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Grace Riley

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Grace Riley

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Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

To Debbie Lynn in Spartanburg, SC--I am sad to hear you say that you are "I am washed up trying to get jobs."
Of course, we all understand about the terrible ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Kerbear in Riverside--
Here are some things to consider when looking for when deciding on a school for esthetics: price, job help/placement, how many product lines they use ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Hi Vanessa,
Making the decision to change careers to go to esthetics school is not only a big decision, but a very personal one. It really depends on how passionate you are ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Well said Jennifer in Raleigh. All your points should be hand delivered to student estheticians on the first day of class--to make sure they understand what is expected to be ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Can I catch herpes?

[QUOTE who="EducatedEsthetician in California"]Yes - you can acquire herpes, potentially you can spread it to other clients as well. Herpes is contagious, and around 30 ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

No Experience?

carsonandgray in CA-

A 50/5 split means if a service is $60.00 you get $30.00 and the owner gets $30.00. My preference is the 50/50 split because I like to earn more per ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Transfering an Esthetics license

If you go to www.myflorida.org and go to business license section and scroll down to cosmetology you will find the phone number. As I told someone in one of the above forum ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Transfering an Esthetics license

www.myflorida.org and go to Cosmetology Dept.
Going to Fl will be easy for you. Fl has a basic course of 300 hours for basic licensing, while that seems easy--many employers ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Transfering an Esthetics license

You should be able to transfer your license if the hours in RI are the same, but you need to contact the state board to verify. Sometimes you have to take an additional class to ...

2 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

That is true, the money is very dependent on many factors: experience, location, personality, economy, demographics, hours invested, etc. No one can say how much one esthetician ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Quality Esthetician Schools in Orlando, Florida?

Jessica,
In Fl, a Facial Specialist is usually between 260-340 hours depending on the school. Most states require 600 hours and above, but the good news is there are a ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Well said!

[QUOTE who="EducatedEsthetician in California"]Liesy - this is a challenging time to be an esthetician . If you do not have an entrepreneurial approach ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Shelby in Seattle,
What a thoughtful comment you posted about not wanting to waste time doing something that doesn't make you happy. How true? While everyone is worried about ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

No Experience?

Izleys,
Congratulations on your new career path. I hope you have a lot of success and happiness from this new journey. It sounds like you have found your passion.

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

DRE517,
You could also consider paying the esthetician an hourly rate (that rate is dependent upon the going rate in your area)plus tips.
Grace Riley Esthetics

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Dre517,
If you do not have a lot of capital to budget for personnel, consider paying a split commission. 40/60 is fair if you are paying for all the advertising and products ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

No Experience?

Izleys in Illinois,
It sounds like what you are doing isn't working.

Izleys-what does it hurt to try a different job hunting approach if what you are doing isn't ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

No Experience?

Being fresh out of school and in search of a job is frustrating when most spa owners will not even look at your resume. I believe this is a failure with our esthetic schools, I ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Eileen in CA,
What a thoughtful question that many seasoned estheticians don't think about. I would say you are a business minded professional to protect yourself. Yes, of ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Transfering an Esthetics license

You should be able to transfer your license easily to Fl because of your hours, but you will need to take an HIV course approved through the state. That is required for all ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Florida Scope of Practice?

Most of this information can be found albeit it not easily at www.myflorida.org.
I have lived in both states and they both have very different laws. NC by far as much better ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

First of all, I don't normally advocate paying top dollar for esthetician school, but I have personally attended classes at the DI Institute (not for initial licensing, but extra ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

I am glad you posted this...I will definitely spread this around to my student estheticians. Please e-mail me at: gracerileypublishing@gmail.com if you would like to be interviewed ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Retailing is part of the job, but I don't believe estheticians should sell just to sell products. Estheticians should educate clients about products that would BENEFIT them; they ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Is being an Esthetician as bad as everyone is making it sound?

Thanks for putting this information out there. It is important for esthetician students to know the good, bad and the ugly.
Grace Riley author of JumpStart Your Esthetics ...

3 years ago
Job > Hairstylist

Too old for beauty school?

You are completely inspirational! I love that you switched careers after having a successful hair business for 25 years to save lives being a firefighter! What a wonderful career ...

3 years ago
Job > Esthetician

Advanced Waxing Courses.

The International Dermal Institute (or Dermalogica Master Classes)has advanced speed waxing classes. They are very professional, and there classes are excellent. Not a huge fan of ...

4 years ago