If you’ve been thinking about a career in the beauty industry, esthetics is a good place to start. The science of skincare is known as esthetics. When you study esthetics, you will master both the theory and the practical skills required to perform skin care services.

To be a qualified and accomplished esthetician, each must grasp a specific body of knowledge and possess a particular skill set.

At the Institute of Advanced Aesthetics, our esthetics curriculum competencies establish professional knowledge and abilities while focusing on student learning outcomes.

After completing a basic esthetics curriculum, you should be able to perform the following tasks:

 

1. Ability to plan and perform a successful esthetic procedure

You’ll study the anatomy and physiology of the face, neck, and head, as well as the basic physiology of the body’s organ systems and how they affect skin health. You’ll learn how chemicals and cosmetics can be used to alter skin health, as well as how to choose which products to use. You’ll learn about the tools estheticians use in their work, such as evaluating lamps, steamers to warm and soften the skin, and other machines that stimulate the skin with electricity.

You’ll also learn how to assess various skin types and concerns so that you can work with a variety of clients.

 

2. Ability to provide therapeutic esthetic treatments

All of your session planning will then be translated into treatment delivery, addressing clients’ needs with a variety of skin types. You’ll learn how to massage the face and neck, how to correctly remove products with warm towels and sponges, and many exfoliation techniques, among other things. This competency verifies that your institution has taught you skills beyond just theory, ensuring that you will be able to perform the skills required after graduation.

 

3. Ability to devise and carry out a self-care plan

Making time for yourself is critical for the longevity of a job in a helping profession like esthetics, whether you enjoy long walks or a warm bath. This competency is designed to ensure that schools teach students about healthy stress management and plan to develop a lifestyle that balances work with the hobbies that will help you make this a long-term profession.

 

4. Ability to establish and maintain successful and ethical connections with clients

You will learn about crucial ways that your behavior can influence your connections with your clients, from understanding cultural differences to practicing professional limits such as timeliness and dressing professionally.

 

5. Ability to discover professional development strategies

Although becoming an esthetician takes only a few months, the industry evolves year after year as new technology and products are introduced. Therefore, you’ll need to learn how to keep up with the latest information and keep any licenses you need to practice current, which may need taking refresher courses every few years.

 

The Institute of Advanced Aesthetics Difference

The esthetics programs at the Institute of Advanced Aesthetics, Virginia, are designed to provide students the confidence and experience they need to explore career opportunities in the salon, medical, and retail industries.

With 600 hours of skincare training delivered by qualified and motivated professors, we can prepare you for an exciting future in beauty.

If you’d like to learn more about our programs, give us a call at (703) 774 -6264 or visit our website to book an appointment: https://instituteofadvancedaestheticsva.com/.