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Hi I have a home salon . I'm looking to start doing facials what brands are out there ? I want to specialise in acne!
I really like the brand & believe in la roche posay !
Can I use the brand if I buy clenser , toner , exfoliant , mask & moisturiser? That's all you need right ? It dosnt have to be "facial brand brand " ?
 

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Kaeso Beauty have an excellent selection of skincare for all skin types. I wouldn't limit your market too narrowly at this stage if you are only just starting facials. It is a pro brand and as such will be a good way to begin. They do an oily skin collection, called "rebalancing collection"
Acne treatment can include galvanic and high frequency treatments if you are qualified in facial electrics. These are very effective and cannot be done at home so you'd have a chance of selling them to your clients.

What if your acned client has an older sister or mother with dry skin ? Are you going to say "I don't do facials other than on acned clients!" ?
My advice is to be as broad as you can with what you offer and get the clients through the door by being a skin care specialist . Give a fabulous consultation and gain their confidence and create a facial that is unique to them and you should be onto a winner.

My second facial skincare range is from "Payot Paris". Look very closely at their Pate Grise range - a winner for acned skin.
Creme no 2 collection is for sensitive , stressed skin and is a personal favourite of mine. This range and it's higher price point I use for my advanced electrical facials or those with a french facial massage included.


Both ranges are available from Alan Howard as their authorised distributor. Free in house training, product information and support are the additional benefits from choosing a pro brand.
What to do next ? well that's up to you. So good luck on your new venture.
 

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Kaeso Beauty have an excellent selection of skincare for all skin types. I wouldn't limit your market too narrowly at this stage if you are only just starting facials. It is a pro brand and as such will be a good way to begin. They do an oily skin collection, called "rebalancing collection"
Acne treatment can include galvanic and high frequency treatments if you are qualified in facial electrics. These are very effective and cannot be done at home so you'd have a chance of selling them to your clients.

What if your acned client has an older sister or mother with dry skin ? Are you going to say "I don't do facials other than on acned clients!" ?
My advice is to be as broad as you can with what you offer and get the clients through the door by being a skin care specialist . Give a fabulous consultation and gain their confidence and create a facial that is unique to them and you should be onto a winner.

My second facial skincare range is from "Payot Paris". Look very closely at their Pate Grise range - a winner for acned skin.
Creme no 2 collection is for sensitive , stressed skin and is a personal favourite of mine. This range and it's higher price point I use for my advanced electrical facials or those with a french facial massage included.


Both ranges are available from Alan Howard as their authorised distributor. Free in house training, product information and support are the additional benefits from choosing a pro brand.
What to do next ? well that's up to you. So good luck on your new venture.
Thank you , I will look in to it . I'm only trained in basic facials & chemical peels & no of course I would offer for other skin types but I feel as I have had acne my self that you can't use any brand just because its say for acne. Having dry skin you can't really go wrong with a brand as much as having acne and making it noticeably worse but I'm definitely will be providing facials for everyone. I just wonder if I could use la roche posay they cater for all skin types but I know personally how well this brand has helped my acne .
Thank you for your advice xx
 

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Have a look at the website for la Roche Posay and see if there is a Professionals area for trained therapists. Proof of qualifications will enable you to purchase larger salon sized products which will work out more cost effective for a salon. Remember to add on the vat for the actual price by the way.
No one but you can make your decision so research is key.
I had very bad acne many years ago , and I never found anything that really worked. Plus a very rosy sensitive skin, so a double problem. Particularly my neck was affected !
The science behind beauty products has really come on so you are in a better place than I was as a young therapist expected to face the beauty world covered in acne. Now that knocks your confidence when other therapists never even had one single spot, It was hard.
Best of luck.
 

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I also recommend Kaeso.
I use them myself & my clients love the products which are very effective. My skin has been so much better since using the products.
They have a whole range of products for all skin types & range from the cleansers & toners to serums & oils & a new pink clay mask ideal for problem skin.
Definitely worth a look.
 

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I recommend Payot. When I was starting out you couldn’t get Payot without an unaffordable investment and a visit to Ireland for training. It’s good to know you can buy through Alan Howard.

when I was training we used Kaeso. A lot of the girls developed sensitivities so in the end our lecturer threw everything out and brought in a much more expensive brand. I had acne at the time and it irritated my skin. I still like their facial massage cream and I use their body soufflé for pedicure massage and I use their eye cleanser in lash and brow treatments. Lots of people have posted how much they love Kaeso and it’s very popular. I don’t feel it’s a go to brand for acne though.
 

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Thank you , I will look in to it . I'm only trained in basic facials & chemical peels & no of course I would offer for other skin types but I feel as I have had acne my self that you can't use any brand just because its say for acne. Having dry skin you can't really go wrong with a brand as much as having acne and making it noticeably worse but I'm definitely will be providing facials for everyone. I just wonder if I could use la roche posay they cater for all skin types but I know personally how well this brand has helped my acne .
Thank you for your advice xx
Some great suggestions on this thread! Like many others on this thread, I myself have acne and have had it since the age of 11. Like @RosieR, I am also aware of the frustration of having acne and trying to sell services that aim to treat/control this condition.

I used to think this was a downside, however this was the reason I had my initial interest in skin and its care and paid my way through Esthetics training at 19. I think this experience makes us that much more knowledgeable on the topic of acne and interest in skin as a whole.

I personally am a huge fan of high street brands, however I don't believe many of them sell for professional use at wholesale rates or offer training and support.

Even if they would sell to you, the price point would make the profit margin very minimal.

Furthermore, how can you compete with the high street? Why would someone not pop into Boots and receive points with purchase and buy from you instead? This is why it's important to buy into a brand that is for professionals only and doesn't sell products on the high street or on many online retail sites.

I would encourage you to distill why you love LRP. Are there key ingredients that they utilise that you love? Do you like the price point? Are they fragrance free? Do they use ceramides? Do they have a range that is varied enough to accommodate most skin types and conditions?

I'm currently developing a spa and have only in the last few months decided on a brand to carry. On my search I would get a full list of the products and segment on what type of client I could use the products on. This was a great way for me to establish if the skincare line had any 'holes' in it.

I also created a list of what I didn't want in my products which can sift out many options quite quickly. I didn't want products that were priced over a certain point (think lines selling face creams for £100+), I didn't want fragrance, I didn't want a line that's sole focus was AHA/BHA, I didn't want basic formulations (think £40 serum with just a basic sodium hyaluronate)...the list goes on.

I personally have chosen to take on AlumierMD. They just tick all of the boxes for me. SPF, fragrance free, the range is suitable for hyperpigmentation, acne, chronological ageing and rosacea, chemical peels, masks, some complexion makeups etc.

Lastly, I think you can still love high street brands and recommend them if it's suitable and appropriate. I think this extends the trust of care we have for our clients and they will respect that you can't solve everything with what you use/sell...or at the price we sell it for.

If you have a professional IG account, maybe promote the professional range you use and maybe do a weekly feature on your IG story of a high street product you would recommend? You can save these on your account where people can view them in the future (without them being a post). So, if a client wants a high street recommendation (like LRP) you can direct them to your IG account and hopefully gain another follower :)
 
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I use Eve Taylor and have done in my garden based salon for the last 9/10 years. Fantastic skincare range and has been really supportive especially over this last year. Suitable for all skin types and really good training. I'd take a look. Good luck
 

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I’ve learned in my life that one of the best brands is Kielth, they’re just cosmic and never fail
 

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I’ve learned in my life that one of the best brands is Kielth, they’re just cosmic and never fail
I think you mean Kiehl’s? They’re not a Professional only skincare brand as it’s sold everywhere.
 

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