What is an Esthetician’s Job Description?
Esthetics is essentially the practice and skill of skincare treatments and services.
You might be wondering how exactly that translates into a career. Where can an esthetician work? What do they do? What does a day in the life of an esthetician look like?
Where Does an Esthetician Work?
Depending on what the interest of esthetician is, they can work in a variety of places. These may include:
- – Spas
- – Salons
- – Resorts
- – Cruise Ships
- – Freelance
- – A Personal Business
- – TV Sets (As a Makeup Artist)
- – Movie Sets (As a Makeup Artist)
These aren’t all of the career options, either! You can get creative with your career options as a licensed esthetician. What would you do with your esthetics license? Where would you want to work?
What Does an Esthetician Do? What Services Can They Provide?
An esthetician is trained to provide a variety of skincare and makeup application services. At Broken Arrow Beauty College and Cosmetology Education Center, we train estheticians in everything from sciences and sanitation to facials and hair removal. They can then take what they’ve learned and use it to build a menu of services to offer to guests after licensure. A typical menu might look something like this:
- – Facials
- – Waxing (Face, Arms, Legs, etc.)
- – Eyebrow Shaping
- – Makeup Application
- – Light Therapy
What Does a Typical Day Look Like?
For most estheticians the day starts off with setup for their first appointment. This usually means gathering the tools or products you’ll need for the service and getting the atmosphere ready. Estheticians often work in a place that promotes relaxation, and surroundings are highly important in making a guest feel refreshed!
After setup is complete, it is time to take their first guest. They will greet them and get them comfortable and educated on the service they are receiving. This step is very important for someone who is getting the service for the first time, especially for someone who is doing something like waxing!
After the service most estheticians will collect payment and then begin cleaning up. Sanitation is highly important for estheticians, as bacteria can be easily transferred. Depending on their schedule, they may have another client immediately or they may have a few minutes in between.
One of the greatest parts about being an esthetician is seeing how many people you influence in one day. You get the privilege of working on the way someone looks, and that can mean a lot for their self confidence. It’s so exciting to see a guest’s face light up in excitement when they feel like they’ve seen an improvement in their skin.