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What Type of Information Do Estheticians Learn?

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Esthetics is a great specialty of cosmetology for people who want to do more with skin care. If you’re interested in skin care options, esthetics should be one thing you consider for your cosmetology program. However, many people don’t know what esthetics entails. If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your cosmetology education, you should first decide which specialty to choose. Here’s what most estheticians learn during their esthetics training.

Skin Analysis

At the beginning of an esthetics appointment, you’ll need to analyze your client’s skin. That’s because every person has different skin care needs. If you aren’t able to analyze a client’s skin, you won’t be able to give them the care they deserve.

Skin analysis typically includes determining what type of skin the client has, where certain problem areas might be, and what types of things they’re looking for during the appointment. Being able to do all of this multiple times a day is an important part of being an esthetician.

Hair Removal and Shaping

Many estheticians do hair removal and shaping procedures. In fact, in some areas, you might need esthetics training to become a waxer. That’s because the hair removal process can be much more difficult and dangerous than it seems on the surface. Plus, there are all sorts of different hair removal options you might need to perfect.

Whether you’re learning about how to completely remove hair from certain areas or learning how to shape the hair more effectively, it’s important that you know how to do this. Many estheticians utilize hair removal services as part of their practice.

Makeup Application

Makeup and skin care are intimately interlinked. It’s common for people to utilize makeup to cover up some of the skin care things they’re most sensitive about. Additionally, makeup can have an impact on your skin’s health, especially if you’re not taking strides to keep your skin safe during the makeup application process.

Whether you want to become a professional makeup artist or you just want to do it a bit as part of your esthetics practice, makeup application is typically an integral part of an esthetics course. You’ll learn more about how to apply and design makeup through the course.

Facials and Spa Treatments

Spa treatments tend to be something estheticians do on a regular basis. Many estheticians end up either working for dermatologists or working for spas. If you plan to work for a spa, you might want to learn more about the different spa treatments that estheticians can do.

Many of these spa treatments extend far beyond just skin care. Spa treatments often have to do with nourishing your body as well as your soul. When you want to make sure your clients stay safe, happy and luxurious, it’s best to put all your effort into maintaining a high-quality spa treatment regimen.


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Esthetics isn’t a one-size-fits-all program. Different states and areas require different amounts of education, and different programs may teach different things. However, with this information, hopefully you’ve gotten a bit of an idea what esthetics might look like for you. If all of these things look interesting to you, consider the Ogle School esthetics program. This program will teach you everything you need to become an esthetician.

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Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.