ASCP Skin Deep

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2017

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72 november/december 2017 absolute favorite thing is seeing so many of them soar with their own successes. Many have gone on to open their own businesses, write for professional journals, and, yes, teach. My heart swells. TELL US ABOUT THE LINDSAY TAYLOR CUSTOM FACIAL. My business partner, Meredith Taylor, and I are very proud of this treatment. We use two incredible skin care lines—Ilike and Previse. It starts with the client on a heated table with tiny, warm basalt stones between their toes and two larger stones behind their shoulders. We perform a thorough cleansing, consultation, and analysis to determine the course of the facial. We use one of our gentle physical exfoliants while the client is under the steam, then deliver an arm and hand massage with our Lindsay Taylor SPAtique body butter, made exclusively for us by Simply Sohope. The last few strokes of ASCP & you I AM ASCP Role Model Business owner and educator Alison Lindsay inspires young estheticians WHY SKIN CARE? WHAT DREW YOU INTO THE INDUSTRY? I got into the industry because of my love of makeup. I was just fascinated with how it changed a person's look, and how easily you could accentuate the positive with a couple of simple strokes of color. I also suffered with acne and tried every remedy I read about or that well-intentioned friends and family would tell me about. I did not have my first facial until about six months before I started esthetics school. It was the beginning of my journey to learn how to take better care of myself. After I got into school, my world just changed. I went in thinking I was going to specialize in makeup artistry and left wanting to clear up any acne conditions I saw. When I was younger, I had the mind-set that the harsher the product, the more my skin would clear up. When I started using the appropriate products for my skin and getting good deep cleanings regularly, my skin cleared up. I left school with a passion to educate my clients. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING AN EDUCATOR AND MENTOR? So many things! I like to think that I have helped ignite the flame of love for this field in so many students. I also love hearing from former students, colleagues, and coworkers seeking professional advice. My that massage are done with a warm stone, which is then placed gently in the client's hand. A complete manual cleansing of the face is done along with the use of high frequency, followed by our massage for the face, neck, décolleté, shoulders, and upper back. A customized mask is blended for every facial and while that is on, we do some scalp massage. It is then completed with the proper toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Afterward, we do a quick touch-up with the Jane Iredale minerals. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING CHANGES YOU'VE SEEN IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE PAST 30 YEARS? The most exciting change I have seen is in our clients. Back in the day, I would spend the majority of the time talking about the harsh effects of soap and why they needed an acid-based cleanser for best results. I was also preaching about the dangers of UV rays and educating them about the importance of sunscreen. Now, clients are armed with education that sometimes may need a little redirection, but most of them are using cleansers and protecting their skin daily. GIVE US A TREND PREDICTION FOR 2018. As fantastic as lasers, more effective peels, and other clinical treatments are, I see the pendulum starting to swing the other way. In a world where we are getting farther and farther away from human interaction, I believe many clients appreciate the touch factor we provide in back-to-basic facials. We have the privilege to be licensed to actually touch people. That is an honor I do not take lightly. ALISON LINDSAY Esthetician, educator, and co-owner of Lindsay Taylor SPAtique Westborough, MA ASCP Member Since 2015

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