SpaBizBoard was created in 2006 by NCEA Certified Esthetician, former spa owner, consultant, Diane Buccola as a message board for estheticians and other spa professionals. Over the last decade, SBB has evolved into a valuable and well-respected educational resource for the spa industry where information and discussions are accessible only to those who qualify for membership.
In addition to our extensive professional database, we have recently expanded SpaBizBoard to include a multitude of new forums related to inspiration, humor, culture, arts, chit chat, friendship, family and fun...because as important as our professional skills may be, these days it's essential to our success (and to best serve our clients) that we de-stress and find our balance. SpaBizBoard is a safe place for estheticians and other spa professionals to learn, network, grow and relax in a pleasant atmosphere.
SBB's membership fees are minimal and have not increased since its inception in 2006. The purpose of the membership fee is simply to limit membership to those dedicated professionals with positive attitudes who are willing to invest at least minimally in their career.
I decided early on that unlike other boards I had participated in and co-managed, with SpaBizBoard I wanted to limit access only to those who were directly connected to esthetics and the spa business. I wanted to create a place where Estheticians could communicate with each other outside the view of the general public. That remains true today, however, the esthetics and spa business has changed dramatically since I started SBB over 10 years ago. Today's spa business is a specialty, as are professional estheticians. The spa business is not based upon discounts and selling products online. (Just ask anyone who has tried that route. It leads to nowhere.) It is based upon a foundation of continuing education, hands-on training, client safety, customer service, and a sincere desire to contribute in a positive way to the lives of our clients. The spa business is a lifestyle. It is ongoing, ever-changing...and fabulous!
SpaBizBoard 2017 is a lifestyle brand for the esthetics and spa trade. We are dedicated to those spa professionals whose goal is to serve their clients well, in a tranquil and healthy environment. And the only way we can achieve this goal is to take care of ourselves...to occasionally step away from the madness that online esthetics has become and retreat to a safe, happy and private place with like-minded individuals who share our love of esthetics and spa.
Information inside these walls is accurate and dependable and is for Estheticians and other spa professionals only. We definitely don't want to share our pro secrets with anyone who is selling Multi-Level-Marketing skin care products, and there are some trade secrets that we may not want our clients (and potential clients) to know. Therefore we have to be selective, which means our registration process is not automatic. The most important step is to verify potential members' credentials prior to approving membership. That requires a lot of administrative effort, but it has proven to be worth the extra time.
SBB has two membership levels: The General Area contains about 3/4 of the topics, however, the Private Area -- which is for Estheticians only -- is where the sensitive info will be. In the Private Area, we discuss issues related to whichever vendors happen to be on our radar at the time. The Private Area is where we can openly vent and discuss topics related to a company's' quality of products (both branded and private label), as well as their policies and practices, product knowledge training, customer service, shipping issues, etc., always with the knowledge that our audience consists entirely of licensed Estheticians. Therefore, if you are an Esthetician, this is the membership level that is best for you.
Stay current, be inspired...and have some fun with us!
Membership in SpaBizBoard is limited to licensed estheticians and other spa professionals who can provide proof of their legitimate connection to the spa industry. Credentials will be validated before registrations are approved; therefore, our membership process is not automatic. If you are interested in becoming a member of SpaBizBoard, please read the following:
STEP 1. Click on the "SIGN UP" link (top right corner) and follow the instructions to create your user name & password.
STEP 2. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from SpaBizBoard administration requesting specific information that is required to complete your registration.
STEP 3. Once your registration information has been validated, you will receive an auto-generated email from the system acknowledging your validation status, as well as a second email from SpaBizBoard administration which will include an invoice you can use to purchase your preferred membership package.
QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS: If you have any questions or problems with this registration process, please submit a post in our forum below entitled "Questions about Registration Procedure." We will respond as soon as possible.
A note to Estheticians: This little book was written as a guide for the general public, so I highly recommend that you buy this book, give it a quick read, and then pass it along to every client, potential client and confused consumer that you can!)
Women are bombarded on a daily basis with ads from skin care product manufacturers and salespeople, as well as medical and surgical service providers -- all of which are designed to convince women that they should lift, tuck, tighten, erase or buy one-size-fits-all "magic" products. On the other hand, what you won't see are expensive ad campaigns by estheticians, who for years have been quietly and safely helping clients reach their skin care goals.This book will help guide you through the ever-evolving world of skin care so you can make informed decisions before committing to aggressive procedures that are expensive, irreversible and possibly dangerous. This book has recently been revised to include lots of updated information including the most recent skin cancer statistics.
If you have been in this business for at least a year and are still looking for ways to bring in new clients, something is definitely wrong! So before you spend thousands of dollars on "spa consultants" or continue with the same old marketing suggestions (that obviously aren't working), read this inexpensive book that will literally redirect and revitalize your esthetics business.
This wonderful program desperately needs esthetician, cosmetologist and general volunteers. Please follow the link to the LGFB website and learn about this great program that helps women (and men) who are going through chemotherapy.
The coalition is a group of active skin care associations, companies, estheticians and other individuals, who have united to establish standards and best practices, and provide political representation for our profession to state legislators and licensing boards.
NCEA is protecting your right to practice by...
• Addressing current issues that impact your income
• Developing professional and educational guidelines
• Representing your interests at the state regulatory level
• Strengthening your voice in the industry
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