Profession aesthetician

Aestheticians offer skin care treatments. They apply various facial treatments according to their clients' needs and skin type, such as lotions, scrubs, peels and masks, in order to maintain the skin healthy and attractive. Aestheticians may also give neck massages and body treatments such as wraps. Aestheticians remove unwanted hair on different body parts like eyebrows, upper lip or the bikini area. They perform facial massage and apply make-up for various occasions.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Cosmetics

    The various types of substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body.

  • Cosmetics industry

    Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.

  • Make-up techniques

    The various techniques and tools for applying make-up.

  • Cosmetic skin treatment

    The aesthetic care of the skin, such as facials, including exfoliation, facial masks, peels, steam, and extraction.

  • Cosmetics ingredients

    Variety of sources coosmetics are composed of ranging from crushed insects to rust.

Skills

  • Perform facial treatment

    Perform all kinds of treatments to improve the health and attractiveness of the facial skin, such as facial masks, scrubs, eyebrow tinting, peels, hair removal and make-up.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Perform body wrapping

    Wrap customers with plastic, mud or thermal blankets for de-stressing, rebalancing, firming skin, detoxicating and reducing cellulite.

  • Test make-up

    Perform routine tests to determine if make-up products are adequate.

  • Give massages

    Provide clients with head, hand, neck, facial or full body massages.

  • Apply hygiene and safety regulations

    Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.

  • Maintain a hygienic working environment

    Take care of hygiene in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.

  • Advise customers on usage of cosmetics

    Provide advice to customers on how to apply various cosmetic products such as lotions, powders, nail polish or creams.

  • Determine skin type

    Determine what type of skin a person has in order to use the right make-up for that particular skin type.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Use hair removal techniques

    Use techniques and handle tools to remove hair from body parts, such as electrolysis, IPL, waxing, lasering, threading or plucking.

Optional knowledge and skills

support individuals on nutrition changes manage a small-to-medium business offer free samples of cosmetics maintain professional administration apply permanent make-up manufacture cosmetics manage indoor tanning sessions monitor stock level administer appointments recommend cosmetics to customers process payments spa products comply with legislation related to health care order supplies offer cosmetic beauty advice issue sales invoices keep personal administration maintain relationship with suppliers train employees show social competences sell cosmetics dispose waste cosmetic manicure treat facial hair hydrotherapy

Common job titles

  • Licensed aesthetician
  • Medical aesthetician
  • Licensed aesthetician customer service superstar