What is an Esthetician?

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18 Dec What is an Esthetician?

There are a few different segments within the beauty industry. Esthiology (or as you may know it, Esthetics) is one of these. Esthiology is the Aveda Institute’s name to describe what others might call their Esthetics programs. Esthiology includes many of the techniques and treatments that you can get to make your skin healthier and naturally beautiful. An esthetician is the person who provides those services.

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What Does an Esthetician Do?

The job of an esthetician is to help you make your skin glow. They are armed with the knowledge of what products and treatments work with specific types of skin. Some services that you can get from a licensed esthetician may include:

  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Exfoliation
  • Chemical peels
  • Plant-based peels
  • Facial massage
  • Much more

Where do Estheticians Work?

You can find estheticians in a variety of places like:

  • Spas
  • Med spas
  • Salons
  • Dermatology clinics
  • Self-employed/Freelance
  • Many more

Many estheticians will probably tell you that the career flexibility and job opportunities is something they love about their profession. There are a lot of different paths you can choose from and many different places where a licensed esthetician can work.

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How to Become an Esthetician

Becoming an esthetician can be a really exciting and fun journey. Most states require that you complete a certain amount of hours in school then pass a licensing exam. The time you spend in school is when you can learn how to perform the services mentioned above. You can also learn things like:

  • Histology of the skin (study of skin tissue and cells)
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Beauty industry business
  • Different skin types
  • Rules, laws, and regulations

The hands on, experiential approach to learning is what makes becoming an esthetician exciting and fun. As a student at an Aveda Institute you can learn by doing. Our esthiology courses are designed to give students the opportunity to perform the tasks that they will need to do once they begin their careers. Esthiology is a great option for people who learn better by getting real-world, practical experience.

Is Esthiology a Good Career Choice?

Most of our esthiology students asked themselves this question before jumping in. The good news is that this industry is growing faster than average! As the Baby Boomers mature in years, they are looking for ways to maintain their beauty and youth. Going to an esthetician is their first stop. This is great news for anyone who is thinking about building a career as an esthetician.

Where do I Begin?

Contact us. We can help you get on the path to becoming an esthetician. It’s our goal to help you build a great career in the beauty industry. Our admissions representatives can answer any questions you may have about what it takes to become an esthetician. They can also give you all the information about our esthiology program and how to enroll.

We can’t wait to hear from you and help you get started on building a new career that you can love!