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February 25, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Esthetics!

Skin care is all the rage right now. You’ve probably seen people swear by snail oil, microneedles, personalized skin products, and retinol creams on social media recently. If you’re wanting to capitalize on this growing trend, an education in esthiology is the way to go! Becoming a licensed skin care professional can open the door to a variety of rewarding career opportunities, but what exactly is esthetics and what doors does it open?

What is Esthetics?

Cosmetology and esthetics are often confused with each other. While they do overlap, they are unique focuses. Esthetics is the study of skin care and the beautification of skin through a variety of services. Estheticians help develop individual routines to maintain age-defying skin. These include noninvasive procedures ranging from facials to makeup application. Estheticians can also alleviate a variety of ailments including acne, dark spots, redness, and wrinkles. As people are searching for more ways to maintain healthy skin, the job market for skin care specialists is rising faster than average, at 14%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Aveda Way

You’ll notice that our program is sometimes called Esthiology. Aveda Institutes have a unique esthetics program with a holistic approach and general wellness focus. This includes an emphasis on quality products that are all plant-powered and incredibly luxurious. Your education at Aveda Institute Idaho is designed to focus on whole body wellness, and you can learn signature skin techniques. The whole body approach of Esthiology is unique to Aveda and an education at either of our locations in Boise or Twin Falls can provide you with the strong foundation for a successful career.

What You Can Learn in Esthetics

At Aveda Institute Idaho, our esthetics instructors cover an in-depth variety of topics. You can learn:

Skin Analysis
Sanitation & Infection Control
Makeup Application
Brow Arching
Communication Skills
Chemistry
Lash & Brow Tinting
Anatomy & Physiology
Skin Care Theory
Temporary Hair Removal
Electronic Facials
Skin Treatments
Specialized Skin Treatments
Packs & Masks
Waxing
Aromatherapy
Chemical Exfoliation
Business Skills

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Our goal is to help our students succeed as licensed estheticians. Students may have to opportunity to begin developing their clientele while still at school. One thing that makes our program stand out is our focus on business development. What good are the skills you learn if you don’t learn how to kill it in the workplace? We aim to equip each student with the knowledge to succeed in the beauty industry. From learning how to network to what it takes to run a business, we will do our best to help you develop. With business knowledge and a headstart to a client list, you can be well on your way to rewarding career in esthetics.

What Can You Do With an Esthetics License?

Esthiology opens the doors to many opportunities. Career options may include:

Salon Owner
Spa Manager
Educator
Facial Artist
Makeup Artist
Freelancer
Retreat Center
Social Media Influencer

With so many different avenues to pursue, it is easy to tailor your career to your passions and interests. The ability to use your license in a variety of ways makes pursuing esthiology a smart choice for your future. Play to your strengths and choose a job that matches your personality. If you prefer being the boss or having a flexible schedule that is part time, that’s completely up to you! Working in a salon/spa environment or enjoying the fast-paced fashion world is totally your call.

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How to Become an Esthetician

If you’re feeling ready to pursue a career in esthetics you may be wondering what your next steps are. At Aveda Institute Idaho, we can help you on your path to a career as an esthetician. First, you need to enroll in an accredited esthetics program. Our esthiology courses at both our Twin Falls and Boise locations are 600 credits hours and can be completed in as little as four months! Take advantage of our Bella Lash Extension Certification Course to get a head start in becoming a more versatile beauty professional. Once graduated, you can sit for the state board exam and after you pass that you can apply for an esthetics license. From there, the sky’s the limit! You can begin chasing your dreams and accomplishing the goals you created for yourself.

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Convinced That Esthetics for you?

Check out our program page to learn more! You can also give us at call at our Twin Falls (208) 733-7777 or Boise (208) 345-6164 locations.

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