What does an Esthetician do?

An esthetician is responsible for helping clients keep up their appearance through many different methods. They are responsible for skin treatments, hair removal, and the care of clients. A few of the main duties of an esthetician are conducting consultations for services, tracking a client's skin progress, training new staff, and suggesting skincare products to clients. They also have to try and retain as many clients as possible. Some of the jobs titles that an esthetician could grow into are spa owner and spa manager.

High School Diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that an esthetician will have is the ability to connect with clients. Another skill is communication as the esthetician will need to be able to tell the clients about their various services.

What responsibilities are common for Esthetician jobs?
  • Apply skincare product to client
  • Explain services to clients
  • Train new employees
  • Have consultations with clients on best treatment options
  • Recommend skincare products to clients
  • Recommend a daily routine to clients
  • Pitch clients on upgraded services
  • Remove hair on client designated areas
What are the typical qualifications for Esthetician jobs?
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Ability to develop a plan of action for clients care
  • Ability to make a client feel comfortable
  • Deep knowledge of skincare techniques
  • State esthetician's license required
  • Motivated to work evenings and weekends
  • Sales skills to sell products to clients
  • Ability to manage your time well
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How much does an Esthetician make?

Confident
$66,073 /yr
Total Pay
$48,243
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$17,830
 /yr

Additional Pay

$66,073

 / yr
$39K$113K
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Read what Esthetician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SephoraSephora
Licensed Esthetician
May 14, 2022

“It was amazing working with the team I worked with and the amount of gratis we got each month.”

Omni HotelsOmni Hotels
LMT/Esthetician
May 25, 2021

“If you don't want to work for yourself and make decent money Mokara spa is great.”

Solei Day SpaSolei Day Spa
Master Esthetician
Jun 28, 2022

“Schedules can be flexible which is great depending on what type of schedule you prefer.”

SpaDermaSpaDerma
Esthetician
Nov 2, 2021

“I strongly recommend you keep your resume up to date for when a better opportunity comes along.”

Ideal Nutrition
Esthetician
Feb 9, 2022

“Love the staff that I work with and I love the concept of eating healthy and encouraging and helping others to do the same.”

Cocoon Urban Day Spa
Esthetician
Nov 2, 2022

“I honestly could go on and on and the owner Sarah is absolutely hands down the best boss I have ever worked for.”

Grace Threading
SPA Manager/Licensed Esthetician
May 21, 2021

“Starting off as my first spa job it was good pay and I got a raise within 3 months of being there.”

SkinRX Clinical SpaSkinRX Clinical Spa
Medical Esthetician
Apr 27, 2021

“Everyone was friends and it was fun among co”

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