Central California Estheticians


Central California Estheticians

Skin care professionals in the central and Monterey Bay area of California

Members: 122
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2016

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Going to Face & Body in San Jose, CA? Come party with us! 2 Replies

My business partner Pat and I are hosting a party at the Face & Body Show in San Jose. We did this last year and we had a blast! It will be in the cafe in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel (attached…Continue

Started by Laura Cooksey. Last reply by Laura Cooksey Aug 21, 2014.

Evicting a booth renter in California 6 Replies

I own a salon/spa.  I have a both renter who's lease is up at the end of September and I would like to not renew her lease with me.  What would be the proper and legal way to do this?  I am a new…Continue

Started by Heather Capitanich. Last reply by Heather Capitanich Aug 20, 2014.

PLEASE Help CA Estheticians Who Want to Treat Acne 6 Replies

The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has changed the wording in their regulations that would make it illegal for estheticians to perform services on anyone with acne. We are…Continue

Tags: specialists, acne, Board, State, CA

Started by Laura Cooksey. Last reply by Laura Cooksey Aug 14, 2014.

Free Advanced Chemical Peel Class in San Diego 2 Replies

A skilled and knowledgeable esthetician that can understand and feel comfortable providing chemical peels can achieve a great result for the client. An esthetician that is always looking for more…Continue

Started by Tonya Ruehl. Last reply by Tonya Ruehl May 20, 2013.

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Comment by Beth Davis on July 9, 2011 at 5:55pm
I have recently joined a new "medi-spa" that offers services such as laser hair removal and Vela shape.  The spa is "MD Operated."  I am wondering what the specific California Law is for Estheticians providing such treatments under an MD, if it is legal, and if there is proper certification to use theses machines.  2 years ago i was working for a similar business and only NURSEs where allowed to perform these treatments.  What is the latest or where do i find the correct answer?  THANK YOU.
Comment by Heather Capitanich on May 18, 2011 at 9:05am

not sure if this is the proper forum for this discussion, but I am researching spray tan machines.  I want to add this to my menu of services.  There are so many options it's overwhelming!

Any advice on which machine and/or product?  Any advice or help is much appreciated!

Comment by Shelley Hancock on April 28, 2011 at 3:41pm
Hello California Esty's! This Sunday Skin Scripts and Tan Towels will be at my Center giving free workshops. On May 15th the subject for the morning workshop is "Not all LED's are Created Equal". In the afternoon, see a demo of the Dermasweep from an Esty that has been using it and loving it for quite a long time. Both of these are free workshops also. Register on on my website at www.shelleyhancock.com Hope to see you there!!!
Comment by Shelley Hancock on April 20, 2011 at 3:56pm
Yes, you need both your city license and your establishment license through the board of cosmetology.
Comment by Heather Capitanich on April 19, 2011 at 10:45am
@ Shelly is the establishment license different from the city license?
Comment by Shelly Thelen on April 19, 2011 at 10:20am
I have a guest house on my property that I turned into my skin care studio. It has worked out really well. I am licensed through the state to operate on my property so am legal with the state. I am able to keep services reasonably prices as I am not paying rent. I had alot of fun decorating my little skin care cottage as well. There have been more pros than cons. I am able to be more flexible with my clients schedules & my own. Fortunately my business works out well in the neighborhood that I live in. It is rural with not alot of traffic on our road & I do not have a high volumn of clients coming every day. The most important thing I would say is that you get your establishment license through the state so that you are legal.
Comment by Denise Ivers on March 10, 2011 at 7:42pm

Hi Samantha,

Check with the city (business licensing )where you live.  Some cities require that you are located within "commerical zoning" areas. 

I've heard that some skin care companies that require large opening orders will not consider you a "true" business and will not do business with you unless you have a separate entrance to your home spa and handicap accessible (ramp).  This may be the requirement in some cities.  I would be interested in knowing what you find out.  Good luck.


Comment by Shelley Hancock on March 10, 2011 at 8:50am

I just posted a new class at my training center for Sunday April 10th. We are going to discuss how to use eznymes and peels with microdermabrasion safely and effectiviely. This will be a hands-on class!

Go here to read more and to register:



Hope to see some of you then....Shelley

Comment by Shelley Hancock on March 2, 2011 at 12:15pm

What a kick...me on HSN!! The NoNO is a good little home-use unit but I wouldn't use it for in office. It's something that's better used on a very regular basis. We do have a unit for us but it's up there in cost. Now the ClearTouch is awesome! I use it all the time. It's only $1095. I will definitely have it there to demo on March 20th and will probably be offering a discount!

Comment by Denise Ivers on March 2, 2011 at 10:28am

Hi Shelley,

Saw you on HSN this week featuring the No No device.!! How exciting!  I'm going to try to make your spring event but won't know till later this month; been working some sunday's lately.  I'm very interested in the Radiancy Clear Touch Lite.. will this be demonstrated at your event this month? What do you think about the No No device for use in the spa? I'm 2 yrs new and have a budget :o)

Thanks, Denise-Face It Beautiful! Skin Care


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