Estheticians work with individual clients to provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance the physical appearance of their clients.
In general, they:
- assess each client's skin condition, appearance and other characteristics
- advise clients about skin care in general and how to care for problem areas in particular
- demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly
- provide facial and other skin treatments using specialized products and techniques (for example, peels and masks)
- advise clients and sell skin care products.
They also may:
- advise clients about colours and types of make-up
- teach clients how to apply make-up
- clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails
- apply artificial nails and nail art
- tint eyelashes and eyebrows
- provide specialized treatments for hands and feet
- perform relaxation massages (for example, hot stone massages)
- remove body and facial hair by applying wax
- provide other specialized services such as aromatherapy, body wrapping, airbrushing or microdermabrasion.
When not working directly with clients, estheticians:
- keep their equipment and work stations clean
- keep records of client needs and preferences and services provided
- track inventory and order supplies.
They also may be responsible for booking client appointments.