Belinda Hughes, natural beauty expert shares the value of collaborating with complimentary therapists. It is a practice that imbibes trust that all avenues are suggested to achieve best results for the client. Persistent skin conditions often require a total body approach to improve. In attending to the holistic needs of your valuable clients, particularly if treatment is providing mixed results, you prove investment in getting results inspiring loyalty and client referral. It makes good business sense to build relationships with alternative therapists in your local work area, being able to refer your clients to good natural therapists when necessary is a win-win for everyone.


Working with an alternative complimentary therapist can be a huge benefit to your client’s skin, especially if they are dealing with stubborn, chronic skin conditions. Common skin conditions like hormonal acne, rosacea, and eczema seem to be stumping therapists everywhere. Highly trained therapists will persevere with ongoing courses of skin treatments, and the condition will improve a little, but inevitably regress back to where they’ve began. The client is frustrated as is the therapist, so the client stops coming because ‘nothing is working’.

Most of these common conditions are an external symptom of an internal problem. Therapists often say they don’t want to refer their clients to a naturopath or acupuncturist because they believe the client will spend their dollar there and not return to the salon. This is not entirely true, because these practitioners usually don’t offer topical support to the skin while undergoing internal treatment, thereby lending the therapist to work with the alternative health practitioners to achieve greater results for the skin.

By collaborating, your client will receive an excellent outcome not only for their skin but also for their health, while still receiving the topical support their skin needs. Even if you don’t have a spare room to rent out, relationships can be formed with nearby practitioners. This will set you apart to create excellent skin outcomes for your clients that will keep them coming back for more.

Belinda Hughes

Editor of Natural Beauty Expert and a professional beauty therapist who is passionate about natural and organic beauty products. Belinda will help her followers navigate their way around what natural beauty is and the best way to get it. Expert advice combined with the hottest trends.

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