The best books in the beauty industry
I often get asked what books can help a newbie out in the beauty industry. I’ve done a lot of research, and although I may not have had time to read every single book, I thought I would pull together a list of the best books in the beauty industry.
I’m only including recent materials and materials which have decent reviews.
If you have any you would like to add to the list, just message me, and I would love to add it!
Update: My new favourite book
I want you to check out my new favourite book by Tina Alberino. It covers everything from ownership, to policies, to social media and tons more. It is an all in one, must-have book for anyone in the esthetics or spa industry.
Save yourself some time and money and buy this book right when you get out of school. And if you are already in the industry, this book will help you navigate some of the “issues” we have in our industry. My favourite chapter is “Things your school should have taught you (But probably didn’t)”
My Personal Favourites!
If you’re licensed, know that we speak your language, we’ve got the t-shirt and we know
where you’re coming from because we’ve been there. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in any avenue of licensed beauty expertise, we encourage you to dip your toe in the industry by starting here with us. From microcurrent to oncology esthetics, to nutrition and technology experts, they’re all here sharing first-person accounts.
LEARN the 6 Steps to Becoming a Successful Esthetician Behind the Chair The skincare industry is a rapidly growing and exciting industry to be a part of. As the industry expands, the need for highly trained Estheticians is at an all-time high. It takes a lot of hard work, time, education and training, with the right “tableside manner” to be successful in this extremely competitive industry
Aesthetics Exposed is a worthwhile and valuable addition to any skincare professional’s library. Part of what makes the skincare industry exciting is its constant evolution.
Volume One includes 3 best massage and spa marketing books. Take your massage therapy business to the next level with three massage and spa business books. Practical, easy to implement marketing tools that will start earning you more money today.
Build Your Beauty Brand is the gutsy girl’s guide to do-it-yourself branding. Dreaming of owning a successful salon or booth rental business? Want to grow your client list and your income, and make your salon unforgettable?
Volume 1 contains fact-based answers to questions from actual nail professionals. Based on Face to Face with Doug Schoon, Episodes 1-50. Doug Schoon, currently residing in Dana Point, CA, is an internationally-recognized scientist with a Masters Degree in Chemistry from UC-Irvine, as well as an author and educator with over 30 years’ experience in the cosmetic beauty and personal care industry.
Volume 2 contains fact-based answers to questions from actual nail professionals. Based on Face to Face with Doug Schoon, Episodes 1-50. Many images in the book are shown also in 3D. View these images use Red/Cyan Anaglyph 3D glasses Ordering information can be found in the Appendix.
Volume 3 contains fact-based answers to questions from actual nail professionals. Based on Face to Face with Doug Schoon, Episodes 50-74. Many images in the book are shown also in 3D. View these images use Red/Cyan Anaglyph 3D glasses Ordering information can be found in the Appendix.
A complete ELITE guide for new Estheticians, Medi-Estheticians, Dermatologists, and Entrepreneurs who are starting out in the Spa Industry. Everything is included in here from industry and treatment protocol; facial mask formulas; common-known ingredient lists; sample Spa layout templates; an informative business plan with real numbers; HIPPA and Safety and Sanitation Standards; and Zoning and Licensing links for all 50 states. Oh have I mentioned it has a ton of marketing ideas, tips and tricks too!
I highly recommend investing in a Kindle. There are so many free books that you can get with the membership. Right now there is a special promotion you can take advantage of! We have a whole blog post dedicate to getting free books from Amazon.
I love magazines because they are always up to date and inexpensive. (and I love getting mail :P)