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Can Estheticians Give Massages? An Overview of Job Responsibilities 

A woman gets a facial
Mojdeh Bakhit

Estheticians are multi-skilled professionals who offer a wide range of skin-related services, from makeup applications and facials to waxing, body treatments, and more. They can also provide hair removal and nail services for their clients. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the job responsibilities of an esthetician, including the process to become one. Let’s get started! 

Key Responsibilities of an Esthetician 

While estheticians don’t provide massages, they offer a range of services, from skincare and beauty services to waxing and hair removal. 

Estheticians are responsible for the following: 

  • Consulting with clients to understand their needs and recommending services
  • Performing facials, peels, and other skin care services 
  • Performing waxing and threading services to remove unwanted hair 
  • Applying makeup for special occasions or offering makeup lessons to clients 
  • Providing body treatments like scrubs and wraps 
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary environment within health and safety regulations
  • Properly cleaning and sanitizing equipment 
  • Ensuring clients are comfortable during their treatments 
  • Educating clients on products 
  • Scheduling and managing appointments 
  • Staying up-to-date on industry trends and techniques 

How to Become an Esthetician

Licensing and certification requirements for estheticians vary across Canada, but typically, you’re required to complete high school and a program at an approved education or training institution. Some parts of Canada require you to get licensed through a test. 

Consider the following questions when searching for a program that best fits your lifestyle: 

  • Is the program approved by OSAP? 
  • How long is the program? 
  • How many courses are completed at a time? 
  • What skills will the program cover? 
  • Does the program offer hands-on training and practice experience? 
  • Are there any reviews or testimonials from former students?
  • Does the school offer job placement assistance or career services?

Advancing Your Career as a Medical Esthetician 

Medical Estheticians undergo further training to perform advanced skincare treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and often laser therapy. These procedures help identify several skin issues, including hyperpigmentation. 

Start a Rewarding Career as a Medical Esthetician at Bryan College Today! 

Start your journey into a fulfilling and lifelong career in the health and wellness industry. Bryan College’s Advanced Medical Spa Therapist program will give you the training, skills, and confidence you need to qualify for a job in less than a year! 

You’ll undergo specialized training from industry professionals for multiple treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser theory, photo facials, and more! You’ll also get hands-on, practical experience at Bryan College’s student clinic, which is open to the public. 

Ready to get started? Enroll in Bryan College’s Advanced Medical Spa Therapist program today!

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