Four Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Esthetician

Four Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Esthetician

An estheticians is a skincare specialist with formal training and appropriate license to handle any process involving skin beautification such as facials, exfoliation and chemical peel procedures, massage and aromatherapy, as well as skin treatments using FDA-cleared devices.

Though licensing requirements for estheticians vary from State to State, the general process is the same: complete an approved Esthetics Program, pass a State Exam, and maintain esthetics license from the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA).

To get results you're happy with, you’ll need to consider four important factors when choosing an esthetician.

1. Set your expectations

You have to be able to find an esthetician whom you’ll be comfortable enough to communicate about what you want out of the treatment without feeling reluctant or embarrassed.

Whether it’s clearer skin, wrinkle-reducing effects, or just half an hour of soothing relaxation, your esthetician must know exactly your expectations including your personal preferences, special needs, or pet peeves (e.g. background music, no painful extractions, or even how much to tip). 

Both of you also have to be on the same page on how much you want to spend for the session (and its required subsequent maintenance) and what other options surrounding the type of facial with specific add-ons you want to incorporate.

Tell your esthetician all of these things before you visit the facility so you won’t end up having a bad encounter in the middle of the session or being forced to max out your credit card.

2. Research your esthetician

The purpose of booking an appointment to a specific spa center or beauty salon is to improve the overall complexion, texture, and quality of your skin. If the esthetician assigned to you has visible skin issues, doesn’t bother to ask you about your general health and lifestyle, or is obviously not knowledgeable with the latest advancements in the beauty industry, you know you've come to the wrong place.

Before making an appointment, find out if the esthetician is a trained and licensed NCEA member. Moreover, it has to be someone who is eager or actively engaged in taking advanced and continuing education skin care classes. It only makes sense to choose a skin specialist who has relevant expertise and experience in the type of procedure you’re getting.

3. Screen the facility 

A quick in-person visit will allow you to see for yourself what it actually looks, feels, and smells like. Cleanliness and orderliness should be non-negotiable conditions because you don’t want to be involved in an unintentional accident due to negligence or run the risk of leaving with a nasty infection.

4. Get a recommendation

Word-of-mouth recommendations from an officemate, a next-door neighbor, or your daughter’s classmate’s mom are excellent sources of reliable advice when it comes to choosing the right esthetician to visit.

You can also check for online reviews or even suggestions from social media sites. Don’t forget to visit the facility’s website because it should give you a good overview of the services they offer, their highly rated techniques, and even the comments and reactions of previous clients about specific estheticians.

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