The Salon Professional Academy is known for educating top ranking skincare specialist in the San Jose and Bay Area.We focus on teaching clinical services like, PCA Sensi peel, Skin Scripts Enzymes and microdermabrasion. Have you ever thought about becoming an Esthetician, and wonder what it fully entails to become licensed?Check out the article below to learn more.
Through consultations and evaluations, estheticians determine the wants and needs of their clients, and then perform therapies, procedures, and treatments accordingly. Just a few of the esthetic therapies performed by state licensed estheticians include:
- Waxing/threading/chemical depilatories to remove unwanted hair
- Facials, exfoliations, and masks to improve skin tone, cleanse pores, and address skin that is oily, dry, acne-prone skin
- Anti-aging treatments, such as laser therapies and chemical peels, to minimize or prevent fine lines and wrinkles
- Blackhead extraction
- Wraps, sugar or salt scrubs, or moisturizing treatments for the body
- Makeup application
- Head, neck, and scalp massage
Esthetics programs, which are available through either dedicated schools of esthetics or schools of cosmetology, must meet the requirements set forth by each state’s board of cosmetology. Most states recognize esthetics programs that consist of 600 hours of coursework and practical training, although a number of states require more hours while others require significantly fewer. For example, esthetician license candidates in Wisconsin must complete a program that is at least 450 hours long, while candidates in Indiana must complete a program consisting of at least 700 hours.
Esthetics programs blend theory and practical study that will introduce students to everything from facials and makeup artistry to physiology and sanitation. These programs also include coursework that covers the business, ethics and professional standards of the esthetics industry.
Aspiring estheticians often select a program based on a number of factors, such as:
- Class schedules
- Part-time/evening/distance education options
- Teaching philosophies
- Class size
With the exception of Connecticut, which does not license estheticians, individuals practicing esthetics must be state licensed to do so. It is against the law to practice esthetics without a valid and current state license.
While some states use their own state-specific exams, many use the national esthetics examinations created by the National-Interstate Council on State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC).
Exploring Professional Opportunities in Esthetics
Estheticians may work in a number of settings, including full-service salons or spas, destination resorts/spas, cruise ships, esthetics salons or spas, wellness centers, and physician’s offices. Estheticians are also often found working alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons in medical offices. Although esthetician services are not medical in nature, this type of partnership is often beneficial because estheticians can provide clients with procedures and therapies that complement medical treatments.
In spa settings, estheticians perform many treatments that are meant to relax and rejuvenate the client, as well as promote health and beautify the skin. For example, aromatherapy treatments using essential oils, herbs, and spices are very popular in day spas, resort spas, and the like.
Experienced estheticians also often go on to work as freelancers in the movie, television, fashion, and theater industries, and they often specialize their careers in niche industries, such as the lucrative bridal business. Most exciting, perhaps, is the fact that many estheticians become business owners themselves, opening salons, spas, or esthetics clinics of their own.
Looking to start your skincare training at The Salon Professional Academy? Please give us a ring at 408.579.9111 to schedule you tour today.
Article by http://www.estheticianedu.org/