5 uncommon tips to be more productive

Don’t have enough time to write emails, posts, email specials, work on customer service, orderspa management supplies etc….  Here are some tips to help you get on track for 2019.

  1. To do list
    • Make a list of the most important 25 tasks to get done
    • Circle the 5 most important ones and focus on those
    • Do not focus on #6-25
  2. Take a break
    • Take 15 min breaks and refresh your brain.
    • It has been proven that viewing your social media can lower your stress during your day
    • Microsoft conducted a study and saw that employees were more productive if they were able to view their social media while at work.
  3. Work in sprints
    • Pomodoro technique – Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s created a technique that uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
    • Work hard with timed breaks
    • Can change interval time if desired.
  4. Accomplish your least favorite task first
    • Do your most difficult task first every single day because it’s easier to avoid procrastination if you complete your most difficult task first.
  5. Don’t Multitask
    • Scheduling too many tasks can leave you overwhelmed. Trying to multitask to get through the crammed to-do list can lead to mistakes and wasted time.
    • Multitasking can decrease your productivity. Focus on one task at a time. Once you complete it move on to the next one.

Have a productivity tip that works for you.  Please share with us.




How to create my own skincare line?

How to start your own skincare lineprivate label for aestheticians

Has it crossed your mind you could have your own skincare line? Do you think it would just cost way too much?  Why should you even consider creating your skin care line.  We will get all these questions answered.

Benefits in creating your own skincare line for your business.

  1. Branding your company name.
  2. Keep sales in house. Clients can only get your products through you and cannot just buy them online or at another store.
  3. Providing a clean, results oriented skincare regimen for home use will make the treatments last longer and your clients will be happier.
  4. You have control of the suggested retail price and when it goes on sale. Many of our products can be more than doubled in price making your profit margin larger.
  5. Selling online: Because this is your line you don’t have to worry about violating any internet contracts with skincare providers. You can sell to your clients even when your office is not open.

Starting your own skincare line can be overwhelming to think about doing.  We try to keep it as simple as possible.

5 easy steps to create your own skin care line

  1. Contact us at info@aestheticbackbar.com or 972.372.0203 to request pricing and private label information.
  2. Try samples: Here you can order sample sizes of our products to try.  No need to purchase a full size product if not desired.  If you wish to order a full size there are no minimums and can do so.
  3. Pick your products: narrow down what products you would like to start with for your private label skincare line.
  4. Select Packaging: We have several stock options of packing for your products. They can also be mixed if desired.
  5. Labels and design: We have label templates and can easily import your label and customize your label. Product names, font and color can be changed on the labels.  We email you proofs of your label for changes and approval.

What does this process cost?

  • Minimums are only 3 per sku. This means that if you only want to purchase 3 Facial Gel Cleansers and that is all you want, that is fine.
  • One time setup fee is $150 for setting up the labels. Even if you add products to your line down the road you are not charged any additional fees for this. (For the month of December we are offering $75 private label setup)
  • All products are priced to where you make a great profit. When you receive your private label information kit you will see the pricing.  Depending on your area and business you can price your products.  Typically products are prices more than double.  Some higher than others. That is determined by you.

How long does this process take?  Turn around time is about 2 weeks. Once the label look is approved we can get orders out right away.

I want to have a designer create my labels is this possible?  Yes, we have many accounts that have a specific design they would like to see. We can send you the size of the labels to you or your designer and use the images they create.

I want to take advantage of the 50% off label setup but don’t want to start till January?  You can take advantage of the promotion and go ahead and get the ball rolling and order your products next month.

I don’t know which products to pick can you help me with selecting the right skincare products for private label? Yes, we can help you narrow down what products would work for your office and clients.

Have any other questions? Contact us and let us know info@aestheticbackbar.com or 972.372.0203.

Aesthetic Back Bar Holiday Updates & More

Holiday Orders

The Holiday rush is on.  Our warehouse is extremely busy! We want you to know that your business is very important to us and we will do all we can to get your orders out in a timely fashion. Please keep in mind private label orders or larger bulk orders have a time frame of 5-10 business days turn around time. Please get your orders in ahead of time if you need them by a certain date. We will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st.

Enhancing Your Spa Menu

spa management
Enhancing your spa menu can save you money and make you more money. Having a great service menu is crucial. In my 20+ years of working in the spa service industry I have tried all types of menus.  From super long books that are so detailed (and expensive) to short and sweet one page menus.  I have had menus that have 30 services listed to menus with just a handful of services. One thing I have learned is more isn’t always better.  Short and sweet is what has won over the years, and the reason why is if you give too many options people get overwhelmed with the choices.

