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What Exactly is an Esthetician?

If you regularly visit salons, you may have heard the term “esthetician” used to describe a person who specializes in a certain area of beauty. However, if you’re like most people, you might not be exactly sure what these professionals do.

Estheticians are skin care professionals who help clients with the care and beautification of their skin through services like facials, body treatments, and waxing. They are professionally trained to do these tasks in settings that make people feel comfortable and beautiful, such as salons, day spas, and medi-spas.

In order to perform these tasks, all estheticians must pass written and hands-on exams through a recognized certification program, making them eligible for state licensing. The educational preparation for these exams requires an initial commitment ranging from 250 to 600 hours of study, with follow-ups recommended once licensing is achieved. These classes are intended to keep estheticians up-to-date on skills and safety, as well as provide education on trends in the industry.

Because they are not licensed doctors, estheticians cannot offer any medical advice for treatments, but many choose to work closely with dermatologists to offer more comprehensive care for their clients.

Federico Beauty Institute has been offering students the opportunity to enter into the field of esthetics with confidence and skill. Our part-time esthetics program allows students to learn in a flexible and supportive environment that allows them to work their way through school.

Through our program, students are given the skills to offer evaluation, consultation, and treatment of minor skin disorders. Tuesday through Saturday, students and instructors meet for hands-on instruction in massage, aromatherapy, facials, make-up application, color analysis, and waxing—everything students need to learn to become successful in the field.

We take care to provide students with the right mix of traditional learning and hands-on experience, supervised by a passionate and professional staff. Our modular program is built on a solid educational foundation of Bioelements professional skin care, and our curriculum was designed by CIDESCO esthetician Barbara Solomone. The program is overseen by Dr. Billie Radd, who has a PhD in Pharmacology and Masters in Cosmetic Science.

If you’re interested in learning more about Federico Beauty Institute’s esthetics program or any of our courses, please call our admissions department at 916-418-7223. We’d love to talk with you about your interest in the field!