Anti-AgingProduct or treatment that combats or defends against the aging process.
BotanicalsPlant part or extract used in hair or skin products.
Clean BeautyClean beauty means that a product is safe, non-toxic, and has transparent labeling of ingredients.
Collagen TherapyInjection of collagen beneath the skin with a fine needle to fill out wrinkles and lines.
CosmeceuticalsTopical cosmetic-pharmaceutical combinations intended to improve the health and appearance of skin.
DermaplaningA cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin's surface look smooth.
ElectrolysisA method of lasting hair removal that involves the use of electricity or radio wave energy to damage hair follicles. This method can sometimes require some form of pain relief.
European FacialOften thought of as the classic facial, this is a deep cleansing of the skin with steam, exfoliation, and professional massage of the face, shoulders, and chest area, followed by a special mask that hydrates the skin.
Eyebrow ThreadingAn ancient method of hair removal developed in the Middle East and Asia uses a cotton thread to pull out unwanted hair at the root.
FacialThe generic term for the treatment of skin in the face that usually includes massaging, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating, and moisturizing.
ExfoliationProcedure to slough top layer of dead skin cells off the face or body. Dry brush, loofah scrub, and salt glow are among the techniques used in conjunction with ingredients including grape seed, sugar, clay, and salt.
Glycolic Acid FacialUsed to smooth wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation and sun damage and generally improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Gentlemen’s FacialUses products created specifically for men’s skin.
GommageCleansing, rehydrating treatment using creams that are applied in long movements, similar to a massage.
Hair ExtensionsSynthetic fibers or real human hair that is woven (sewn) or braided into existing hair to increase length, volume, or color.
HennaDye from a natural plant substance used especially in the Middle East in many cultures to decorate skin as part of ceremonial rituals. It is used also to color hair in the West.
HydraFacialA skin resurfacing technology combining cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection all into one treatment.
HypoallergenicCosmetic products alleged by manufacturers to create fewer allergic reactions among those who are sensitive. However, no federal standards govern the use of this term.
InjectablesA general term for fillers consisting of collagen, biologic acids, or synthetic compounds that are injected under the skin to eliminate small wrinkles and plump facial and bodily contours. Results are temporary.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)A nonablative photorejuvenation treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of light to address fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, unwanted facial hair, pigment problems and rosacea.
Laser Hair RemovalUse of concentrated beams of light to permanently remove unwanted hair. The best candidates for the procedure have very fair skin and very dark hair.
Makeup ApplicationArt or teaching of techniques for using cosmetics appropriate to an individual’s skin type, style, and age.
MicroneedlingA Dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
MicrodermabrasionFacial exfoliation procedure in which the top layer of skin is abraded away with ultrafine crystals of aluminum oxide or other ingredients. Microdermabrasion improves and smoothes the skin’s surface and can minimize imperfections like blemishes, fine lines, and signs of sun damage.
Oxygen FacialTreatment that involves oxygen and other nutrients being applied or sprayed onto the face. Said to reduce the signs of aging.
Photo RejuvenationSeries of gentle laser treatments that stimulate new collagen, smooth fine wrinkles, and diminish the appearance of age spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea.
RosaceaA common facial skin disorder characterized by redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead; small visible blood vessels on the face, bumps, or pimples, and water or irritated eyes that usually affects people over 30.
Sensitive Skin FacialUses special products and techniques appropriate to skin that has sensitivities or Rosacea.
SugaringAncient depilation process that involves applying a sugar-containing sticky paste to the skin, then pressing on a cloth or paper strip and quickly removing it to remove unwanted hair. Estheticians in some states must be licensed to perform this procedure.
WaxingDepilation process that involves the application of warm wax followed by a strip of cloth quickly pulled away from the skin to remove unwanted hair.