Estheticians play a crucial role during the holiday season, as clients often seek their services to look and feel their best for special occasions and gatherings. Here are some tips and considerations for estheticians looking to navigate the hectic holiday season with a rewarding and successful outcome:
Extended Hours: Consider extending your working hours to accommodate clients' schedules. Many people have busy holiday plans, so offering evening or weekend appointments can be a big draw.
Express Services: Consider offering shorter, express versions of your regular treatments for clients who are short on time but still want to indulge in self-care.
Appointment Reminders: Send appointment reminders to clients, as schedules can become especially hectic during the holidays. Ensure that clients confirm their appointments to minimize no-shows.
Client Education: Educate your clients about how to take care of their skin during the winter months. Provide tips on combating dry skin, managing holiday stress, and maintaining a skincare routine. Check out our blog on this topic!
Holiday-Themed Treatments: Create special holiday-themed treatments to attract clients. For example, offer a "Holiday Glow Facial" or a "Winter Skin Hydration Package" to address common seasonal skincare concerns. Consider promotions and packages that include discounts, bundled services, or complimentary add-ons.
Retail Sales: Stock up on skincare products and cosmetics for retail sale, ensuring you have an ample supply to meet the increased demand. Offer holiday discounts on popular skincare items, makeup, and skincare gift sets. Be ready to provide product recommendations and skincare advice. As a Medpeel Professional, you get 25% off all products, including volume discounts on wholesale orders! Learn more HERE
Retail Product Demos: Offer product demonstrations or samples to clients during treatments. This can help clients discover new products and encourage them to make retail purchases.
Gift Certificates: Promote the sale of gift certificates for your services. Many people are looking for thoughtful gifts during the holidays, and skincare services make great presents.
Gift Wrapping and Personalization: Offer gift wrapping services for skincare products and gift certificates. Personalization can make your offerings more attractive to shoppers.
Show Gratitude: Express your appreciation to loyal clients with personalized thank-you notes or small tokens of appreciation. Building strong relationships can lead to repeat business.
Self-Care for You: Remember to take care of yourself. The holiday season can be exhausting, so prioritize self-care to avoid burnout. Get enough rest, eat well, and find moments of relaxation.
Post-Holiday Follow-Up: After the holiday season, follow up with clients to check on their skincare progress and recommend any necessary treatments or adjustments to their routines. Encourage clients to continue their skincare journey beyond the holidays.
Review and Reflect: After the holiday rush, take time to review what worked well and what could be improved. Use this feedback to refine your approach for the next holiday season.
By catering to the needs and desires of your clients during the holidays and offering a combination of excellent service and thoughtful promotions, you can make the most of this festive season and build strong client relationships that extend well into the new year and beyond!