Non-medical estheticians generally work in the beauty and skin care industry, specifically focusing on care for facial appearance. They are typically found working in finer salons and spas, sitting down with new clients and conducting one-on-one interviews to understand their needs. They then develop a variety of non-invasive strategies to improve the health and appearance of the skin or face, which can include cleansing treatments, recommendations, assisting with application, and other treatments and massages to help maintain and restore the client's appearance.
When an esthetician sits down with a new client, he/she must assess the factors and risks the client encounters. For instance, sun exposure is a common problem seen in clients, so estheticians may devise ways to prevent this exposure and help clients to understand its negative effects. They also analyze clients' skin to determine other characteristics and recommend treatments, such as for oily or dry skin conditions.
An esthetician's treatments typically include elements like massages, deep cleanses, and mud or beauty mask treatments. They may also recommend various makeups or coverups to clients and demonstrate how they should be applied to cover unwanted freckles, beauty marks, or spots caused by age or the sun.
Most spas and salons hire licensed estheticians, and earning this license generally includes vocational training in the field, serving in an internship capacity, and passing a licensing examination. Most estheticians work in salon environments during regular daytime business hours.
Esthetician (Non-Medical) Tasks
Check clients in and out, accept payment, update schedules and maintain front desk.
Perform beauty and health services such as waxing, nail care, hair care, and facial peels.
Engage potential and scheduled customers to describe and sell services.
Keep a hygienic and pleasing workspace and maintain equipment.