August 29, 2022

What Is Esthetics?

Are you passionate about all things skincare? Do you have a 10-step skincare regimen you refuse to sway from? Do you know all the latest trends and products to clear acne? Then chances are you have heard the word esthetics. If you’re interested in pursuing a future in skincare, it’s important to have an understanding of esthetics: the science and art of skincare. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting industry!

What Can Estheticians Learn?

woman getting a facial

Estheticians can learn a wide range of topics and skills. Much of what you learn depends on how far you want to take your education. Basic esthetics can include facials, eyelash extensions, or waxing. Advanced esthetics enters more of a medical side of skincare, working with lasers and needles. This also means that the opportunities are vast when it comes to a future in esthetics!

At Don Roberts School of Hair Design, we offer both basic esthetics and advanced studies. These programs can include:

  • Facial Treatments
  • Makeup Application
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasian
  • Chemical Peels
  • And More! 

Esthetics students can learn different techniques and theories to set them up for success in the beauty industry.

How Long Does It Take to Become an Esthetician?

Esthetics program lengths vary depending on where you live. Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to obtaining your license. For example, the state of Indiana requires 700 hours of education before you can apply for a license. Use this resource to learn about the requirements in your state. 

While Indiana only requires 700 hours, Don Roberts’ program is 900 hours. We choose to offer this longer program to include advanced studies and techniques that aren’t always included in standard esthetics programs and to better prepare our students for their future. Our scheduling options include full and part time programs.

Depending on your path after your esthetics education, you may need more schooling. Medical estheticians need additional training, but the required hours vary between states and clinics.

Where Can Estheticians Work?

Because estheticians can learn a wide variety of skills and techniques, the job options are nearly endless. Find what you enjoy doing, and stick to it! Estheticians can enjoy working in a fast-paced, competitive, and highly-specialized field within beauty. 

Those who study basic esthetics often enjoy the relaxing side of the industry, practicing in more of a spa or salon setting. They can provide facials, wax unwanted hair, and provide generally any skin-related cosmetology services that could enhance not only their clients’ skin, but the way their clients feel about themselves.

Advanced estheticians tend to have more training. This means a wider range of options is available to them when it comes to skincare. They can work alongside dermatologists, often treating people with skin disorders or working close to the medical field. While this may require more education in medical areas and isn’t guaranteed to every esthetics school graduate, it could still be the route for you!

How Do I Become an Esthetician?

woman receiving a facial

While the path to becoming an esthetician can vary by state, the basic steps are the same.

  1. Find the school that’s right for you: Do you research and tour multiple schools. Find one that fits your goals, interests, and overall vibe. If you’re located in Indiana, feel free to contact Don Roberts for information about our school!
  2. Apply for your program: Once you’ve chosen your school, you will need to begin the enrollment process. We recommend learning about your school’s admissions process or getting assistance from an advisor.
  3. Complete your school requirements: Now that you have started your program, it’s important to stay on top of your classes. Become teachable, learn everything they offer, and study for your exams. Make sure to get all your hours and prepare to sit for your state licensure test.
  4. Pass the state exam: You’ve graduated from your esthetics program! To get your license, you must now pass the exam so study hard! After this, you’re an esthetician!

But there’s more to becoming an esthetician than just meeting the state requirements. You have to have motivation, be prepared, and set goals. We recommend keeping a planner to stay on top of your busy schedule. 

Are You Ready for Esthetics?

Are you ready to start your journey in the beauty industry where you can help others feel great in their own skin? The esthetics program at Don Roberts School of Hair Design focuses on preparing motivated, serious students for successful futures as licensed estheticians in spas, salons, or medical offices. If you’re ready to get started, contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

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