FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes held?
We are proud to say our classes are hosted at the prestigious Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics.

How should I dress for class?
Since esthetics is all about image, we encourage our students to dress professionally as they would when performing services. Many students find solid color scrubs a suitable choice.

For hands-on classes will there be models available or how will I practice
We occasionally have models available for class. Our models are volunteers and as such availability cannot be guaranteed. You should anticipate the possibility of performing and receiving an exchange of service from a fellow classmate.

Will there be hands-on time?
For classes related to performing treatments, there will be opportunity to perform a service under the guidance of the instructor. Based on availability, you may need to bring a model. In some classes you may exchange with a fellow classmate. Details will be provided after you register for the class.

I am interested in being a Model in exchange for a free service. What do I need to do?
Call Jocelyn Ash at 404-969-7170 for information.

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Is there a cafeteria?
There is a break room with a vending machine with healthy snacks and beverages on premises. There are nearby fast food restaurants within a short distance such as: Mexican, Chinese, Pizza, Thai, 2 Delicatessens, Wendy’s, McDonalds, Burger King and other venues.

Is there parking available?
Yes, free parking is available for students. Our student parking lot is across the driveway from the school. We ask that students reserve the main parking lot in front of the building for our Student Clinic Patrons.

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What about Contraindications for receiving services?
If you KNOW that you are contraindicated for giving or receiving a particular class service please call Jocelyn Ash at 404-969-7170 to discuss your options. The following conditions may prevent or restrict you from giving or receiving specific services. Please note that while this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed below that would also prevent you from receiving or performing services and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindications. Speak with Jocelyn if you have any questions or concerns.

Contraindications that PREVENT a facial treatment
Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts, Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, sty’s, Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling, Broken bones, known sensitivity or allergy to products. Eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, fresh bruising, open sores, bleeding, tooth abscess, broken jaw or other facial bone, facial cancer, head lice, recently consumed alcohol, under the influence of drugs, unstable blood pressure, recent head injury, recent neck injury, fever, contagious disease, recent hemorrhage, recent scarring, and severe acne.

Contraindications that COULD RESTRICT a facial treatment
The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted: Cuts/abrasions/broken skin, Bruises or swelling, Recent scar tissue (less than six months old), Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea, Skin tags, Millia, Recent sunburn, Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed, Claustrophobia, Broken capillaries/veins. Immediate aftercare: The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished. No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone. Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area. Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible, Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours, Avoid highly perfumed products, No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial, If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area. Long-term and homecare advice: Regular use of homecare products will help the skin; Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.

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Contraindications that PREVENT or RESTRICT massage

  • Fever: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body’s natural defenses.
  • Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on. In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.
  • Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.
  • Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It’s not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.
  • Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which bones become porous, brittle, and fragile. Massage may be too intense for this condition.
  • Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem.
  • Skin problems: You should avoid anything that looks like it shouldn’t be there, such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, and blisters, for example. Usually these problems are local, so you can still massage in other areas.
  • Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.
  • Other conditions and diseases: Diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions each have its own precautions, and you should seek a doctor’s opinion before administering massage.
  • HIV infection: Some people still think of AIDS as something that can be “caught” through simple skin- to-skin contact, but is not the case not the case. If there is no exchange of bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or mother’s milk), HIV can’t be transmitted during massage. So, HIV infection is not contraindicated for this reason. However, some of the infections that people suffering from the later stages of AIDS experience are contraindicated, and you should avoid those infections. Loving, soothing contact is extremely important for people at any stage of infection, but in the case of any visible rashes, sores, lesions, or swelling, massage is best left to a professional. If you have any cuts or scrapes or scratches on your hands, it’s an especially good idea to wear thin surgical gloves while massaging an HIV-infected person with any signs of open lesions.

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Waxing and Threading Contraindications
Waxing and threading are methods of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair by the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously epilated area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. Threading is mostly confined to areas of the face. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. Pain tolerance will depend on each individual client. However if you know you don’t tolerate pain easily then take a couple of pain relief tablets (that you have used before and have had no reaction to previously) about an hour prior to treatment and this should reduce the pain somewhat.

Contraindications that PREVENT waxing and threading
Contagious skin condition – wait for the condition to clear before waxing, Thin or fragile skin – can cause bruising and tearing of the skin which may lead to infection, Use of steroid medication – this can cause a thinning of the skin. Waxing and threading should not be done whilst using such medication, and not until 3 months after completing the treatment, Unidentified lumps or swelling, Previous allergic reaction to treatment.

Contraindications that MAY RESTRICT waxing and threading
Raised moles and skin tags. Wax should not be applied directly over them, Abrasions, bites, broken skin, bruises – avoid waxing the affected area until healed, Varicose veins – do not wax over the affected area.

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Immediate after-care for waxing and threading
The waxed area may be red and there may be some blood spots, especially where the hairs are strong, i.e. on the bikini line or underarm. An after wax cream containing Aloe Vera may be applied to help cool the skin, reduce the redness and keep the skin moisturized. After-care for a period of 24 hours following treatment: No sunbathing or sunbeds, Avoid bathing in sea or swimming pool, Do not take a hot bath or shower, a cool one is absolutely fine, Do not use deodorant/antiperspirant, Avoid tight clothing, Do not use perfumed products on the area, No make-up or self-tanning preparations, Do not keep touching or picking at the area.

Long term after-care for waxing and threading
Look after your skin on your body as you would on your face, Lots of moisturizer will stop the skin becoming too dry, especially in the winter months, Sloughing the skin with a clean loofah in the shower will help to keep the blood circulation stimulated, bringing lots of oxygen and nutrients to the skin to keep it in good condition, Massage will help remove the build-up of toxins in the skin and keep the area both nourished and smooth, Exfoliating the skin will help to stop the hairs becoming ingrown, Gentle exercise, regular sleeping patterns and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, whilst cutting down on smoking and alcohol and drinking lots of water, really does work and not just for the face.

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Provision Aesthetics Education
4763 Hearthstone Trace
Stone Mountain, GA 30083