Skin Care Specialist Education Requirements

Have you always had that special interest in beauty products such as body lotions, facial washes, moisturizers, makeup products and creams? Have you always had that urge to tell your friends about your latest beauty product finds and to give them beauty advice? If you do then you actually have the makings of a great skin care specialist.

Having a career as a skin care specialist or an esthetician is a very rewarding and fulfilling profession. People who are in this career are basically dedicated to the care and maintenance of healthy skin. There is a very good job outlook for those aspiring to become skin care specialists. The journey towards becoming one is quite challenging but the rewards weigh so much more than the sacrifices that you put in.

Skin Care Specialist Education Requirements

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, these are some of the skin care specialist education requirements:

  1. You will need a high school diploma or its equivalent along with postsecondary vocational training.
  2. Enroll in an accredited cosmetology school and choose a program that specializes in skin care.
  3. Dedicate your time and efforts in studying all the courses that are required of you such as anatomy, physiology, safety procedures, hair       removal, makeup application as well as the administration of facials, dermabrasion and diamond peels.
  4. Once you complete your studies you will then be required to pass a state board licensure exam. The good thing about getting a cosmetology license is that you can transfer it to another state if you decide to seek employment elsewhere.
  5. After passing your licensure exam you will then be able to apply as an apprentice. Most entry-level positions in salons, spas and skin care clinics do not require you to have prior experience so this is the best way for you to get your feet wet in the industry.
  6. If you plan on opening your own salon someday it would also be good for you to get basic business courses such as accounting and marketing. The lessons that you will learn will pave the way for you to become entrepreneurs yourselves in the near future.

The growth of the skin care industry is likely to double or even triple in the years to come. With many advancements in technology, manufacturers and experts in the medical field will continue to need more and more people to occupy important roles in the field of medicine and skin care. Another trend nowadays is that people are becoming more concerned with their appearances. This is the reason why there is a significant number of salons, spas, health clinics and treatment clinics that have opened in the recent years. There is definitely no better time than now for you to begin your career as a skin care specialist.


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.

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4 years ago

I really am an aspiring Skin specialist and can’t wait to be schooled