Great Start Consultant – Barbara French

BarbaraFrenchBarbara French | Sr. Consultant from California
Joined: April 2015
Personally Sponsored Consultants: 1

I am the mother of 4 grown children, stepmother of 2, with a total of 12 grandchildren, and am a retired Corporate Credit/Customer Service Manager of 25+ years. Always eager and enthusiastic of my kids’ activities, I spent a lot of time on softball, baseball and soccer fields and was even softball manager for my daughters’ teams and team mother for my son’s baseball teams. During these last few years, I’ve started doing things I’ve always wanted to do (like oil painting), but couldn’t because I was too busy being Mom and businesswoman. I had always planned to take it easy after retiring, but fate stepped in and had far more exciting plans for me.

I attended my first Apriori Beauty Bar at my friend Robin Whitney’s house back in April 2015. I was just expecting to have a social evening and possibly buy a few products in support of my friend. What I experienced instead was a group of very professional, congenial and delightful businesswomen who were all excited about their products and expressed enthusiasm and support for their fellow associates at Apriori Beauty. I was so impressed by these women, the products, and the business model and structure of Apriori Beauty (with their goal of supporting, encouraging and empowering women), that I eagerly joined that very night. I’m happy to be part of part of a Company that offers a myriad of tools including fantastic products, a free personalized website full of information and knowledge, flyers, brochures, as well as training videos and conference calls. Apriori Beauty gives us everything we need to be successful in this business. Did I mention the incentive programs and monthly bonuses? Social networking and building relationships with delightful and motivated women only proves that this new retirement plan is far better than my original one.

I cannot say enough about my amazing Consultant sponsor, Robin, who has been instrumental in my involvement with Apriori Beauty and is always supportive and encouraging. She has guided me from the beginning, showing me different ways to “share” these one-of-a-kind products and even organized my first Beauty Bar a Beauty Bar that I co-hosted with my daughter and Apriori Beauty Consultant, Cindy Blake! Through Robin’s encouragement and confidence in me, I gave my first presentation at my Beauty Bar and plan to do more in the upcoming months. Robin is so generous with her time and knowledge, which is typical of the selfless people who make Apriori Beauty the outstanding organization that it is. From her invaluable coaching, I’ve learned that consistency and follow-up is key to success and to always keep my goals in sight. One of my goals is to be a supportive and effective sponsor as Robin has been for me.

I cherish meaningful relationships and having the opportunity that being an Apriori Consultant provides, allows me to continuously meet new and interesting people on a regular basis. I love the “Use, Love, Share” attitude and am looking forward to getting to know all my Apriori Beauty friends on a deeper level while building my own successful business and contributing to the growth of Apriori Beauty as a company.

Right Now Retailer – Elizabeth Contreras

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

ElizabethContrerasElizabeth Contreras | Sr. Consultant from California
Joined: August 2013
Personal Clients: 32
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 2 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: July 2015

My journey with Apriori Beauty began in 2013 when I was a Business Consultant. I was at a networking event when I met one of the most beautiful woman I’ve ever come across before. Her name was Jami Taguchi and she was presenting Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin® Derma Firm Illuminator. After years of being involved in the holistic health care industry, I knew the use of the ultra-sound was an effective anti-aging device that held no competition. We became friends and I was left with an impression of Apriori Beauty. Months later, I decided to become an Apriori Beauty Consultant with only having used the samples Jami had given me. I loved the natural skincare, saw the results first-hand in Jami, and knew being a Consultant would impact my life somehow. I was going through a difficult time and kept feeling as if God was telling me to call Jami and sign up as a Consultant. So, I listened and reached out to Jami. I was upfront with Jami and told her how I felt compelled to become a Consultant. When I mentioned that feeling, she said she had just prayed for leaders to join her team. This was intriguing because I didn’t want to sell another direct sales line, much less another skincare line, yet I knew there was something else meant for me when I became a Consultant. I wasn’t ready to push or follow any other guidance for quite some time. For nearly two years, my business was dormant. I would occasionally give out samples but my follow-up was often inconsistent. Instead of stressing and getting down on myself, I acted in complete faith and friendship.

