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JOY PAPAIOANNOU replied to Suzanne Thompson's discussion Micro Needling
"Hello, I just attended Dermatude's information/demonstration with the Metaject50 and subjectacles and was impressed with the immediate result and ease of procedure. The needling for wrinkles left red lines and you need to have 5 treatments…"
8 hours ago
Ally Guest posted a discussion

What would you do? Advice for my solar elastosis/menopause client.

Hey gals!I have a wonderful client who comes in every two weeks for a facial. We do 15 minutes of LED, either a peel or microdermabrasion, and microcurrent in addition to a basic deep cleansing/hydrating facial. I use tons of peptides on her, and often an alginate hydrating mask. We just haven't gotten ANYWHERE in the past couple of years. No improvement. She is independently wealthy and has a super fun life of jet setting. So she won't do a peel, because she never has time for down-time. The…See More
9 hours ago
Marie Regan replied to Suzanne Thompson's discussion Micro Needling
"I just signed on to ask the same question!  I am looking for a device for my own personal use.  I work in a medical office and we use both the Eclipse and Dermapen brands.  I personally like the Dermapen better but it is not…"
11 hours ago
Lisa VanBockern commented on Lisa VanBockern's group Skin Script Skin Care
"Hi Tara:  I've got it on the wish list.  I need to sell ALOT of that product before I make it into a backbar size and I know everyone has their favorite brands/textures on sunblocks, so that isn't sold in huge quantity. …"
11 hours ago
Tara Borders Dollar commented on Lisa VanBockern's group Skin Script Skin Care
"Lisa, Will there ever be a backbar size for the Sheer Protection SPF? It's that one product that gets used for every service and I go through it like crazy ;)"
11 hours ago
Monica Grajales commented on NBSkinCare's group Rhonda Allison Estys
"I need help!! I have a client who is of Indian descent Fitz 5 with mild acne on cheeks and occasional whitehead on forehead and chin. I used enzymes with steam and then used H2O2 as desincrustation solution. Some of the whiteheads were extremely…"
12 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Katie Hamilton's group


The purpose of this group is to network and share information about legislation relating to skin care.
13 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Katie Hamilton's group

ASCP Skin Deep Magazine

ASCP Skin Deep is the member magazine of Associated Skin Care Professionals ( The bimonthly 40-page publication provides information on techniques, ingredients, business marketing, and more. This is a group where you can give the editor and staff of the magazine feedback on what you'd like to see in it, or your comments about previous articles.See More
13 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Katie Hamilton's group

Students and Newly Licensed Estheticians

This group will discuss all aspects of getting started in the esthetics field. We will need some experienced estheticians to provide guidance and references as well, I hope everyone will help these beginners succeed!
13 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Katie Armitage's group
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Rachel A. Bruflat joined Jodi's group

Building Clientele

Let's share ideas about how to build and keep a clientele.  This is something we all need to do.  What, if any, discounts do you offer new clients?  What incentives for referrals and for rebooking appointments? See More
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Rachel A. Bruflat joined Isabella Veneck's group

Facial Resurfacing: Peels; Chemical/Glycolic, Enzyme, etc.

Any member who is interested in other's experience with various types and brands of peels; Any member who can share their experience with facial peels.
13 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Gina Williamson's group


Identifying and treating Rosacea. It is often misidentified, particularly the "oily" kind. Seeking feedback from those who have an understanding of this skin disorder- and managing your client's skin care effectively.See More
14 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Julia Elliott's group

Home-Based Estheticians

This is a group for all home-based providers with a treatment room at home, full-scale business at home or just those considering home-based skincare.  Let's put our heads together on ideas to meet the challenges of a micro-spa.  To our success!
14 hours ago
Rachel A. Bruflat joined Sheila Gordon's group

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
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Rachel A. Bruflat joined Tatiana Rose's group

The World of Makeup

A group devoted entirely to Makeup! The brands we use, the tricks we have mastered and advice from one makeup artist to the next! and please, if you have it, share pictures of your work!
14 hours ago

Connect, inform, inspire welcomes estheticians, students, and other skin care professionals into a community that celebrates our common interests. Supporting professional camaraderie online, we invite you to join your colleagues and engage in the conversation. Multi-level marketing sales or recruiting are not permitted here. Refer to the Guidelines for more information on where/how to post. Welcome!         



Micro Needling 2 Replies

I am interested in adding micro needling to my list of services.  Can anyone give me some recommendations on a good one?  Do these really work?  Average cost per treatment?Thank you,SuzanneContinue

Started by Suzanne Thompson in General Discussion. Last reply by JOY PAPAIOANNOU 8 hours ago.

What would you do? Advice for my solar elastosis/menopause client.

Hey gals!I have a wonderful client who comes in every two weeks for a facial. We do 15 minutes of LED, either a peel or microdermabrasion, and microcurrent in addition to a basic deep cleansing/hydrating facial. I use tons of peptides on her, and…Continue

Started by Ally Guest in General Discussion 9 hours ago.

