Making the most of your Mother’s Day
For most people in the spa industry, Mother’s Day is the busiest time of year second only to December. By this time, you’ve already been promoting specials for a couple of months, hopefully, been booked up thru the next couple of weeks, and have sold an immeasurable amount of gift cards. By this time, you have probably also worked multiple 16 hour days, had maybe only 1 day off and have heard every heart wrenching, heart breaking and heart mending story known to motherhood around. While this particular holiday may bring a substantial boom to your business, it can also be emotionally or physically taxing. Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of this holiday as an aesthetician.
Mother’s Day tips for the Industry Insider
For the Mother
I know as a mom, all I want for Mother’s Day is some zen. It’s hard to feel that when your day is soo stretched. So, a nice, relaxing Salt Bath to de-stress usually does the trick. I like to pair my bath with a some Cab Sav and anything from Dermascope, but anything you find enjoyable works well. Often times playing therapist with an open ear during treatments, while extremely rewarding, can drain as well. Sneaking in a little kiss to the kiddos before I go to bed and staring at their angelic, sleeping, faces reminds me that it is a nurturing job we do, both as mother and professional, and my zen starts to slowly return.
For the Daughter/Son
Sometimes the spa schedule can get so hectic, we are at a loss of what to do! It’s easy to dole out a spa cert to our mother. Or, cop a treatment. Many times, though, our mother’s want time! And while it may be hard to get away for a day during the busy season It’s well worth the effort. Below are some low key ways to get that time in with mom!
- If you can squeeze in a lunch break, take her to a unique bistro and try something new together.
- Fill a mason jar with places that she loves written on craft paper and on the gift tag schedule dates with her for the next couple of months. Each date day she gets to pull a location out of the jar!
- If she isn’t a techy, spend an afternoon showing her how to follow you on IG, or how to call Google Chat for video chatting. That way she can always feel connected to your life.
- Create a tradition to celebrate Mother’s day a week early.
For the Father
Help mom get the most out of her Mother’s Day, even if you are putting a ton of hours in at the salon! Is she an avid runner? Set aside time this week to let her run CHILD-FREE! Bonus: get her some new kicks and a Pebble. Does she love to read every imaginable article known to man? Download Pocket to her favorite device and give her a day at her favorite bistro, park or beach to catch up on all her reading! Basically, find her most treasured hobby that she might not have a ton of time for and see how you can support her in that hobby. This small gesture goes a really long way to show your gratitude for her making you a dad!
For the Childless
Sometimes this season can be one GIANT trigger warning if you are struggling with infertility or experienced child loss. Make sure to support yourself emotionally. Many moms come into the treatment room with their stories of joy or heartache. Finding support groups or a loving ear can help you decompress after a triggering day. Keep mantras in your pocket to be reminders between treatments that help you through emotional roadblocks. Or, try to find peace by volunteering with groups that support mothers.
However you decide to celebrate this weekend, we here at Alexandria Professional® want to say thank you to all of you who nurture in your industry, your home and beyond! Have a happy Mother’s Day.