What Estheticians Wish They Knew Before They Became Estheticians


Thinking about becoming an esthetician? It’s an exciting career, to be sure, but it’s important to be sure it’s the right fit for you.


Here’s a sample of what esthetician reviewers said when asked, “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?” (From Indeed job search website.)







· “I wish I had done more research on schools and what it takes to grow in the esthetics industry.”

· “It’s hard, but with practice it becomes second nature.”

· “I wish I’d completed this certification sooner in my career.”

· “I wish I knew how much I’d love it.”

· “Wish I’d done more research in choosing schools.”

· “It’s not so easy to find a job at a salon or spa when you’re just starting out.”

· “Research schools first – research schools first.”

· “How amazing and fun it is.”

· “I wish I had known more about requirements like labs and lecture hours.”

· “I wish I would have done it sooner.”

· “I wish I’d known more about the business aspect of the industry.

For example, it takes a long time to build up enough clientele to be self-supporting.”

· “I wish I really knew how hard it was to build clientele, but I’m willing to do whatever

I need to get my name out and get better at what I do.”

· “It’s a very competitive job market with many talented men and women in this field.”

· “That it’s better to have your own business.”

· “I would have researched schools more.”

· “Nothing. It was a fantastic experience.”

· “Develop a specialty that sets you apart.”

· “How rewarding it would be.”

· “That it definitely doesn’t come to you in a day or a few months. It takes time and dedication.”

· “That I would find my passion in skincare while I was earning my certification.”


There's a lot to think about! If you're wondering if a career in esthetics is how you'd like to deliver your own unique gifts to the world - contact us for a catalog, phone or in person appointment to tour the school.