ASCP Esty Talk
ASCP Esty Talk
Associated Skin Care Professionals
ASCP Esty Talk Podcast Powered by Associated Skin care Professionals (ASCP) The ASCP Esty Talk podcast is created for skin care professionals and licensed estheticians at every stage of the journey who are passionate about their career. In our shows, you’ll find insights and sound bites from entrepreneurs, influencers, experts, and thought leaders in the skin care industry, sharing insider tips and resources on all the topics you can’t get enough of, like ingredients, the science of skin, and business and marketing (OK, that one’s not the most exciting, we know, but it’s important to your success) to help you evolve to become the best version of you. Think of our show as a conversation between friends—not too structured, not too formal—sometimes very serious, but always genuine and authentic.
Ep 30 - The Peptide Perspective, Volume 1 (feat. Susan Wade)
In Volume 1 of ASCP Esty Talk’s “The Peptide Perspective” subseries, we explore opinions and perspectives around the role of peptides in skin care. Listen in as we bring clarity, answer questions, and dispel misinformation about this popular skin care ingredient.
Nov 25
22 min
Ep 29 - Safely Navigating the World of Sugaring
Sugaring and waxing tend to fall into the same category because they are both hair removal techniques, but there are some key differences that are important for you to know about. For example, did you know that sugar was used thousands of years ago as a method to dress wounds on the battlefield? Even today, veterinary clinics use sugar to clean animal wounds. In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Shannon O’Brien about just how safe and sanitary sugaring is for your clients.
Nov 18
24 min
Ep 28 - Becoming Your Own Boss: What You Need to Know
In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we chat with Crystal Ochemba-Powell, who has been there and done it all (directly out of esthetics school, no less!). Learn about some of the obstacles she faced, how she overcame them, and take note of some expert tips to help you best prepare to take on your dream career as a solo esthetician!
Nov 11
22 min
Ep 27 - Oops-a-Doozy! Waxing Dos & Don’ts
We’ve all been there. That moment when you’re giving your client a waxing treatment and something doesn’t quite go right or how you expected. This episode of ASCP Esty Talk with Emily Morgan, ASCP Membership Program Manager, and co-host Ella Cressman, is nothing short of entertaining.
Nov 4
32 min
Ep 26 - Dermatologist-Recommended Treatments You Need to Know Now
Offer on-trend, result-driven treatments with the latest technology clients demand. Not sure what the trends are? In this episode of ASCP Esty Talk, we discuss hot new treatments and how partnering with a board-certified dermatologist could be a game-changer for you and your clients. Listen in as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Quenby Erickson (DO, FAAD, FACMS) dishes about top treatments and “be-seen” meetups where you can connect and network with like-minded dermatologists and estheticians.
Oct 28
22 min
Ep 25 - Permanent Makeup with Yulia Meoded
What is bimatoprost? How can it interfere with permanent makeup retention? In this episode of Esty Talk, we learn the answers to those questions. We also discuss the merits of organic versus inorganic pigment and how they are different from “ink” and are enlightened on the permanent makeup process. Whether you are a permanent makeup artist, a skin care professional who should understand this modality, or considering having permanent makeup done, this podcast is a must listen.
Oct 21
28 min
Ep 24 - Retinoids with Amanda Hughes
We have heard about retinol; it is not a new ingredient. But what are the many forms of retinoids? How are they converted in the skin? How do we select the appropriate form and navigate an onboarding to skin care routines? We answer all these questions and more with Amanda Hughes!
Oct 14
28 min
Ep 23 - Chemical Peels with Metaxia Dalikas
What is the rhythm factor of peels? How have chemical peels evolved from free acids to resurfacing combinations? From instigating two weeks of skin inflammation to a philosophy of strengthening the skin to peel all Fitzpatrick types, in any season, we have witnessed an evolutionary change in chemical peeling solutions and protocols.
Oct 7
27 min
Ep 22 - Integrative health, gut health, and the skin with Dr. Kaitlyn Popp
What does butt acne and gut health have to do with your complexion? No doubt, there is a connection between what goes IN our bodies and what shows up ON your skin. What is the correlation? What is integrative health? How does it affect your skin? They say our gut is our “second brain,” and if 80% of our serotonin comes from the gut, what else is affected by it? Mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and good skin are all effected by gut microbiome. Listen to Dr. Kaitlyn Popp explain it all!
Sep 30
23 min
Ep 21 – Is Your Head in the Game?
Having your own skin care practice has its benefits—flexibility and an opportunity for a much better income, but is your head really in the game? It takes more than a cute space to get clients in the door.  Kim Trent, licensed esthetician, spa owner, and creator of The Solo Esthetician, a private Facebook group, shares her advice and resources on starting and keeping your skin care business.
Sep 23
25 min
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