An esthetician (aesthetician), also known as skin care specialist, helps people look their best. This following provides job description, educational requirement, and employment outlook for anyone interested in a career as an esthetician through Gulf Coast Academy, Inc.
Esthetician licensing is for students who want to specialize in the study of skin care. Esthetics is a growing part of the health and beauty industry, and qualified Estheticians are needed to perform facial treatments, body wraps, waxing and cosmetic make-up services.
Each state’s license requirements dictate what educational requirements are required by the esthetician according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov. Gulf Coast Academy, Inc. follows Florida’s requirement, which is 260 hours of hands-on training and theory.
Graduates of our program learn to nurture and help people look and feel better. Our Esthetician program also teaches students to analyze customers’ skin care needs, discuss treatments and products.
Esthetics is one of those careers that require you know a lot about a lot of different subjects. Because esthetics is primarily a hands-on business, the majority of your education will be devoted to technique. This covers all components of the facial process. These components include, but are not limited to: Skin Analysis, Cleansing, Exfoliation, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Facial Massage, Deep Pore Cleansing, Use of Various Equipment, Masks, Specialized Treatments for specific skin problems, and Product Knowledge. In addition to facials, practical classes also cover waxing and various other treatments for eyes, back, and hands.
Modules of study are also devoted to Makeup Artistry and to the theoretical principals that the practice of esthetics is based on. Theory instruction includes Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body, an in-depth study of the skin, Basic Chemistry as applied to Product Ingredients and Composition, Nutrition, Sales, Salon Business, Microbiology, Sanitation, and Disorders of the Skin. Although many students enjoy the hands-on aspect of esthetic study, the fundamentals that support the practice are essential.