Fast forward to November of 2014, I became an Esthetician and started a new career as an Independent Contractor at Body Wellness Spa in Orange, California, naming my business Swallowtail Skin Therapies, which is especially symbolic for me. Whether I’m giving facials or body treatments, I’m always introducing my spa clients to Apriori Beauty, with my favorites being the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. I’ve worked with numerous cosmetic lines and there is nothing as effective and reasonably priced as Apriori Beauty. I take each session as an opportunity to educate my clients on the benefits Apriori Beauty holds for their skin and health. For example, when speaking about the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, I relay to my clients that as sugar releases oxygen, a chemical reaction, the oxygen then kills the bacteria in the skin (i.e. black heads, white heads, and pimples). In addition, the granulated sugar is the perfect size and shape to effectively scrub off layers of dead skin cells, while the enzymes eat away the bacteria from the skin’s surface. Women will pay well over $100 for one exfoliating treatment when they can get three exfoliating treatments in one $38 product that will last them months!

Along with the Micro Scrub, I love recommending the Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir because it creates an internal sunscreen. Topical sunscreens (besides the incredible Celloxylin® Day Defense Plus, Broad Spectrum SPF 25) are toxic and not nearly as effective as our skin needs them to be. So many people aren’t aware that topical sunscreens are toxic and must be reapplied every two hours for maximum effectiveness. As an Esthetician who sees the dangerous effects of skin damage on a daily basis, I’m constantly educating my clients on quick and simple ways they can prevent it. Here in Southern California, we’re constantly doing activities outside in the sun, exposing our skin to the harsh UVA and UVB rays. My clients (which consist of runners, cyclists, surfers, and moms who spend a lot of time outside playing with their kids), may be healthy internally, but the effects from the sun are harming their skin. I see excessive dark spots, premature fine lines, and dried skin lacking hydration. Just by drinking 1 ounce of the Cellular Defense Elixir daily, these skin issues can easily be prevented. We all know it’s no fun stopping a child from playing to reapply sunscreen, which is why I recommend the Elixir. It’s available for the whole family and a beneficial tool that supports a healthy lifestyle while preventing sun damage and possibly skin cancer.

If you asked me how I maintain consistent Client sales, I would tell you it requires consistent conversation. I network my business and set myself apart from other estheticians by being a Holistic Esthetician. I describe my holistic modalities, product lines, and why I chose the less popular holistic route instead of a higher-end brand. After each facial, every spa client of mine is gifted with Apriori Beauty samples and product recommendations for their skin type. I register my facial clients as Apriori Beauty Clients and send them a quick email, relaying again my recommendations and letting them know I’m available if they have any questions. For those who indicate finances are tight, I immediately share Apriori Beauty’s Opportunity, informing them about the rebates they can receive just by purchasing products for themselves. Plus, since the $49 Starter Kit comes with a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox, Purifying Masque (retail value of $44), I mention all the benefits the masque can provide for their skin. They’re not only treating their skin to safe and effective products, but they’re also staying within their budget too!

These are the actions I take as a business owner, but know that there is no perfect method for growing your business. As long as your intention is clear, you can find a hundred ways to make it happen. Some months I have more facial clients and fewer sales. Other months, I receive commission only on my own purchases, and sometimes I have great sales and fewer clients. Every month is different. Regardless, retailing offers so many benefits to my esthetic practice. Clients are available to listen and are open to sampling products because they’ve seen the results from our spa sessions. Layering the conversation, staying consistent with my services, and providing recommendations have all contributed to my successful clientele base. And, letting God be God has taken a lot of pressure off of me. Pressure can hinder sales, Clients, and financial goals. I’m able to do my part in sharing and taking responsibility for my business, and letting God do the rest. As I’m continuously transforming as a person and business owner, my Apriori Beauty business is always ever changing and thriving because that’s my intention. As you intend it, you will create it.

Right Now Retailer – Kimberly Funke

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

K.Funke_2Kimberly Funke | Sr. Consultant from New York
Joined: March 2014
Personal Clients: 21
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 2 times
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: April 2015

While working as a Private Investigator, I was in a horrible car accident that left me with an injured back and disabled from working surveillance. With a new research position working from home, I was looking for something to supplement my loss in wages and just by chance, Apriori Beauty came into the picture. It was around that time I attended a local Beauty Bar, where I was introduced to Apriori Beauty’s products and had the opportunity to experience them. I started off slow with ordering the ViViD Hair Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment Oil and was soon purchasing the Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage skincare line. I was in love and amazed at how they made my skin visibly smoother and hydrated. Since I’m one who usually raves about things I use and love, I thought ‘why not make it a business of sharing my new favorite beauty products?’

