The top 5 skin care beauty salon services for 2024

By Salon Gold on January 15th, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of beauty, salons continue to push the boundaries of innovation when it comes to skin care. From hyper-personalised skin care regimes using AI to cutting-edge treatments like no-needle fillers and advanced retinoid therapies, the beauty industry is embracing all kinds of new skin care trends. 

In this article, we explore the top five beauty salon services that look set to transform the way people are pampered in 2024, and hopefully give you some added inspiration from the other side of the styling chair.

1. Hyper-personalisation with AI

AI was everywhere in 2023, and don’t expect this to change in 2024 — including when it comes to skin care. We’ve already seen a number of providers leveraging AI to deliver hyper-personalised beauty salon services that result in more effective and satisfying outcomes. For instance, by analysing individual skin types, tones, and concerns, AI is able to create bespoke skin care regimens

Take the Neutrogena Skin360 application, which scans more than 100,000 skin pixels and registers over 20,000 different facial and skin attributes. AI then uses dermatologist-analysed photos to give a score to the skin, based on aspects like radiance level, wrinkles, blemishes, and more. Finally, customers answer some questions about their lifestyle and the tool is able to recommend a custom 3D-printed gummy featuring seven nutrients most suited to their skin.

2. Mushroom-based products

The beauty industry is experiencing a natural revolution, with mushroom-based products at the forefront. Mushrooms are rich in a range of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, and therefore have significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Consequently, they are an ideal ingredient for skin care. What’s more, mushroom-based treatments are suitable for various skin types and concerns, making them a versatile and sought-after addition to salon offerings. 

As such, it’s expected that more beauticians will incorporate mushroom-infused facials, masks, and serums into their beauty salon service lists in 2024. Among the main types likely to be used include reishi, tremella and shiitake. 

3. No-needle filler

For clients seeking non-invasive alternatives to traditional injectables, the rise of no-needle (or needleless) fillers has been a game-changer. These innovative treatments use hyaluronic acid infusion through pressure instead of needles, reducing discomfort and eliminating the risk of bruising for clients. The convenience and minimal downtime associated with these procedures make them an attractive choice for individuals looking for quick yet impactful beauty enhancements. 

More salons have been embracing no-needle filler treatments to address issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, providing a safe and effective option for those wary of injections. As such, these are likely to become an even more popular offering in 2024 and beyond. 

4. Advanced retinoid treatments

Retinoids, derivatives of vitamin A, have long been one of the most popular skin care trends, hailed for their ability to stimulate collagen production and promote cell turnover. 

Our next beauty salon trend for 2024, however, is advanced retinoid treatments — ones that go beyond traditional topical applications. These may include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser therapies that enhance the efficacy of retinoids. Salon professionals are customising these treatments based on individual skin types and concerns, ensuring clients experience the transformative benefits of retinoids in a controlled and personalised environment. Again, expect this trend to keep gaining traction in the new year. 

5. VR and AR treatments

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) aren’t just for gaming — they’re making waves in the beauty industry too, providing clients with immersive experiences during their salon visits. 

For example, more salons are offering customers VR headsets to help create a multisensory journey, transporting clients to tranquil environments while they undergo treatments — skin care or otherwise. VR treatments are particularly popular during manicure and pedicures, where clients can escape into serene landscapes or soothing visualisations, enhancing the relaxation and stress relief of the procedures. 

Meanwhile, similar to AI solutions, AR is also being increasingly used for purposes like offering skin diagnostics.

And with that, you now know the top five beauty salon trends for 2024! We hope you feel inspired when it comes to your own beauty salon services list and continue to offer your clients new ways of getting pampered. 

That said, providing new treatments is inherently riskier than offering ones you know inside-out, so it’s highly recommended that you obtain insurance should anything go wrong — namely customer injuries. This ensures that your provider and not you will pay out for any associated costs. 

Fortunately, for you, Salon Gold offers comprehensive yet affordable beauty salon insurance for beauticians. Containing everything you need — from public liability cover to treatment risk insurance — our policies will keep you protected without the high price tag. Get a quote today to start safeguarding your business for less. 

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