Estheticians specialize in skin beautification. They perform many cosmetic skin treatments including facials, superficial skin peels, and different superficial body treatments like waxing. They are also known as skin care therapists. Estheticians are not medically trained and cannot diagnose, prescribe, or treat skin conditions that are non-cosmetic.
Esthetician Core Task and Skills Required
Estheticians work in a spa giving different facial and body treatments to clients to help improve the look and feel of the top layer of the skin.
- Greet customersPerform facials and other skincare treatments chosen by the customer
- Upsell skincare products and treatments
- Offer coupons, incentives to customers
- Participate in ongoing training and staff meetings
- Train new staffProvide consultations
- Maintain a clean and sanitized work area
- Prepare work area for facials and other skincare treatments
- Experience waxing skin areas
An esthetician makes on average, $22,000 annually. More experienced professionals can make up to $41,000 yearly.
Estheticians work 40 or more hours weekly. Their hours vary depending on location and clientele. Estheticians work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and weekends.
Estheticians take ongoing training on different treatments, techniques, and products.
Useful Information About Being a Esthetician
The level of training and licencing credentials is regulated by each province and territory. Most places require estheticians to complete an esthetician or cosmetology program through a recognized college.