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This spa director and laser technician describes the different procedures that she performs in this video. She discovered lasers when she was working for a plastic surgeon. She enjoyed the work so much that she went to school to further her education in this area and has been doing it ever since.

Job Title: Spa Director & Laser Technician

Job Summary: Skincare Specialists

Job Description

Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person's appearance. Skincare specialists give facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Some may provide other skincare treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin.

Skincare specialists give facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Some may provide other skincare treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin.

In addition to working with clients, skincare specialists also keep records of skincare regimens that their regular clients use. A growing number of specialists actively sell skincare products, such as cleansers, lotions, and creams.

Those who operate their own salons have managerial duties that may include hiring, supervising, and firing workers, as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising.

On-the-Job Training

Short term on-the-job training, but most training comes from coursework.

Additional Info

Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology program. After completing the program, they must pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.

Certification Requirement
All states except CT require skincare specialists to pass a licensing exam. Most specialists also take a state approved cosmetology program as well.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
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