Careers in Esthetics That You Probably Haven’t Thought About.
When you hear the word ‘Esthetics’, the first things that probably pops into your head are facials and skin care, right? Well, though those may be true, esthetics can go much deeper and specialized than that. When people are trying to decide between a career in cosmetology and a career in skin care, people often shy away from the skin care route because they aren’t always aware of the vast career opportunities that are out there. While cosmetology is often consider the umbrella license of the beauty industry, meaning jack of all trades, esthetics also has quite a few marketable career choices, as well with high profit margins to match. Take a look at some of these desirable and profitable esthetic career possibilities.
1.) Makeup Artist
If you love to unleash your creative side, makeup artistry might be the perfect place for you. Every face is a different canvas, ready for you to create something new. As a makeup artist, you have the freedom to work freelance, be a personal artist for an influencer or celebrity, or work in a salon or spa! The career options are almost endless, and this is just the beginning.
2.) Beauty Blogger
Social media plays a key role nowadays in building up clientele and marketing your portfolio for those interested in your services! If social media and blogging are a passion of yours, then becoming a beauty blogger is something that you could pursue! People could look to you as a reliable source for different tips and tricks in the industry– anything from beauty routines to product recommendations and even just ‘A Day in the Life of’ segment. Many times, if you can build up a large enough following, you can be paid by brands and companies to represent and recommend their products on social media! Still not convinced? Check out this list of ‘Must Follow’ beauty bloggers for a little more creative inspo!
3.) Brand Ambassador
Do you consider yourself a people person? Are you great at connecting with people below the surface? Then you may want to consider a career as a beauty brand ambassador. Many brands need brand representatives who know how to bridge the gap between a company and a professional or their clients. As an esthetician, you will have experience with brand products and with professionals like makeup artists and salon workers. Even if sales or product knowledge doesn’t fully seem like your cup of tea, a career as a brand ambassador could open doors to a lot of other great opportunities within the industry.
4.) Esthetics School Educator
Many students love their instructors because they inspire them to achieve their dreams. And, for some, they decide they want to provide that same experience to others. Becoming an esthetician instructor can be very rewarding career path for those who love to help encourage and motivate people reach their goals!
5.) Salon or Spa Manager
As an esthetician, you probably know a lot about how to do salon and spa treatments, but what about managing other people who are doing salon and spa treatments? A license in esthetics is more than just about skin preservation and face masks. It also teaches you about customer service, time management, creativity, and more! Some people join the beauty industry because they want to be their own boss, set their own schedule, and set their rates. If that is you,, you might be able to find work as a salon or spa manager.
6.) Medical Esthetician
That’s right, you don’t have to go to medical school to work with patients at a doctor’s office. If you’re interested in working in a medical setting, helping with post and pre-op patients, and using advanced treatments, you might love a job as a medical esthetician! You can have the opportunity to work with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, or medical spas. Friends, this is where Botox, lip injections, microneedling, and all of that fun stuff comes in!
7.) Eyelash/ Brow Specialist
Becoming an eyelash extension or lash and brow tinting specialist could be an exciting and rewarding career, and quite lucrative. Lash extensions and tinting are becoming very popular! Lash extensions and lash tinting can be a great alternative to mascara and false lashes, especially with how long the results last. And, as more and more people want natural-looking eyebrows with a bit of pop, eyebrow tinting or waxing can be the solution! Lash and brow artists can work in a variety of spas and salons doing what they love! Though these types of specializations do require an additional certification, this is an investment definitely worth making!
8.) Hair Removal Specialist
I think we can all agree that shaving can be a hassle, especially for us ladies! That’s why a lot of people are turning to laser hair removal as a more permanent solution. Hair removal specialists can work in several types of spas and salons. There are plenty of spas that incorporate waxing and laser hair removal into their variety of services, while other business focus on solely on their specialty in hair removal.
In conclusion, though esthetics is aimed more towards one particular field, the career opportunities are almost endless! Whether you want to build on your skillset and establish a client base as a skin care specialist at a spa or perhaps entrepreneurship aligns more with your unique brand, a career in esthetics can get you there. Still looking to get licensed? Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology can get you there, too. Head on over to our Advance Esthetics Program page for more information on what our classes have to offer and when you can get started!