ASCP Podcasts

ASCP Esty Talk Podcast

Produced by Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), ASCP Esty Talk and The Rogue Pharmacist is specifically created for estheticians. Where no topic is off limits, we share all kinds of great information on this podcast from ingredients and the science of the skin, to business, and beauty diversity.  We hope you come away having learned more about your career, the industry, and maybe even life in general!

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 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.

Ep 62 - Beautifully Bushy Brows - Emily Geubelle

Today we are joined by Emily Geubelle, who shares her story about transitioning from a bushy-browed preteen into PR and marketing, eyebrow mastery, permanent makeup, and now, the new membership marketing manager for ASCP.


Ep 58 - Pretty Smart – Kat DeJesus

Makeup artistry is more than just making pretty. There are many considerations, from event type and location to print versus film, lighting, wearability, and intention . . . As a professional, some of these things you learn the hard way, but none are as important as skin health!

Ep 57 - The Path to Successful Client Communication

In this episode of the ASCP Esty Talk podcast with Tazeem Jamal, PMDT, LE, we discuss communicating for success and learn that client communication extends beyond the treatment room and into the realm of social media and email marketing.

Ep 55 - Mother Molecules

What do glutathione, CBG, and carboxylic acids have in common? They are all mother molecules! As we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, it’s a good time to pay homage to mother molecules as well. Tune in to this episode as we explore what makes these molecules so maternally awesome!

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