Image Peels Manual 6 Replies

Does anyone have access to the Image Skin Care Manual? I had it but since the distribution thing changed, I no longer have access to it b/c I didn't save it to my computer. :(Thank you!!Continue

Started by Devyn M. in General Discussion. Last reply by Kimberly Bethke 20 hours ago. add

Im wanting to add some serives to my thinking maybe high frequency or micoderm.... I finished school a couple years ago. And thinking i may need a refresher course on some of these services before offering them to clients. Are there…Continue

Started by Nicole H in General Discussion yesterday.

How did you choose your skin care line? 121 Replies

I'm in school currently and I love skin care, and Im familiar with a lot of the skin care lines.. but I know their are TONS. How did you pick your skin care lines besides what is offered at your salon? Was it just trial and error? I know entering a…Continue

Started by Erin Downey in General Discussion. Last reply by Marty Glenn yesterday.

Advice for a skin care student just about to graduate? 3 Replies

Our reader question for the next issue of ASCP Skin Deep magazine is what advice would you give a new graduate who is about to start a career in esthetics? Is there something you wish an experienced esthetician had told you when you started out?…Continue

Started by Carrie Patrick in General Discussion. Last reply by Samantha Maline yesterday.

Specialty Tools 3 Replies

Hello my fellow Lovley Esties!!  I am looking to by a woods lamp and there are many different ones out there. Trying to decide which type/style are the GOOD ones.  Some have black cape looking things attached, some don't. Anyone have any feedback…Continue

Started by Cimberly Davis in General Discussion. Last reply by Cimberly Davis yesterday.

Educational Documents 51 Replies

There has been a small few on this forum who have requested some of my educational documents and literature, which is very cool - to say the least. :) I worked long, long hours on them and the main purpose was to give them away and let others learn…Continue

Tags: Thoughts, Illustrations, Documents, Education

Started by Marty Glenn in General Discussion. Last reply by Marty Glenn yesterday.

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Are You Ready to Take the Lid Off Your Beauty Business Idea?

You’ve likely heard this before, but it bears repeating. If your audience does not feel like they know you, like you, and trust you, they’re not going to buy from you. Earning that trust is the number one biggest secret to successful beauty, spa or wellness product launches. Before we dive into what a product is,…


Posted by Valarie on April 12, 2014 at 9:40am

10 Reasons You Need an Email List for Your Beauty Blog

An email list is a list of subscribers who have ‘opted-in’ to receive emails from you. They’ve signed up because they’re interested in the content and offers you can give them. This is a great way for marketers and beauty, spa and wellness businesses to reach their audience. Your beauty,…


Posted by Valarie on March 26, 2014 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Tax questions for a Independent Esthetician?

I am so confused as to what I need for next years tax's. I have my own room in a local salon, I book my own appointments, my customers pay me (not the salon). I don't get paid from the salon at all, just what I make off of my appointments. Saying all that, what exactly do I need to do in order to "show" income? Do I need a LLC, tax id #, separate checking account, business name (or can I just use my name) do I need to see an attorney or a accountant??? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Posted by Keli R Shirey on March 24, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Midwest Beauty Show 2014

Here are my thoughts on the Midwest Beauty Show and Face and Body:

LOTS AND LOTS of those travel TENS units. it's like the Dead Sea Lotion company at the mall. They really try and hard sell you. I have to say my associate bought one. Not really impressed and you don't have to be a professional to sell them. AND ONE ON EVERY AISLE.

LOVED talking with the girls at SKIN DEEP, Dermaware, PFB, Dermaswiss, Clear My Head, Fake Bake and LOVE LOVE LOVE TIZO!!!

I am going…


Posted by Amy Sherman on March 24, 2014 at 9:13am — 3 Comments

slightly used equipment for sale

Wood Lamp with head skirt - 75.00

LED Light table top two hand held lights one with small laser like and one mushroom type 450.00 new (1600.00)

Various other equipment please ask me what you need I will tell you if I have it and send picture and price

Including LED with stand and Radio Frequency.

Contact me here.

Posted by gisela DiCarlo on March 22, 2014 at 3:33pm

New Space/Job Considerations

SO, I have seen on here where people are having lots of questions about booth rent space, contracts, and what to do about concerns about their space.  I would like to take a moment and list some things to consider when you are looking into booth rent/renting space/hiring on at a new place.

  • What kinds of treatments will be offered.

I once worked at a spa that offered body treatments for 60$ an hour about after cleaning up after the mud mess, I was making $0. So mark…


Posted by Amy Sherman on March 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

New Extra Large Wax Pots 5lb Capacity Available, Special offer for ASCP members.

New for 2014.

5 pound capacity hard wax warmers. (2,500ml/2.5 kg/84.5fl oz)

Ideal for use with your bulk hard wax tablets beads bricks you name it.

You can comfortably insert 1 pounds bricks.

If you are still using small standard size warmers this will really help you.

Features are:

-Rapid heat

-Adjustable temperature control from 45 to 105 Celsius

-Aluminum pot and Lid.

-Pro quality construction for wax spa or…


Posted by Starpil Wax Products on March 18, 2014 at 11:54am — 4 Comments


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