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 77 – Whoopsie Doozie: Waxidents

We’ve all been all been there: client on the table, wax warming nearby, your applicator full of product, and then . . . whoopsie doozie, a waxident! Join Maggie and Ella as they chat with waxing pro Belinda Swanson to reminisce about a few waxidents they’ve experienced and how they remedied the situations.

Ep 76 - Starting a Skin Care Line

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own skin care line? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Maggie and Ella take a deep dive, and get into the nitty gritty of what it really takes to start a skin care line

Ep 75 – Spoiler Alert: Men Have Skin Too!

Globally, the men’s skin care product market is valued at $11.6 billion (yes, with a “B”) and is expected to grow at least 6% each year from 2020 to 2027. Join Ella and Maggie as they explore the growing industry of men’s skin care and answer burning questions like what makes men's skin care different?

Ep 69 – Professional and Personal Harmony – Business Wellness

2020 began with an intention of bringing clear vision. Many innocently started January 1, 2020, with a play on words (or numbers): “This is my year! Bring on the 2020 vision!” Who would have guessed what would unfold a few months later would knock us off our comfortable, familiar axis?

Ep 68 - Beauty Changes Lives

Beauty Changes Lives, a nonprofit founded in 2013, is geared to equip and empower the next generation of beauty professionals, including estheticians. In today’s episode of ASCP Esty Talk we are joined by Beauty Changes Lives founder Lynelle Lynch to discuss how she’s engaged many of the skin care industry’s elite brands and influencers to support esthetic and spa education.  

Ep 67 - Burnout in the Esthetics Industry

Summer burnout or FOMO? As esthetic professionals, many of us were initially excited and encouraged about returning to work post-pandemic. We adjusted many aspects of our businesses—masks, new cleaning protocols, longer appointment times, a more forgiving cancellation policy, etc.

But now, just as the rest of the country is setting new travel records going everywhere (or anywhere) here we are, stuck in our treatment rooms every weekend!  

Ep 66 - Relax! It's CBD Week

It’s National CBD Day! There is so much to learn and, in some cases, so much to un-learn about this popular ingredient. In this podcast we review what CBD is, and explore five things CBD is NOT!

Ep 65 - Lash Misconceptions: social media vs. reality

Google lash extensions, and the images that pop up are everything from mega-volume to classic full sets. Often the images portrayed are from procedures that take hours to perform on one eye alone, and are for social media purposes only—they are not reality. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, Cirocco Stout shares with us common lash misconceptions and the detrimental effects of these unrealistic expectations on the lash artist and their business.

Ep 64 - Starting Over with Cirocco Stout

After a successful and award-winning 15-year career as a lash extension artist in Tucson, Arizona, Cirocco Stout closed up shop and made the move to Phoenix. In a brand-new city, where she knew no one and had no connections, Cirocco found herself starting over. From finding a location to building clientele and social media, this lash expert shares all the ways she built up her business once again to start thriving in her new city!

Ep 63 - Niche Down and Stand Out

We sit down with Laura Cooksey, owner and co-founder of Face Reality Skincare and Acne Clinic, to discuss how she set out to become a renowned acne expert and the advice she has for others starting their career.

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