When safe and appropriate, salon treatments for skin, hair, or nails can be greatly beneficial to the client. However, it is the duty of the salon professional to be cautious and refuse service if necessary. If a service endangers the client or the salon professional, it cannot be performed. Being in the salon industry, professionals will definitely come in contact with clients who may have a hormonal disorder or who are experiencing the normal hormonal fluctuations that occur throughout life. Cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail technicians must understand how hormones play a role in their profession and how hormones affect the skin, hair, and nail health of their clients.
Clients with cancer have unique needs in terms of hair, skin, and nail care, and professionals should be aware of basic recommendations to best help these individuals. This course has provided an overview of the most common types of cancer therapies that affect the hair, skin, and as well as a more in-depth look at specific issues that affect these areas of the body. Care guidelines and suggestions for issues discussed have been outlined, with an emphasis on tailoring these guidelines to each client's individual needs. Finally, a review of client resources, including online resources specifically designed for individuals with cancer, has been provided. Given the unique emotional challenges faced by cancer patients, including lowered self-esteem, depression, and worry regarding their quickly changing appearance, salon professionals are in a unique position to help these people regain confidence and improve their outlook on daily life during this extremely difficult time.
Used in the salon or spa, aromatherapy can help clients to relax, help lift moods, soothe sore muscles and feet, be used in shampoos, creams and massage oils, and much more. Aromatherapy can provide many health benefits when used correctly and responsibly. It is always important to remember that, while natural, essential oils and aromatherapy can affect one's health positively or negatively, depending on the respect and care that the aromatherapist has for the work that they do. Used in the wrong way, oils can have serious health consequences and, while rare, can even cause death. However, the use of aromatic plants and essential oils throughout history has shown the great importance aromas and our sense of smell have on our general well-being.