Top Secrets To Being the Best Esthetician
Those in the skincare business enter the professions for various reasons. Perhaps you were attracted to an idea of what a career in aesthetics would be like, or maybe you found the idea of working in a luxurious spa exciting. Maybe you have a desire to serve others and felt a profession in which you offer people solutions to skin problems would be rewarding. Maybe it was the lure of the freedom and flexibility of an independent practice that drew you into this line of work. Whatever your reason for choosing a career as an esthetician you now face the task of becoming the best esthetician that you can possibly be.
Communicating effectively may seem painfully obvious, but being a professional in the service industry means that communication is vital to success. Every encounter with a client must be friendly, warm, and positive. You must be clear, confident, and knowledgeable to gain clients’ trust. Always remember that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Do not focus solely on providing a service or treatment. Take time to ask clients questions about their skin and really listen to your client's concerns to gain a thorough understanding of their needs.
Maintain a Professional Image
You are a professional and you must look and act the part. If you want to be seen and respected as a professional you must maintain a professional image. A clean and pressed lab coat, hair that is neatly styled and pulled back, minimal jewelry, and short, well-manicured nails will reflect the professional image you should strive for.
Continue Your Education
As the industry continues to evolve you must always be open to learning new things. Staying up to date on new products and techniques will give your clients confidence in the fact that they are receiving the very best skincare possible. Read professional trade magazines regularly, take advantage of free webinars, attend esthetics trade shows, and obtain certifications for new treatments whenever possible. Make it a goal to be an expert in your field.
Offer a Variety of Services
It is important to offer various services in addition to facials, like waxing, scrubs, massage, and even some med spa services. Offering multiple services in one location will ensure that you grow your clientele quickly and help you to make more money. The more services you offer, the more appealing your place of business will be.
Offer Service Packages
Oftentimes selling services as a package will bring your clients in more frequently and keep them interested in multiple services to maintain other body areas. It also encourages clients to try new services that they might not have tried otherwise if they get a good deal on it bundled with a service they already know and enjoy.
Offer Specialized Services
Specialize in a type of facial or other skin treatment that few others are offering. It’s kind of like having your master's degree where others only have BA's. Offering specialty services will give your business a sense of prestige and exclusivity that will give you an edge over other spas in your area.
Importance of Sanitation
Impeccable sanitation is crucial to your continuing success. Your clients must know that they can trust you to keep all surfaces, linens, and equipment properly sanitized to protect their health and ensure their safety.
At SSAKC we offer CIDESCO training that really sets our graduates apart from other esthetician schools. Founded in Brussels in 1946 with the head office in Zurich, Switzerland, CIDESCO has set the world standard in beauty and spa therapies since 1957. A CIDESCO diploma is the most prestigious qualification an esthetician can achieve that is recognized and valued by employers worldwide. We are proud to offer that opportunity here at SSAKC. This mark of high achievement will open doors to an entire world of career opportunities for our graduates.
Being an esthetician is an amazing and rewarding career choice. Whether you have your own independent practice or you work for someone else, hard work, dedication, and a commitment to continuous learning and growing are important. You should always strive to be the best esthetician that you can possibly be.
If you’re ready to pursue a successful and rewarding career as an esthetician come visit us here at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City. We offer world-class training that will give you a distinct advantage as you enter the workforce after graduation. Schedule a tour or sign up online today and change your life in just 8 months by becoming a licensed esthetician! You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 if you have any questions about our programs.