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December 18, 2017

What is an Esthetician? [UPDATED 2020]

woman receiving a facial massage

Have you ever wondered what an esthetician is? An esthetician is a person devoted and passionate about skincare whose goal is to help others improve their own skin! Esthiology includes many of the techniques and treatments that you can get to make your skin healthier and naturally beautiful. An esthetician is a person who provides those services.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can start an education in the world of skincare, get in touch with us and we can show you more about what your future can look like at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes!

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 and conditions. Some services that you can get from a licensed esthetician may include:

  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Exfoliation
  • Chemical peels
  • Plant-based peels
  • Facial massage
  • Makeup application
  • Hair removal
  • And much more

Where Do Estheticians Work?

There are many different career options available to those with a license in esthetics! Your dreams can take you anywhere and a quality education in esthiology that sets you up for success can help you.

woman receiving a facial

You can find estheticians in a variety of places like:

  • Spas
  • Medical spas
  • Salons
  • Resorts or cruise ships
  • Dermatology clinics

These aren’t the only places an esthetician can work. They can also choose to open their own spa and become a manager or owner, build up their social media presence and become an influencer, and more! There are countless options available.

Many estheticians look forward to a career with flexibility and job opportunities. There are a lot of different paths you can choose from and many different places where a licensed esthetician can work. What’s your dream career?

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 important to learn the different services and techniques you can perform in the future. You can also learn things like:

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

Not only can you learn the technical skills of a skincare specialist but also the soft skills that come with it. You’ll want to be well versed in customer service, balancing your creativity, building clientele and business practices, while having a good social media presence, and more.

The hands-on, experiential approach to learning is what can make becoming an esthetician exciting and fun. As a student at an Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute, you can learn by doing. Our esthiology courses are designed to allow students to perform the tasks that they will need to do once they begin their careers. Esthiology is a great option for hands-on learners.

If you already have your esthiology license, or you’re looking forward to the next step in your career, our Master Esthiology program is offered at our Provo location so that you can learn even more about skincare!

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 much faster than average! As people start caring more for their skin, lashes, and brows, the industry can continue to grow.

woman looking in the mirror and putting product on her skin

It’s no secret that many people have discovered the importance for quality skincare products and routines over the past few years, and we hope to see it grow. This is great news for anyone who is thinking about building a career as an esthetician.

Where Do I Begin?

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 Dream Makers 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!

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