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.
May 2, 2019
In this Therapist Thursday episode we are in the Windy City with Chicago Skin Therapist, Jennie Zayas. Jennie shares with us the advice she gives to her clients and describes what she believes is the Dermalogica difference. No cookie-cutter treatments here! Only services customized with care. ❤ She also adds in a few tips for success as a professional and how she stays so passionate for the industry she loves. Jennie is also a Dermalogica Expert and a true advocate of education and continued learning, no matter where you are in your career.
About Jennie Zayas: Jennie is a passionate professional with over 12 years of skincare experience and currently works at Urban Oasis in the Gold Coast of Chicago, IL. She remains at the cutting edge of the industry through continuing education classes and meticulously reading and studying ingredients. Jennie prides herself on creating a relaxing experience for her clients while providing services tailored to specific needs and preferences. She loves providing skin and back treatments, professional extractions and eyebrow grooming. Jennie is a proud Chicagoan, born and raised in Logan Square and you can keep up with her on Instagram @chicagoesthiextraordinaire.
April 29, 2019
Have you been searching for a hydrating moisturizer with SPF? Then look no further as Prisma Protect SPF30 is the newest formula to join Dermalogica's daily skin health line and is a master multitasker. It’s optimized to work proactively with the skin’s daytime defense mode, when skin naturally works to defend itself against UV light and environmental aggressors.
In this episode Dr. Angela Murphy, VP Technology & Development shares with us just how Prisma Protect SPF30 works with the skin’s natural processes to protect skin against UV damage, pollution and free radicals – and the groundbreaking technology that makes it possible. One exciting aspect of this product is that it uses luminosity-boosting drones and hydrating moisture magnets to give you luminous, protected skin! We also dive into the inspiration behind this amazing moisturizer and the three key benefits everyone should know. Prisma Protect SPF 30 is “light activated skin defense,", and that's truly smart skin care.
Learn more here Prisma Protect SPF30
March 4, 2019
2018 marked quite a year for the trend of “self-care”, however, we know as skin therapists taking care of you isn’t something new in our industry. In this episode we are joined by Angela Taylor, International Education Manager, Trade-UK, where we have a conscious conversation about how this relates not only for clients but also for the skin therapists. We talk about the benefits of stepping away from technology and using the Digital Detox skin treatment to literally reboot and revitalize the mind, body and the skin. Angela also shares her advice and knowledge on the science behind massage along with key products and ingredients to get the best results. Join us as we explore this hot topic of self-care and how you can positively respond to what the consumer is reading, so they can see the relevance and results in the treatments that you offer.
About Angela Taylor
Meet Angela, a passionate skin therapist, educator and mentor who loves everything skin related! As the International Education Manager, Trade- UK she is responsible for managing the training and curriculum development as well as mentoring educators of 24 countries. She is also responsible for developing the strategy, launch and roll out of our new product and service innovations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Angela trained in London and with 24 years experience as a skin and body care therapist, she has worked at established skin centers and spas as well as running her own business and gaining her city and guilds teaching certificate.
February 14, 2019
Living the entrepreneur life can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. What if you could listen to someone so real that it would literally give you the boost you and your business needs? Well then this is the podcast for you, featuring the ever amazing and talented Tiffany Pratt. I am so excited to share with you our special collaboration that is directed to the professional skin therapist who we believe is changing the world with their hands. We also open the conversation to how the business is about YOU and that your clients come to see you and experience your energy. We talk about the importance of connection and ask the hard questions such as are you creating the environment that you love? Are you and your space and the service aligned? We even explore the best steps to avoid "sameness" in the skin care industry and how to define brand YOU.
So in this building your business series, we wanted to share her magic and work/life advice with you; and hopefully our chat will fill your heart with a little more happiness and a little more confidence to create your dream business that you love.
More about Tiffany:
As an entrepreneur Tiffany totally gets the highs and lows of truly building a business that you love. Her passion for transformation is the foundation of her business, making her a go-to designer, stylist and maker. She is inspirational and creates the most amazing experiences for all who listen to her speak. Her words give you a place to feel alive, creatively sparked and inspired to live your life your way. To learn more about Tiffany check our her website at tiffanypratt.com.
January 14, 2019
Dry skin has met its match with Dermalogica's next generation of products! In this episode Dr. Angela Murphy, VP of Technology and Development for the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, reveals the skin science behind the reformulated Intensive Moisture Balance and the new Intensive Moisture Cleanser. She also shares with us the latest scientific insights about our lipid barrier, skin hydration and an optimal microbiome. Dr. Angela also dives into our new state-of-the-art BioReplenish Complex™, which delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery. She also gives details on some bonus information about a clinical study! You'll learn how these innovations can help make a difference for dry skin, break the endless cycle of lipid depletion and dehydration and deliver the nourishment the skin needs!
Learn more here about our next generation of Intensive Moisture Balance
Analyze your dryness level with our dry skin lens
January 4, 2019
Have you ever wondered what sparks the passion in someone to become a professional skin therapist or what happens in the treatment room? In this episode we sit down to chat about skin treatments and so much more with Patty Palermini, Skin Therapist and Owner of Palmi D'Ofo in Hinsdale, IL.
Patty shares how her love for skin care was sparked at an early age and the two women who inspired her to pursue a career in the industry. According to Patty, "helping someone reach their potential in their own skin" is one of her key goals as a professional. We also discuss how as a Dermalogica Skin Expert she stays educated and on top of her business with the latest industry trends, techniques and technologies. Knowledge is power and when you add that with a dose of passion and innovative products, it's a recipe for skin health success!
About Patty Palermini:
Patty Palermini, is a professional Skin Care Therapist in Hinsdale, Illinois with 30 years' experience in the skin care industry. At the age of 8, after her first exposure to Noxema, foaming cleansers and pink lip gloss, her long-time career was launched focusing on Skin Fitness and Esthetics. Present day, Patty successfully and passionately practices independently in two locations. She continues to immerse herself in all things education, including classes with The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica which are resources that continue to ignite her enthusiasm for Skin Care.
December 10, 2018
Have you ever wondered how to get clear about your business vision? Are you looking for inspiration around being or even becoming an entrepreneur? Then this episode is one you don't want to miss! Join us as we sit down with Jane Wurwand, Chief Visionary and Founder of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute to discuss how she discovered her greater WHY and purpose in business. Jane's words are inspirational, relevant and real as she gives advice on the entrepreneurial mindset. She dives into what she calls "productive discomfort and how to truly trust in what you're doing. We even talk about the power or visualization, discovering your higher purpose and what it means to take risks with rewards. It's time to dig deep to find your WHY and get excited about entrepreneurship!