For more than a decade, Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) has been the ONLY all-inclusive source for comprehensive professional liability insurance, education, and community for estheticians who want to thrive in their career. ASCP is for estheticians at every stage of the journey who are passionate about skin care.
Get a taste of some of the many online educational resources ASCP members have access to 24/7! ASCP’s resources are designed to provide top-notch education and support to licensed estheticians across the country, and we decided to make these available anytime just for YOU!
ASCP’s videos are designed to provide top-notch education and support to licensed estheticians across the country. Sample a few of the many online educational videos ASCP members have access to 24/7!
If you have clients with fine lines, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, or other signs of aging, this video is for you! Licensed esthetician Gwen Howard discusses glycation, pore size, skin types, contraindications, treatment preparation, and home care. Watch as she demonstrates a step-by-step protocol for an effective 3-in-1 microneedling radio frequency and LED treatment to achieve great results!
In this video brought to you by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), learn what brow lamination is and how it elevates your clients’ brows. You’ll learn what hair type is best suited for brow lamination, how it works to control the direction of hair growth, and a step-by-step tutorial for achieving the best results.
Fluoride is found in drinking water and is often associated with toothpaste as a way to help harden teeth. As an essential element, it also helps harden our bones. Because of this hardening property, it is known as “the aging element.” Pharmacist and product formulator Ben Fuchs, RPh, discusses the properties of fluoride and its aging effects on the skin.
In this video brought to you by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), learn about navigating the differences between “employee” and “independent contractor” in the workplace. We discuss key information regarding compensation, the responsibilities of the salon or spa owner, and what do to do when you find yourself in a legal situation.
Are you thinking about opening a medspa? Licensed esthetician, medspa owner, and esthetic school owner Jessica Marie discusses the tips and tricks you should consider to successfully open a medspa business of your own. Learn about the components of a business plan, experts in the industry you should network with, why continuing education is so important, and how to overcome challenges and business pitfalls.
Any views, information, techniques, and opinions expressed in these videos are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Associated Skin Care Professionals. Estheticians and practitioners are solely responsible for ensuring that they are performing all skin care and beauty services within their scope of practice, and with the proper training requirements as determined by their state. The information contained within this video does not constitute adequate proof of training.
Read the hottest magazine in the profession! ASCP Skin Deep magazine is the premier esthetician’s source for the latest trends, techniques, products, and industry news.
Why do clients seek skin care services? Is it just to relax? Or do they want to look better and make changes to their appearance? Most clients who come to a skin care clinic or day spa do so because they have a skin issue they cannot solve themselves, and they are looking for a professional they can trust to give them advice about their skin that results in real and long-term results.
A well-trained esthetician sees a new client as an opportunity to gain a loyal, lifelong client. Using this mindset, a professional esty stops doing facials and starts practicing skin care... Continue reading Beyond the Facial
My career in the skin care business has been a wild ride—really wild—but I love it and wouldn’t change a thing. Before I even earned my license, my boss, and mentor, was pushing me off cliffs—or at least that’s what it felt like. She had me schedule clients for the day after my state board exam. She told me, “If you pass, you get paid. If you don’t, you’ll get more free practice.” Gee, no pressure there! My boss also registered me in The Skin Games (TSG), which, frankly, scared the heck out of me. I was a baby—only licensed nine months—when I did my case studies... Continue reading Beginning a Career
Beauty professionals have always seen the value of having a private space to perform services. No matter what your specialty, the demand for a private and intimate setting for your clientele is ideal, which makes the suite concept ideal.
What is the Suite Concept?
There have been many names for this fast-growing segment in the industry. At the end of the day, though, the suite concept simply means that you have your own private space to perform your services—a suite of your own, whether you work at a spa or own your own business... Continue reading Living the Suite Life
Beauty professionals work hard, but they also have to work smart, and this comes from learning the art of product recommendation. Selling retail products can substantially increase profits, yet the average spa and salon credits less than 5 percent of its business to retail sales. The idea of selling can be downright scary; after all, a client just spent a lot of money on the service you provided and they’re all relaxed and happy. It feels pushy to try to sell them a line of products as they’re walking out the door.
This is the wrong way to think about retail selling. You are the expert, and it’s time to master developing the right mindset and environment to ask the right questions... Continue reading Recommending Retail
The challenges Terrance Bonner overcame to achieve success in a profession that seemed constantly biased against him evoke stories like David versus Goliath or the triumph of Mathew Alexander Henson, the African American explorer who is believed to be the first man to stand on top of the world at the North Pole. Bonner’s faith, determination, indomitable spirit, and zest for life led him to his first calling, massage therapy, and then to esthetics, and it is those qualities that continue to propel him to new and exciting opportunities, including teaching others and authoring his first book... Continue reading Determination & Core Values
The ASCP Esty Talk podcast will delight you with insights and sound bites from entrepreneurs, influencers, and experts inside and outside the professional skin care industry. Listen as they share insider tips and resources on all the topics you can’t get enough of—like ingredients, the science of skin, and business to help you become the best version of you.
Check out our daily stream of bite-sized esthetics news! You’ll find everything from new trends and techniques to videos, discount partners, and more from our blogs.
See a list of upcoming industry events across the country.
The state board provides helpful information regarding the state-specific laws and regulations governing your esthetician license. Each state is unique, so be sure you are staying up to date on new legislative updates that may affect you and your career.
We have developed a breadth of COVID-19 resources for the skin care profession. In addition to financial relief information, answers to your FAQs, and state updates, we have created a thorough, heartfelt review of the issues and challenges you will face when you resume your practice.
If you have any questions about ASCP membership, we would love to hear from you! Whether it’s talking to a real person on the phone or receiving a quick response to your question via email, you’ll experience firsthand what makes ASCP so special.