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Career Profile: Skincare Specialists

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 68,700 people employed as skincare specialists in the United States. The median annual salary is $36,500. Entry level employees earn approximately $22,850 per year and senior employees earn approximately $64,610 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Tint eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided.
  • Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots.
  • Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
  • Collaborate with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to provide patients with preoperative and postoperative skin care.
  • Sell makeup to clients.
  • Select and apply cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
  • Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
  • Stay abreast of latest industry trends, products, research, and treatments.
  • Determine which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance.
  • Treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products, such as peels and masks.
  • Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
  • Remove body and facial hair by applying wax.
  • Provide facial and body massages.
  • Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
  • Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
68,700
Annual Openings:
10,100
Increase in Openings by 2030:
29%
Annual Salary Range:
$22,850 - $64,610
Education Requirements:
Some college