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What to Expect at Your First Spa Job

Professional Tips Oct 08 2010

When a customer enters the inner sanctum of a spa, there is a feeling of calmness, peace and serenity.  They are envious of all who work in such a beautiful and serene sanctuary.

It is important to know that this atmosphere is created by a myriad of employees who work hard BEHIND the scene to create this ambiance. The spa/salon spaces are continually cleaned throughout the day, there are mountains of towels to be folded, the music chosen, the candles lit, treatment tables prepared with fresh linens between clients, hair swept up at the styling stations, client cards to be filled out, phones answered, hydrotherapy tubs to be wiped to a high shine, retail shelves to be dusted.

BUT it is not all drudgery!  You will be working with like-minded professionals who enjoy giving great customer service in luxurious and relaxing surroundings.  And, how many other jobs offer immediate rewards such as “you have changed my life today” and “thank you for making me feel better about myself.” Can you think of another career that you are able to receive INSTANT gratification about your work?

And then there are the discounts and treatment ‘trades’ with your co-workers….sigh….yes, a great place to work.

~Catherine Swinscoe, International Spa Consultant

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