Avoiding the Off-Season Lull – Tips for Marketing Wax Services in the Winter Written by Lindsay Miller
With winter upon us, the cooler weather brings about cozy sweaters, long pants, and, often, little desire for clients to keep up with their waxing services. With the change in season, getting dressed each morning now requires layer upon layer of clothing and no perceived need for hair removal services. Here are some tips and tricks to educate clients and keep them coming back, even in the cold winter and offseason.
10 Things to Do to Stay Healthy in the Treatment Room
Wash your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if your hands haven’t been washed completely.
Adjust the facial bed and chair to be ergonomically correct. Hips and knees should be at a 90° angle. With both facials and waxing, your shoulders should be relaxed and in line with your hips. Support your body with core strength, not your back.
Follow manufacturer’s directions for equipment use and maintenance. Clean steamers; keep proper filters and covers on microdermabrasion machines; replace frayed cords, and dry hands before touching any electrical appliances.
Autoclaves also require regular maintenance.
Wear gloves. Do this while performing extractions, waxing and chemical peels to prevent cross-contamination and over-sensitizing your hands.
Prepare your United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectant per manufacturer directions. Use tongs or gloves to submerge and remove tools to avoid chemical splashing and contamination.
Maintain a protective barrier between you and the client during extractions. For example, use a magnification lamp.
Drink water. Keep it in a closed container to keep debris and product from entering your water.
Refuel. Fitness expert and owner Ashley Selman of Evolution Trainers recommends: “Refuel with healthy snacks, such as almonds, apples, protein shakes, hard-boiled eggs and low-sugar Greek yogurt in between clients. This will help to stabilize your blood sugar and avoid excess insulin spikes, which leads to belly fat, and maintain your energy throughout the day.”
Stretch. Counter-balance the motions you’re using in the treatment room by stretching.
Practice proactive measures. These include taking multivitamins, getting plenty of sleep, scheduling a flu shot and participating in 20–30 minutes of physical activity each day.
By: Deedee Crossett
Posted: January 2, 2014, from the January 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
10 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Keep Skin Healthy
Sometimes our clients need to be reminded how important Healthy Skin is and with the New Year here, millions of people have made resolutions. Resolutions are a way of saying, “I know I can do better.” While many resolutions will be for quitting smoking or losing weight, remind your clients that their skin deserves attention too.
The following are some simple skin care resolutions to help keep your clients skin looking healthy all year round: Continue reading →
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