Estheticians focus on skin care, providing services like facials, hair removal, exfoliation, body wraps and scrubs, aromatherapy, and even foot reflexology. An esthetician can help clients improve certain skin conditions (such as acne or dry skin) through facials, which can include facial massage, extractions, exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, treatment masks, and more. They can also remove unwanted facial and body hair using various methods, such as waxing or sugaring. Estheticians also often provide makeup services, including special occasion makeup application, makeup lessons, and consultations.
Estheticians can work in a variety of settings including salons, spas, fitness centers, fine hotels and even cruise ships. As more and more people seek non-surgical ways to turn back the clock or just simply feel and look better, there are many opportunities to turn your love of skin care into a career.
Esthetician jobs are growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that esthetician jobs will grow by 25% through 2020. This makes an esthetician career a smart choice for anyone who is passionate about skin care.