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Whether you're a newcomer or an established business already, check out these 8 must have esthetician tools to take your business practice to the next level! 

Did you know when you attend school to be an esthetician your kit might contain 20+ items in it?

Some of the items you used while you were in school you might never need again.

Whether you're a newcomer or an established business already, keep reading for 8 must have esthetician tools to take your business practice to the next level!

8 Must-Have Esthetician Tools 

Building your own practice doesn't have to be overwhelming or scary. When choosing your esthetician tools there are a few questions to ask yourself such as:

  • What equipment will enhance what I'm offering?
  • What will make my job easier and more efficient?
  • What tool will provide the best experience for my client?

1. UV Sterile Cab

This is necessary to make sure all of your tools are bacteria free for your clients. The last thing you want to do is give your client an infection on their skin because your tools are not sterilized properly. Your stainless steel supplies such as extractors can be reused as long as you properly clean them using this tool.

Ultraviolet (UV) light kills bacteria in ten seconds from 6" away and it kills up to 99.9% of most viruses. 

2. Table

There are many options when it comes to your table and the one you choose will be completely by preference. You have the option of an electric table, a hydraulic table or a manual one. They each have their pros and cons so here you'll have to make your list and choose.

The table you choose make sure it's comfortable for most peoples size and weight so that you can accommodate most people. You also want to take into consideration that you're comfortable while you're giving your service. 

You don't want to have your back hurting every day because of a table you can't accommodate for your height.

3. Magnifying Lamp

Without a magnifying lamp, you run the chance of hurting your client while you're extracting their skin. Choose a lamp that also has a light so that you can have extra light during your facials. There are different lenses to choose from make sure the one you choose is high enough to see your clients pores up close.

There are also magnifying lamps you can wear on your head if you prefer one that takes less room.

4. Steamer

This tool gives the client the spa experience most are looking for. Clients can put masks and exfoliate at home but most don't have a steamer at home. Once you turn that on during treatment you will give them a unique experience that they will want to keep coming back to.

There are steamers that have the option of adding essential oils in a separate compartment and some that offer extra oxygen to be added to the skin. Choose the best one that fits your services and your practice.

5. Extractors

When people get a facial they expect you to do things they normally can't do on their own. You want to choose an extractor that is stainless steel that can be sterilized and cleaned. There's a myriad of options when it comes to choosing an extractor.

There are different sizes, different colors, and different tips. The quality of the tool will have a huge impact. You want something that you can sanitize and disinfect and it will not wear or weaken your extractor. 

6. Towels & Washcloths

Here you have options of either standard towels or microfiber towels. As far as experience goes your client will enjoy microfiber towels as soon as you rub them against their face. Pick the towels you will use based on your services and what you will be using them for.

7. Witch Hazel

This a great natural ingredient that you can have for multiple uses. You can use some witch hazel after cleansing the skin to tone it. It can also be used to remove extra oil or leftover makeup.

Witch hazel will help soothe your clients that have sensitive skin and will also help ease inflammation for those that suffer from acne. The antioxidants found in witch hazel neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that cause disease and can build up in your body.

If you specialize in helping clients with acne this might become your favorite tool. Since it acts as an astringent it contracts the skin which helps shrink pores. This prevents bacteria from entering your pores.

Look for witch hazel that doesn't have alcohol to avoid dehydrating your client's skin. 

8. Autoclave

This is a tool that's required in certain states. Even if your state doesn't require one you'll want to have one to disinfect your tools. Autoclaves kill all bacteria and infections. 

It works with high pressure and steam to kill 100% of all bacteria. You can compare it to a pressure cooker as far as the steam process that is able to kill bacteria and germs that are resistant to boiling water. They are used in hospitals and doctors offices as well to sterilize equipment and tools. 

Your End Mission

Once you choose the right tools for your services and your business don't forget that at the end of the day your mission is to make your clients feel great and look great. Take pride in the esthetician tools you buy and use. 

Are you looking for ways to boost your esthetic business? Check out our article with some unique tips to boost yours today.

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