Category Archives: Aesthetics

Is Spa Management and Leadership for You?

You can now earn your Degree in Spa Management and Leadership in as little as 18 months! Today’s spas are serious business; the International Spa Association reports as many as 12,100 spas in the United States, with the Southwest ranking as the largest spa market in the country!  The exponential growth of the industry has prompted the need for spa professionals and managers to enhance their skills specifically related to the business and management issues unique to spas. Career Outlook and Information Our research indicates there is a shortage of high-quality, trained labor – including spa managers and directors, aestheticians, and massage therapists.  It is one of the major challenges facing the global spa industry today, according to a survey of more…

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics Offers Laser Technology Certification

Step into a bright, rewarding and beautiful career in Natural Beauty and Skin Care!  Laser Technology is Making Impressive Strides into the Future… And So Should YOU…

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetic’s LASER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM provides any Aesthetician the opportunity to become more attractive to prospective employers as a well-rounded Aesthetician, making you a diverse asset to any company or spa!  You may even choose to embark on a journey of your own, in a private practice.

Evening Program Starts AUGUST 28, 2012

Day Program Begins OCTOBER 28, 2012

Designed for Licensed Aestheticians, or students who are actively pursuing their aesthetics training at SWINA, here you will take an exciting 180 hours, which includes hands-on training in:

  • Hair Reduction
  • Overall Redness and Facial Vein Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Fractional Ablative Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tightening
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Laser Peel
  • Acne Scar Reduction
  • Solar Lentigos Reduction (Age Spots)
  • Ephelis Reduction (Freckles)
  • Photofacial

Career Outlook:

Despite its young existence, laser technology has made impressive strides!  Due to the relatively recent birth of this occupation and the different types and levels of licensing, salary information varies, but a range of $11 -$17 per hour is typical.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places the occupation of skin care specialists among the top thirty fastest-growing occupations in America through 2016!

See what kind of jobs are open in the Laser Technician field right now:

“SWINA” provides an integrative, holistic and natural approach to beauty and well-being, while offering more choices than nearly any program in the country with the most comprehensive education available to you at an affordable tuition cost.  Here you will become a highly trained Aesthetician trained to bring out inner beauty-naturally, in both yourself and your clients.

Offering the perfect blend of modern training and the mind-body wellness focus of today’s spas, SWINA provides training in a wide range of aesthetic (esthetic) careers, ranging from make-up application to laser treatments and facials to massage, plus so much more.  With just one certification, you can follow several different career paths.  For example, maybe you will choose to become dually licensed as a Massage Therapist or Laser Technician.  Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Located in Tempe, Arizona, and as the sister branch of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics’ Mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.

SWINA is proud to graduate ‘fully conscious’ Aestheticians, in tune with current market trends, technologies, and the energy of individual clients!

CALL OR EMAIL TO SPEAK WITH A SUPPORTIVE ADMISSIONS ADVISOR TODAY!

480-994-9244 FREE | info@swiha.edu

Amazing Laser Technician Training In Tempe

SWINA offers an integrative, holistic and natural approach to wellness and beauty. Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics proudly  provides MORE choices than nearly ANY program in the country with the most comprehensive education available to you at a low tuition cost!  As you will read below, we have an AMAZING Laser Technician Training Program that our students LOVE!  Not only that, but here, you can become a highly trained Aesthetician, with the option to become dually licensed as a Massage Therapist or Laser Technician.

We offer the perfect blend of classical training & the mind-body wellness focus of today’s spas.

Here are two recent student testimonials, which portray what we are all about:

The beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff at SWINA is enough to make anybody’s experience there unforgettable. After completing their 150 hour Laser Technician Program I felt well prepared and confident out in the real world. I couldn’t have chosen a better school to further my education. I plan on taking more classes at The South West Institute of Healing Arts. There are so many fun and exciting programs to choose from. I highly recommend this school.“- Christie
The South West Institute of Natural Aesthetics school offers a very exciting Laser Training Program. The staff exceeded my expectations and were wonderful to work with on a daily basis! The Laser Training Program meets all Arizona Regulation Regulatory Agency requirements and is taught by a highly educated medical director. Thank you SWINA for helping me further my education in Aesthetics and making the learning process fun!“- Ashlee

SWINA provides an educational approach to wellness and teach you to bring out inner beauty naturally, in both yourself and in your clients.  We offer training in a wide range of aesthetic (esthetic) careers, ranging from make-up application to laser treatments and facials.  With just one certification, you can follow several different career paths.  Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics’ mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them in taking their skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way.

