Becoming an Esthetician
What is an Esthetician? Estheticians are skin care experts who are trained to use products which will enhance the facial and body skin of their clients. Estheticians start out in cosmetology school and go on to specialize in skin care. Each state varies on its licensing requirements, but one is necessary in order to be a practicing esthetician or skincare expert. The esthetician's job description differs depending on what type of facility he or she works in. Skip to Esthetician Job Description
Qualities of a Good Esthetician
Because estheticians work one-on-one and very closely with clients, they need to be relaxed and approachable and know how to carry on a conversation. It is also a good idea for estheticians to be comfortable working in such close proximity to another person because they are touching their clients' bodies. Because much of their clientele is repeat business and word-of-mouth, good estheticians know they need to be a ‘people’ person. They also need to be highly motivated, especially when they are first starting out so they can generate their own business.
The job of an esthetician is all about beauty. Which means that appearances are everything. Estheticians need to keep their person neat and tidy, they are their own biggest form of advertisement.
Estheticians have strong hands and excellent physical stamina due to the demands of the job. They are standing on their feet for most of the day and using their hands, as well.
Job Description of an Esthetician
A day in the life of an esthetician is a busy one. When the client comes in, the esthetician has to evaluate the skin condition. From there, estheticians will discuss treatments and products available to make the condition better. They will give facials, full-body treatments, and massages to improve the condition and look of their clients skin. They may also provide skin peels, masks, and scrubs to remove dry or dead skin.
Estheticians will work closely with their clients to determine a course of action for the client to take at home to keep their skin looking like they just stepped out of the spa. Some estheticians may even carry their own line of products and sell it to make extra income.
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