Aesthetician Series 2. — Shannon Smith

In this business, you have to have a strong belief in the products you represent, and belief usually goes hand-in-hand with results. The same goes for Aestheticians … they have to have a strong belief in the efficacy of the products they use on their Clients. As skincare professionals, their reputation depends on results. So, it’s a great testimony to Apriori Beauty that more and more Aestheticians are joining as Consultants to Use, Love and Share the products.

This is the second in a series of interview testimonials with Apriori Beauty independent Consultant Aestheticians …

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 Shannon Smith  Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant from Aliso Viejo, CA

BeautySmith founder Shannon Smith is a California licensed esthetician based in Laguna Beach, CA. A social media powerhouse and top beauty expert, Shannon consults and coaches others on beauty in person and through online relationships. Her clientele encompasses a variety of people: high-level executives, politicians, celebrities, models, actors and many other hardworking people, who like to take care of their skin. “Your face is your business care,” she often says. In addition to her passion for esthetics, Shannon loves technology, in both new media and the spa industry. She reviews spas and beauty gadgets on her site TheBeautySmith.com

Q.  As an Aesthetician, you know a good product when you see one. So, what do you look for in a skincare product?

A.  As with everything, my attention is on quality. I look at ingredients, how and where the product is produced, packaging and how it is presented, and most importantly, what are the results I am receiving or my client is receiving from the product.

——————-

Q.  So, based on all of those things, why did you decide to represent and sell the Apriori Beauty products?

A.  Amongst the other skincare lines that I carry, I wanted to have Apriori Beauty because it is a natural line with organic ingredients. I also appreciate the fact that Apriori Beauty acknowledges and offers products that help good skin start from the inside out. In addition to the topical products in the skincare line, Apriori Beauty also offers the Lifeoxylin elixir, so I think that is pretty amazing.

——————-

Q.  In your practice, do you offer any services that utilize the Apriori Beauty products?

A.  I do. I have a treatment on my menu called the “Apriori Experience.” In this treatment I offer exclusively the Apriori Beauty products, including the Derma Firm Illuminator. I also offer the Derma Firm Illuminator as an upgrade to all of the other facials on the BeautySmith menu, so Apriori Beauty is used quite a bit in my treatments.

——————-

Q.  Do you have a favorite product that you use yourself?

A.  I think the entire line is fantastic, but since I am obsessed with beauty gadgets, I’d have to say my favorite product is the Derma Firm Illuminator. I use it the most! It is small, but mighty. It offers the four functions (1. Ultrasound, 2. Galvanic, 3. Far infrared and 4. Vibration therapy). In ten minutes, you can cleanse pores, smooth the fine lines, stimulate collagen and elastin and encourage cell turnover … and the lists goes on. Those are just some of the many benefits the Derma Firm Illuminator offers. I really like that gadget!

——————-

Q. So, when you offer the treatments on your menu, and you add on the Derma Firm Illuminator, do you also sell it so the client can take it home?

A. Yes. I do a photo before the treatment or I have them look in the mirror at their skin. Then when they are done, they can see the after … the lift, the toning, how the fine lines are filled in, how everything is stimulated. I talk about it during the treatment, what it does. When a client is interested, they keep asking questions. I keep at least one in stock at all times, so if they are interested, they can buy it right then. Of course, I can also order it from the office.

——————-

Q.  Is there anything else you’d like to share with us … with other Aestheticians/Consultants?

A.  Another thing I can add is that, if someone has an existing skincare product that they are in love with and they’re not ready to transfer over to Apriori Beauty, it is easier to sell the exfoliating products … the scrub, the DFI, peel … then once they have a relationship with you and the products that they started with, they will gradually transition over to the entire line. It’s one way to get your foot in the door, especially something as simple as an eye cream. People are always changing their eye cream. And then you can gradually introduce them to the other products.

Aesthetician Series 1. — Carleen McIlveen

In this business, you have to have a strong belief in the products you represent, and belief usually goes hand-in-hand with results. The same goes for Aestheticians … they have to have a strong belief in the efficacy of the products they use on their Clients. As skincare professionals, their reputation depends on results. So, it’s a great testimony to Apriori Beauty that more and more Aestheticians are joining as Consultants to Use, Love and Share the products.

This is the first in a series of interview testimonials with Apriori Beauty independent Consultant Aestheticians …

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Carleen McIlveen

  • Apriori Beauty Independent Sr. Consultant from North Branford, CT
  • Carleen is a make-up artist, skin therapist and photographer

Her dream is to help women by enhancing their natural beauty with make-up and good skincare and capturing it through photography. She was also a territory sales manager and educator for a cosmeceutical grade skincare company. Her philosophy … everyone deserves to find their best, natural beauty. She focuses her efforts on helping women through the use of good skincare products and supplements, custom make-up, and skilled facial treatments.

