Party season is here, and it may be hard to know what products and treatments would best suit the needs of your clients. We have collated some popular treatments that are both perfect for the Christmas and New Years glow up, and will also provide businesses with profitable outcomes that will keep your clients coming back in the lead up to the end of the calendar year.
The China Doll Facial
The China Doll Laser Facial is perfect for the pre-party season glow up. Also known as the ‘Hollywood Facial,’ the ‘Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation’ or the ‘China Doll Peel,’ the treatment first gained popularity in Korea in the early 2000s. It has since migrated all over the world, with several renowned salons and skin clinics in Australia offering the illuminating treatment.
Many celebrities have flocked to the facial because of the glowing after effects experienced in the wake of just one treatment. The China Doll Laser Facial is non-invasive, gentle, and uses a Q-switched Nd-Yag Laser paired with a medical-grade carbon serum.
The process is simple: a layer of carbon is applied on the entire face and allowed to dry. The carbon peel mask then binds to the skin and penetrates deep into its fine lines and pores. The Q-switched Nd-Yag Laser is then used to heat the face and cause implosions of the carbon particles as the laser light is absorbed by the carbon paste on the epidermis. This kills bacteria, stimulates collagen production, and tightens pores.
This Hollywood Facial is ideal for those in the lead up to party season, or for clients who have booked in last minute appointments. Offering a China Doll Facial can also be extremely profitable for businesses because even though only one treatment is enough to notice its positive effects, like many technology-led facials, the more a client has, the better their skin will be. It is encouraged to sell the treatment as a package of 6-10 sessions for optimum results, with facials either performed at least one-week apart or on a monthly basis.
For instance, the China Doll is one of the most popular facials at Infinity Skin. “We offer a collection of treatments to suit all skin types and concerns,” said Lisa Nhan, a Dermal/Laser Therapist and Manager at the skin clinic. “If radiant and youthful skin is the goal, we recommend The China Doll laser facial. It’s suitable for clients seeking porcelain-like skin and results without any downtime. Our micro-needling treatments include Vivace RF and SkinPen, these are offered to clients who wish to improve overall skin texture from acne scarring, to fine lines and wrinkles. It is a non-invasive, gentle treatment that reduces imperfections that originate on the outer layer.” They have also found that many clients have kept coming back because of the extremely favourable results to the wide array of problem areas the facial tackles in one go, such as dull skin, congested pores, active acne, uneven texture, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation; and the lack of a ‘down-time’ required for the skin to recover.
The Hydrodermabrasion is another skin lover’s favourite. It is a resurfacing facial treatment that is non-invasive, water and active serum-based, and combines pressurised water and oxygen to gently exfoliate the top layers of the skin, removing dead skin cells and impurities.
The Hydrodermabrasion is, eponymously, extremely hydrating and will provide your client with instant rejuvenation and replenishment. A single treatment is also quite conservative with time, lasting less than an hour. While often performed on their own, many providers can choose to offer the facial as an add-on treatment to another service.
The Hydrodermabrasion’s instant results are addictive and will keep your clients coming back for the incremental results they will see with every added session. While your clients may experience some redness in the 24 hours after the treatment, it will subside painlessly and makeup application is also allowed a couple of hours after the treatment. “Popular amongst Hollywood celebrities like Kate Winslet, Amy Poehler, and Beyonce, the HydraFacial offers to deeply cleanse the skin and boost hydration for a ‘camera ready’ look. It’s a great option prior to a big celebration when you want to look your best,” said Nhan from Infinity Skin.
The facials are also extremely easy for beauty therapists to deliver. HydraFacial itself offers several complimentary online training videos and live virtual training; along with various in-person interactive workshops available for licensed providers that take two days or less. In addition, HydraFacial also offers ongoing PR and marketing support for partner clinics and salons with the brand’s worldwide and celebrity-status social media campaigns. Many salons and providers like The Lash and Beauty Lounge Camden, Beauty on Park Street, and Elfreda Beauty have noted a significant increase in their retention rate after offering the Hydrafacial, as the treatment’s gradational nature encourages client loyalty.
The Hydrodermabrasion is extremely versatile and suits all skin types, and the specialised serums and tips is well tolerated in people with even the most sensitive skin. While each client’s treatment plan should be tailored to their individual skin needs, it is recommended to opt for one treatment a month for six months to begin with, with visible results appearing immediately post the first session.
This article first appeared in the November-December 2022 print edition of Professional Beauty.
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