Posts made in January 2021

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Tips from Our Long Island Beauty School: What to Ask Skin Care Clients

Every client is different, so it is crucial to tailor skincare treatments to fit individual needs. Here are three basic questions we teach students at our Long Island beauty school to always ask before beginning treatment.

What are your goals?

This question may seem like a no-brainer, but it often gets overlooked. Just because a client has requested a specific treatment doesn’t mean that treatment best reflects their goals. Be sure to verify what effects your client is hoping to achieve before getting started.

What is your current regimen?

What your client does for their skin regularly can tell you a lot about the issues they are experiencing and how they may react to your treatment. Our Long Island beauty school also recommends asking clients about their regimen because you may discover they are unknowingly using products that irritate their skin. There is a lot of misinformation about skincare out there, and part of your role is to counteract it and educate clients appropriately.

Are you taking any medications, supplements, or vitamins?

While some clients may not wish to share what medications they take, this information can be quite illuminating. At our Long Island beauty school, we teach students about the possible skin-related side effects caused by popular medicines, supplements, and so on. Likewise, we instruct learners to advise clients to consult with their doctors about side effects.

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Tips for Keeping Your Client Comfortable During Their Microblading Appointment

Many clients are, understandably, nervous during permanent makeup services, and experience discomfort. As their esthetician, it’s your responsibility to help them relax as much as possible. Here are some tips we teach students studying microblading in Long Island, NY, at our beauty school.

Give Local Anesthetics Time to Work

Never attempt to rush treatment by skipping the wait time for a local anesthetic. Pay attention to the wait time specified by the product you use, and use this period to set up your table and answer any questions the client may have. Furthermore, keep in mind that you may need to reapply the anesthetic if the procedure takes longer than expected.

Explain What You’re Doing

While you don’t need to give an in-depth explanation of how microblading works, many clients feel more relaxed if they know what to expect at each stage. Be sure to let your client know what you will be doing next before moving on to a new step so that you don’t startle them unintentionally.

Check-In Often

Don’t assume your client will speak up if they are uncomfortable. Many people hesitate due to nerves and would rather suffer in silence than “complain.” Be sure to check in often and stress that you want to hear about any discomfort, no matter how minor it may seem to them.