What Does an Aesthetician Do?
An aesthetician may sound like a daunting career. The word itself is enough for people to stumble over. But the life of an aesthetician is actually surrounded by creativity, rejuvenation and restoration. An aesthetician lives in the world of beauty, working to bring out the best in clients though skin treatment and makeup application. This rewarding job is extremely versatile and offers those who earn a license with many opportunities to continue to learn and grow.
Once you receive your certification as an aesthetician, the world is full of possibilities. Taking your creative edge and building a strong, technical foundation under it will set you up for a successful career down the line. The beauty and skin care industry has many paths for you to travel down once you have gained an aesthetician license. The only obstacle is discovering which one you prefer! There is no limit to how many specialties you can work on. It may benefit you to be well versed in all areas of the skin-care industry – especially if you dream of owning your own salon or spa.
While it is up to you to find the career path that best suits your talents and interests, these eight careers may be a great place to start.
Makeup artists can work at a specific location like a salon or department store, or they can work on a freelance basis. Freelance artists can work at various locations for events like weddings and television broadcasts. These talented people use the face as a canvas to create a beautiful masterpiece, highlighting each person’s natural beauty. When people think of the traditional aesthetician path, many assume that most people who complete the program become makeup artists. While this is a versatile job, it is not the only option.
Salon or spa
Within a spa or salon, aestheticians have many roles they could fill and this is one of the most common. They could offer makeup application, facials, waxing or even facial massages. If they want to climb the industry ladder, they can even work up to management.
Under the supervision of a physician, dermatologist or doctor, aestheticians can perform a number of treatments for patients. From medical-grade facials and extractions to cleansing for surgery or retail sales, applying camouflage makeup and post-operative treatments, medical aestheticians are extremely valuable for medical offices to have on staff.
One of the most popular positions is in retail. These aestheticians work closely with a particular brand, selling the products and offer applications. These aestheticians are commonly seen in department or specialty beauty stores. Having an aesthetician license allows salespeople to have a better understanding of which products and advice to offer customers.
This is another position that works closely with the products of a retail store or salon. A cosmetic buyer travels to trade shows and beauty industry events to find the best products for their location.
Educators and trainers are there to teach other aestheticians about a particular brand and its uses and benefits. Unlike retail, the focus is on educating and training others to sell the products.
State Board Licensing Inspector/Examiner
You may even work your way up to be the police of the esthetic world. The licensing board and examiners prepare and conduct the state board exam and practical. They also perform regular salon inspections.
Put your Lincoln Technical Institute education to good use. With the real-world experience that students gain through the Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences’ Student Salon Clinic, students will be able to walk away knowing which areas have piqued their interest. Whether they become makeup artists, work closely with the products in retail or specialize in skin treatments at a spa, students will take the skills they learned and build upon them to become experienced aestheticians. Not all positions may be black and white; some jobs may blend many different areas together, requiring professionals who are comfortable working in a variety of different fields. Lincoln graduates will be able to walk confidently into the career of their dreams.