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What does it mean to be an esthetician?

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Estheticians, also known as beauty therapists, make it their business to know everything there is to know about the care and maintenance of physical aesthetics. This can be anything from makeup advice and matching for your skin type and tone, all the way to facial treatments and consultations, as well as being able to identify any dermatological issues and steer you in the right direction for further professional advice or diagnosis.

Wow! How do I become one of those?

We are SO glad you asked! We are going to take you through the need-to-knows of becoming a qualified esthetician, as well as help you start your career by showing you the variety of beauty therapy courses on offer.

What does an esthetician do?

Becoming an esthetician requires a keen eye and extensive dermatological knowledge to help tend to the needs of each individual’s skin

Our skin can change due to age, hormonal fluctuations, as well as a result of certain medical conditions, and so an esthetician must have a wealth of knowledge on how to care for skin in all states. 

Clients may approach an esthetician hoping to find a solution to a specific problem area they are experiencing with their skin, perhaps a certain goal of something they want to reduce or how they want their skin to look and feel. It is then the job of the esthetician to tailor the client’s experience to this particular issue and advise them on products and treatments that could help their skin.

An esthetician must know their industry inside and out. They should stay up to date with the latest products and treatments, as well as keep up their training and understanding of skin care and dermal science. 

What skills will you need as an esthetician?

Becoming an esthetician is no easy feat, but with this handy guide to the must-have skills of the job you won’t steer far wrong.  

The know-how

Having a solid and extensive knowledge of treatments that aid a multitude of skin complaints is vital. Keeping track of new products that become available will give you a wider range of options to offer your clients and boost their faith that you have more than one trick up your sleeve.

Solving skills and organisation

Skin issues will not always be straightforward and can have a client feeling dejected. They have come to a specialist to seek help, so it is important to have an open mind and several strings to your bow when it comes to figuring out how to best help your clientele.

It is also important to be organised when it comes to managing client bookings and maintaining your workspace. Your clients need to know that you are professional and reliable.

Rapport and customer service 

Being approachable and friendly is top of the list when it comes to business excellence, and taking the time to make each client feel like they have truly been listened to will build a positive reputation which hopefully will spread through recommendation. Being focused, punctual and enthusiastic will inspire client confidence in your business.

Study to become an esthetician

Want to take a trip to esthetician school?! There is a lot of training that goes into becoming a professional esthetician, but with the proper training – facial courses, facial skincare courses, online facial courses, beauty facial courses, a facial massage course, and a skin therapist course, to name a few – you will be on a straight path to success.

Believe it or not, there is an abundance of skincare courses out there for trainee estheticians. 

Perhaps you are looking for skin facial courses and courses where you can learn facial massage, or maybe you want to try a dermal therapy course or start facial extraction training? Whatever your dream, there is sure to be a course out there to help make it come true. 

Whether you are returning to training and just want a facial refresher course, or want to go the whole hog and delve into a skin therapist course, we want to help you find the right fit for you.

Here at New Zealand Beauty School, we offer several comprehensive and professionally tailored beauty therapy courses. These include our Certificate in Facials, where you will learn transferable skills about how to properly care for and nourish skin to a professional spa-ready level. We also offer a course in Eyebrow, Facial Waxing and Tinting, in which you will learn about safe hair removal and tinting products for facial hair.

What are you waiting for? Start your dream career today with New Zealand Beauty School.

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