Becoming an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant seemed like a great opportunity to make up for my loss in wages and it has been just that. Since I work from home, it can be difficult to find potential Clients to share these wonderful products with. Both social media and Beauty Bars have been my saving grace in growing my business. I utilize my personal Facebook page to grow my business by posting Apriori Beauty’s sales and specials, as well as small blurbs focused on beauty tips and ingredient highlights. Apriori Beauty makes it easy for me to share because every day, they post something new and interesting on the Company Facebook page. I don’t even have to create the content myself. Instead, all I do is share Apriori Beauty’s Facebook posts onto my own page and include my website address so my Facebook friends know where to go if they want to purchase. It’s simple and has been incredibly effective in gaining new Clients and increasing retail sales. Along with posting on my page, I private message friends on Facebook who have either expressed interest or I feel might be open to trying something new and ask if they would like to try a sample, as well as invite them to a beauty bar I’m hosting if they’re in the area. In addition, I like to run contests where I’ll tell people that if they place an order within a certain time frame, they’ll be entered to win a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox Masque. Not only does this help generate retail sales, but it gets people excited.

I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work with such amazing people. My sponsor and Manager, Lisa Adam has been nothing but supportive and motivating in helping me reach my goals, even when they’ve seen unattainable. Lisa is incredible in that she truly is a leader who works with and cares greatly about her team, and I love her for it. I’m so happy I made the decision to become an Independent Consultant because there is nothing better than getting paid weekly on my Apriori Beauty Visa Card and spending my earnings how I want to spend them. I cannot wait to see where my business goes and look forward to many promotions and successes ahead. Punta Cana here I come!

 

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Kathleen Jones

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AB_Radio_icon2At Apriori Beauty, each and every single Consultant brings something unique and special to this incredible Company. We’ve had the opportunity of seeing Consultants start out and develop into strong business leaders, and are in continuous awe of their ever-growing transformation. In addition to watching their business evolve and flourish with success, we’ve also witnessed their personal growth. Once shy and soft-spoken, Sr. Consultant Kathleen Jones has become a visible marker here at Apriori Beauty. From hosting tables at Beauty Bars to sharing her personal story, and even being crowned Apriori Beauty Queen, Kathleen is a constant reminder how personal and business success coincide with one another. Join us this month as Susan Twellman talks with Kathleen about finding her voice through being an Apriori Beauty Consultant and how she’s using that voice to grow her business.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Right Now Retailer – Melissa Glod

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

M.Glod_headshotMelissa Glod | Sr. Consultant from Illinois
Joined: July 2011
Personally Sponsored Clients: 31

Working her way up Apriori Beauty’s Top Retailer lists, Melissa Glod is a consistent Retailer, continuously building her retailing business month-after-month with new Clients.

When I was first approached by my good friend Kathy DeRango about Apriori Beauty’s opportunity, I hesitated. I was working full-time as a hair stylist and between work and family, I didn’t see room for anything new. I had tried the product samples she gave me and noticed a definite improvement in the way my skin looked and felt. Despite my reservations, I registered as a Client and two months later, I took the plunge and became an Independent Consultant. I didn’t know how I was going to fit this new business into my schedule, but I did know that I wanted to share these amazing products with my friends and family.

My retailing business has been a slow growing process due to my schedule. There have been many times where I’ve found myself discouraged because I’m not moving at the pace as some of my fellow Consultants, but I remind myself that we’re all on different paths with different lives, and as long as I set goals and stay positive, I can achieve anything! It’s funny because when I first became a Consultant back in 2011, I felt like I couldn’t do the business because of my full-time job. Flash forward to now, I have my full-time job at the salon, plus a part-time job on the side and my Apriori Beauty business. I’m busier now than I was in 2011, and yet my Apriori Beauty business is doing the best it’s ever done! Proof that despite your schedule, there is room to fit in a little here, and a little there. As long as you’re giving your business the attention it needs to grow, you will get results. It’s like a skincare regimen – if you don’t consistently use the products and take care of your skin, how can you expect it to improve?

Whereas I’m not able to share Apriori Beauty at my salon, I do have previous salon clients that I’ve been able to connect and share with. Samples play a huge role in gaining new Clients and sales. Once I’ve shared with a prospect and have put the product in their hands, I wait a few days and then follow-up with them. Knowing how I can be wrapped up with things and the last thing I would do is reach out and order skincare, it’s important that I’m the one to follow-up with my prospects, not the other way around. They have busy lives and unless I connect with them and ask their thoughts on the samples, I’m probably not going to hear from them. One thing I plan to start doing is coffee dates, which will allow me more time with prospective Clients, and give me more room to share the products. It’s all about stepping outside your comfort zone and not just doing what’s easy. I want take my business to the next level and with that comes commitment and creativity. 2015 is all about staying focused, creating goals, and putting my success out into the universe to be heard.

