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Skincare Specialists

Skincare specialists have excellent job prospects as Beauty industry is booming. They serve clients in salons, spas, resorts, beauty parlors and hotels. Some skin care specialists train to work as medical estheticians at health care offices or in a hospital where they treat rehabilitation patients. In addition to working with clients, skincare specialists also keep records of skincare regimens that their regular clients use. A growing number of specialists actively sell skincare products, such as cleansers, lotions, and creams.

Skincare specialists give facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Some may provide other skincare treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin. Those who operate their own salons have managerial duties that may include hiring, supervising, and firing workers, as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising. 

Role of Skincare Specialists

  • Analyzing the customer's skin care need and discussing treatments
  • Recommend various products that can be used to improve skin.
  • Remove unwanted hair using wax or laser treatment
  • Clean the skin before applying makeup
  • Recommend skincare products, such as cleansers, lotions, or creams
  • Teach and advise clients on how to apply makeup and how to take care of their skin
  • Refer clients to other skincare specialists, such as a dermatologist, for serious skin problems
  • Sterilize equipment and clean work areas

Skills of Skincare Specialists

Customer-service skills: Skincare specialists should be extremely good in dealing with clients. They should be friendly when dealing with clients.
Stamina: Skincare specialists must have good physical stamina as they have to stand long hours standing massaging clients’ face and body.
Courteous: Courteous nature could bring repeat business, particularly for self-employed workers.

Work Schedules

The job may involve a lot of standing. Skincare specialists typically work full time, with many working nights and weekends. Long hours are common, especially for self-employed workers.

Some reported job titles:

Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician, Facialist, Lead Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Technician, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician

Related Occupations
•    Massage Therapist
•    Manicurist & Pedicurist
•    Hairdresser

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