June 29, 2020
Episode 48 Part 1 Living:
We are living in a new and uncertain world both professionally and personally. Our daily routines have been massively disrupted, so how do we as professional skin therapists live, work and flourish in this new environment? In part 1 of our 3 part series, we are joined by Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica who shares with us how we can be more aware, embrace change and prepare ourselves for the “new next.” Living during this time gives us all a moment to reflect, regard and restore. Together we can rebuild our lives and seize the opportunity to really dig in to what it is that we do and only we can do as professionals. According to Jane, we are being pushed forward into a new era and now is the time to let go and let in.
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May 18, 2020
With the current COVID-19 global status, your safety and the safety of your clients is Dermalogica’s top priority. In this episode, Aurelian Lis, CEO for Dermalogica, joins us to share some very real and relevant information about enhanced service safety guidelines for our industry. We discuss Dermalogica’s key principles and our new Clean Touch Certification course, that will help you create a safe and clean environment for when you’re ready to get back in touch.
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April 7, 2020
Skin care education is year round but certain treatments are not. Ever wonder what you should be doing for advanced skin services during the winter or colder months to get your skin healthy, reduce pigmentation or fight the signs of aging? Maybe you live in an area where even spring months are chilly--how can you get results during this time? We sit down with Dr. Mary Stevenson, Board Certified Dermatologist who shares with us some skin prep advice before the summer months are upon us. She gives us amazing insight to laser treatments including ablative versus non-ablative and what you really should know. Dr. Mary also tells us what skin treatments and research are buzzing in the industry. Her advice and expertise are extremely helpful no matter what the season, and this is a podcast you don't want to miss.
March 19, 2020
Another inspiring episode of Therapist Thursdays takes us to Wisconsin where we chat skin treatments with Anastasia Garman, Dermalogica Skin Expert at Originails Salon and Spa. She shares her advice around formulating your best skin care service and how education for the client is so important to success. Anastasia also talks about her life long lessons with sensitive skin along with special tips for you and your client. She even shares with us one of her secrets to success with eventing! According to Anastasia, eventing enriches the overall experience and isn't that we should be doing for all our customers? Giving them an exceptional experience that will keep them coming back!
About Anastasia: As Senior Skin Therapist at Originails Salon and Spa, Anastasia Garman, BA, LMT, LE, is committed to staying well-educated in all of her fields of expertise. This has gained her the trust and loyalty of her aesthetics clients. Wisconsin's first Dermalogica Expert, Anastasia earned Post Graduate Honors in Aesthetics from IDI. She is certified in the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Aesthetics, and has advanced training from the Biotherapeutics Headquarters in Seattle. She is also a five-time winner of The Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee Award: Aesthetics category.
January 13, 2020
Meet Karla McDiarmid, owner of Macquarie Medi Spa in New South Wales, Australia –a true small business success story that will leave you beyond inspired. In this podcast Karla shares her expert knowledge on growing and running a spa business as well as her best advice to achieve your personal career goals. From skin therapist to award winning entrepreneur, Karla’s journey is truly remarkable. She shares her biggest fears and lessons and even the turning point that influenced her success today. According to Karla, in order to let your business grow you can’t get stuck in the treatment room full time. You need to take charge, seek opportunities and lean into your business and give back to yourself. Whether you own a business or are thinking about it, this episode is the perfect dose of career motivation that every skin therapist needs!
About Karla: Karla McDiarmid is a skin specialist, entrepreneur, educator, public speaker and owner/director of the acclaimed Macquarie Medi Spa with two locations in New South Wales, Australia. Karla employs 21 local women and has owned her business for over 18 years and is one of Australia’s leading Dermalogica stockists with over 15 employees as Dermalogica Experts. Karla was named the Global Winner for the ‘Spa Manager of the Year’ in 2018 and 2019 in the World Luxury Spa Awards and her business has won more than 20 local, national and international awards for the skin care industry. Read more here: https://www.macquariemedispa.com/
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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.
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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."
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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.