Her intimate knowledge of skincare in the physician dispense business and her roll in educating and training the physicians, aestheticians and staff makes her selection of Apriori Beauty’s products significant.

Here’s why she chose Apriori Beauty, how she integrates it into her practice and how her Clients are loving it …

“I selected Apriori Beauty to use in my personal business for several reasons …

“I was searching for a peel that would deliver results while offering a blend of salicylic and glycolic acids but was also mild for a first time client or someone with sensitive skin. 

“That’s when I discovered Apriori Beauty. I was impressed with the ingredients, but became more impressed with the safe philosophy of the company, including manufacturing skincare that is free of harsh or toxic chemicals and those that are controversial, such as parabens and sulfates.

“I was also drawn the Derma Firm Illuminator™ (skin machine) and the concept of the Nutrient Reservoir

“The fact that every product in the line has a combination of ingredients that addresses the 4 core influences of aging is unique. I also think Apriori Beauty is advanced in discovering ways to include endocrine system modulators to support the effects of hormone changes, as well as including longevity gene support to prolong the life of healthy cells. These two influences of aging are widely ignored by the majority of skin care manufacturers in current products on the market today, and Apriori Beauty addresses these, in addition to oxidative stress and cellular mitochondrial efficiency, in each and every product offered.

“I am very pleased with my choice to bring Apriori Beauty into my treatment room.  My most sensitive clients can use it and I never worry about performing a treatment on someone who comes in with sensitive skin issues, even rosacea.  I use Apriori Beauty for my Signature Facial and include a treatment with the Derma Firm Illuminator.  Most see instant results, and many of my clients have purchased the products.

“The best part from a business perspective is that I don’t need to inventory a specific quantity, or any product at all!  I can order my clients products to drop ship right to their homes.  They can shop any time on my Apriori dedicated site and they can’t find Apriori in a retail store or another mass marketing website.

“Apriori supports my business by sending my registered clients monthly emails with product specials, and I get paid my commission from online sales weekly.  Best of all, my skin has never looked better and I am often mistaken for being much younger because of it!

“Apriori Beauty is truly the best decision I made for my skincare business.”

  Connect with Carleen on Facebook

Summer Sensations …

June 2012 Top 10 Consultants

Congratulations to the following Consultants for their leading sales and sponsoring achievements in June:

Top 10 Consultants in Retail Sales from personal Client orders

1. 

  1. Linnea Wilson | Chico Aesthetics, Manager — Chico, CA
  2. Paula Yudelevit, Sr. Consultant — Mc Henry, MD
  3. Andrea Sellers-Reichardt, Manager — Wimauma, FL
  4. Jami Taguchi, Sr. Consultant — Calabasas, CA
  5. Libby Jason & Co, Manager — Coto de Caza, CA
  6. Patricia Daidone, Sr. Consultant — Frankfort, IL
  7. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  8. Tricia Baumgardner, Founder & Silver Director — Laguna Niguel, CA
  9. Mary Sharkey, Sr. Consultant — Norfolk, MA
  10. Stacey Oberzan, Manager — Olathe, KS

Top 10 Power Builders with the highest paid Power Bonuses for new activity on their first 3 levels

1. 

  1. Cathi Almquist, Platinum Director — Parker, CO
  2. Kim Kearns, Platinum Director — Naperville, IL
  3. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  4. Susan Shaheen, Gold Director — Greenville, SC
  5. Lisa Smith, Silver Director — Miami, FL
  6. Karen Fishman, Manager — Palmetto Bay, FL
  7. Jacqueline Agostinelli, Exec Director — W. Palm Beach, FL
  8. Louri Boilard, Manager — Manchester, NH
  9. Paula Yudelevit, Sr. Consultant — Mc Henry, MD
  10. Karen Crosby-DiCenzo, Exec Director — Andover, MA

Top 10 Consultants in Personal Group Bonus Volume — PGBV = downline volume from Consultants and their Clients, down to a Manager.

1. 

  1. Karen Fishman, Manager — Palmetto Bay, FL
  2. Susan Shaheen, Gold Director — Greenville, SC
  3. Louri Boilard, Manager — Manchester, NH
  4. Kim Kearns, Platinum Director — Naperville, IL
  5. Beverly Sage, Sr. Consultant — Miami Beach, FL
  6. Jamie Robb, Exec Director — Boise, ID
  7. Karen Crosby-DiCenzo, Exec Director — Andover, MA
  8. Candace Dye, Founder & Manager — Irvine, CA
  9. Catherine Babusiak, Manager — St. John, IN
  10. Linnea Wilson | Chico Aesthetics, Manager — Chico, CA