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Is Esthetics the career for me?

Skin Care Therapists give facials and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques. Skin Care Therapists advise clients on the use of beauty products, make-up application, waxing, massage, lash extensions and may specialize in one or more of these areas.

Nail Technicians advise clients on manicure and pedicure treatments and maintenance, nail enhancements and nail art.  Skin Care Therapists and Nail Technicians are required to adhere to standardized public sanitation, decontamination, sterilization, and infection control procedures.

 

How much do Estheticians make?

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $20,000 – $45,000+

 What will I learn?

What will I learn?

In addition the Nail Technology and Skin Care Therapist programs include;  anatomy, physiology, chemistry, electricity, nutritional basics, diseases and disorders of the skin and nail, time management, employability and essential skills, maintaining a professional standard, career planning, goal setting, resume and portfolio preparation, selling retail products, developing service retention, public relations, various aspects of business management,  and the opportunity to develop interpersonal, communication, and discretionary skills.

What are my Career Options?

  • Nail Technician and/or Skin Care Therapist in Beauty Salons/Spas

  • Makeup Artist / Lash Extension Technician, Waxing Technician

  • Cosmetic Dermatologist/Plastic Surgeon Assistant

  • Tourism/Service Industry (Cruise Ships / Mediterranean Spas)

  • Makeup, Cosmetic, Skin and Nail Care Product Consultant

  • Educator and demonstrator for product lines

  • Sales representative for product lines

  • Nail Technicians and Skin Care Therapists may be self-employed

  • Receptionist for Salons and Spas

 

 

Esthetics

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Program Start Date:

September

 

Program Length:

42 Weeks

 

Other Costs:

Field Trips

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Grade 10

  • Any Math 11

  • Socials Studies 11/BCFN 12

  • Science 11

  • Com 11/English 11

 

Certifications:

  • Esthetics Certification

  • Level 1 Emergency First Aid

  • WHMIS Certificate

  • World Host Certificate

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