Welcome to our specialized venue! Our venue makes your course delivery easy, because it is equipped to meet your beauty industry needs.
A venue that fits like a glove.
We are beauty industry experts. As a result, we understand your venue rental needs. Our goal is to make your training event flow as smoothly as possible.
Our venue is fit to deliver a variety of esthetics and medical esthetics courses. For instance,
Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler procedures
Leave the large luggage behind!
ESG is equipped with 5 spa stations and 5 nail stations. In addition, you can furnish your stations with tools and equipment as needed. We carry a wide selection, from PPE to pedicure basins, ESG has you covered.
Models play an important role in service demonstrations and technical training. We can help secure models for your event.
South Central location
Executive Spa Group is located in the historical yet trendy neighbourhood of Old Strathcona. It not only offers convenience, but excitement as well!
Located minutes away from downtown Edmonton, Old Strathcona is a busy, centrally-located neighbourhood. It offers you and your students many amenities. For example, parking, transportation, hotels, and restaurant options.
After training hours, you can enjoy the remarkable food and drink scene Whyte Ave has to offer. In conclusion, ESG is the obvious choice for your venue rental!
You bet they are! As long as you manage your business with the same effort and respect that you would a store-front, these businesses can bring in a lot of income with fewer expenses, leaving more money in your pocket!
What do I need to have a home business?
First, register your business.
You must register your business name in order to report your earnings to government authorities. There are 4 choices for you when registering your business, most people who run a small business opt for a sole proprietorship.
You will also need a business license, not to be confused with your hairstyling license or esthetics certification.
You will also require a business license and a development permit. This type of license is granted by the city. Home-based business must follow special regulations since they are located in neighbourhoods designed for living, not business.
Zoning bylaws are used to determine whether the city can grant you a home business license. Don’t be surprised if your neighbours are contacted to ask if they are ok with your particular business being on the same street as them.
Beauty industry home businesses are MAJOR businesses.
There are 2 types of home businesses. Because beauty industry businesses have clients coming to the home for services that are not typical of a residential area, they are considered a major home business. Major home businesses cause a degree of interruption to the neighbourhood, for example, less parking available for residents and their guests, versus minor businesses that typically do not receive clients in their home.
What about insurance?
Insurance is important for any business, including a home business. Not many insurance companies specialize in beauty industry insurance, an insurance broker may be able to help you find the right company for you. Your insurer should understand the specific challenges of beauty industry businesses.
Fees and other things to consider.
Registration/licensing/insurance all cost money. Luckily, home businesses today have the advantage of free marketing on social media! Instagram in particular is an excellent tool used by all beauty industry businesses, but has a spectacular impact on home businesses. Many clients use instagram as a way to find their service provider, who quite often has a home business.
My client’s wife had treated him to a relaxing day of spa & barbering services for their anniversary.
My job was to deliver a body polish service. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this service, it’s basically a full body scrub that leaves your skin feeling like silk. 😊
The service requires the client to be fully undressed. They lie on the massage table covered by a small towel over the groin area and another over the bust for women.
Now, during quiet services I tend to drift away in my thoughts and answer pressing questions. Questions like “what should I wear tomorrow?” or “I wonder what my dog is thinking right now?” or “why does the sun lighten our hair but darken our skin?”
It makes the time pass and before you know it you’ve exfoliated 90% of your 6-foot-tall client who happens to be blessed with 2-inch strands of body hair over everything but his palms and soles.
After scrubbing away at his limbs and torso, I followed up with a swift towel buff. I like using a rolled-up towel to wipe away the granules. To prevent the granules from getting into his eyes I covered them with a small towel, much like a blindfold. I then recite the usual – “for this next step, I will need you to close your eyes”.
I was so zoned out in my thoughts as I whipped the towel into my hands and began to wind it like a jockey in the locker room. When I turned back to the bed, I realized that I had whipped his groin towel off and left him laying blindfolded, motionless, and butt naked on the table!
I quickly threw the towel on him and apologized through my uncontrollable laughter, his response “It’s ok, I just wasn’t sure what was gonna to happen next!”.
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Last November, The National Post reported that Alberta Health aims to eliminate 500 nursing jobs over the next three years in an effort to find efficiency in the budget.
Not surprisingly, we have had nurses come to us for guidance on how they can use their training and experience in the beauty industry.
Nurses working with injectables.
Nurses who join the beauty industry are often interested in offering injectables. Botox and fillers are amongst the fastest growing services in the beauty industry,
Alberta Health asks 3 questions when it comes to injectables:
Who can buy it?
Who prescribed it?
Who administers it?
If you a member of any college of nursing in Alberta (such as CARNA, CLPNA, or CPSA) you have to check with your college to see what you as a member are allowed to administer as a nursing professional.
If you want to provide aesthetic services, there are multiple medispas that hire RNs to administer injectables. For example, some spas work directly with doctors who are able to get and prescribe the injectables and the RN administers it.
Each manufacturer may have their own rules around a physician being present in the facility when injections are being administered. You will have to contact the manufacturers in question and inquire about their specific instructions.
Cosmetic Botox® and Nurse Colleges
Botox is a Schedule 1 drug and therefore requires a prescription. Once a prescription has been written, it is currently up to each college to decide whether to allow their members to administer the drug, and under what conditions.
Botox® Manufacturer’s instructions
ALLERGAN’s instructions for use of Botox generally state that injections can only be given by physicians with the appropriate qualifications and experience in the treatment and the use of required equipment.
Who can buy it?
The sale of Botox is regulated federally. Only certain health professionals can purchase this drug legally.
Illegal Cosmetic Botox
Health Canada says is very interested in any inappropriate sales of Botox®. Alberta Health asks you report any suspected illegal sale of Botox.
Cosmetic Botox® and Alberta Health Violations
Alberta Health is not proposing a policy on the use of drugs in personal service settings, but, if reports arise that Botox is being offered in an unsanitary manner, steps will be taken by health inspectors to correct those violations.
Alberta Health Inspectors may also take referral steps if an inspector suspected irregularity with the purchase, prescription or administration of the drug. These referrals might be to a regulatory college, Health Canada, Alberta Health or to administrators the Pharmacy Act.
Classification of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers (Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) and Hyaluronic Acid) are neither a drug, nor a cosmetic. Rather they are a Class 3 medical device (given how far they are inserted into the body).
Sale of Class 3 medical devices
There are no restrictions placed on these devices by Health Canada as to who can sell them. Some manufacturer’s state that the fillers are only to be used by a health care practitioner.
Dermal fillers and Alberta Health
The newly updated Personal Services Standards regulate the use of fillers to require that they carry the product name, a list of ingredients and instructions for safe use. Also, any instructions for safe use must be followed by the operator.
Do I include tips when calculating CPP and EI deductions?
There are 2 types of tips.
Controlled tips are mandatory to the client. For example, spa parties may include a mandatory 18% gratuity that is included in the bill. If you include or “control” the tip amount in the final bill, then these tips must be included in the insurable earnings (wages + VAC pay + tips + commission). Anything considered “insurable earnings” must be accounted for when calculating the EI and CPP deductions.
Direct tips are out of your control. A client may or may not tip you or your service providers. Only the client is in control of the amount of tip they choose to leave. You as the employer are simply passing the tip from the hands of the client to the hands of your service provider. Direct tips are NOT considered insurable hours and are therefore not included when calculating EI and CPP deductions.
The declaration of tips is the responsibility of the tip reciever when filing their personal taxes.