Kenneth Shuler's esthetics program is currently only offered at our Spartanburg, Florence, Goose Creek and Garners Ferry Road (Columbia) campuses. We use a variety of professional products including Derma MD, Dermalogica, OFRA and MUD makeup. Our clinics are outfitted with equipment that can be found in spas and skincare facilities across the country.
- 600 hours
- Students receive a customized kit that includes essential tools such as make-up, eyelash products, a wax kit and state board testing essentials.
First and foremost, to get licensed as an esthetician you must have the education and training required to pass your state’s written and practical licensing exams for this field. This means learning everything your state requires you to know about analyzing, treating and beautifying skin. You should also learn to recognize skin problems that may need to be referred to a dermatologist or other medical professional. To get all this training, the first thing you need to do is find and compare schools near you to get started. Other than the education, a good esthetician should themselves be well-groomed, put-together and comfortable working with clients. You should be extremely attentive to cleanliness, sanitation and safety. You should be good at keeping a clean and tidy station, as well as sterile tools. You should be comfortable consulting with a client about their current skin care regimen, poised and respectful about potentially personal or uncomfortable questions about sensitive skin-related issues, and willing to offer your recommendations and good judgment for how a client should manage their unique skin care needs. Skills every esthetician should be strong in are customer service, adherence to processes and legal requirements, knowing how to promote specific product lines and market oneself to get new business, and active listening to truly understand client needs. You should be able to see tiny details at close range (you’re going to be right up next to clients’ faces), be very steady with your hands and have good hand-eye coordination, and be comfortable using your hands at long stretches for services like facial massages.
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