I just finished esthetician school and I will be taking my state board next month.I am going to rent a room (a huge room) in a beauty shop in my town. I think this will be a good place to start building clients. The owner is one of 5 stylist there and also have a nail tech and all of them are so excited about me coming on board. I have already purchased some equipment. I am trying to decide what product would be the best for me. We used Dermalogica in school. I took a class and am certified with PCA. I have researched every professional skin care product that I hear about or see, and now I am now so confused and overwhelmed. This will be a big step for me and I want a product that produces results and is affordable to myself as well as my client. I will appreciate any and all advice that you can give me. Thanks so much in advance.
I use LeMieux products. They are a tremendous line and very affordable. I am located in Southern California, as are they. They offer free ongoing training regularly in their facility and are always available by phone or email to answer any questions. Sylvia, their Sales Manager will email you regarding questions you may have about specific treatments. There are no minimums for orders and the products produce very good results. You might want to check out their website. www.lemieuxcosmetics.com. Good luck.
Thank you for sharing this information with me. I am not familiar with these products but I will research them. I am located in Lafayette, Louisiana,, so we are limited as far as training goes with Cosmetics companies being here locally. Some companies send reps, to train you or I have had to go to Houston for training. I am also looking for a makeup line. I currently use Jane Iredale, but they are a little high. So if you have any thoughts on a makeup line, please let me know. Thanks again,
Hi All - Like several of you - I'm also certified in PCA Chemical Peels and was big fan of most of their products - that is, until I discovered Image Skincare. I love their peels - easier to use and, equally, or more effective than PCA. The price points are comparable and I have found Image to be an easier sell in the retail space. Every one of my clients has reordered Image products from me. Sure, like any other brands, there are some holes in the line & I plug those holes with other products, yet Image is reasonably priced and with it's medical grade ingredients, it's a highly effective/results oriented brand.
There are no purchase minimums, great promotions, strong support and classes from my Image Rep, several of their products do double or triple duty; for instance: Their Ageless Total Cleanser cleanses, exfoliates and tones! Three products in one. Their Sun lines are both moisturizers and sun blocks in several permutations; i.e, gels, creams, SPF 15 - 30. If your client is on a budget - They can purchase just two products v/s 5. In our economy I find that to be a huge selling point.
I use PCA and Arbonne as well.
I got into using PCA because of my current employer. PCA has good training. I learned a lot about hyperpigmentation that I didn't in school. I do feel though they are a little behind in their skin care. A lot of the products don't smell so great either BUT they do have amazing results.
Arbonne products are gentle but have great results. Smell good and their look is a plus too. They have a lot of online training and spend a lot on product research. They also have ways to get product up to 80% off!
I took a look at Lisa's suggestion for Image Skin care and they look more appealing to me. They use organic ingredients and their look isn't as plain.
I know I talk a lot about the look of the skin care bottles but for me personally, my customers seem to go for the "prettier ones". Everyone's customers are different.
Good luck with your journey :)
It takes time to Build...Ive been doing this 10 years !
I am curious, why are you renting right outta school?? Do You have any Clients??
I dont wanna burst your bubble, but it takes a while to build up...have you looked into a commisson type deal??? a lot of places will pay you a comission instead , if you are a newbie, it may start around 35% ...while you build and gain experience..Its how most of us started... I prefered it , because i didnt have to come up with Rent!!
Take as many classes as you can...and Find your Passion!! Be Great at something..Master it!
I use to do everything ,Facials ,Peels ,waxing.....but, for some reason, I was really good at Brazilian waxing, so a few years ago, I foucused on just that, and last Year, I opened my waxing parlor, and I now have a client list of 1000!!
Its the best decision I ever made! every New client says they love that we Specialize!
Good Luck!! Its a Great Biz!!