The field of esthetics is an ever-changing career that encompasses a lot of different skills and knowledge.  It is a profession that can be incredibly rewarding and allows you to work with lots of different people. 

How do you become an esthetician?

To become an esthetician in the state of Colorado you must complete 600 hours of training  which can take approximately 6 months to complete.  This training will involve in-class lecture on a variety of topics and also should include a hands-on practicum to apply this new knowledge effectively.  Upon completion of the 600 hours, you will need to take and pass the Colorado state exam.

What does an esthetician do?

An esthetician must be skilled at a variety of techniques, but first and foremost, an esthetician is a skin care specialist.  Depending on where an esthetician works they might need to perform hair removal, facials, exfoliation treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, moisturizing treatments and skin care analysis.  They will also be able to recommend at-home care.

Where do estheticians work?

A majority of estheticians work at salons and spas.  More and more, estheticians are finding work in a medical setting, such as a dermatologists’ or cosmetic surgeons’ offices.  Some licensed estheticians become consultants, instructors or skin care product representatives.