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Esthetician Degree ProgramsEstheticians (sometimes spelled Aestheticians) are licensed Skin Care Specialists who treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance.

Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.

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Estheticians work to achieve their customers' beautifying goals through the following tasks:

  • Analyze customer's skin care needs.
  • Discuss treatments and products with clients.
  • Use a magnifying lamp or visor.
  • Perform facials to cleanse pores and improve skin tone.
  • Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots.
  • Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
  • Remove unwanted facial hair using depilatory wax.
  • Tint eyebrows.
  • Instruct customers on skin care and makeup techniques.
  • Sterilize equipment and clean work area.
  • Massage the face.
  • Select and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, and tonics.

Estheticians work indoors in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices or may be employed or work on a contract basis in beauty salons, cosmetology shops, spas, fitness centers or home based businesses. Estheticians can also work outside the treatment arena as educators and/or sales representatives for product manufacturers, as teachers, and as makeup artists in television studios, movie sets, fashion shows, and for wedding consultants.

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