Defining Esthiology

Apr 14 2017

esthetician working with a guest

What is esthiology? Many visitors to our school wonder the same thing. We’re here to act as a source of information on what esthiology is, what an education in esthiology results in, where you can work with an esthiology education and how to become one if you’re interested. If you’re already aware of esthiology and all of its benefits, check out our program.

What is Esthiology?

Simply put, esthiology is just another word for esthetics. So why do we call our skin care programs esthiology? Great question! Because Aveda educations are different than those at other schools! Aveda has created a unique skin care education that can only be found at Aveda institutes. In the end, our esthiology students can sit for esthetics licensure exams after graduation.

What is an Esthetician?

Estheticians are defined by dictionary.com as “Sometimes, aesthetician. a person with special training in administering facials, aromatherapy, skin care, makeup, etc. . .”

So is Esthetics Different Than Esthiology?

Not by much! Like we said, esthiology is just the Aveda way of teaching esthetics. Esthiology includes training in skin care, makeup application, hair removal and body treatments. Overall, we like to think that esthiology is the practice of making people feel well again, starting with the skin and working into their self confidence. It is truly an art and a science to help other’s embrace their glow!

What Benefits Do Esthiology Services Provide?

Depending on the service of choice, esthiology practices have many benefits!

  • Skin care treatments improve skin conditions including acne reduction, wrinkle and aging repair and even the disappearance of dark spots!
  • Makeup application can result in education about your skin tone, condition and application techniques.
  • Body treatments can also improve skin conditions, but they can also provide relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Hair removal often improve the look and feel of skin, and it can even give you a boost of confidence!

Where Can an Esthetician Work?

Estheticians can work in a variety of places. Their diversity is one of the many reasons that we love this career path! Here are a few potential places that a licensed esthetician could work:

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Freelancing
  • Health Clubs
  • Medi Spas
  • Wellness Centers
  • And so many more!

esthetician applying facial to a client

What Are the Benefits of Going to Esthetician School?

Esthiology can help many people in many ways. Here at Douglas J Aveda Institute, our goal is to teach our esthiology students how to become knowledgeable and compassionate professionals. This includes instruction in overall skin wellness, makeup application, body treatments, hair removal, facials, and much more. Each treatment we teach can help a guest feel more beautiful inside and out. We truly believe that the benefits to esthiology services and careers are uncapped.

Not sure which career is the best fit for you? Take our quiz!

How Do I Become an Esthetician?

To practice esthiology professionally, you must be licensed. We offer an esthiology program that can be taken in day or evening schedules. Our course covers the required hours of Michigan, Illinois, and Tennessee. To get started, contact us. We’re here to answer questions about our program, application, the industry, and financial aid*!

*Financial aid available to those that qualify.

Want More Skincare Content?

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Read: Cosmetologist or Esthetician? Which One Are You? Take Our Quiz!
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