Getting students excited about products and/or product ingredients can be a daunting task. Some students embrace product knowledge, they live it, eat it and breathe it. Other students, however, seem to care less about it. We all know the important role products and their ingredients play within the beauty and wellness industry. From the professional products we use during a client’s service to the take home care products that we recommend, ingredients play a big role in the products that we choose to use on our face, body and hair.
To help get students excited about products and their ingredients, check out this cool mobile app called Think Dirtyhttps://www.thinkdirtyapp.com/. The app provides an unbiased product ingredient comparison of beauty products through a bar code scanning system. It shows an ingredient list and an explanation of each ingredient. In addition, it assesses the overall risks of a given product based on the potential health impacts of its published ingredients by providing a rating system called the “Dirty Meter.”
This ingredient app is certain to grab the attention and interest of your students. The potentially boring topic of product knowledge/ingredients comes to life through scanning, pictures, eye catching colors, and an overall product rating system. Students can download the app to their mobile device and start scanning. They can scan beauty products found in their own personal homes, products on the shelves at big box stores, and the professional products that are found and used at your school.
By embracing technology and integrating this app into the classroom and student salon, you can provide your students with real world relevance to ingredient conversation. It helps students prepare for future client conversations regarding professional take home care products, it’s on their mobile devices and it’s free.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.