An Esthetician’s Guide: Created for new and/or aspiring Estheticians, and Cosmetologists branching into skin care.
As I’ve been an educator and speaker, I find many students, Estheticians, Cosmetologists, and clients wanting to know more about skincare. Many want to know more about becoming an Esthetician. Cosmetologists wish to know how to bridge the gap between a hair & makeup career into skincare. Is an Esthetics career right for you? Many of the sites are valuable resources. There is no need for me to reiterate and create my own full-fledged resource. This is an ever-changing guide I will edit, re-edit, and correct over time. I look forward to adding more from seasoned Esthetician’s. Please email Jamie at [email protected] to add to this guide.
Since I’m from Texas, the first thing listed is the state’s licensing website. You will first want to access your state’s licensing website to know the rules and regulations. If you visit the ASCP website, they have a directory with all the different state licensing requirements. I’ve listed it below.
Texas State Licensing Department
All other States via the ASCP website
Associations & Memberships
Associated Skin Care Professionals: Liability Insurance and Membership: This site has a wealth of information. Start here. ASCP is always a go-to. They have a skincare glossary, list of approved schools, blog articles, educational opportunities, and a free student network. I highly recommend obtaining insurance once you are working as an Esthetician.
The Facial School is located in Flower Mound, Texas and was founded by Sandy Nelles, an Esthetician of 14 years.
Industry Trade Shows
The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
The International Esthetics, Cosmetics, Spa Conference
Fearless Beauties: Treating Skin of Color with Confidence https://amzn.to/3MvPzAm
Fearless Beauties: Student Workbook https://amzn.to/3lsIzrY
The Estheticians Guide to Outstanding Esthetics: Shelley Hancock and contributing authors https://amzn.to/3LnFofS
The Estheticians Guide to Outstanding Esthetics Vol II:
The Skin Care Answer Book: Mark Lees
Online Scheduling. Try Schedulicity. Save $20 off your first 3 months.
Facebook Groups to Join:
The Secrets of Estheticians: https://www.facebook.com/groups/677007063190425
Esthetician Buy & Sell Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/75103378532
Esthetician Education Connection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EstyEd
Esthetics Consignment: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393265300972645
Esthetician Buy Nothing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365548160846136
Facebook Pages to Follow or Like:
YouTube Pages to follow
Instagram accounts to follow: (Please be advised, a large following does not necessarily mean that the person knows a lot about skin, they may simply be excellent at marketing or pay for marketing firm):
Skincare Brands *There will always be new and innovative brands as ingredients, formulations, and technology evolve. This is a compiled list of the top brands TODAY that have been established for several years. These brands will have excellent educational opportunities.
Skin Scripts https://www.skinscriptrx.com/
Rhonda Allison https://rhondaallison.com/
Farmhouse Fresh https://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com/
Hale and Hush https://www.haleandhush.com/
Sorella Apothecary https://www.sorellaapothecary.com/
Face Reality https://facerealityskincare.com/
Opportunities as an Ethetician:
Sales Rep, Trainer, Instructor, Formulator, Blogger/Vlogger
Advice from Esthetician’s that have been in the field:
“Subscribe to Renee -Rouleau emails, go to your local Esthetics show. Enroll in as many free classes as possible!” ~ Sandy Nelles
“One thing I wish I would have been told sooner and focused more is how to take care of yourself in this industry… physically, mentally…” ~ Carole Smith