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January 9, 2017

What is Esthetics?

If you’re thinking of applying to beauty school, you’ve probably heard of esthetics before. Some people assume that cosmetology and esthetics mean the same thing. While there are some similarities between the two, cosmetologists and estheticians usually focus on different areas in beauty which leads to their own unique career paths. If you’re interested in starting a career in the beauty industry that focuses on helping clients feel confident in their skin, esthetics could be the perfect option for you!

Find out more about what an esthetician does and how you can become one.

What Estheticians Learn

One reason we love the beauty industry is that there’s always something new and exciting to learn. Trends are always being developed to keep up with people’s beauty wants and esthetics is no different. There’s no shortage of skincare techniques that estheticians learn and each person has their own way of helping clients have healthy skin. You might even discover a technique you love at school and want to base your career around being an expert in that skill.

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

  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin peels
  • Waxing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Exfoliation
  • Makeup artistry

makeup artist with an eyeshadow case

What Does an Esthetician Do?

An esthetician is someone who works with clients to make them feel better about their skin. They use their expertise to work with each client and find solutions to their unique problem and give them healthy skin. That could mean helping them with acne and other skin issues, treating multiple skin disorders, and educating people on how to create a good skincare routine. There’s no better feeling than seeing a client gain self-confidence and knowing you were a big part of it!

How to Become a Licensed Esthetician

The first step to becoming an esthetician is to apply and study at an accredited beauty school. In the state of Ohio, you must complete at least 600 hours of training in school and 60 hours developing your skills through a salon internship. Once your training is complete, you can sit for the state board licensing exams. These are split into a practical and theoretical portion that tests your knowledge of multiple techniques and how to perform them safely.

It can seem like a lot when you’re first getting started but broken up into steps, you can see it’s a lot more straightforward than many people assume. Futures estheticians in Ohio must:

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


esthetician working with client

Where Can an Esthetician Work?

With so many lessons to learn, where you want to take your esthetics skills after you graduate is completely up to you. A good place to start is to think about what’s most important for you in a career. Flexible scheduling, mobility to move up, and financial stability are some benefits you might want to consider. Here are some of the career options that could be waiting for you:

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

With all these career options available, it’s no wonder the job outlook for skincare specialists is expected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029!

Learn More About Esthetics Today!

Are you excited to start learning how you can begin a career in skincare? ? Check out our Esthetician Program! Our team would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you have about our school, financial aid available to those who qualify and anything else beauty related.

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