Managing a team of spa professionals is not easy. Sometimes in the manager’s attempt to treat everyone fairly, despite their performance, individual respect is lost. Read More
April 21, 2018
One of the biggest shortcomings of spa therapists is that they are not proactive or responsive in initial consultation interviews. Read More
April 18, 2018
Still trying to justify retail training for your quiet spa therapists? Read this insightful article by Geoffrey James from INC magazine.
The stereotype of a successful salesperson is an extrovert who sells anything to anybody. He (or, less commonly, she) charms customers so thoroughly that they sign on the dotted line before they know what hit them. Read More
April 3, 2018
In 2017 Nancy Griffin, president of Contento Marketing issued a brilliant report on retail. It was stated that “seventy-five percent of spa managers felt their low retail revenues were caused by staff resistance”.
I wonder if the managers ever thought to offer training that was structured for how introverts learn. Were they even aware that 95% of therapists are introverts?
March 26, 2018
Currently, wellness facilities and concepts are growing both independent of and across the landscape of spa. Millions of dollars are being spent creating new spaces and programs to enhance mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
But when I peep behind the curtain, I see with few exceptions, that the gate-keepers and their outlook toward therapist training hasn’t changed. See the chart below: Read More
January 6, 2018
I’m discovering an interesting trend in retail sales results and global spas. And since we’re just starting a New Year — this could be the key for massive success. Here we go.. Read More
December 13, 2017
We’re now in the second week of tracking the retail results. If you’ve been following me you know that three weeks ago, I wrote about training the hair stylists at a Five-Star luxury hotel in Hong Kong. This was a new area of the beauty industry for me as my experience has always centered on spa. Read More
December 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
“I just graduated from esthetician school. Do you think I have the skills to find a good job? What will my esthetician salary be? Should I become a medical esthetician?” Read More
September 26, 2017
When Lynne McNees, President at International SPA Association (ISPA) invited me to their conference in 2013, I never imagined that four long years later I would be part of the ISPA2017 professional development session lineup. Read More