5 Skills You Need To Succeed as an Esthetician

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There are many skills you’ll learn as you go through an esthetician training course. However, there are also some skills you have inside you that may be just as important to the process. Before you consider moving into the world of esthetics, here are five skills you’ll need to succeed as an esthetician.

1. General Customer Service Skills

As an esthetician, you’re going to be working with clients every day. That means you need to know how to handle them. Customer service skills are all about knowing how to interact with people in the most effective ways possible, and in the beauty-centric field of esthetics, this can be even more important. Many people use their beauty experience as a time to rest and recuperate, which means you need to facilitate that kind of experience.

2. Attention to Detail

Estheticians need to commit themselves to paying attention to every detail. It’s very common for estheticians to be dealing with small imperfections on clients’ skin, including small imperfections the client may not even notice themselves. If you want to make sure your clients have a great experience and come back again and again, you’ll need to be extremely detail-oriented.

3. Creativity

Estheticians can do a wide variety of jobs, and as part of the cosmetology umbrella, they need to have just as much creativity as anyone who’s a hairstylist, colorist or anything else. Some estheticians can even become makeup artists, which is a career that requires a significant amount of creativity. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from other estheticians, creativity is a requirement.

4. Business Know-How

As an esthetician, just like many other cosmetology careers, you’ll need to invest in the business side of things as well as the creative side. That means you need to understand business for yourself, including how to market yourself, create a portfolio, and sell products to your clients that you really believe in. Understanding more about the business side of your career will help you significantly in the long run.

5. Persistence and Physical Strength

One of the biggest skills you can have in a variety of fields is the skill of persistence. However, while you likely won’t be lugging around any extremely heavy boxes or products as an esthetician, you’ll definitely be on your feet a majority of the day, often in uncomfortable positions. It’s important that you know you have the physical chops necessary to handle a career in esthetics, as it often requires more physical movement than you might think.


Many of the skills you need to have a career as an esthetician are skills you’ll learn from going through the program. If you believe you have what it takes, you might want to consider signing up for the Esthetics program at Evergreen Beauty College. With this program, you’ll learn all the information you need to become a certified esthetician and move toward doing esthetics full time. Get started today and you’ll be able to turn those skills into a career.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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