ASCP Podcasts

ASCP Esty Talk Podcast

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.  

Think of our show as a conversation between friends—not too structured, not too formal—sometimes very serious, but always genuine and authentic.

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Ep 37 - Recent Studies Show … SHOW Me the Receipts!

“Recent studies show” is a phrase we see often. But what happens when you dive a little deeper into these studies? Listen in as we investigate further and discover the surprising outcomes of demanding “show me the receipts!”

Ep 35 - Eyelash Extensions and the Glue That Binds Them

Have you ever wondered what lash extensions are made of, or how exactly they’re able to stick to real lashes? Ella Cressman chats with the owner of AW Lashes, Alexis Weisenburger, and explores everything lovely and lashy!

Ep 34 - Advancing Your Education During COVID-19

With so many changes in the industry due to COVID-19, it’s hard to know whether estheticians should take the time and the money to advance their education right now. Mary Nielsen explains why continuing your education is important for your career.

Ep 33 - An Insider Look at Esthetics Education in India

In this episode, we chat with Farida (LE) who shares how esthetics education in India compares to the United States, including the difference in client concerns, techniques, and certification. Don't miss what this skin care expert has to say!

Ep 31 - The Peptide Perspective (feat. Dr. Neal Kitchen)

Peptides can be found in many skin care products, promising everything from more youthful skin to longer lashes. In Volume 2 of "The Peptide Perspective", we discuss peptides with Dr. Neal Kitchen, COO and Chief Geneticist for HydroPeptide.

Ep 30 - The Peptide Perspective (feat. Susan Wade)

Peptides are an extremely broad subject. How do you sort through the hype to understand what each peptide does and if it will even be effective? In this episode, we talk with Susan Wade of Viktoria De’Ann to bring clarity and dispel misinformation.

Ep 29 - Safely Navigating the World of Sugaring

Did you know that sugar was used thousands of years ago as a method to dress wounds on the battlefield? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Shannon O’Brien about how sugaring differs from waxing and how safe and sanitary it is for your clients.

Ep 28 - Becoming Your Own Boss: What You Need to Know

Going solo with your esthetics practice sounds like the perfect gig, right? But before you take the big plunge, learn what you should be aware of and how to prepare for the challenges that will put your boss babe skills to the test!

Ep 27 - Oops-a-Doozy! Waxing Dos & Don’ts

We’ve all been there. That moment you’re doing a wax and something doesn’t quite go how you expected. Listen in as Ella and Emily reminisce on personal hair (and soul)-removing experiences, working with long-haired “Rapunzel” clients, and more.

Ep 25 - Permanent Makeup with Yulia Meoded

What is bimatoprost? How can it interfere with permanent makeup retention? Whether you are a permanent makeup artist or considering having permanent makeup done, this podcast is a must listen.

Ep 24 - Retinoids with Amanda Hughes

We've heard about retinol; it is not a new ingredient. But how many forms of retinoids are there? How are they converted within the skin? How do we select the appropriate form and navigate an onboarding to skin care routines?

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