What Do Estheticians Do?

Estheticians will most likely always have a place in the field of cosmetology. They are also referred to as non-medical skin care specialists. They are responsible for providing both skin and nail treatments. However, they usually do not style hair.

Esthetician Training

It takes a lot of skill and training to become an esthetician.  Before you can become a non-medical skin care specialist, you must successfully complete cosmetology school. It can take you anywhere from nine months to two years to complete cosmetology school. You will have to complete a certain number of esthetics and cosmetology courses. The number of courses that you are required to take can vary, depending on the state. You are also required to get a certain amount of training and then earn your license. In order to earn your license, you must pass an examination that is given by your state licensing board. All states require that you pass both  a written and practical examination.

Duties of An Esthetician

Estheticians perform a variety of skin care duties. They remove hair, perform facials, massages,  body wraps, makeup and exfoliating treatments. They may also shape eyebrows, perform manicures, pedicures, eyebrow tinting and eyelash tinting.
Additionally, skin care specialists are trained to recognize serious skin problems. However, they are not authorized to treat those problems because they do not have a degree in medicine. They must refer patients who have serious skin problems to a dermatologist, a medical doctor who specializes in skin care. Skin care specialists can recommend home remedies that patients can use to treat their problems.

What Jobs Can A Skin Care Specialist Get?

Skin care specialists have the option of choosing from many careers. They can work at a salon or spa. They can also get a job as a product representative, instructor or consultant. Some skin care specialists work in dermatology or plastic surgery offices.

Another great career that skin care specialist can choose is paramedical esthetician. Paramedical estheticians work alongside cosmetic surgeons. They treat patients’ skin before and after surgery. The goal of these treatments is to help reduce pain, scarring and speed up the healing time. You will need to get additional training if you want to become a paramedical esthetician.

How Can Our School Help?

If you think that esthetics may be the right career path for you, then you should contact us. We have a team of qualified instructors that will help you reach your full potential. Our instructors have the knowledge and experience necessary to prepare you for a successful career. If you choose our school, you will have enough skills to help you run your own business.

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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