Thursday, November 4, 2010

“And Milady wants you to know…"

Whenever we have theory class Miss. Kellie always has a clever way of emphasizing content that will be on our state board exam. She always says, “And Milady wants you to know that…”

Remember Milady? It’s my textbook - -  “Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals.”

Over the past few weeks I’ve discovered that Milady must think most of us esthetics students have a lot of learning to do. In fact, I'm beginning to think that Milady believes that none of us have ever held a job before. I'm not sure she even gives us credit for remembering to shower every day. Regardless, Milady tickles my funny bone with her words of wisdom - - and it’s clear that she takes the term “fundamental” literally.
"Pitching in wherever help is needed is part of being a team player."
Here are a few gems that our class has found humorous since day one of reading the Milady’s textbook:
  • Personal hygiene includes bathing and showering, brushing and flossing your teeth, and using underarm deodorant.
  • Dress for success. Specifically, Milady says that we should wear clean underwear, and that undergarments should be out of view. “Underwear elastic peeking out of your pants, exposed bra straps, and bare midriff are inconsistent with a professional image.”
  • Dangling jewelry is hazardous to your clients.
  • Reward yourself with a special treat for work well done and time managed efficiently. Your reward might be a fruit smoothie, a movie with friends, or any other enjoyable activity.
  • Socks and hosiery should be free of runs and should harmonize with your attire.
  • Unless an esthetician is also a licensed dermatologist, he or she cannot prescribe medication.
  • Remember the appointment is about the client and her skin, and you are an esthetician, not a counselor.
Milady has a way with sharing her knowledge, yes? Thank God. I’ve always struggled with trying to decide if clients enjoy it when my long necklaces graze across their forehead during a facial. And that sock thing? I mean, it's the age old question - harmonize them with your attire or not?  And knowing that I can’t write prescription drugs for my clients? Now what am I gonna do with 100 prescription pads I ordered online under "Dr. Rita, SkinCare Diva Extraordinaire" ? 

Ok. Enough silliness... I’m off to reward myself with a fruit smoothie. Thanks, Milady!

Gettin’ Beauty Schooled,

1 comment:

  1. "Dr. Rita, SkinCare Diva Extraordinaire" Certainly with a title like that you should have access to drugs and give them to all of us!!

    Seriously. No, really. I'm at the front of the beauty drug line. ;>