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January 9, 2017

What is Esthetics?

woman receiving spa facial
Cosmetology? Esthetics? Aren’t they the same thing? The answer is no! However, they do have some similar elements. If you’re interested in starting a career in the beauty industry, you might be interested in one or both of these great fields!

What Estheticians Learn

Here at Moler, you can learn the following skills during our Esthetics Program:

  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin peels
  • Waxing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Exfoliation
  • Makeup artistry
  • Anatomy
  • Sanitation
  • And more!

So what makes cosmetology different? Cosmetologists can learn everything an esthetician does and the following:

  • Hairstyling
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair design

While they also may learn a few other techniques and skills, the main difference between the two trades is hair.

How to Become a Licensed Esthetician

In the state of Ohio, the following is required to become a licensed esthetician:

  1. You must complete a 600 hour course in esthetics training.
  2. You must participate in 60 hours of salon internship.
  3. Apply for Ohio Licensing Exams
  4. Pass the written and practical exams.

Where Can an Esthetician Work?

A well-qualified, licensed esthetician can work in a variety of careers such as:

  • Resort esthetician
  • Cruise esthetician
  • Spa manager
  • Spa owner
  • Waxing specialist
  • Facial specialist
  • Salon employee
  • Spa employee
  • Freelancer
  • Makeup artist
  • And many more!

In contrast, a cosmetologist may be able to work in the job listed above, as well as salons doing hair, makeup, nails, or esthetics.

Interested in pursuing one of these great jobs? Check out our Esthetician Program! If you want to learn a combination of esthetics and manicuring, we offer that program, too! We also offer a managing esthetician program, and a esthetician, manicuring management program!

Contact us for more information on getting started in one of our beauty programs today!

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116