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asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th January, 2020

Can cosmetologist work as esthetician?

In the US, most states allow people with cosmetology licenses to work as estheticians. However, you should check with your state's cosmetology board or an equivalent board. Finally, it is possible to work as an esthetician with a cosmetology license provided you adhere to your state's licensing guidelines.

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Also question is, can a cosmetologist do everything an esthetician can do?

Cosmetologists can do both hair and nails, or focus their careers in one area. In comparison, esthetics focuses on skin care only. An esthetician is not qualified to perform pedicures, cut hair, or work with hair chemicals. With additional training and education a cosmetologist can also be an esthetician.

Secondly, how do I become an esthetician with a cosmetology license? Certified estheticians must complete a formal education and training program and adhere to state licensing laws as applicable.

  1. Step 1: Complete an Approved Cosmetology or Esthetician Program.
  2. Step 2: Earn State Licensure.
  3. Step 3: Gain Work Experience.
  4. Step 4: Meet Continuing Education Requirements.

Similarly, it is asked, is it better to be a cosmetologist or an esthetician?

Career Differences In spite of how similar these careers seem, their main difference lies in each job's top priority. Aestheticians are educated and trained to thoroughly work on the health of a client's skin whereas cosmetologists provide a number of services incorporating skin, health and hair treatments.

What can estheticians do that cosmetologists Cannot?

Cosmetologists are trained in skin care, hair styling, makeup, nail application and decoration, pedicures. This list goes on. Estheticians are focused only on skincare. Cosmetologists can specialize in esthetic practices like facials and microdermabrasion, but they will still have a cosmetology license.

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