Apriori Beauty has taught me so much about healthy skincare and anti-aging. I’ve learned the role nutrition plays in gaining healthy skin, as well as the importance of using safe ingredients. Apriori Beauty provides us with endless amounts of tools for learning, not to mention the unbeatable Compensation Plan. As a Consultant, not only do I have access to incredible and effective products, but I also get a rebate on all my personal purchases (in addition to my weekly commissions). I am proud to be part of Apriori Beauty and believe 100% in the products, the Company, and the two lovely ladies (Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck) who created it!

 

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Gina Fort

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AB_Radio_icon2What makes a Consultant a retailing success?  Is it from their years of experience in Network Marketing and sales?  Do they have access to a wide selection of individuals, enabling them to harvest sales more easily than others?  One aspect of Apriori Beauty that we pride ourselves in is the fact that our Consultants can earn right now money simply with retailing. This month we have special guest Sr. Consultant Gina Fort from California who has successfully grown her business through retailing.  Coming to Apriori Beauty with zero Network Marketing experience and new to skincare, Gina has stepped outside the “selling” box and created unique and effective ways to share with others, thus garnering new and consistent Clients.  Join us this month as Susan Twellman discusses with Gina her techniques and avenues to gaining and maintaining high retail sales, and how you don’t have to be a Network Marketing guru to be successful.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Giving Back

Kathleen volunteering in Oklahoma after disastrous tornados
Kathleen volunteering in Oklahoma after 2013’s tornado hit

“Disaster Relief has become a passion of mine and a place where I find fulfillment in helping and encouraging others who have lost so much. I’ve had the opportunity to visit different locations and help clean up and fix homes that have been affected by hurricanes and tornadoes. In the past, I have always been on a team, but now I’m ready to lead a team. With Apriori Beauty, I’ve gained self-confidence and belief in myself, stepping outside my comfort zone and walking right into fear and going through to the other side. It’s been scary, but I’ve found joy, excitement, and self-awareness in my new adventures. More importantly, I’ve realized that yes, I am worthy and deserving of achieving and enjoying my success.” — KATHLEEN JONES, Sr. Consultant from CA

Great Start Consultant – Christina LaDucaCosta

Christina_LaDucaCosta_72dpiChristina LaDucaCosta | Sr. Consultant from New York
Joined: April 2014
19 Personal Clients

I became an Esthetician because I wanted to help others look and feel good about themselves. People use skincare to enhance the quality of their skin and overall appearance, but unfortunately, there’s so many products allowed in the cosmetic industry that can harm instead of help you. What’s worse is that people have no idea about the side effects because these products are being labeled as healthy when in fact they’re anything but. I had heard about Apriori Beauty from a co-worker, but it wasn’t until a pregnant Client of mine came in and mentioned she was using a specific product, which I feared could be dangerous to her pregnancy, that I felt inclined to take action and become an Apriori Beauty Consultant.

It’s interesting how everything is interconnected; the world is a lot smaller than you think. I first met my upline, Lisa Adam years ago when we worked for the same company. Due to the fact we were at different locations, we didn’t really know each other but were rather just acquaintances. It wasn’t until Lisa’s hairstylist (who works at the same salon as I do), introduced me to her and encouraged me to try Apriori Beauty. There’s some people you automatically click with and feel like you’ve known forever and for me, that someone is Lisa. She gave me a sample, which I tried and I loved! Before I made the commitment to bring the products into the salon, I thoroughly researched Apriori Beauty because I wanted to make sure it was the perfect fit. I’m conscious of what goes on somebody’s body, how it’s going to help them, and the effect it will ultimately have on them. With Apriori Beauty, the products contain all-natural, pure ingredients, and they work! Back in December, I was burned on my face, near my eye. Being in the field I’m in, you want to look as good as possible. Clients expect to walk in and see someone who takes great care of their skin. At the time, I was using makeup to cover the burn, which was doing the job, but my skin wasn’t healing. Since I began using Apriori Beauty a few months ago, I’ve noticed a tremendous difference in my skin. Not only has the burned area improved significantly, but my overall complexion now screams radiance. As a fifty year-old, nothing says compliment like someone questioning your age because they can’t believe you’re older than forty!

Apriori Beauty has proven to be a great partnership. I feel confident in using the products on Clients and sharing with them the importance of a healthy skin regimen. So often, people ask me what they should use on their face, how they should use it, and how often. They need an at-home regimen that will give results. I live by the mantra “Do no harm,” and with Apriori Beauty, I can confidently help others look and feel their best without causing them harm. If it’s anything I’ve learned since joining in April, it’s that the sky’s is the limit, and I plan to get the word out about this incredibly safe and effective skincare!