• Aesthetician Job Description

    An aesthetician is a person who performs beauty treatments to manage nonmedical skin conditions. The beauty treatments aestheticians perform include pore cleansing and exfoliation, foot reflexology, waxing and hair removal, body wraps and polishing, aromatherapy, facials, depilation, eyebrow shaping and lash tinting.

    An aesthetician should be honest, level-headed, assertive, friendly and helpful to make their clients feel relaxed and stay comfortable while they work. They should also be able to listen and relate to their clients, and good at persuading and giving advice.

  • What does an Aesthetician do?

    Aestheticians may do some or all of the following:

    • discuss with clients to understand their requirements
    • perform skin analysis
    • shape eyebrows and tint eyelashes
    • perform facial massaging and facelifts
    • advice clients on how to care for their skin
    • teach clients on how to select and apply various cosmetic products
    • perform cleansing and apply makeup
    • cut, and apply color and other chemicals to style hair
    • teach clients on how to use specialized products and perform techniques
    • recommend skin care regimens
    • remove body and facial hairs
    • refer clients to medical professionals for medical treatments of serious skin problems
    • perform nail treatments including manicure and pedicure
    • remove body and facial hairs
  • Where does an Aesthetician work?
  • Working Conditions

    Aestheticians usually work normal office hours, but may also work evenings and weekends. They work in beauty salons and spas. They may travel to meet clients or to attend seminars or conferences.

  • What is Required to Become an Aesthetician?

    To become an aesthetician, you will need a certificate or diploma in cosmetology. In some countries, you will be required to be licensed to practice. Career advancement in this field is limited.

  • Modules
  • Specializations
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

    Aestheticians need to have:

    • patience
    • empathy
    • tactfulness
    • flexibility
    • carefulness
    • manual dexterity
    • honesty and responsibility
    • physical stamina
    • good hand-eye co-ordination
    • good personal hygiene
    • good communication skills
    • time management and organizational skills
    • research skills
    • analytical and problem solving skills
    • good customer service skills
    • the ability to listen to their clients and anticipate their needs
    • the aptitude to learn new techniques and procedures
    • the ability to keep calm under pressure
    • the ability to use various beauty equipment
    • the ability to be friendly and polite
    • the ability to concentrate for long periods
    • the ability to be comfortable working in close physical proximity to their clients
    • the ability to keep clients information confidential
    • the ability to accept and respond well to criticism
    • knowledge of skin types
    • knowledge of fashion and beauty
    • knowledge of cosmetics and makeup techniques
    • knowledge of trending make-up styles
    • knowledge of health and hygiene regulations


Should I be an Aesthetician?

Take our career test to find out if this career is ideal for you!

Alternative Careers
  • Make-up Artist
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty Advisor
Share this Page

If this is your profession and you would like to add to or amend any of the information on this page, then please get in touch with us at mail[at]careersome[dot]com