What is esthetics? What is esthetics?
Are you obsessed with your skin care routine and love earning about new products? Do you have a passion for making others look and feel beautiful? Esthetics may be your calling!
Here in the beauty industry, esthetics refers directly to the health and beautification of the skin. In technical terms, esthetics refers to the application of various techniques to the epidermal layer of the human body. The practice of esthetics covers a wide array of techniques that may include chemical peels, hair removal, pore cleansing, makeup application and much more.
What does a licensed esthetician do?
Estheticians are armed with the knowledge of what products and treatments work with specific types of skin. Some services that licensed estheticians perform on their clients may include (but are not limited to) facials, microdermabrasion, exfoliation, chemical peels, facial massage, laser therapy, makeup and much more. Depending on the career path you choose to pursue after you earn your license, your day-to-day activities can vary.
What career options to licensed estheticians have?
There are numerous career paths available to esthetics school graduates. Many estheticians will probably tell you that career flexibility and job opportunities are a few of the biggest perks when it comes to their profession. Here are some of the career options you may want to pursue once you’ve earned your esthetics certificate:
- Makeup Artist
- Medical Esthetician
- Lash Extensionist
- Hair Removal Specialist
- Spa Owner
- Esthetics Educator/Instructor
- Cosmetic Buyer
- Brand Representative or Trainer
- Makeup Artist on TV, Movie, or Photo Shoot Sets
- Celebrity Makeup Artist
- Beauty Editor for Magazines
- Beauty Blogger
How do you become an esthetician?
There are certain required steps you must take to become a licensed esthetician, and these steps will vary slightly depending on the state you’re getting your license in. Here are the basic steps:
Attend Esthetics School
As you work toward certification in your chosen specialty, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state’s minimum required training hours. To become a licensed esthetician in Kansas, you must complete 1,000 hours of training.
Take the State Board Exam
When you either meet or exceed the minimum training hours to qualify for licensure, you’ll be required to pass the esthetics state board exams issued by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. This exam will test the knowledge you learned while in school to make sure you’re ready to start your career as an esthetician.
Apply for Your Esthetics License
When you pass the State Board exams, you will apply for and receive your Kansas esthetics license and be legally permitted to practice in approved beauty settings! (This process may vary by state.)