We graduate ‘fully conscious’ Aestheticians, in tune with current market trends, technologies, and the energy of individual clients.

Feel free to visit our website at naturalbeautyaz.com or call us at (480) 393-1415 FREE.  Check out our incredible Student Spa while your at it. :)

Circadia by Dr.Pugliese, Aesthetics Class & Certification

Sunday October 2, 2011 & Monday October 3, 2011 | 9am – 4pm @ Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics! “We are excited to hold the 2-day training at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics – SWINA in Tempe, Arizona. We are sure you will find the training valuable as well as enjoyable! We can’t wait to see old friends and look forward to making some new ones. Please feel free to invite others to join you and experience Cirdadia by Dr. Pugliese.” ~ Lisa & Michael Wensley Sunday Topics ABC’S of Vitamins A, C, D, & E Rosacea, Pigmentation, Cellulite Introduction to Cosmetic Chemistry Histological View of Common Skin Disorders Monday Topics Circadia Product knowledge with Live Demos including SWICH-Dermal

Dolce Salon and Spa Career Opportunities

Dolce Salon and Spa blessed us with their presence, on campus at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts yesterday.  They were here for a Company Overview and were accepting applications for jobs in the Massage and Aesthetics department.  There were 12 SWIHA  graduates in attendance!

This is part of our on- going commitment to provide career opportunities to our graduates. Dolce will be hiring for all three of their locations Borgata, Arrowhead and Chandler, these are full time positions with benefits!

Per their website, www.dolceco.com:

If you are interested in taking your income, education, benefits and career to the next level, Dolce & Companies Corporation is hiring for multiple locations. Be a part of our growth and recognition!

Visit our CAREER OPENINGS page to browse current openings.

TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW: Fill out our APPLICATION FORM. Be sure to mark Salon Borgata, Salon Arrowhead or Salon Chandler as the location you are interested in. To apply for our Nail Scholarship program, email your resume to: NAILSCHOLARSHIPAPPLY@DOLCECO.COM

BENEFITS

  • Healthcare benefits, dental and vision
  • Retirement savings plan – 401K with contributions
  • Income protection plans – Life, Disability, Emergency, etc.
  • Highest incomes in salon industry
  • Education provided and paid for by Dolce
  • Flexible time off
  • All Dolce services offered to Dolce staff for product cost only – no tipping
  • All products offered to Dolce staff for cost only
  • Professional products supplied by Dolce
  • Friends & Family savings on services
  • Sliding commission scale
  • Service and retail commission
  • Price level increases and promotions
  • Leadership education and opportunity
  • Location traveling available
  • Clientele provided
  • Full service salon & spa
  • Full time booking, greeting and housekeeping support staff
  • Every other weekend off schedule available
  • Consistent and effective review and development systems
  • Open 7 days a week

 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Massage, Skin Care and Mental Health

Care and Mental Health

n behalf of SWIHA Success Center, we thought it would be nice to share some current statistics with you, just in case you are curious as to where you, or the industry you are interested in, currently stand!

Massage Therapists

  • Personal care services – A small increase is expected due to an increasing number of dedicated massage clinics in the personal care services industry.
  • Offices of chiropractors – A small increase is expected as massage therapy and bodywork are integrated into wellness treatments.
  • Hotels (except casino), motels, and all other traveler accommodations – A small increase is expected as more hotels offer massage therapy services.
  • Fitness and recreational sports centers – A small decrease is expected as fewer sports centers employ massage therapists.
  • Offices of all other health practitioners – A small increase is expected as massage therapy and bodywork are integrated into wellness treatments.

Notice that the term “bodywork” is being used in addition to massage therapy!

Skin Care Specialist

  • Personal care services – A moderate increase is expected as skin care establishments expand faster than the industry as a whole.
  • Offices of physicians – A small increase is expected as more doctors, primarily those involved in cosmetic procedures, employ skin care specialists.

Please understand that we do NOT train “Counselors;” we provide solid ground in Hypnotherapy Training & Life Coaching Training as growing career paths.

Mental Health Counselors

  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers – A small increase is expected as these workers are preferred over more expensive psychologists.
  • Residential mental retardation facilities – A very large increase is expected as these workers are preferred over more expensive psychologists.
  • Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) – A moderate increase is expected as these workers are preferred over more expensive psychologists.
  • Offices of physicians – A moderate increase is expected as these workers are preferred over more expensive psychologists.
  • Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities – A small increase is expected as these workers are preferred over more expensive psychologists.

