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5 Tips to Stay Motivated

By: Steven H. Dayan, MD and Terri Wojak
Posted: August 26, 2009, from the September 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Look into the reputation of the classes you want to take, and make sure the instructors are well-versed on the subjects they are teaching. You don’t want to take a waxing class from someone who only only performs facials, or an acne management class from someone who only applies makeup. This may be hard to determine, but just do your homework: Ask for testimonials from former students and for detailed information about what the course involves, as well as the instructor’s credentials. Never turn down free education. Also, many product suppliers offer free training to educate about their product line. Even if you are not using that particular product, you may learn something new. The estheticians who complain about taking a class are those who will not succeed in this business. If you are passionate about something and it motivates you, then education should be important to you, and remember, you have the ability to succeed if you work hard.


1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008–09 ed, Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers: (Accessed June 15, 2009)