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The Cosmetic Esthetician program is designed to offer esthetics training for entry-level students. Completion of the program prepares students to sit for the Esthetics licensure examination given by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and to work in a variety of professions that employ estheticians in beauty salons, spas, health clubs, cosmetics stores as well as plastic surgeons' and dermatologist's offices.

If you love the field of cosmetology, but would like to specialize in the study of skin care, then an esthetician career may be perfect for you. When you've received your esthetician license, your job at a salon is to make the customer feel pampered and relaxed by providing facials, pore cleansing and exfoliation treatments, body wraps and polishes, manicures and/or pedicures, foot reflexology, aromatherapy and spa treatments as well as hair removal (waxing) treatments. Students who train to become a esthetician learn about beautifying the skin through a variety of means, including facials, skin analysis, makeup artistry, pore cleansing, microdermabrasion techniques, European facial treatments, spa treatments using body polishes and wraps, aromatherapy and skin care regimens, foot reflexology, depilation and waxing, and eyebrow shaping and lash tinting. Becoming an esthetician can lead to many different career paths, including salon, spa and resort employment, manicurist, pedicurist or manager. Individuals who become estheticians also find rewarding careers in cosmetics marketing, purchasing, or beauty consulting. If you like pampering your customers, this may be the career for you.
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Significant Points [+]

  • One of fastest growing occupations.
  • Employment predicted to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

  • Program Instructors [+]

      Jacqueline Mann  
      Esthetician Program Director and Instructor
      Hall Campus
      Phone: (770) 533-6950

      Margaret Boyd  Adjunct Instructor
      Cosmetic Esthetician
      Hall Campus
      Phone: na

      Brandi Mathews  Adjunct Instructor
      Hall Campus
      Phone: na

      Jessica Rice  Adjunct Instructor
      Hall Campus
      Phone: na

    Nature of the Work [+]

    Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.

    Work Environment [+]

    Skincare specialists usually work in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices. Most work full time. Many work evenings and weekends, especially self-employed workers operating their own salon.

    Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement [+]

    Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved program. After completing the program, they must pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require. Newly hired specialists sometimes receive on-the-job training, especially when working with chemicals.

    Job Outlook [+]

    Employment of skincare specialists is expected to grow 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The growing number of beauty salons and spas should result in good job opportunities.

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