November 28, 2019
What better way to give thanks for all the skin therapists in the world than to share a very special Therapist Thursday episode! Choosing skin care as your career is an exciting journey no matter what led you to this point. Whether you came into the industry knowing this was for you or maybe this is your second or third career; the important thing is you are here and we love, value and appreciate you.
In this episode meet April Wilkie, owner and skin therapist of Healing Hands Skin Therapy in Springfield, MO. April is also a Dermalogica Expert and Brand Ambassador and you will love her personal story from cosmetologist to skin care entrepreneur. Her best advice? According to April it’s important to find your passion and truly operate from that space. Her journey is incredible and so inspiring from her early days in a tiny space, to a full service salon to bringing her business back to her WHY (which changed everything!). This podcast will simply leave you with all the good vibes on how to find your joy, recognize opportunities and create a business and career that you love.
About April: April Wilkie has been a professional skin therapist for over 20 years. She fell in love with Dermalogica in 1993, when struggling with skin issues. She was introduced to the line and it was indeed, the moment her skin changed forever. Her passion is customizing and strategizing skin treatments and home care for her clients and friends to daily have the opportunity to experience their best skin ever. Check her out on Instagram @healinghandsgrl
November 4, 2019
Advanced treatments are a major trend in our industry, so we are thrilled to have Dr. Melissa Levin, board certified Dermatologist, back with us on this epic podcast talking all things needles. According to Dr. Levin, "there is a huge interest and investment in skin health right now along with new combinations and technology...so it's a great time to age!"
Dr. Levin, stepped out of her busy NY based dermatology practice and called in to chat about microneedling and injectables. In this episode, we first explore microneedling and break down what it is, what skin conditions it’s for and what skin should be avoided. Dr. Levin even sheds some light on those at-home devices and tells us "not all treatments are created equal,” and they should always be performed by an expertly trained professional. She gives us great advice on how to prepare for the treatment and ways to keep up the good work with key ingredients. We add in some time to discuss another popular service –injectables, including neuromodulators and fillers. She offers amazing information about doing your research and partnering with your provider so that you both can stay safe and get the best results. This episode will truly leave you feeling empowered and educated as Dr. Levin is a major inspiration to all professionals and a thought leader in the industry and in women's entrepreneurship. Be sure to check out her other Living Skin podcast with us on sensitive skin!
About Dr. Levin: Dr. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, specializing in cosmetic dermatology. She is the Founder and Director of Entière Dermatology, a medical and cosmetic dermatology practice in the Flatiron. She is a clinical professor at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Levin has presented at professional meetings, teaching physicians as a trainer regarding cosmetic treatments including neuromodulators, fillers, and laser surgery. She serves as a reviewer for numerous medical journals and continues to perform clinical research trials for innovative laser devices and soft tissue enhancement of injectable fillers for aesthetics and acne. As a media expert, she shares her dermatology expertise to multiple media outlets.
Check out how to use Dermalogica with advanced services here!
October 3, 2019
In the world of a professional skin therapist, each day is a little different and so are the skins we treat. Even the journey in the business of skin looks a different for everyone, which gives us our own unique and special story to tell. This episode of Therapist Thursdays takes us to Northern Kentucky where we chat with Jillian Link, Skin Therapist at Hand & Stone in Crescent Springs. Jillian's positive energy is the perfect dose of good vibes we all need while working in the treatment room. From cosmetologist to professional skin therapist, she shares her own personal success and struggles with acneic skin and making a major shift in her career from owner to corporate employee. Our conversation is best described as fresh, raw and real as we cover a myriad of topics from education, the value of being a Dermalogica Expert and the importance of simply being kind.
About Jillian Link:
Jillian is a Licensed Master Cosmetologist with a successful career as a Professional Skin Therapist. Born and raised in Paris, Kentucky she now lives in Northern Kentucky and works at Hand & Stone as Lead Esthetician and a Dermalogica Expert. According to Jillian, "I fell in love with skin care because of my problem skin and Dermalogica was the first skin care line that addressed my problems. The more I worked with it, the more I obsessed over it. I dove head first into educating myself and becoming an expert."
Check out your education opportunities here: Dermalogica Professional Education
September 24, 2019
Can you have breakouts, pigmentation and wrinkles all at the same time?! In this special and engaging episode we welcome back to the podcast Angela Taylor, International Education Manager, Trade-UK, to talk all things about acne and aging. Angela gets personal as she shares with us her own skin struggles and the pesky brown spots left behind (cue-stop picking 😉). Of course, this episode wouldn't be complete without a few skin myth busters! We also cover topics like teen vs adult acne, ingredients and the top causes of adult breakouts. Do you ever wonder about the word "inflammaging"? Yep, we cover that too, right along with consultation, modalities and treatments. Listen in to discover amazing tips and information about acne and so much more!
August 27, 2019
Did you know that people who have had a lot of sun exposure can look on average 6½ years older than their actual age?! Science is now showing us that skin aging is NOT just about genetics, but there is so much more to how our skin ages such as lifestyle and environmental factors.
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Angela Murphy who shares amazing details about our exposome affects our skin, how to reinforce skin’s defenses and ways to future proof against the damage that accelerates signs of skin aging. She calls in to dish on all the extra details (and clinicals) about Dermalogica’s newest innovation Phyto Nature Firming Serum. With its biomimetic peptides and a rich botanical pharmacopeia of super-potent bio naturals, it literally reawakens the nature of younger looking skin and turns back the clock on the appearance of previous exposomic damage. This isn’t your average serum, (or podcast!) it’s a radical way new way to think about skin aging.
