Career Dreams: Esthetician

Mar 09 2018

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What is an Esthetician?

An esthetician is a someone who specializes in the beautification of the skin. However, it’s important to know that an esthetician is not a doctor or a surgeon. The services provided by an esthetician are strictly cosmetic skin treatments, such as but not limited to:

  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Laser Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acne Treatments
  • Makeup Application

What Skills Are Needed in this Career?

An esthetician has skills that are different than those of a cosmetologist. While cosmetologists are focused on learning a variety of focused skills, they often have an emphasis on hair. Estheticians usually have a love of skincare or makeup. They often thrive on helping others feel beautiful in their own skin. In order to help their clients get glowing skin, they need to possess the right skill set. Here are a few common skills:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Removal
  • Organization Skills
  • Rejuvenation Therapies
  • Excellent Customer Service

Where Do They Work?

Have you always loved watching tutorials on makeup application and skin care? Are you driven to make people feel comfortable in their own skin and love themselves? If you answered yes, then a career is esthetics could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. A licensed esthetician can work in many different places and may have the opportunity to pursue many different careers. Careers such as:

  • Spa Therapist
  • Spa Director
  • Spa Owner
  • Film Makeup Artist
  • Beauty Writer
  • Wellness Consultant
  • Cosmetic Buyer

Become a Specialist

Becoming an esthetician gives you the opportunity to specialize in many different areas. Right now, embracing and enhancing your beauty is spreading like wildfire. Specializing in a certain field, can help someone embrace their beauty and wear it with pride! Some of the things you can specialize in is:

  • Eyebrow Specialist
  • Waxing Specialist
  • Eyelash Specialist
  • Facial Specialist

esthetician working on client

How Can I Start on the Path Toward Becoming an Esthetician?

To become an esthetician you must have the education and the drive. Douglas J Aveda Institutes meet all the requirements to receive an esthetician license in all three of our locations.

  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee

If your passion begins with helping people feel beautiful, you might consider pursuing a career in esthetics. We can help you begin your journey. Contact us today!

Douglas J Aveda Institute + Esthetics

Douglas J Aveda Institute offers an esthetics program at all three of our locations. Contact us today to schedule your tour!

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