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What does your handshake say about you?

Do you shake your client’s hand the first time you meet them or do you believe it is an antiquated practice?

The estheticians of yesteryear were trained to shake the hand of the client as they introduced themselves for the first time. In fact, many estheticians trained abroad still practice the handshake.

Call us old fashioned, but we still believe in the handshake. It’s a show of respect and professionalism. Shaking your client’s hand when you first meet them adds a touch of class to your salon or spa.

WHAT DOES YOUR HANDSHAKE SAY ABOUT YOU?

People use different handshakes. It is important to know what message your handshake is sending to the receiver.

Types of Handshakes

Jell-O hand: this handshake is often interpreted as a sign of passiveness, weakness, lack of energy, or drive. This handshake tells your customer that you are lacking confidence in your position. For the receiver of this handshake they can be left feeling awkward after this limp shake.

Death grip: this handshake is aggressive and firm, but often too firm for the receiver leaving their hand feeling numb or pained. Although the giver of this handshake is attempting to portray dominance and assertiveness, it can be seen as overly aggressive or offensive in some situations. This handshake is not appropriate for the nature of the beauty industry and should be avoided in customer service.

Hand Cradle: this handshake is used as a display of affection. The giver of the handshake can use this as an opportunity to show the receiver that they are protective, caring, and trustworthy. It is most commonly used and most appropriately used between individuals who share a bond or emotional connection. Similar to a hug, it can be considered inappropriate in a customer service setting, or first interaction.

Missionary: this handshake is a display of dominance. It involves the giver turning their palm down leaving the other individuals palm turned up. The giver in this situation is showing that they feel superior or dominant over the other individual. This handshake should be reserved for situations in which a powerful statement is to be made. Refrain from using this handshake in customer service situations, or with your authority.

Lady fingers: this courteous handshake is used by women when greeting a man. It is used to keep distance between the lady and her greeter by extending her arm towards him and allowing only her fingers to be grasped. This handshake is not inappropriate in a customer service interaction, even with male customers.

The go-to shake: this handshake is appropriate for most situations as it is neither overpowering nor lacking in confidence. This handshake involves a comfortable grasp and a quick 3 second shake. Both parties’ hands are vertical and exert an equal amount of pressure. This handshake tells your customer that you are a professional and consider them equals in your interaction. Always ensure you are making eye contact with your greeter when shaking their hand. TIP: If the person is holding your hand for too long gently place your other hand over theirs and pull away.


Are you interested in joining the beauty industry? ESG is a Beauty Industry Resource Centre. Our Career and Employment Consultant is ready to help you design a career path that is right for you!

We recommend starting off with esthetics basics like Waxing.


Looking for jobs in beauty? Try our job bank.

Visit our job bank for Beauty jobs in Edmonton and area. It is Alberta Beauty Industry- focused and contains up-to-date job listings in Alberta. ESG offers short training courses to help you reach your goals one step at a time.

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Avoid writer’s block- how to write a resume

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ESG tips on how to write a resume.

Why is it so hard to write a resume?

Writing a resume is difficult when you lack work experience or the training required to do a specific job. However, even when you have experience and/or training, putting the words down on paper can still prove a challenging task.

We recommend breaking down your resume-writing into two components:

  • Prep Day
  • Typing Day

Prep Day

What is your job goal? Have you narrowed this down to the industry? The particular employer? The more research you do, the better your resume will look.

Now that you’ve thought about your goal, allow yourself some time to think about the skills you think you need to have for your goal. For example, if you want to work at a “ABC Salon and Spa” as a receptionist, ask yourself, “what skills does that receptionist need to have?”

  • A good receptionist has a friendly demeanour and a welcoming smile
  • A good receptionist knows about services and products sold
  • A good receptionist is able to answer questions from clients
  • A good receptionist needs to work well with people
  • A good receptionist knows basic math
  • A good receptionist is able to use point of sales and booking systems
  • A good receptionist has good phone manners
  • A good receptionist ensures the clean maintenance of the facility
  • A good receptionist supports the team

Now that you’ve thought about the skills you would need for that particular position, ask yourself, “what skills do I have that relate?”

Don’t focus so much on your duties at your previous job, as much as the skills you applied there.

If you have little to no work experience, think about skills you may use on your free time. What are your hobbies? Do they include particular skills?

Now that we have a list of your skills to pick from for later, our second task is to think about the personality traits required for your goal.

For example, a good receptionist has the following traits:

  • A good receptionist is friendly
  • A good receptionist is punctual
  • A good receptionist is organized
  • A good receptionist is intuitive
  • A good receptionist is research-oriented

Now that you’ve thought about the traits you would need for that particular position, ask yourself, “what traits do I have that relate?”

