October 8, 2014
How to Find Success as an Esthetician
Have you recently graduated from esthetics school and can’t wait to make an impression in the beauty industry? Then you probably already know that estheticians are among the top five beauty industry careers in the country. Skincare specialists are in crazy high demand with good job opportunities expected through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And California is ranked number 2 for employment of skincare specialists. There’s lots of opportunity! But how do you find success as an esthetician? Follow these 4 tips on your way to your own personal success:
If you haven’t already, you need to take the exam to become a licensed esthetician. Follow these 10 best tips for passing your state board exam to be sure you know exactly how to prepare and pass your exam.
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Be open to job opportunities wherever you find them. Licensed estheticians can work for day spas, hotel spas, any medical offices with a specialization in skincare, even high end department stores. A key to success in this industry is to be open and willing to try out everything. Test out what you like best and you’ll eventually find where you belong in the skincare world.
If you want to be a true success as an esthetician, you need to provide excellent customer service. Focus in on the client’s main concern for his or her skin. Take time during every appointment to learn about what your client really wants and what they hope to achieve in the weeks and months they’ll be working with you. Do everything you can to make your client feel more comfortable and at ease. You need to build a bond of trust with each and every client you see. They’re trusting you with their skin, so don’t give them any doubt!
Start marketing yourself right now! Consider all that you really learn in esthetician school and share that wealth of knowledge. Then put yourself and your skills out there. Consider offering free services to new and interested clients as a trial run. Talk with local hair salons to see if you can leave your business card or a brochure explaining all your specialties. Don’t forget to invest in the most important asset of your career: YOU! The more training classes you take, the more experience you will get. Methods, products and routines are constantly changing. The more you keep yourself up-to-date and informed, the more successful you will be.
Are you looking to start a career as an esthetician? Salon Success Academy is a beauty school with five locations throughout the Inland Empire of California in Corona, Upland, Redlands, Fontana, and San Bernardino. The school offers hands-on training in esthetics and cosmetology, as well as flexible class schedules, extensive State Board preparation, and Financial Aid assistance to those who qualify. If you would like to learn more about the esthetics program at Salon Success Academy, fill out the form or call 1-877-987-HAIR now.