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Best eye serum/cream for treatments

Looking for a great brand of eye serums/creams, what do you recommend?Also, do you have any specific eye treatment add-ons for your services?Continue

Started Sep 13, 2012

Nature vs. Machine
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Does any one recommend using electrical modalities (galvanic and ultrasonic, especially) in conjunction with "natural/organic" products, or even home-made masks?Who here runs a pure "natural/organic"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Sherman Apr 7, 2015.

Lancets in CA
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I kept arguing with a friend that he shouldn't lance his papules/pustules with a needle saying it ultimately creates a wound that leads to hyperpigmentation and possible infection. He argued that the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick McRae Mar 21, 2012.

 

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What best describes your position in the skin care profession?
Licensed Esthetician
What setting(s) do you work in?
Self-employed/Home, Mobile

Cat C's Blog

Ready.

I finally got my Alexandria Professional sugaring supplies in the mail.

So very close to actually debuting my site--my very own mobile business! I'll admit that I'm a bit...apprehensive. Of course, the wild ride comes with the territory.



Only a few short days left until my big solo adventure to the great  city of  Los…

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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Self-Discovery: Knowing Your "Fit" in the Spa Industry

I haven't had my license for very long, and I've already left 3 different salons/spas.

Why did I just "give up" these jobs when I know so many others are struggling to look for just one?

Honestly, I felt extremely uneasy-- to put it basically, I felt like I didn't belong there. The little voice inside, coupled with a literal gut-wrench experience whenever I prepared to go to work propelled me to ultimately leave.

I could get into how I felt…

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:53am — 5 Comments

To Be a Master~

My apologies. I haven't been updating like I should! :( 

Anyway, it was awesome to find out my last/very first blog entry was featured. Thanks for that! 

Also, since my last entry, I've only had one no-show, and all my clients are pretty sweet. I do try my best to listen to them and cater to their needs as much as possible. That's why I opt to enroll in extra classes. A week ago, I studied more in-depth about Skin Analysis with Miss Elisabeth Kiss (…

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Posted on November 25, 2011 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

Stinkin' No-shows!

So, for starters, I'm 22. I've recently just hit past my 300 hour mark at the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco. I've seen a total of 6 people as actual clients so far, and every day I'm at school, the more and more motivated and deeper in love I get with my career path of choice.

 

Of course, given, there will be no-shows. How frustrating is that?…

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Posted on November 11, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

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At 12:56pm on October 4, 2012, Nandy B said…

Thanks Cat!

At 9:30am on February 15, 2012, Willie Acklin said…

Hi Cat,

It's Willie, I'm in DC now. No shows are bound to happen and more in school than in the real world. Once out there Clients will do anything to hang on to their appt. or their money, meaning that they will still be charged for their service even if they don't show.

Keep it up.

Miss you.

Willie

Latest Activity

Amy Sherman replied to Cat C's discussion Nature vs. Machine
"I do an all organic line and also use LED, galvanic, Micro current, and High Frequency.  Oh! and it's FANTASTIC with the skin scrubber!  I use this on EVERY client and it makes a difference.  I live in a very woodsy, artistic…"
Apr 7, 2015
Tamara Anderson replied to Cat C's discussion Nature vs. Machine
"You can use galvanic with pure pure hydrosols. Moisten a guaze 4x4 with the hydrosol and run the galvanic over the top on the postitive mode."
Apr 6, 2015
Tamara Anderson replied to Cat C's discussion Nature vs. Machine
"Hi Debra, I just became a NYR Organic Consultant. I think it is a wonderful company and the products are awesome.  Are you using it on your back bar as well?"
Apr 6, 2015
Amy Sherman replied to Cat C's discussion Walk-in's (Not) Welcome? in the group Building Clientele
"I one time had a guy walk in and wanted to have a special gift for his girlfriend on valentines day (that night) whom he was going to propose to that evening.  He wanted her to have the full works but NOBODY  wanted to stay and do it for…"
Sep 16, 2013
Amy Sherman replied to Cat C's discussion Nature & Machines in the group Natural Skin Care
"I use both galvanic and high frequency. It's amazing the results I get with organic and natural products!!!"
Sep 14, 2013
Anne C. Willis replied to Cat C's discussion Nature & Machines in the group Natural Skin Care
"I do not recommend machines.  They overstimulate the skin and do not provide a conducive environment for healing and recovery. Anything electric emits positive ions which negates the negative ions, or positive effect, that natural minerals and…"
Feb 25, 2013
Gladys Allen replied to Cat C's discussion The Niche Mobile Spa in the group Business Women Tips & Wisdom
"Kate..... Brilliant! How much time does it take you to set it all up? Also can you get everything in one trip? Thanks for the info."
Dec 16, 2012
Mila C commented on Cat C's blog post Self-Discovery: Knowing Your "Fit" in the Spa Industry
"Hey Cat, my name's Mila and I just recently got employed as a Spa Therapist [I went in for an interview 2 weeks ago but I don't actually start working until the 19th of this month, since that's when the spa officially opens. Right now…"
Nov 6, 2012
Kate Rodrigue replied to Cat C's discussion The Niche Mobile Spa in the group Business Women Tips & Wisdom
"I am practicing on friends while still in school (almost done) and travel to their house. I am also considering going mobile as I've gotten used to doing this. Here's my basic set up - a zero gravity chair (like Lafuma but I bought a cheap…"
Oct 15, 2012
Synoia Tech / Shari Pilo replied to Cat C's discussion The Niche Mobile Spa in the group Business Women Tips & Wisdom
"We are loving the idea of a mobile spa! No you don't have to forego the "facial" aspect at all! We have a system that is compact and wireless. Take a look at our site and if you need more information just let me…"
Oct 15, 2012
Tara Templeton replied to Cat C's discussion Suggestions for Eye Creams/Serums! in the group Product and Service Recommendations
"I work for Touche Beauty, which is an addendum line of serums and four professional fiber "blanket" masks.  We also have ampoules available (Caviar serum, Marine Collagen serum, and Oxygen serum), as well as retail and professional…"
Oct 12, 2012
jen buchignani replied to Cat C's discussion The Niche Mobile Spa in the group Business Women Tips & Wisdom
"Hey there... it's a great idea....I had the same idea myself using my Vintage 1958 Shasta Trailer... BUT...what about state board...re: a mobile spa? I guess it depends on what state you r operating out of??? I have been meaning to research…"
Oct 9, 2012
Nandy B left a comment for Cat C
"Thanks Cat!"
Oct 4, 2012
Cat C commented on Lisanne Wilcox's group Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring & Kiss Waxing
"I took the class with Olivia this weekend. ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. I've got models lined up. So excited on becoming a sugaring specialist!"
Oct 3, 2012
Cat C replied to Carrie Patrick's discussion What's your goal or wish list for your skin care practice?
"As a newly licensed Esthetician and as someone who is looking to pretty much "start over" in life, I would say my goal is to get myself out there: get clients, new friends, new support group, and a new attitude toward life."
Sep 26, 2012
Carrie Patrick commented on Cat C's blog post Ready.
"Good luck! There is something about sugaring that is just so cool. I even like watching people do it as a demonstration at trade shows. (Yep, that's me, easily entertained.) Enjoy the permanent makeup training, and I hope you will post here…"
Sep 26, 2012
 
 
 

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