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What subjects do you need to become an esthetician?

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Estheticians, or beauty therapists as they are also known, are at the centre of all things aesthetic. They make it their business to know all there is to know about the care and maintenance of physical beauty. Our British neighbours over at The Guardian give a wonderful example of how beauty therapy can help build confidence in everyone.

From facials and eyebrow treatments to lash care and makeup advice, as well as being able to identify any dermatological issues and steer you in the right direction for further professional advice or diagnosis – estheticians have got all bases covered!

But how do I become one? Do I need to study certain subjects in order to enter the beauty industry? Where is the best place to start?

Don’t you worry, New Zealand Beauty School is here to lend a hand and get you off to the best start in your chosen career. 

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What does it mean to be an esthetician?

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 keeping up their training and understanding of skin care and dermal science.

What skills will you need as an esthetician?

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 instil their faith in you 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 and 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 work space. 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 also inspire client confidence in your business.

It is important to recognise that the job of a beauty therapist goes beyond that of the physical. Beauty treatments are one of the most effective forms of self-care – a refreshing facial or a dazzling manicure can make a world of difference to someone’s confidence and wellbeing. 

Beauty therapies give us a space to relax and ground ourselves, taking time to be in our bodies and make sure they get some comfort and care in the hustle culture of modern day life.

It is vital that estheticians provide a safe, friendly space in which their clients feel comfortable to relax, and where they trust that they are in good hands.

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What subjects do you need to become an esthetician?

That’s our cue!

There is no need to worry about what you learnt in school or a lack of previous experience – you can train to be an esthetician at any time with online beauty and spa therapy courses!

So, want to take a trip to esthetician school? Welcome to New Zealand Beauty School!

Becoming a professional esthetician requires quite a bit of training, but with the right course and guidance you will be on a straight path to success. By taking one of our esthetician courses you are taking the first empowering step towards reaching your fullest potential.

Here at New Zealand Beauty School, we want you to find the best beauty courses for you! We recognise everyone’s journey into the beauty industry is different, with each student coming from different levels of training and experience, and we make it our mission to welcome anyone who wants to learn.

We offer an array of comprehensive and professionally tailored beauty therapy courses – here’s a little taste of what we have on offer:

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Why choose New Zealand Beauty School?

One of the biggest expenses in beauty therapy is the cost of tools and equipment. Our beauty therapy courses online come with a custom-designed kit, containing everything you will need to complete your training, sent right to your front door. The kit will have all the necessary gear to give you the best start to your career as a beauty therapist, allowing you to experiment and explore from the comfort of your own home. 

And you won’t just be learning about the beauty side of things – we will equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed in the business, such as organising appointments, stock orders, salon management, customer rapport and more.

All our courses come with a downloadable brochure with further information about course content, modules and assessments, accessing your learning online and tutor support. Once you have completed the course you will receive a certificate of attainment, adding that touch of impressive professionalism to offer to potential employers.

Choosing to study an esthetician course online will give you 24/7 access to your studies, giving you the flexibility to work your learning around your schedule and lifestyle.

Enrol in one of our short beauty courses today and become the best you can be.

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