Many estheticians would balk at the idea of cleansing a client’s face for longer than five minutes, but Regilynn Haywood has a secret sauce to skincare and one of her ingredients: an extended cleanse.
She’s found that when she takes her time with cleansing, she’s able to get a better sense of exactly what’s going on with her clients’ skin.
And, a healthy dose of an attitude full of gratitude is another important component to how she not only approaches the skin care needs of her clients, but the industry overall.
While Regilynn has only been practicing for a limited time, she is already well aware of how to maximize results. She understands the differences between mediocre estheticians and extraordinary ones; because of this, she’s already had the opportunity to speak at the Face & Body Expo, on behalf of a skincare veteran.
Regilynn shares how participating at The Skin Games has been priceless to her business, and in what ways she believes professionals can support one another and ultimately the industry.
So, how long have you been practicing?
I have been a licensed esthetician for three years, but I was born into the beauty industry by way of my parents who are both licensed beauty professionals and beauty business owners of 30-plus years.
And, what inspired you to become an esthetician?
My passion for people is what ultimately led me to esthetics.
Where do you practice?
I am the owner of, There She Glows, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; a corrective skincare company and spa.
How do you achieve the best skin results for your clients?
First, I listen to the client and then I listen to their skin. This is how I achieve the very best results for them. It is so important to listen with all your senses in the treatment room because each clients’ skin tells a story.
What new products or services are you interested in trying in your practice?
The beauty industry grows each day and this only excites/encourages me to always keep an open mind when it comes to new things.
How do you stay up-to-date in this industry and what new techniques are you currently learning about?
I attended shows, continuing education classes, and read A LOT! I love to research skin, day and night, by reading articles and case studies.
One topic that has recently piqued my interest is melanin. I find myself spending more time directing the details, behind this topic, when it comes to correcting hyperpigmentation in my higher Fitzpatrick clients.
What industry trends do you think will have the most impact this year?
I believe the world is diversifying each day. The census has reported that by 2044 more than half of the American population born will be multicultural.
With this cultural evolution comes a shift in the skincare industry. We are going to be seeing more emphasis placed on multicultural skin and how to treat it this year; less of a skin trend, but more so, a shift in the education around skin.
What industry trends do you think we as professionals should push back?
As professionals, it is our job to protect our industry and each other. I’ve noticed a trend within our community and it’s harmful to the advancement of our industry as a whole.
This trend isn’t something as obvious as the wrong eyeshadow color or tainted products from Amazon. The trend I am speaking of is elitism—this idea that because we are licensed, we no longer have to put in the work to be successful.
What separates the mediocre estheticians from the extraordinary is their ability to diminish the ego and work with others to build up this industry and each other. It’s time to push back against mean girls, cliques, and silos.
It is time to truly appreciate what other beauty professionals bring to the table and celebrate each other along the way.
What would you say is your signature technique and approach to skincare?
I would have to say I have a secret sauce to skincare, and since I like you so much, I’ll share it:
- An attitude of gratitude
- Listening with all senses
- Attention to the soul
- 30-minute cleanses in the treatment room (they help me really feel the face and see what is going on)
- My bright yellow scrubs (they make everything right)