Elisabeth Sigmund – Chapter 11

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Dr. Hauschka Esthetician Training

In 1971, Elisabeth Sigmund began teaching cosmeticians the special treatment method which she had developed and tested in her beauty salon in Sweden.

There are now around 800 Dr. Hauschka Estheticians working in Germany, with an additional 800 around the world. Qualified cosmeticians receive further training to become Dr. Hauschka Estheticians. In addition to the Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment, they also offer many variations. The Dr. Hauschka Treatment is still based on Elisabeth Sigmund’s methods.

Initially, Elisabeth Sigmund did not actually want to train others to perform the skin care treatments with lymph stimulation and facial exercises as she was worried that the trainees could use what they had learned incorrectly. Finally, the cosmetician Anneliese Horn talked her around.

Lymph stimulation with brushes
Lymph stimulation with brushes

From the first ever Dr. Hauschka Esthetician …

In 1970, Anneliese Horn completed a cosmetics course in her home es of Stuttgart. After many months of training in conventional cosmetics, she left the course with rosacea, a skin disease. Her anthroposophic family doctor had heard about the new ‘WALA skin care’ and recommended that if she wanted to work as a cosmetician, she should use their products. Anneliese Horn got in touch with Elisabeth Sigmund through WALA. After thinking about it for a few months, Elisabeth Sigmund agreed and trained Anneliese Horn as the first ever Dr. Hauschka Esthetician in January and February 1971 during several weeks of one-on-one lessons.

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… to a trainer

As Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was still little known in the early 1970s, Anneliese Horn’s beauty salon was slow to take off. Elisabeth Sigmund, therefore, suggested that she should go to trade fairs and conventions for WALA and give presentations on skin care at health food stores. After Elisabeth Sigmund had trained several more cosmeticians, she also started referring interested candidates to Anneliese Horn, who took over the Dr. Hauschka Esthetician Training from 1975.

vintage packaging

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