A Little Gratitude Goes A Long Way

It’s getting close to that time of year when we are reminded to be thankful for what we have in our lives. Studies show that being grateful year round can result in major positive impacts on our lives.

Gratitude can open the door to many opportunities and great relationships. Even from something as simple as a thank you note, to holding the door open for someone. Small selfless acts like this can create opportunities with people you would like to work with or potential clients.

Gratitude has also been known to improve your physical health! A study from 2012 shows that people who practice gratitude complain less of aches, pains and are typically regular with their physical checkups and doctor appointments. They are more likely to take care of themselves which brings many positive benefits to their lives.

Improvement in your psychological health has also been shown as a result from gratitude. It can reduce toxic emotions like resentment and increase happiness. It has been shown to increase empathy and reduce aggression. A study from the University of Kentucky shows that if you practice gratitude you are less likely to retaliate when given negative feedback. A good and positive exercise is to jot down the things you are grateful for every night before bed.

Gratitude plays a major role in overcoming stress and trauma which can increase mental strength which is something we all could benefit from in this world of ours.

Take a few moments everyday to keep in touch with what you are grateful for. Instead of complaining about what you don’t have, put that same energy into what you are thankful for and this will improve your life tremendously.

How to practice thankfulness in your spa:

  1. In your weekly staff meeting encouraging everyone to be thankful can help the mood in the spa. Clients feel the energy and this will lighten the air and help everyone work and feel better.
  2. Thank you notes to clients, co-workers or anyone in your life.
  3. Lead by example and create the culture of gratitude.

Let us know what ways you like to create gratitude in your spa. How do you feel this has improved the energy in your workplace?

Amy Morin (November 23, 2014) Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round

The Perfect Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a staple and a great purifying exfoliating treatment. There are a lot of new gadgets and tools out there, but this is a classic method that is also a great money saver! I do understand some states don’t allow microdermabrasion, but that does not mean that you can not give your client a fantastic mechanical exfoliation treatment. Every Esthetician is creative and will find a way to give a skin treatment their client deserves.

5 top retail Items that’ll work for all skin types!

Products that work on all skin types!

Having an overwhelming selection of retail may be a lot to keep track of. This can make it extremely overwhelming for your employees when it comes time to decide what they should sell to their client.  So we decided to help you out and narrow the selection down for you! Aesthetic Back Bar put together the 5 top retail sellers which will easily become your go to products!

Fall facials treatments and must have retail

Kids are back to school and people are starting to get back into the swing of things.  This is the time they will start on

pumpkin enzyme peel for aestheticians

pumpkin enzyme peel for aestheticians

their regimens again.  Here are some popular fall treatments to incorporate in your spa.

Pumpkin Complexion Enzyme Peel – This is something your office can offer and can take 30-50 min depending on how you prep and finish.  You can customize how you would like.  Some offices like to sell these Pumpkin Complexion Enzyme Peels in packages of 4 – 6 to get results.  Clients can come in every 2 weeks to every 4 weeks apart.  What will you see?  Texture, clarity and tone will improve.

Pumpkin Enzyme II with 12% Glycolic

  • Is great enzyme for all skin types.
  • Enzyme and AHA exfoliation relies on the biological action rather than physical abrasion.
  • Alpha-Hydroxy acids have been shown to promote smoother younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal.
  • Pumpkin is a rich source of antioxidants & enzymes that act like Alpha-Hydroxy acids.
  • Pumpkin also contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients,
  • Rejuvenate the face, hands, body or feet.

Renewing and Nourishing Facial

Increase Profits and Customer Loyalty with Memberships

When someone hears the word “membership” the first thought that may pop into their head is a “gym membership”. As we all know it takes more than one visit to the gym for you to see the results in your body. Well, why doesn’t that same thought go into skincare? One treatment for the skin is not going to solve all of your clients skin care needs. This requires a consistent routine because keeping your clients skin nice and radiant is a constant battle. The skin is constantly fighting environmental changes, hormones, the sun, and gravity. Mixing and matching treatments is one of the best ways to help achieve optimum results. So as a business owner what can you do to help keep those results and what can you do to give your client a reason to be loyal? The answer is obvious. Offer a membership!

Overwhelmed with posting on social media?

social media for aestheticians

5 Tips to a Simple Social Media Strategy. Here is your simple guide to help you be consistent.

I’m sure you have had meetings with your office and talked about getting on track with a social media plan and being consistent about it. Let’s face it we have a billion things on our to do list and majority of the time we focus on the urgent to-do items first. Weeks and weeks pass and oops!  We missed our opportunity to keeping our communities connected and updated with us. Facebook has about 2 billion monthly active users and Instagram has about 800 million monthly active users.  We can’t afford to miss out connecting with potential clients through these platforms. We have some quick points to keep you on track.