Friday, August 30, 2013

Chapter 2: Professional Image

1.  Professional Image is "the impression projected by a person engaged in any profession, consisting of outward appearance and conduct exhibited in the workplace."

2.  Balance is an essential component of health because it is what allows you to promote and maintain health.  It creates a healthy lifestyle, which in turn allows you to make the best decisions concerning your health.

3.  Basic habits of personal hygiene include: Showering daily, keeping hair fresh, regular skin care, brushing and flossing, using breath fresheners as needed, using deodorant, washing hands as needed, being selective about wearing fragrances, and keeping nails trimmed and clean.

4.  Good posture helps you look good and feel good.  It also helps prevent some physical problems and promotes energy.

5.  Characteristics of a healthy positive attitude include:  Diplomacy, emotional stability, receptivity, sensitivity, values & goals, communication skills, discretion & confidentiality, and maintaining boundaries.

6.  You can develop a strong work ethic by being thoughtful about how you approach each day, how you treat others, and how you support your employer's needs.

7.  It is important to be a team player because it creates a work environment where everyone can be successful.

8.  The best way to deal with an unhappy client  is to view the situation as an opportunity to develop communication skills.  Some coping techniques include:  Counting to 10 and thinking before speaking, directing the situation to a higher authority if needed, and avoiding criticism.

9.  Managing your time is important because it allows enough time to maintain a balanced healthy life, and because it is a major component of being professional.

10.  Six ways to practice ethical behavior include: obtaining necessary credentials, maintaining integrity, knowing your boundaries, keeping client relationships professionally friendly, being honest & truthful, and being open to seeking consultation from more experienced people.

11.  Ten life skills that can lead to success are: build self-esteem, visualize your success, build on your strengths, be kind to yourself, define success for yourself, practice new behaviors, keep your personal life separate from work, keep your energy up, respect others, and stay productive.

12.  Setting goals is important to success because it maps out the journey to your success.  Without goals you are just floating. 

13.  Some ways to manage your time include learning to prioritize, never taking on more than you can handle, using problem-solving techniques, planning dates with family & friends, and developing your own personal mission statement.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Galvanic Desincrustation

I have heard a bit about Galvanic Desincrustation and I wanted to know more so I watched this video  I enjoyed this explanation because it was easy to understand, but it also gave detailed information about the science behind the procedure.

When used on the negative polarity, galvanic current is used to soften sebum and dilate follicles in order to make extraction easier.  First, you attach the passive electrode to the client.  In this video, she places it under the client's back.  Make sure it is totally covered in a moist sponge in order to have good contact with the skin.  Inform the client that they may experience a warming/tingling sensation and a metallic taste in their mouth.  Cover the tweezers entirely in cotton soaked in desincrustation solution. Next, spread the same solution on the face.  If you are doing the ears, place cotton balls soaked in the solution inside the ears.  Place the electrode on the skin, and THEN turn up the current.  Keep the tweezers electrode constantly moving, and don't let it lose contact with the skin. The total face should be covered in about 3-4 minutes.

ASCP Insurance Webinar

Since starting this apprenticeship, I have been interested in getting insurance but didn't know where to even begin.  After watching this webinar I felt much more educated about insurance and more prepared to make a selection.

In this webinar, Jesse Cormier gives many examples of why every esthetician should look into insurance.  The stories that stood out the most to me were the stories about waxing accidents.  I plan on doing a fair amount of waxing, and from the many accident stories she told, it sounds like serious waxing accidents can happen easily and quickly.  Many of her stories and examples had to do with estheticians who were doing everything correctly and encountered a unfortunate accident.  This further persuaded me that I need to make sure I am covered for any occurrence.

This webinar was also very helpful because it outlines some of the important things to look for when looking into insurance.  One particular thing that was new and good information for me was in regards to Claims Made vs Occurrence Form.  Claims Made only covers you if you are insured by them when a claim is made.  This means that if there is a lapse in your policy, or if you aren't working and decided to not renew your policy, if is a claim is made you are not covered.  Since many claims are made much later than the actual incident, this is a big risk.  I learned that I will always look for Occurrence Form insurance.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Chapter 1: History and Career Opportunities

1.  Kohl, berries, tree bark, minerals, insects, and herbs are some of the materials used by ancient people as color pigments in cosmetics.

2.  Ancient Hebrews used olive and grape seed oils to keep their skin healthy and moist.

3.  The word cosmetics comes from the Greek word Kosmetikos meaning "skilled in the use of cosmetics.

4.  Steam therapy, body scrubs, and massage were body rituals provided by ancient Roman bath-houses.

5.  Women in the Victorian Age used facial masks made from honey, eggs, mil, oatmeal, fruits, and vegetables.

6.  Retin-A, Botox, and alpha hydroxy acid were introduced in the late 20th century.

7.  Some career options available to estheticians in salons and day spas include: Performing facials, facial massage, waxing, body treatments, and doing makeup.  Estheticians can also make their way up to management & supervisory positions, or open/buy their own salon.

8.  Medical aesthetics includes both surgical procedures & esthetic treatments.  They can assist physicians by doing things such as patient education, marketing, buying and selling products, camouflage makeup, and some advanced treatments such as light and laser therapies.

9.  Makeup artists can be employed with photographers as assistants, doing makeup on models,  or doing makeup for film, movies and theater.  They can also do camouflage therapy or work in a mortuary setting.

10.  A manufacturer;s representative demonstrates how to use products to people in settings such as a salon or drugstore.  A cosmetics buyer keeps up with new trends and keeps records of what a store needs, buys, and sells.

11.  An esthetics educator can teach in a variety of schools, direct or own a school, or be a product education director for a company.

12.  The twentieth century brought about products and procedures that brought a lot of attention to skin care.  In the 21st century, nanotechnology made the future opportunities in skin care endless.  As people live longer, and more stress and demands are placed on our bodies, the need for esthetiticans will continue to increase.

Meet Sandy Zibetti

My name is Sandy Zibetti, and I am a Stay-at-Home Mom of two.  I have been married almost 5 years, and I have a 2 1/2 year old girl named Zoe, and a 7 month old boy named Zander.  I received my Bachelors degree from BYU in Humanities with an emphasis in Art History.  I absolutely love being a mom and I am so excited to learn a new trade that will allow me to develop new skills and friendships, while still focusing most of my time on my family.

I first became interested in esthetics when I got my own eyelash extensions  just before I had my little boy.  I looked forward to the monthly fill appointment as a time to relax, enjoy good conversation, and leave feeling a little more confident in the way I looked.  Those things all meant a lot to me, and I thought it would be very fulfilling to do that for others as well! 

I am a little nervous to practice on live models because I am bit of a perfectionist and I want them to be happy with the results.  However, I am confident in Ali as an instructor and know I will be well prepared.  I am so excited for this apprenticeship, and I look forward to combining my passions of admiring & creating beauty, and uplifting & helping others in a new way!