203 Douglas Preston – Patience, Courage & Extraction Tool Mania

In all my years of hearing about him, I have never heard anyone say a bad word about today’s guest Douglas Preston, who was kind of getting ready to retire when his extraction tool blew up. Today he explains why he was never happy as a day spa owner and why the most important thing about being in esthetics is money.

In this episode, we talk about misleading statements we often hear in our industry and the one piece of leadership that nobody talks about. Doug also shares how he found his “big picture” craving and how you can find your own.

Listen to this episode to learn tips for finding good spa employees, how to find new spa customers, and why patience and courage are key in this industry.

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“Money focus is good. What matters is how you frame it.” – Douglas Preston

Show Notes:

  • How did Douglas Preston make a name for himself
  • When did Doug become an esthetician
  • How to avoid oversaturation of estheticians
  • What is the longest time Doug has spent away from the treatment room
  • How to get back into the groove in the treatment room
  • What are tips for finding good spa employees
  • How to find new spa customers
  • What is the main task of spa owners
  • How did Doug help estheticians conquer the extraction world

Douglas Preston’s 3 Tips to Create Beauty Biz Success:

  1. Know what success means
  2. Get some patience
  3. Find out what you love to do and focus on that

“There is not enough for everybody unless not enough is good enough.” – Douglas Preston

Links Mentioned:

  • Connect with Douglas Preston:

 Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Preston Acne Pros

“The number one thing that is important to me about being in aesthetics is money; it’s the very first thing…not because I am money hungry, it’s that without the money I can’t stay in the game.” – Douglas Preston



About the Author

A finalist for American Spa Magazine’s 2017 Women in Wellness Mentor of the Year, Lori Crete is a highly sought after industry expert and licensed celebrity esthetician. Owner of Southern California’s Spa 10, she is also the founder of The Beauty Biz Club™, a success-based society dedicated to helping beauty practitioners around the world fill their schedule, increase profits and break through to the 6-figure mark.