What are the Signs of a Good Esthetician?

Estheticians are bona fide skin care experts. They work in spas and skin clinics where clients can avail of various services such as facials, peels, and body scrubs. Most states require a license to practice as well as formal training in an accredited school. Courses are typically 600 hours in length and it is up to the school to provide a suitable schedule.

Esthetician Training

The best kind of esthetician is one who has passed the state’s exam and has been in the business for a number of years. Passing the exam guarantees that individuals have acquired a good level of proficiency in both the theoretical and practical side of the job. However, real world experience teaches things that schools can’t provide.

People should be picky about where they get their facial care and who does it for them. The skin can be very sensitive so it is important to find estheticians who are conscious about sanitation. It is a very basic requirement but a lot of practitioners tend to forget it. After that is the skill and experience. Ask friends for recommendations and ask about their backgrounds. How long have they been in the industry? Where have they worked before? Once a good esthetician has been found, stick with her. It’s better to work with a person who is familiar with the issues rather than hopping from one to the next.

Signs of a Good Esthetician

You want someone that is easy to get along with. This person should be well-groomed with an uncompromising attitude towards cleanliness. This will be apparent with the state of the table and the tools. They should be neat and organized. The esthetician should make it a point to wash her hands prior to starting.

The facial should be soothing and pleasant. It has to match the skin type for best results. Extractions can be painful but experienced individuals know how to do it in a tolerable manner.

Estheticians should be able to provide satisfactory answers to pertinent inquiries. If you ask them about certain aspects of the procedure, they should be able to explain the reason behind each step in plain English. They are responsive to clients. They will take a cue as to whether you prefer silence, constant conversation, or something in between and act accordingly.

Facials are great but most of the maintenance work actually happens every day away from the spa. Estheticians will ask about your daily regimen and give valuable tips about proper skin care at home. This may include recommendations on the types of product to use but they will not be overly aggressive about it. They understand that you have the final say.

If you would like to become an esthetician, you should consider enrolling in our esthetics program. Our program is designed to teach our students everything they need to know about esthetics as well the skills required to start their own businesses.

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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