Monday, April 14, 2014

Technology and the Esthetician

I am truly fascinated with the impact technology has made on everyday life.  I often think to myself, "What DID I do before cells phones were invented?"  Many of us practice Esthetics because we have a desire to connect with other human beings using our hands and providing meaningful or at the very least, useful treatments and services.  What about when the server is down or the newest software has a few "bugs"? Technology or the lack thereof can get in the way of our productivity.

There IS an APP for that!  Here are a few apps Estheticians may find useful:

This app is a total Home/Business Automation solution.  is designed to turn on or turn off computers, appliances and lighting in your home or business.  Hmmmm, so you mean I can actually turn my wax pots off and on from an app on my phone? YES!  I can turn the crock pot on in the middle of the day for dinner to be prepared by the time I get home?  YES!  Did I remember to turn off the curling iron/clothing iron/lights or close the garage door?  No problem…the WEMO can make sure no appliance is left on in your home or business.  Simply purchase a WeMo Switch for any electronic appliance, connect to your WiFi and route to the app on your phone.  There are more advanced adapters for the home.  Food is meant to be cooked…not wax!  There is no excuse for keeping your wax pots on overnight with technology like this!

LIRA Clinical - Discovering Natures Secrets

Does your skin care line have an app?  This one does!  Lira clinical has developed an app featuring the full line of products.  Simply swipe your smart phone to reveal the following features:
  • Product ingredients and benefits
  • Webinar and Live Class dates in your area
  • Social Media Links
  • Account Application
  • Image Gallery to save and share
Search Lira Clinical in your app store to download the app for free.

Armpit Waxing Makeover Salon  

You can LOL, LMBO and SMH between clients with this fun game app!  Touch start on the screen, dip the wax stick in the pot, apply and remove the strip and hear them SCREAM!  Disclaimer: This is the only place you should ever double-dip…have fun with this one!

How you you utilize technology in your business?  Feel free to share your best technology tips in the comments.  Like, comment, subscribe and share the blog post with your Esthetician community - Custom Skin by Angela.

Until next time, beauties!

Angela Green

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Se Brazil Hands-On Wax Class
Instructor: Angela  Green MBA, L.E.
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time:10:00 am - 4:00
Location: Body Philosophy Spa, 1729 Termino Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804
Cost: $285 per person

Attend the Se Brazil Hands-On Wax Class. This informative class will introduce you to body waxing techniques, including the exclusive 7-MIN Brazilian. Learn how to incorporate retail into your waxing practice and provide a quality waxing experience to your clients.

You will need to bring a model. Contact Angela Green at 510-418-2252 or for details and registration.

The 7-MIN Brazilian Kit is highly recommended ($250) for you to take the products back to your salon/spa to begin offering quality waxing services immediately after the class.

Each participant must bring a model willing to receive a Brazilian wax.  If you register for the class and cannot find a model, please notify the instructor at least one week before the class.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Enzymes are good for the body & GREAT for the skin!

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an enzyme as "any of numerous complex proteins that are produced by living cells and catalyze specific biochemical reactions at body temperatures".  We find enzymes in many of the foods we eat such as pineapple, tomatoes and papaya to name a few.  These foods assist in the digestion and metabolism process along with the body's natural energy to break-down the foods we eat into the necessary nutrients we need to nourish our bodies.

You may ask, what does this have to do with skin care?  Well, enzymes are also applied topically to the skin in the form of cleansers and exfoliating masks.  Like the rest of the body, they cause a biochemical reaction on the surface of the skin by loosening keratinized cells that cause a dry, dull complexion.

Enzyme Peels are ideal to refresh the skin by removing dead skin cells, allowing for better penetration of active serums or moisturizers.  They are also great for preparing the skin for deeper peel treatments such as Salicylic, Lactic or Glycolic Acids to correct specific skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation and anti-aging concerns.

For Licensed Professionals: If you would like to learn more about how the use of Enzymes can benefit your clients and your business, visit my Facebook Page at Lira Clinical - Los Angeles, CA to register for the Lira Clinical - GPS I Chemical Peeling Class.

Professional resurfacing treatment:
Lira Vita-Brite Refresher: This professional enzyme treatment incorporates gentle but effective ingredients to provide natural lightening and exfoliating effects to the skin while multiple plant stem cells and botanical extracts provide cell rejuvenation.

For Clients:  If you would like to experience an Enzyme based treatment, contact Beauty Lounge Spa (310) 532-4462 to schedule a BLS Facial.

Home care product:
Lira BIO Enzyme Cleanser with PSC - This gel-based cleanser removes make-up, and provides cell protection and repair.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What's New...

