You’ve probably been thinking for a long time about which career path you should take. Maybe you’ve always been curious about the salon and spa industry but not sure if you should pursue hair, makeup, nails or skin care. Although any specialty in the salon and spa industry can be fulfilling, skin care specialists, also known as estheticians, play a unique roll. Health and Style Institute’s Skin Care Therapy program prepares students with all of the fundamentals of skin care, facials, facial massage, spa body basics, hair removal, business aspects, effective retailing and product knowledge. Learn more about the job description, job outlook and different career opportunities for skincare specialists.
If you’re looking for a career that will help people uncover their best selves, becoming a skincare specialist may be a great fit. Estheticians help people take better care of their skin by performing a variety of body and facial treatments designed to improve or maintain the appearance and health of the skin. Focusing solely on skincare as it relates to generally health and beauty, skincare specialists do no diagnose or treat medical conditions but they can detect skin problems that may require medical attention (then referring them to dermatologists or other medical professionals).
Although skincare specialists perform many tasks, they generally evaluate skin, treat skin, apply makeup, suggest products and refer clients.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029. This is much faster than the average for all occupations! The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth and good job opportunities are expected. The projected increase in employment reflects the demand for services being offered, such as mini-sessions and mobile facials directly from skincare specialists rather than hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists.
Many people think skincare specialists work solely in a salon or spa and you may begin your career path in a salon or spa. But there are other career opportunities for licensed estheticians to branch out.
A few different options for licensed estheticians could be:
- Makeup Artist
- Beauty Writer or Blogger
- Salon and Spa Esthetician
- Salon and Spa Manager
- Medical Esthetician
- Brand Representative
- Brand Trainer
- Cosmetics Buyer
- State Board Licensing Examiner or Inspector
Become a Skincare Specialist at Health and Style Institute
Are you ready to become a skincare specialist and enter the salon and spa industry? Health and Style offers a Skin Care Therapy program in Greensboro, North Carolina, Kennesaw, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. Contact us today at 1-844-94-STYLE to schedule a campus visit at a location near you!