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Everything you ever wanted to know about hair removal – how to prep, what to expect, and advice from the pros

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It’s always swimsuit season somewhere, and when it comes to getting bathing suit-ready, hair removal is typically my clients’ #1 concern. With so many methods available, there’s no shortage of ways to shed unwanted body hair – what’s missing is the knowledge surrounding them! Here’s my complete guide to hair removal and everything you need […]

 
 

Steam during a facial: What’s truth, and what’s hot air?

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Some find steaming essential during a facial, while others are using it to blame for a facial that fell flat.But swear by it or swear off it, not everything I’ve been hearing about this heated treatment room topic is accurate. And when you’re talking about water that’s so hot it’s been vaporized, misinformation can be […]

 
 

TREATMENT ROOM TABOO: Gloves or No Gloves?

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  We’re always posting tips, tricks and news on Bioelements Facebook page, often sparking great conversation between both pros and spa-goers alike. Recently, posts demonstrating some of Bioelements Signature Techniques prompted comments, and even some questions, about the use of gloves during a treatment. Curious to hear how others felt about it, we opened the […]

 
 

2 Awkward Spa Situations and their Simple Solutions

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Treatment rooms are intimate. So it’s no surprise that awkward situations can happen at any time. Still, whether it’s a little drool or a quiet snore, no situation is too awkward to skip the amazing benefits of a professional spa treatment experience! We asked Bioelements Facebook fans to share their “spawkward” stories and they delivered […]

 
 

Spa Stories: What’s Missing From this Facial?

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One of the best parts of my role as Bioelements Director of Education is that I’m able to talk on a daily basis with skin care professionals all over the globe. I think it’s safe to say I’ve heard thousands of stories from estheticians about what can happen inside the spa treatment room. Now, it’s […]

 
 

Clients worried about age spots, discoloration and signs of past acne?

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Skin care professionals: With Fall here, clients are facing with a new set of skin concerns. But more than just dehydration, they might be experiencing a problem that can be years in the making: hyperpigmentation. Whether it’s hormonally triggered, prompted by injury, or a side effect of sunburns past, another summer in the sun can […]

 
 

16 Facial Treatment Pet Peeves of Spa Professionals

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Both spa professionals and spa-goers want nothing but the best from their 60-minute spa sessions. We recently asked spa goers to share their top facial pet peeves when at the spa.  But now it’s the skin care professionals turn! Sometimes it’s the client’s habits that can lead to a fumbled facial. Here are the top […]

 
 

20 Facial Treatment Pet Peeves of Spa Goers

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Both spa goers and spa professionals want their facial treatment experience to be pleasant and relaxing. But certain habits can turn a soothing 60 minutes into a sequence of total distraction. We took to Bioelements Facebook page to ask spa-goers what their pet-peeves are when getting a facial. Here’s what they listed as their top treatment room […]

 
 

4 Treatment Room Tips to Expect the Unexpected

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  Skin care professionals: Have you ever been taken by surprise in the treatment room? Try as we might to ensure a smooth, relaxing facial with a carefully assembled step-by-step process, real life is unscripted. Clients can have unexpected sensitivities – so smart estheticians will always have a plan in place for any time a […]

 
 

3 Tips for Talking to Clients about Oil Control

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Skin care professionals: With spring underway, and summer hot on its tracks, more and more clients will come into the treatment room experiencing excess shine. I’ve talked about oily skin causes , and how Oil Control Mattifier can stop the shine before it starts, but it might seem difficult to find a time to recommend […]