If you have any questions about any of this data, please feel free to call Southwest Institute of Healing Arts at (480)994-9244 FREE and ask for the Success Center. ~ Blessings

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics Offers Laser Technology Certification

 

Step into a bright, rewarding and beautiful career in Natural Beauty and Skin Care!  Laser Technology is Making Impressive Strides into the Future… And So Should YOU…

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetic’s LASER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM provides any Aesthetician the opportunity to become more attractive to prospective employers as a well-rounded Aesthetician, making you a diverse asset to any company or spa!  You may even choose to embark on a journey of your own, in a private practice.

Evening Program Starts AUGUST 28, 2012

Day Program Begins OCTOBER 28, 2012

Designed for Licensed Aestheticians, or students who are actively pursuing their aesthetics training at SWINA, here you will take an exciting 180 hours, which includes hands-on training in:

  • Hair Reduction
  • Overall Redness and Facial Vein Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Fractional Ablative Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tightening
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Laser Peel
  • Acne Scar Reduction
  • Solar Lentigos Reduction (Age Spots)
  • Ephelis Reduction (Freckles)
  • Photofacial

Career Outlook:

Despite its young existence, laser technology has made impressive strides!  Due to the relatively recent birth of this occupation and the different types and levels of licensing, salary information varies, but a range of $11 -$17 per hour is typical.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places the occupation of skin care specialists among the top thirty fastest-growing occupations in America through 2016!

See what kind of jobs are open in the Laser Technician field right now:

“SWINA” provides an integrative, holistic and natural approach to beauty and well-being, while offering more choices than nearly any program in the country with the most comprehensive education available to you at an affordable tuition cost.  Here you will become a highly trained Aesthetician trained to bring out inner beauty-naturally, in both yourself and your clients.

Offering the perfect blend of modern training and the mind-body wellness focus of today’s spas, SWINA provides training in a wide range of aesthetic (esthetic) careers, ranging from make-up application to laser treatments and facials to massage, plus so much more.  With just one certification, you can follow several different career paths.  For example, maybe you will choose to become dually licensed as a Massage Therapist or Laser Technician.  Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Located in Tempe, Arizona, and as the sister branch of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics’ Mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.

SWINA is proud to graduate ‘fully conscious’ Aestheticians, in tune with current market trends, technologies, and the energy of individual clients!

CALL OR EMAIL TO SPEAK WITH A SUPPORTIVE ADMISSIONS ADVISOR TODAY!

480-994-9244 FREE | info@swiha.edu

Weight Loss With A New Twist

Are you ready to explore Weight Loss with a New Twist?  According to recent statistics from the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, over 63% of Americans were overweight or obese in 2009.  The well-known combination of more sedentary lifestyles, and “fast food” meals have combined to create an epidemic of obesity and the health problems it encourages.

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, being overweight greatly increases your risk for a wide variety of dire medical conditions, such as:

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Abnormal Blood Fats
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • And even increase the risk for some types of cancer!
However, even with all these frightening risks, many people find it incredibly difficult to lose (and eventually maintain) weight.  While there are those few unique persons who are able to shed large amounts of weight through sheer will-power, most of us require some sort of help, from a doctor, a therapist, a nutritionist, a coach or trainer, or even a counselor.  Your chances of maintaining a healthy weight increase massively if you have someone to help and support you with the process, and this is just what the LifeStyle Change Plan at Total B Concepts aims to provide.
Using a variety of modalities, such as hypnotherapy, organic facials with ultrasonic technologies, massage, nutritional coaching, and movement therapy (exercise), Total B Concepts wants to not only help you lose wight, but also feel better about yourself.  The LifeStyle Change Plan is designed to encompass more than just a traditional weight loss plan.  George Ramos, the proprietor of Total B Concepts, believes in creating a whole body/mind approach to effective weight management.
Why Hypnotherapy? Hypnosis in combination with nutrition and exercise has proven to be very effective in weight management.
Why Organic Facials? By placing focus on creating inner health we also need to create outer health, the skin is our largest organ and shows what our internal diet is truly like.
Why Massage? To help remove toxins from your body. The LifeStyle Change Plan is a whole body approach to weight loss and weight management.
George Ramos created Total B Concepts with the goal to help people with a whole body/mind approach.  He is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Cosmetologist, Certified Aromatherapist, and Hypnotherapist.  Total B Concepts is geared toward blending your outer beauty with your inner beauty.  The Mission Of George Ramos and Total B Concepts is “Blending the beauty of nature with the beauty of science.”
You can learn more about Total B Concepts, and George by visiting www.totalbconcepts.com.  Contact George Ramos Directly by e-mail george@totalbconcepts.com or by phone 505-750-1498.