PB Upskills (Feb 22–26): chemical peels, virtual skin consultations and salon plans post-lockdown

Our PB Upskills programme for February 22–26 will cover how to master virtual consultations, understanding melasma and creating your beauty salon or spa’s roadmap to reopening post-coronavirus lockdown.

We will also have a session on how fractional lasers can be combined with other treatments to optimise skin rejuvenation, as well as giving you the lowdown all things to do with chemical peels – from the different types to common contraindications. 

What to expect from our PB Upskills series (February 22–26):


Monday 22 February  – 12pm – Facebook Premiere with Dr Nick Lowe – “Fractional lasers and combination treatments”

In this joint Professional Beauty and Aesthetic Medicine pre-recorded webinar, Dr Nick Lowe reviews the development of fractional lasers over the past 15-to-20 years to allow for safer and more uniform skin rejuvenation compared to previous laser delivery systems. This webinar also covers how fractional lasers can be combined with other treatments to optimise rejuvenation and restoration of the skin.  

Please note that this webinar is pre-recorded (not live) and includes education for beauty therapists and more advanced options for doctors too. 

Watch the Facebook Premiere here.


Tuesday 23 February – 12pm – Practical Skills Live with Jody Adele Taylor – “Understanding melasma: treatment and control for clients”

A major concern for clients within salons is pigmentation issues within the skin. It can be hard to distinguish between dermal pigmentation or epidermal pigmentation, and the two can look and act alike and have similar causes. 

In this Practical Skills session, Jody Adele Taylor, owner of Skin Deep salon in Doncaster, will take a closer look at dermal pigmentation to help you treat the condition in salon and prevent reoccurrence for your clients. There will be a 10-minute audience Q&A at the end where you can ask Taylor your burning questions. 

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Tuesday 23 February – 1pm – Tough Talk – “Live with Glow Beauty director Sara Shoemark”

The latest titan of industry to take the hot seat in our Tough Talk session with Professional Beauty managing director Mark Moloney is Sara Shoemark, director and founder of salon chain Glow Beauty. Shoemark will share her personal backstory as well as explain how she built a successful salon chain, the business lessons she learned along the way, and how she is navigating the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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Wednesday 24 February – 3pm – Digital Skills Live with Annette Matthews – “How to master virtual consultations and upselling”

Sponsored by Shop Beautiful

Learn how to boost your self-esteem as well as your potential salon or clinic income during the pandemic in this Digital Skills session, sponsored by Shop Beautiful. Join skin expert Annette Matthews to learn a whole host of tips suited to businesses at any stage.  

From marketing skin solutions to creating your first virtual consultation, and coming across like a total digital boss to your clients, Matthews will show you how to offer skin fixes with confidence. There will be a 10-minute audience Q&A at the end where you can ask Matthews your questions.

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Thursday 25 February – 10am – Business Skills Live with Phil Evans – “Creating your own roadmap to reopening”

In this joint PB and Hairdressers’ Journal Business Skills Upskills session, salon business consultant Phil Evans explains what you can and should be doing right now to get your team and clients prepped for when you can reopen your salon or spa doors. Evans will be sharing his expert marketing tips and advice on how to overcome the challenges you might have faced when reopening after previous coronavirus lockdowns so that you can ensure you have a smooth and successful start to 2021. 

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Friday 26 February – Top Tips Article – “Chemical peels: how they work, skincare benefits and contraindications”

Our in-depth, how-to guide covers the skincare benefits of chemical peels; the differences between superficial, medium-depth and deep peels; how to effectively perform peels on people of colour, contraindications to be aware of and how to use peels on the body to treat skin conditions such as bacne.

This article will go live at 9am. 

You can watch and read all our previous PB Upskills sessions and articles here


What do you make of our new Professional Beauty Upskills series? Comment below. 

Will you be joining in our three-day online event PB World on February 28–March 2? The virtual show will feature an array of free education for salons, spas and mobile/home-based beauty pros, as well as a chance to network with brands and like-minded peers. Sign up for free now.