What's New?  As for me, I just returned from the Bay Area for a Sales Training Boot Camp where I learned even more about the amazing lines I represent  - Lira Clinical, Lycogel, Se Brazil and Cirepil Wax, AP Essentials and so much more!  I am so excited to introduce these lines to Skin Care Professionals in the Los Angeles market.  I'll be "pounding the pavement" over the next few months so I'm sure if you're in the Los Angeles area, I'll be coming to a city near you!

Check out my blog for links to Aesthetics Plus, Lira Clinical and Lycogel products.  Feel free to contact me directly if you have an interest in experiencing these products for yourself.

Licensed Professionals:  Save the Date!

Monday, July 15, 2013 - Lira Clinical GPS I Peel Class
Ayres Hotel - Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach, CA
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Make it a great week!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Is your skin well hydrated?

Is your skin well hydrated?  How do you know?   Here are a few key questions about your skin.  Does your skin feel oily?  Do you use an astringent or toner daily?  Is your skin congested with oil that does not purge on it's own or is not easily extracted? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions, they your skin in likely dehydrated.

Hydration is important for ALL skin types, oily to dry.  Regardless of the oil content of your skin, the skin needs water to function properly.  Oil and water are two different things and they do not mix.  Your skin needs a balance of both.  Skin cannot purge excess oil and may actually produce more oil to compensate for the lack of water content. 

Here are a couple of solutions from Lira Clinical to improve the hydration level of your skin.  Contact me directly if you are seeking these solutions for yourself or if you are a licensed professional seeking these solutions for your clients. 

Lira Bio Hydra Infusion - For Dry to Normal Skin Types:

  • Natural infusion hydrates and plumps skin to promote healing and resilience
  • Gel consistency and natural ingredients soothe and hydrate skin to restore youthful luster
  • Contains green tea and vitamin C to reduce inflammation along with silver, gold, zinc, copper and magnesium to rejuvenate and stimulate healthy skin

ICE Balancing Lotion - For blemish and acne - prone skin types:

  • Oil-Free hydrating lotion heals acne and manages oil production to keep skin clear
  • Brightens, balances, and heals damaged skin while actively controlling acne
  • Contains salicylic acid, gold and silver minerals lilac and echinacea plant stem cells and other natural products to hydrate and repair problematic skin

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Is it time to take a good look at your Esthetics business?  Are you looking to improve the results of your  skin care or waxing services?  Check out my blog and the Custom Professionals page. Contact me with your number one area of improvement for a complimentary one-hour consultation!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Beauty is BIG Business!

It's always so good to be in my element!  Since my Mom was a Cosmetologist, I have always known that beauty is BIG business!  I attended America's Beauty Show #ABS in Chicago, IL, March 9-11, 2013.  This trade show is exclusively for licensed beauty professionals.  

Stephanie Laynes CEO Smooth Skin Supply
I worked at a vendor booth with my girl, Stephanie Laynes, CEO of Smooth Skin Supply and formulator of Se Brazil Wax in the Face and Body Pavilion.  We always have such a great time educating Estheticians about wax chemistry, techniques and products.  Se Brazil Wax is truly for the serious waxers out there..those who know...KNOW!  She has formulated this line of both soft and hard wax products, including pre-and post-treatment products.  My favorite is the Soothe Post-Wax Spray.
Me & The Schedulicity Super-Stylist

I ventured over the Hair Pavilion.  WOW...the energy in that place was ridiculous! It's was so interesting to have a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative and business side of beauty.  I was most impressed with Schedulicity.  They are a web-based appointment scheduling business and so much more.  They set up a superhero-themed Facebook wall for participants to sign, take pics and post to their pages.  Talk about the power of the Internet!  I'm sure many people enjoyed seeing their favorite stylist at the show and will have lots of questions about new products and services they learned about!

A couple of West Coast Naturals!
Ummm, yeah..about the rather large bag I'm carrying!  Now that I'm on my natural hair journey, I am always seeking products that work with my natural hair texture.  There was a whole section for "naturals" at ABS.  I met one of my favorite natural hair/beauty bloggers, Cassidy Blackwell of Natural Selection Blog. Forget "hair crush"... after reading her blog, it's more like a "life crush"!  She was very down to earth and I hope to connect with her for an L.A. Natural Hair event sometime this year.  Of course I had to try a new product line, DNA, based out of Chicago, IL.  I'll have to try the products and report back on another blog post.  I also received generous samples from Miss Jessie's and Kera Care for Natural Hair.

My next beauty biz adventure will take me to Miami...Stay tuned!