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  • Building Clientele through the Holidays and into the New Year

    Holiday Season is the best time to grow your clientele! When Queen Bee was just me myself and I, it became very apparent to me that my busiest times of year were the holidays. I’m not just talking about Valentine’s Day, July 4th etc. I mean every holiday that is on this fine nation’s calendar. […]

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  • Full Disclosure – Treating Clients with Medical Conditions – Knowing Yours and Their Limits

    If you don’t have a client intake/questionnaire form for your clients, it’s time to start thinking hard about doing so. Pregnancy Pregnancy is NOT A SICKNESS!!! When I was pregnant I couldn’t find an establishment to wax me and I had to rely on some crazy moves and a big mirror to wax myself. I […]

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  • Pre-Surgery Waxing: Vasectomies & C-sections

    To wax or shave? This is a common question from clients about to undergo a surgery. There are the obvious concerns about itchy post-surgery skin, so waxing the area is preferable because the hair is pulled from the follicle and it’s less likely to itch. Vasectomies: Although it may sound horrendous to a man, waxing […]

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  • First Person: Starting Fresh in a New City

    By: Alexandra Dey Near the end of 2014, I decided that I wanted to move to Seattle, where I have a lot of family and friends. Though I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, I had lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and had spent almost 10 of them working with Jodi – and, […]

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  • Man up to Hair Removal!

    This one is for the boys: I recently stumbled upon a hilarious snippet about nostril hair vs. bad breath. The upshot: women are nearly evenly split about which is worse – meaning you should be sure to take care of both on a regular basis. And since I’m in the business of hair removal, I […]

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  • Keeping the Art of Hair Removal a Clean Act

    Since opening a male-centric spa this past year (The Shays Lounge), my staff and I are really enjoying meeting more male clients and listening to their questions and concerns about their spa experiences, which are about hair removal more than anything else.  I’m shocked and dismayed at some of their stories, and I want to […]

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  • How to Deal with Treatment Mishaps

    It is human to err. We all make mistakes, and there isn’t one of us in this industry who hasn’t had some sort of mishap in the treatment room. Since I worked alone for so many years, I had to figure out how to treat these situations on my own. Now I’m happy to share […]

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  • Finding Your Niche as an Esthetician

    By: Candi Santos If you’re anything like me, you’re on a search to find something you love to do. Life is short and you have to live it to the fullest, while succeeding in a career you love! When I was looking for a new career, many things came to mind, but my gut kept […]

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  • How to Bee the NewBee in Town

    It can be very daunting to start working at a new salon or spa when you’re either fresh out of school or have just left a job that you had for a while. I’ve been that person and I’ve learned a few valuable lessons about how to fit in with new co-workers and handle a […]

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  • How to Deal with Unsanitary Situations

    How to handle unhygienic situations we are faced with at work is a topic that comes up often. We should not shy away from discussing it. We’ve had some pretty strict rules laid down upon us by our respective state cosmetology licensing agencies (the “State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology” in California), and a lot […]

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