Apart from nails, most beauty treatments are performed in a room – just you and the client.
8 clients a day at least – 5 days a week – 48 weeks a year (taking holidays into account) and that’s 1,920 beauty treatments.
You’ll have great clients, you’ll come across difficult clients – you’ll gain experience. But, will it actually make you better at giving the treatment.
On at least two occasions, I have had massages with beauty therapist who have told me they are really good at it. They weren’t.
Now, you can either go on believing that you are good at delivering a specific beauty treatment, or you accept criticism to improve as a beauty therapist. But, why not take it one step further?
That sounds sinister, but it’s not. The more treatments you have, the more ideas you’ll get. You’ll get to actually feel the treatment from a clients point of view. How many times to you have treatments at the moment?
Here’s an example.
Once, I had a massage from a beauty therapist who told me – “It’s my favourite because I’m really good at it”. I didn’t feel a thing. Since then I have found two therapists who do good massage and they are the ones I’ll chose.
But, even as a client, it’s closing my mind to difference. I need to take a gamble.
Recently, I was with my wife in London and we stopped off near Soho at a small salon and both had a massage. Although most of the massage was not great – I found the movements too fast (and if I was a therapist I would note that to make sure I didn’t do the same), the therapist started the massage by climbing on the bed and using her knees on my lower back. It was not only different – I was a little taken-a-back – but it had an impact and loosened me right up.
So, if you want to get better at delivering your beauty treatments, get some experience from other people. Either in your salon – swap treatments with others – on in other salons.
It will help you become a better beauty therapist who becomes more and more in demand. This in turn will increase your value. IE. You’ll earn more money.