

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Best microneedling device on the market for cosmetic needling only that doesnt cost thousands of dollars

Anyone discover a quality microneedling pen that doesn't cost $2,000-$3000?I am trained.   Thank youContinue

Started by Lori Ferbeyre in General Discussion Mar 16.

How did you discover you wanted to be an esthetician? 5 Replies

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Can anyone recommend me a reliable laser machine

Posted by Lucia Hernandez on March 19, 2017 at 7:43pm

5 Things You Should Know About the Effects of Acne

According to 2004 estimates by the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects as much as 50 million Americans annually. Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, reveals that he undergoes bouts with acne breakouts from time to time. “I’ll…


Posted by Martin Scott on March 6, 2017 at 11:36pm

Avoid These Things If You Have a Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin has different categories, which include acne, rosacea and burning. Contact dermatitis is also considered part of this classification. All of these different categories make caring for a sensitive skin an audacious task because the slightest changes to the elements its usually exposed can trigger uncomfortable reactions and consequently discomfort to the person in question. While there are certain elements affecting sensitive skin that are beyond your control…


Posted by Evlin Symon on March 6, 2017 at 3:01am

Know the Causes and Treatment of Redness on Skin

“A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip Ive learned is always to use a skin moisturizer!” We hear you,…


Posted by Martin Scott on February 28, 2017 at 5:26am

Things To Consider Before Purchasing a Gift For Her

If you are dating someone, note that you will need to acknowledge Valentine’s Day. Though ladies may seem ignorant, this day is among the important days in your relationship. Most people often find themselves clueless on the perfect gift for the special someone. Especially for ladies, selecting the perfect gift for her could be daunting. Additionally, ladies often compare their Valentine’s Day present among themselves, friends and colleagues. Therefore, finding the perfect gift will make you…


Posted by Evlin Symon on February 27, 2017 at 2:44am

Seeking a General Manager/Partner

Hello fellow estheticians! I'm looking for a general manager to partner with. I'm developing a new hair removal product that is currently patent pending. I'm hoping to find someone to help me build my brand by assisting with my website, social media and things of that nature. I also would like someone who is able to travel with me to different trade shows to demo my product. I'm located in Atlanta Ga. so if there are any esthetician in the Atlanta area that are interested please message me… Continue

Posted by Monique Hayes on February 15, 2017 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Surprise your Love with Valentine's Day Gift



It will be great if couples could turn everyday into Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t it? In fact, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s or any…


Posted by Martin Scott on February 14, 2017 at 12:40pm

How to get beautiful skin on this Valentine's Day


Oprah Winfrey had this to say about beauty and just being you: “The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat…


Posted by Kelly Everson on February 14, 2017 at 10:26am

Get Valentine's Day gift ideas to impress your lover

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People get into discussions all the time about what will make for a perfect gift. Some would argue that, “Time is the greatest gift one can give” while others say, “Attention is the best gift”.  That’s not even counting the many things money can buy and the many other non-monetary gifts that people can give like experience, music, skill or their…


Posted by Lisiana Carter on February 13, 2017 at 12:18pm

What are the health benefits of antioxidants

We believe that people are leading longer, more satisfying lives. It’s not just an assumption but more… Continue

Posted by Kelly Everson on February 3, 2017 at 2:14am


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