Choosing a beauty Therapist should be no different to choosing a personal trainer, a physiotherapist, a hairdresser or any other consultant you pay to assist you. Here are five attributes you should look for in a Beauty Therapist to ensure you’re receiving the best possible care and advice.
1. First impressions
From the get-go, a good Therapist should take time to understand all the factors that contribute to the improved quality and texture of your skin and, importantly, the results you want to achieve.
2. Experience and Education
Don’t be shy to ask a Therapist about their previous experience and where they gained their qualifications. If they’re accredited by a recognised educator (such as the Ella Baché College of Skin and Beauty Therapy) and they’ve been in the industry for a while, they’re likely to have the skills and experience needed to provide a quality service. T
hey should also have an understanding of the skin on a biological level so that they can make an accurate skin diagnosis, and ensure you are recommended the products that will get you the best results.
3. Good-quality products
Your treatments are only as effective as the products used to perform them. A good Therapist will be able to educate you about the active ingredients in the products they use to treat your skin and explain the benefits they provide.
The best advertisement for any business is word of mouth. If someone you know has recommended a Therapist, chances are you’ll be happier with the results than if you walked in off the street on a whim. Take the time to ask around to find a Therapist who has a reputation for providing good services and solutions.
5. A road map
There are no quick fixes in anything, and beauty therapies are no exception. Your Therapist should paint a picture of how you can achieve your skincare goals with a variety of methods, to guide you in the right direction. Skincare products, diet, sun exposure, and other environmental and lifestyle factors can all play a part in this strategy.
Look for a Therapist who’s willing to provide you with a comprehensive road map to achieving your skincare goals.
It’s all about you
You wouldn’t accept a one-size-fits-all exercise program, and if you were suffering from muscular aches and pains you’d probably find a specialist massage therapist or physiotherapist. So why should your skincare choices be any different?
Next time you’re planning a visit to the salon, ensure that your chosen Therapist provides skincare solutions that are as individual as you are. Their knowledge and dedication will go a long way to helping you achieve the radiant, glowing complexion you’re striving for.