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4 Important Steps to Becoming an Esthetician

Monday, May 18, 2020


Have you been wondering how to become an esthetician? Here are 4 steps to guide you through your journey.

1. Find an Esthetician Program

This is an important step. Picking the right esthetician program can be crucial to your learning and success. When searching for the right school, be sure to consider only those that are licensed by your state. You'll want to visit a couple of schools to gauge which one you think would be a good fit for you. The goal is to feel comfortable and confident that you will be receiving a quality education to lay the foundation for a rewarding career.


2. Complete Your Training

Obviously, this is the most vital step to becoming an esthetician. Putting forth maximum effort during training will greatly benefit you and your future clients. By learning all that you can now, you are paving the way for success. Some states require more training hours than others, but your program instructors should be able to guide you through the requirements set in place by your state. Many states require apprenticeship training in addition to classroom learning hours. This hands-on learning experience will teach you valuable interpersonal skills. The work you put into relationship building now will translate to a loyal clientele who appreciates your artistry later.
 
3. Take the Esthetician License Exam

Once you complete your training, you will be eligible to take the license exam. As the name suggests, this is the test you take to get your esthetician license from the state. Much like a driving test, the esthetician license exam is composed of a written portion and a demonstrative portion. This allows you to show not only that you know how to perform your duties as an esthetician, but also that you can perform them.
 
4. Get to Work

Beginning your job search when you are nearing completion of the training program is a good idea. Getting your resume into the hands of prospective employers at this point can minimize the gap between when your schooling ends and when your life as an esthetician begins. Your goal might be self-employment. Working for a preexisting business will allow you to better understand the mechanics of the environment and gain clientele before venturing out on your own.

Becoming an esthetician can be a rewarding journey when thorough, thoughtful planning and work are involved. Follow these steps and you'll be well on your way to a successful career in the esthetics field.


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