Estheticians can grow their careers in lots of ways, both in spas and outside of them. The career possibilities far exceed what you might think! Esthiology can take you far in your professional life, which is why we love it so much.
1. YOU CAN WORK FOR YOURSELF
Many estheticians decide to work for themselves. They are their own boss and they succeed based on their work ethic. It’s not an easy path, but it’s extremely rewarding and has the potential to be whatever you make it. Some estheticians offer on-site services like makeup applications. There will always be brides, so on-site makeup will always be in style. You’ll also find estheticians at runway shows and at photo shoots. Some start their own lash parlors and beauty spas. You can choose from a variety of career paths if you decide to work for yourself.
2. CREATE YOUR OWN SKINCARE LINE
If you’re passionate about skincare (and you should be if you’re an esthetician) you could start your own product line. Many cosmetic and skincare lines were started by beauticians and esthiologists with a passion for the beauty industry. You’ll need to be business savvy and have the time and patience to work on your products. Your product line is a business, and you’ll need to prepare for that. You’ll work a ton, test your products, build a marketing plan and more. However, seeing your business grow from an idea to reality will be one of the most rewarding career choices you can make. Eventually you could see your products on the shelves in salons or retail stores!
3. YOU COULD WORK AT HIGH END SPAS
Lots of estheticians choose to work in spas, and they still go far in their careers. Salons and spas ARE NOT dead ends. Luxury spas are stunning places to work, and their services match the luxury experience. In turn, their prices also have a luxury feel. Clients may spend $300, $400 or more just for one service. This path is a long one but well worth it. You need amazing customer service and phenomenal esthetician skills. This may not be the career you get straight out of school, but it’s what you can work towards. Estheticians who work in luxury spas have the experience to back up those prices.
4. YOU CAN SPEND DECADES PERFECTING YOUR ESTHETICS CAREER
Esthiology is the perfect career for people who know they want to help others feel beautiful. Successful estheticians build a loyal client base, and this takes time. While some clients may come and go, for the most part, the beauty industry really doesn’t deal with significant dips in the market. People will always have skin, which means they’ll always need someone to care for it. This doesn’t mean you can set up shop and just expect clients to come, but if you market yourself and build your base, you’re set. The better you become with your services and with your guests, the more clients you’ll have. You can be successful for years and constantly work to perfect your craft.