How to Become an Esthetician
What is an Esthetician?
An Esthetician is a beauty professional that focuses on and specializes in skincare. Estheticians help cleanse and beautify the skin and body to enhance the condition and appearance of their client’s skin.
What does an Esthetician do?
An Esthetician, once licensed, may perform a variety of duties. Some of these may include:
- Assess and evaluate the condition and appearance of a clients’ skin.
- Cleanse a client’s skin, oftentimes using water, lotion, or creams.
- Demonstrate to clients how they can properly care for the skin and provide recommendations on skincare.
- Select and apply cosmetic products and advise clients of makeup types and application.
- Provide skin treatments such as facials, masks, and peels to clients.
- Remove body hair.
- Provide facial massages.
- Keep records of client services, needs, and preferences.
- Sterilize equipment and maintain a clean and tidy work area.
How long does it take to become an Esthetician?
It’s always best to research the licensure process for the state in which you’re interested in working. Requirements may vary state to state. In the State of Michigan, in order to become a licensed Esthetician, one has to complete no less than 400 hours of training either in a licensed school of cosmetology or as an apprentice for not less than 6 months in a licensed cosmetology establishment where skin services are rendered. Once a candidate has completed their training, they must take and pass a practical and theory exam. For additional information on how to become a licensed Esthetician in the State of Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Board of Cosmetology website.
How long does Esthetician school take?
In the State of Michigan, those who wish to pursue a career as an Esthetician must complete at least 400 hours of training from a state-approved program. At Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI, our Esthetician program is 440-hours and it is designed to be completed in just 26-weeks.
How long does it take to get your Esthetician license?
The length of time it will take to become a licensed Esthetician will be based partly on when (and how quickly) you complete your training and successfully pass your licensure examinations. It isn’t unreasonable, however, for someone who wants to become an esthetician to train for their new career and become licensed in under a year. You’ll also want to make sure you’re aware of any other requirements set forth by the state in which you wish you work. For additional information on how to become a licensed Esthetician in the State of Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Board of Cosmetology website.
The Dorsey School of Beauty Esthetician program
What topics are covered in the Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty?
The Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI covers a variety of topics. These include the scientific knowledge, artistic principles, and hands-on practice necessary to pursue a career as an Esthetician. Topics in regards to scientific knowledge include skin pathology, microbiology, and knowledge of the muscles, bones, and nerves of the face, neck, and shoulders. Artistic principles that are covered in the Esthetician program include eyelash enhancement, cosmetic color therapy, and corrective makeup. Students will also have the opportunity to practices skills such as facials, body treatments, wraps, rejuvenation therapies, non-abrasive peels, and hair removal during their hands-on training.
How long is the Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty?
The Esthetician training program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is 440 clock hours and is designed to be completed in 26-weeks.
Will the Esthetician program prepare me for licensure?
The Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Michigan. Students who successfully complete the Dorsey School of Beauty Esthetician program may go on to sit for the State of Michigan licensure examination.
Dorsey School of Beauty has determined that its Esthetician program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.
What is the tuition for the Esthetician program?
The tuition and fees for the Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI can be accessed by visiting our Student Consumer Information page.
How can I enroll in the Esthetician program?
If you’d like to enroll in the Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI, you may request information on our website or contact the campus directly at (866) 305-0404.