So you’ve done about 150 hours of training. Congratulations you now have your ‘permit hours’ to legally perform your first facial on an actual client while earning your state license.
If you’ve been following my journey ‘To Becoming an Esthetician’ I have been highlighting my journey to show other aspiring Estheticians or those just curious on what it takes to become a licensed esthetician.
Performing your first facial on an actual person is super exciting.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing my first basic facial on a client.
This was perfect as the client was female, older, with ‘mature skin’ and she is a semi ‘hard to please’ client, so imagine how bad my nerves were when it was time to get started.
The key to performing a solid experience for your client is making sure you have all the right products and tools ready and organized.
Here is a check list to ensure you are able to give the best service possible:
Facial Table (massage table)
Erogonomic stool (esthetician chair)
Protective wrap (head and body)
2 hand/face Towels
Implements (face brushes to apply products etc.)
These are just the basics but you can add more as you go.
Since I am currently providing mobile services (performing facial service inside the clients home), I’m sure to have everything packed and stored properly.
After set up, I did a brief consultation on my client asking her about her skincare concerns and if she had any contraindications that would prevent me from being able to perform the facial service.
An example of this would be if the client was pregnant or had any open sores or Grade II or above acne or if the client was on medication such as accutane.
For my client she had visible signs of large pores, oiliness and rough texture. The key products I used was a good exfoliant and water-based moisturizer since her skin was also dehydrated.
I performed the facial with gloves and did the following steps:
Mask (15 minutes)
I kept it basic but still customized to treat her skincare needs.
Her skin looked amazing after and she loved it! The client happened to be my mom!
Keep in mind that your first clients will typically be your family and friends and there is nothing wrong with that as they will be honest and support you!
Let me know your thoughts!
MY CLIENT ENJOYING HER FACIAL