In actuality, both spellings are correct. Typically, Aesthetician (with an “A”) is used to describe a skin care specialist working in the medical field, while Esthetician (with an “E”) is used to describe those that work in spas and salons. Whichever way a school chooses to spell it in their training program is acceptable and will lead to state licensure.
Aestheticians (also known as Estheticians, skin care specialists, or skin care therapists) are highly trained and specialized professionals who perform skin care services, which can include, but are not limited to:
Professional Aestheticians are needed in a variety of businesses, from day spas and salons, to cruise ships and destination resorts. Some go on to become instructors, product representatives, cosmetic buyers, cosmetic researchers, beauty editors, or open their own businesses.
Many contemporary medical settings are finding the skills and abilities of highly-trained professional Aestheticians to be exceptionally helpful, making the medical practices of dermatologists and plastic surgeons exciting places for a skin care specialist to put his or her talents and abilities to work.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Aestheticians averaged $32,080 per year, as of May 2011. Those working in spas and salons averaged $31,450 per year, while those working in a medical setting $38,680. As in any profession, you work your way up the pay scale.You will probably start with a base salary while building a clientele. After your clientele is established, you may switch to a commission bases structure.
Commission is given for services given and can range between 35% to 65% of the total service. The products you sell will provide an additional commission. The yearly salary range for Aestheticians is $20,000 to $60,000 or more based on experience. Please keep in mind that none of these figures include tips from services, which comprise a big part of the Aestheticians total salary.
Nail Technicians typically find positions within spas and salons. However many are finding employment on cruise ships, as product representative and some even go on to further their training as Nail Technology Instructors.
At A Little Spa Institute, you can begin your Instructor Training Program at any time. Please call us at (847) 282-4729 to discuss this in more detail.
Aesthetics Instructors are required to do 750 hours. Hours can be reduced if you have at least 2 years of experience in the industry.
Nail Technology Instructors are required to do 625 hours. Hours can be reduced if you have at least 2 years of experience in the industry.
Yes! We firmly believe that you should keep educating yourself, even after you have completed your core program of study. We offer several classes to enhance your learning experience and earn CE hours. Hours are available for Cosmetologists, Aestheticians, Nail Technicians, Barbers, Hair Braiders, and Instructors in all of the aforementioned areas.
Many classes are only offered to licensed professionals. However, our Eyebrow Threading Class, Eyelash Extension Class and Spray Tanning Class are open to the public as well as licensed professionals.
Illinois requires Cosmetologists to complete 14 hours of continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Cosmetology Instructors and Cosmetology Clinic Teachers are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education. Cosmetology Instructors, Cosmetology Clinic Teachers and Cosmetologists licenses expire on September 30 of each even-numbered year.
Aestheticians or Skin care specialists in the state of Illinois must complete 10 hours of continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Aestheticians licenses expire September 30 of each odd numbered year. Aesthetics Instructors must complete 20 hours of continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Aesthetics Instructor licenses expire September 30 of every even numbered year.
Nail Technicians in the state of Illinois are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Nail Technology Instructors are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Both Nail Technology licenses and Nail Technology Instructor licenses expire October 31 of every even numbered year.
Chemical Peels are used to accelerate exfoliation. By using concentrated acidic solutions, the outer layer of your skin is exfoliated exposing the softer and smoother skin underneath. We offer 2 chemical peels and 3 enzyme treatments at A Little Spa Institute. You should consult with your student aesthetician to see which peel is right for you. Here is a break down of the peels and enzymes available at A Little Spa Institute.
Coconut Papaya Enzyme
Raspberry Peach Enzyme
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion both exfoliate the skin to improve the appearance of skin imperfections. Chemical peels are most effective on deep wrinkles and scars. Chemical peels are available in different strengths: mild, medium and deep. Microdermabrasion works best for superficial skin (top layers) imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion does not vary in strength. A mild tingling and warm sensation are likely to be felt during microdermabrasion. However, both microdermabrasion and chemical peels treat age spots, dull complexion and uneven skin tone. The student aestheticians and instructors will help you figure out which one is best for you! Many times people alternate treatments for maximum results.