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Esthetician Overview

Are you the one sharing skincare secrets with all of your friends? Do you know how to shape an eyebrow to perfection? Do you take care to keep your beauty supplies clean and orderly? 

Estheticians usually work at spas or salons and specialize in skin treatments, but they often have expertise in glamorizing hair and nails too. If you take pleasure in talking to people, and making them look and feel their best, working as an esthetician might just be for you.


  • Provide facials, cleansing, extractions or other skin treatments. You’re ready to make your clients feel fresh!
  • Hair removal. You know how to tactfully and efficiently take care of problem areas. Waxing, laser, and sugaring are just a few of the tricks up your sleeve.
  • Keep your station stocked, sterilized, sanitized and sparkling.


  • Solid customer service. Being communicative and trustworthy is important when you’re working with clients on such a personal level.
  • Attention to detail. There are set procedures for skin treatments that you’ll need to follow closely in order to keep you and your clients safe and healthy.
  • Knowledge of beauty techniques. They aren’t a secret, but you want to do them right.
  • Physical health. Not all esthetician work is physically taxing, but performing massages and working with your body all day requires some strength.
  • Making your clients feel comfortable and at ease. You listen well and know just the right services to offer.


Estheticians are experts at skin treatments, so it takes time and practice to become one. You need to be licensed in the state you want to work, which means going to cosmetology school, getting specialized esthetician training, and passing a written and practical exam. You can also get additional training if you want to be an esthetician in a medical setting.

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