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What Is The Difference Between Aesthetician and Esthetician?

Do we offer aesthetician classes? Find out with our professionals.

As far as beauty goes, skincare has been seen as an important part of life for thousands of years. In the past 100 years, more people than ever have dedicated special attention to the health of their skin. And because of this attention, more and more professions have erupted out of this beauty boom. With so many careers in beauty, it can be overwhelming to know what they all do. Lately, more people have been asking questions such as, “What’s an aesthetician?”, “What’s an esthetician?”, and most importantly, “Are they the same thing?” Thankfully, Avery James Lake Charles school is here to help answer your questions.

What Exactly Is an Aesthetician?

So what is an aesthetician? These state-licensed skin care specialists work in healthcare facilities. By providing skincare treatment and makeup tips to patients, they help make their healing journey easier. Their titles can also include “medical,” “clinical,” or “paramedical.” However, these titles and their duties vary from state to state. 

Additionally, most aestheticians must complete a state-approved cosmetology program where they learn about skin conditions and procedures. This is to ensure that they can perform the proper procedures for the medical needs of their clients.

What Do Estheticians Do?

While it sounds similar to “aesthetician,” “estheticians” do a very different job! Estheticians work with skincare, but rather than medical aid and working in a healthcare facility, they focus on cosmetic treatments and can work in salons, or day spas. These professionals also require a level of higher education, but it doesn’t take years to complete! In fact, to be an esthetician, you could get your cosmetology education in a little more than 19 months with help from Avery James School of Cosmetology. 

What We Offer at Avery James

Our school offers an accredited cosmetology program that can get you started on your path to becoming an esthetician!

In its entirety, our cosmetology program is made of 1500 hours so you can have a well-rounded educational experience. Our students gain a basic understanding of science, business, management, and state law of cosmetology. That’s on top of the basic skills and knowledge they learn of the beauty, hair, and skincare world, as well as hands-on experience through our salon here at Avery James. Because our accredited cosmetology program offers more than just skincare courses, you can gain knowledge that could open up additional career opportunities. 

Get Your Esthetician Education by Taking Our Classes Today!

Are you ready to make a change in your future? Enroll today at Avery James School of Cosmetology and start training to take the right steps toward your cosmetology license. While we do not offer aesthetician classes at our Lake Charles school, enrolling in our cosmetology courses can prepare you before becoming an esthetician. 

Additionally, if you need any help with paying for your education, make sure to ask us about our financial aid services. If you qualify, you may be eligible for grants or other financial help. 

Have questions about what we have to offer you and your future career? Give us a call at 337-476-1421 or send us a message online. Want to see if you are career ready? Take our Career Readiness Quiz on our website!  We can’t wait to help you with any questions you have.

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