August 12, 2019
We are living in a very fast paced life with more to do, less time to do it and a lot of added pressures. As a result, more adults (especially women), are living with more chronic stress. Combine this with hormonal imbalances, environmental shifts and our busy lifestyles, it's no wonder we are seeing a rise in more breakouts and accelerated signs of skin aging.
In this episode we chat with Dr. Angela Murphy about our most recent innovations AGE Bright Clearing Serum and AGE Bright Spot Fader in the new Active Clearing line. Active Clearing formulas harness the best of nature and science to control breakouts and reduce the appearance of related skin aging. This updated skin segment is amazing! AND since adult skin has such a high potential for skin-aging post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) spots, having products that address both breakouts and aging simultaneously truly helps streamline treatments and boosts results.
Learn more HERE
July 22, 2019
With so many treatments flooding the industry its hard to keep track of everything, and deciding on what treatments will complement your business. Microneedling, IPL, dermaplaning...the list goes on! In this episode, we jump on the line to chat with Lindsay Barras, Education Manager, Canada and get some interesting insight into these fast growing services. We not only talk about these popular procedures in detail, but we get real about investment as a therapist and the ever important client commitment to achieve the best results. She hits us with some hard stats and gives her personal insight into a service that's making a new and lasting comeback in a big way. Lindsay also shares with us that the key to success starts with a strong consultation and dedication to training.
About Lindsay: As Dermalogica Canada’s Education Manager, Lindsay Barras is driven by scientific proof and is passionate about utilizing results-driven treatments to grow businesses. Holding a Bachelor of Science double major in Biology & Chemistry and having a professional background in international sales and training in the medical industry, Lindsay shares her knowledge of medical aesthetics and her experience with Dermalogica to help you drive your business forward.
June 27, 2019
In this episode of Therapist Thursdays, we get to sit down for quick chat with Ana Furda, Skin Therapist at Hammam Spa in Toronto. Between her busy work schedule and classes at Dermalogica, we were able to catch up with Ana and talk about her award from Canada's COSA (Cosmetic Outstanding Service Award). Ana was the recipient for the 2018 Best Service by a Skin Therapist in a Spa a very prestigious and well deserved accolade. During this podcast she also shares with us what keeps her client's coming back and loyal and her top advice for fellow skin therapists. "Love what you do and do it will all of your heart."
Born in Croatia, Ana first began a career path by completing her studies at University for Art and Fashion Design. She worked in a high end retail men's clothing store and moved to Canada 10 years ago. Upon arriving to Canada, she decided to take a career change and entered into Humber College for Medical Esthetics and Spa Management where she graduated with honors. After graduating she worked for a few salons and spas, began using Dermalogica products and then reached Dermalogica Expert Status. She has been working at Hammam Spa for over three years where she has found her true niche, a love to share her knowledge and passion about skincare, which over time has created a special bond with her clients and boosted her clientele. According to Ana, support from her work, along with dedication and perseverance has opened the window to new and exciting opportunities and success.
May 28, 2019
What happens when the art of eyebrow shaping is brought to a new level of convenience? Enter Flybrow, the booming brow business model created by Flybrow Founder and celebrity make-up artist Suzie Moldavon. With over 25 years' of experience, Suzie is quite literally the "brow whisperer."
In this episode we sit down with Suzie and discuss how Flybrow is changing clients brows and how Skin Therapists can up their own brow game. Suzie gets real about her entrepreneurial journey into the industry, and she gives us insider tips on ways to build your business and reputation with brow services. We also explore the social media side of brow, including trends, shapes, techniques, and we even bust a few brow myths! Suzie's goal is to share her education and empower brow artists all over the world to create a successful business. If you're ready to learn to "speak eyebrows" then this is a podcast you don't want to miss! Also stay tuned for details about an exciting Flybrow Academy course being offered at the Dermalogica corporate office in Los Angeles.
Get fly here...Flybrow
Learn more about the upcoming Flybrow Academy in Los Angeles, CA. Dermalogica x Flybrow
May 13, 2019
The most important part of your business is YOU! As skin therapists we are givers by nature and during our work we give a lot each and every day. But how do we fill ourselves back up? In this episode we connect with Laura West, Master Educator for Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute. She shares with us her tips on how to create better habits and new routines to feel more energized in and outside of work, and increase our longevity in this industry that so many of us love.
We discuss breathing, posture and even nutrition to help you shake up your current daily routine and boost your way to feeling better at the end of your work day. In addition Laura shares with us how to evaluate your treatment space ergonomics to ensure it benefits you and the services you provide. It's all about the practice of taking care of you, even in the daily details like breathing, sitting, standing and eating as everything is all connected to you feeling and doing your best.
About Laura West: Laura is a veteran skin care professional with over 35 years in the skin, body and health care industry. She is a professional skin and body care therapist as well as an international master educator and health and fitness specialist. Laura is trained in ‘The M.E.L.T. Method’ (Myofascia Energetic Length Technique) and is a member of the National Fascia Society. She created ‘Taking Care of You’ a wellness and self-care system for therapists to incorporate into their business practice.