Being a skin care professional in the current business environment isn’t as simple as it used to be. Not only do you have to offer excellent, results-driven treatments, compete with other skin care facilities, stay on the top of your clients’ budgets and priority lists, and be as business savvy as they come, you also have the enormous task of protecting the validity of your profession and your license by keeping up with industry regulations. It’s crucial to become active in this arena.
During Face & Body® Midwest, which took place in Chicago in March, the packed opening panel discussion of the Advanced Education Conference Program—“Compliance, Legislation and Regulations That Affect YOU as an Industry Professional”—featured five regulation experts who laid it all on the line about what skin care facility owners and estheticians need to know in order to ensure the viability of their licenses and professions. It covered a variety of information and involved a question-and-answer session about multiple issues in the Midwest. For example, did you know that doing a Groupon discount on certain medical spa services is often illegal? Could you be making uninformed decisions that are putting your business and its employees in a vulnerable position?