Dif ficult people
Watch out! These spa characters can commit etiquette crimes. This is how to dodge them – with class, of course
So, your therapist’s dropping more play-by-play commentary than a sports reporter? Say, “This feels great – I’d like to just relax and enjoy it.” If you’re lying on your back, close your eyes to really drive the point home.
THE PRODUCT PRESCRIBER
Your facialist insists your skin needs a pricey new set of potions and goops. Say, “I’d like to see how my skin feels as the day goes on – if I really like it, I’ll come back later to get the products.” Smart swerve, sister.
THE BEAUTY SHAMER
A pointed criticism of your “huge” pores? No, not cool. If someone pressures you to fix something you’re fine with or makes you feel bad about yourself, that’s a red flag. Alert management and leave, says Dr Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist who’s also a qualified psychiatrist.