The Importance of Selecting the Right Esthetics School

Esthetics school selection is a large part of the foundation of a successful career in esthetics. Attending a well-respected school and gaining a high-quality education almost assures cosmetology students a job after graduation, especially in the in-demand field of esthetics. Esthetics professionals today are finding they have more options for where to begin their practice as well as more clients than ever before.

Selecting an Esthetics School

Selecting the esthetics school that best fits your needs and career goals is the best way to begin your new career. Not only does certification in most states require a minimum of 300 to 900 hours of training in school, but it involves practical and written exams.

Most high quality schools offer training hours that are adequate to meet the regulations in their state, as well as tips and practice for passing the licensure exams. Evergreen Beauty College, for example, has three campuses in Washington State. We are focused on requirements in the Pacific Northwest, and offer a curriculum that helps students become licensed in the field.

Job Opportunities for Estheticians

What subjects you choose to focus on in your education can sometimes dictate your job options in the future for estheticians. Those who focus on biological subjects including skin conditions and physiology are more likely to be found later in a dermatologist’s office or other clinical setting than those who studied makeup artistry and nail care treatments. There are many job options for qualified estheticians, from health clubs, days spas and resorts to the office of a cosmetic surgeon.

Job Duties of an Esthetician

Estheticians are probably most known for giving manicures, pedicures and facial treatments, but these are just a few of the duties of a professional esthetician. Depending on where they are employed, estheticians may also analyze and treat serious skin conditions such as severe acne or eczema. This is especially true for estheticians who work in clinical settings.

Estheticians can deal with various hair removal techniques including plucking, threading and waxing, eyebrow shaping, eyelash extensions, body wraps, facial massage, cosmetics application and chemical peels. Some are specially trained in microdermabrasion and other specific techniques of mechanical exfoliation. The goals of the job are to make all clients feel and look as good as possible, despite skin conditions that may make them feel otherwise.


Selecting an esthetics school is not something that should be done without a lot of thought and consideration. The better your esthetics education, the higher the level of skin care and treatment you can offer your clients. This is important because happy clients recommend their cosmetologists more frequently, and this will be a primary way you can build your client base. With the right training, you can be on your way to an extensive list of clients and a busy salon. This is what makes esthetics school selection so important for the future of your career.

We at Evergreen Beauty College offer esthetics courses which will equip you with the skills required to start your own salon.

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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