Typing Day

Now that you have well-though-out ideas, organizing them into a resume will be a breeze!

Types of Resumes

  1. Chronological resume- your best bet if you have sufficient experience and the training required for your objective
  2. Functional resume- an excellent choice for those with little to no work experience
  3. Combo resume- best for those with skills from another industry not related to your job goal

Check out these helpful links:

Find a Job: A workbook to help you find the job you want

Work Search Basics

Visit our job bank.

Visit our job bank for beauty industry jobs. It is Alberta Beauty Industry- focused and contains up-to-date job listings in Alberta. 

Post your resume in our Resume Bank.

Our resume bank allows you to upload your information for Alberta beauty industry employers to view. We respect your privacy and confidentiality, employers must have a verified account to view your resume.

Before uploading your resume, consider the following notes for protecting your identity.

Are you an ESG alum?

We will help you with your career goals, including your resume! Call to book an appointment with our Career and Employment Consultant to discuss your career path.


Are you interested in a beauty industry job but lack the requirements? ESG offers short training courses to help you reach your goals one step at a time.

With ESG, you can custom-design your beauty career by taking the courses you are interested in. If you are joining the beauty industry, we recommend starting off with esthetics basics like Manicures and Pedicures or Waxing and Tinting.

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(780) 604 2772

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Upcoming Waxing Course Edmonton

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Register now for our upcoming waxing course in Edmonton, Alberta.

Learn how to speed wax in our upcoming certification course.

WHY IS THIS SERVICE SO POPULAR?

•Suitable for all hair types.

•Clients see immediate results.

•Softer hair growth.

•Minimizes occurrence of ingrown hairs. 


WAXING 101 COURSE DETAILS

Tuition fee: $999.00 + tax (includes full kit).
Balance due 1 week prior to start date.
Deposit: $500. Paid upon registration.

Hours: Total = 21 hours. 15hrs on-site + 6hrs independent.

Date: ongoing

Class size: 2-5

Models: Students provide their own models. Class itinerary will be issued at registration. Students must have models booked for each area on 1st and 2nd day. 1 model is required for 1/2 leg, 1/2 arm, underarm, lip wax, and brow shape for exam Day 3.

Call us to register, only 2 spaces left!!


Interested in taking our Waxing course?

View Upcoming Start Dates


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(780) 604 2772
info@executivespagroup.com

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Are you looking for a spa job?

Are you looking for a beauty industry job?

Find your next employment opportunity on our job bank!

Our job bank is easy to use. Search by job category:

•esthetician
•hair stylist
•nail technician
•spa manager
•spa receptionist
•spa assistant
•lash technician
•plus more!

PLUS! Be on the look-out. We’re bringing back our resume bank 🤗

You’ll be able to post your resume to help employers find you! 


Are you interested in this job but lack the requirements? ESG offers short training courses to help you reach your goals one step at a time.

With ESG, you can custom-design your beauty career by taking the courses you are interested in. If you are joining the beauty industry, we recommend starting off with esthetics basics like Manicures and Pedicures or Waxing and Tinting.

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Manis and Pedis: A Good Skill to Learn.

Mani Pedi Course

Why are manicures and pedicures a good skill to learn?

…because there is more to Manis and Pedis than painting nails! Nail Technicians require knowledge in the muscular and skeletal system, knowledge in nail anatomy and diseases, as well as fine motor control skills.

Offering Manicures and Pedicures as a service requires your awareness and responsibility in keeping up with facility requirements and infection control.

It’s not all science though, you also get to paint nails!

Let your imagination run wild! Your Nail Art is your signature.

TIPS ON MARKETING YOUR SERVICE…FOR FREE

We wish you much success as you embark on offering this new service. Remember, word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising.

After careful psychological analysis, we concluded that a relaxing massage is amongst the top steps in your procedure to be remembered and bragged about by your clients.

Show off your massage moves.

-EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP-

Developing your massage routine will come with time as your confidence grows. We like to prepare you with a repertoire of moves to get you started on a budding beauty career!

  • Effleurage: Light – medium pressure is applied. Flowing pressure directed towards the core. Used to warm the muscles and connective movement between steps.
  • Petrissage: Medium – heavy pressure. Kneads muscle over the underlying bone. It aids in relieving pressure, tension, and heat the muscles.
  • Vibration: Quick shaking motion with med-heavy pressure. Loosens the muscles and relieves tension.
  • Percussion: Fast hacking or pounding motion using with firm pressure. Muscles are “shocked” into releasing tension. Incorporated into end of the massage. 
  • Friction: Medium – heavy pressure. Rolls muscle against muscle itself. Aids in relieving pressure, tension, and heats muscles. 

Learn this and so much more! Register for our Manicures and Pedicures Course.

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