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Diane Buccola/SpaBizBoard in San Jose, California

Updated 48 months ago

business name. please help. - 1 Reply

I am stuck trying to decide between a few business names. I'm not sure how marketable they are and would be grateful for input. I thought of phoenix...

Diane Buccola/SpaBizBoard in San Jose, California

Updated 48 months ago

Question from a newbie esty - 1 Reply

Hello I am new to the esty world, I haven't even been licensed for a year yet and I feel like I know so little. What is the best places to learn new...

Diane Buccola/SpaBizBoard in San Jose, California

Estheticians must wear gloves (OSHA -Bloodborne Pathogen Standard)

We are talking about this subject on SpaBizBoard and on Happy Esthetician FB page, so I thought I would bring it here too. It's a super hot topic...

Alishanh in Washington, Missouri

Esthetician school in STL

Any esthetician students in STL? I'm debating on what school to go to and looking for actual reviews and advice. I'm looking at Skin Institute and...

Deborah Werner in New York

Not being paid for Spa Services

To all my fellow estheticians/Spa employees/employers out there. Almost a year ago I took a position as a license esthetician in a local day spa and...

mahua in Pleasanton, California

Updated 50 months ago

rental or employment - 4 Replies

I graduated in august this year and have been on a few courses after that, to try and keep up my skills. My question is whats the best way to go...

Sioux in Mount Vernon, New York

Best Places for A New Esthetician to Apply in NY, NJ, PA

I am about to graduate soon and I am looking for the best place a new Esthetician can apply to in NY, NJ, PA and best advice to get your foot in the...

Sandra2ann in sanxmm

Updated 50 months ago


Found the BEST guide to study from. I passed! this guide really makes the test easy, Just wanted to help and throw it out there :) http://www.propr...

sherry_paulino@*****.*** in Apo

Updated 51 months ago

Seeking An Esthetician Apprenticeship - 17 Replies

I am extremely interested in working as a skincare professional.I love the beauty and skincare industry and I am a talented and experienced makeup...

Seattle in Renton, Washington

Help with passing the Washington State Esthetician Practical Exam

I keep failing the practical exam and I have NO IDEA why. If anyone can give me any tips on what they are looking for or any resources of where I...

stacie in Freeport, Illinois

Updated 52 months ago

Interested in Esthiology& Med Esthiology - 10 Replies

TO ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE ANY USEFUL INFO FOR ME: I have lived in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands for the past two years and love it here. I want to go...

Veronika in Carrollton, Texas

Updated 52 months ago

Practical exam - 7 Replies

It's been a while since I finished my school. Does anyone know where I can download the form on what's gonna be happening on the practical test. I...

Veronika in Carrollton, Texas


Would love to find someone that would love to pair up and study the practical test with. I'm in Addison. But anyone in the Dallas area will...

aj in Mesa, Arizona

cosmetology study gide

I have a study guide that I used to study for my cosmetology state board test and if you want it just email me at

Von Marie in Edison, New Jersey

NJ Esthetician Practical

Just after obtaining my Esthetician license in Texas, I found out I would be returning home to NJ. I've requested the info needed to start the...

Cgibbs in Wytheville, Virginia

Updated 52 months ago

Skin care poducts - 16 Replies

I am looking into getting the Jan Marini skin care line for my in home business and would like to know good or bad reviews on this line or if there...

Chocolateskye in Lansing, Illinois

Updated 53 months ago

Top recommendations for esthetics schools in Chicago, Illinois? - 3 Replies

Hi there! I am really hoping to get some good advice, and this seems like the forum to do it. Thanks in advanced to everyone who answers! I really,...

Chocolateskye in Lansing, Illinois

Updated 53 months ago

Finished Esty School But cant take the Illinois Board until December... - 2 Replies

... I hear other states offer temporary license until you take the state boards. I don't believe that is possible in Illinois. I work (in a boring...

Janice in Ramat Gan, Israel

Updated 53 months ago

brazilian waxing tips? - 10 Replies

The spa I just got a job at does alot of brazilian and sphinx waxing. The school I went to didn't offer me alot of pratice on this. So I need to get...


Updated 53 months ago

Dr Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage Certification - 28 Replies

Are there any Estheticians that have the Dr. Vodder MLD certification? I would like to know about the training and work prospects?

Cee in Altadena, California

Schools charging for being late?

Can they do this in a skin care/cosmo program? This is taken from a local academy. "Late arrivals greater than 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes will...

Lanette in Yorkville, Illinois

Updated 54 months ago

Eyebrow Design & Brazilian Waxing Education - 3 Replies

These are the two most requested waxing services and if you don't know how to perform them, many spas and salons will not even interview you. If...


Updated 54 months ago

Private Label vs. Established Product Line? - 1 Reply

I'm graduating from my esthetics program soon so I've been looking for product to use. I've been looking at various skin care lines but so far I've...

wife2mikejh in Marion, South Carolina

Updated 54 months ago

Mentor - 3 Replies

I am very enthusiastic about starting my training soon and being on my way to getting my license. I have so many questions and don't really know any...

wife2mikejh in Marion, South Carolina

Kits at your School

Hey everyone! I signed up today with Miller Motte Technical College to start the Esthetician program in Jan. There's is 9 months and the school has...

Lindsay in Scottsdale, Arizona

esthetician/cosmetic laser technician

Hi all! I will be attending SWINA in Tempe, AZ this December. I would love to hear about your experience there if anyone is attending. Hope I picked...

lalagirl in Smyrna, Georgia

Brazilian Waxing

Ok, here it goes.... I recently decided to use my Esty license after being out of school for one year. I was a medical assistant for 20 years and...

tammie in Arlington, Texas

Updated 56 months ago

Starting Small - 83 Replies

I've recently decided to start doing aesthetics indpendently. I plan to rent a room in a medical building or established salon, working as my own...

Myriam in Dallas, Texas

What Advice can you give a New Esthetician working at her first Spa.

Hello Everyone. So I just started at a new spa this week as a Esthetician. Its been a little overwhelming for me because this job is Commission based...

Stylist-To-Be in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 57 months ago

Esthetician job outlook improving? - 8 Replies

I am 25 years old and just lost my wage minimum job. I was thinking of going to esthetician school. I do not have any savings so I would need to get...

Saeed Hamid in Naperville, Illinois

Releasing Beta Soon, Need Users, First 40 Free

Hi :) I'm almost done with the Beta version of It will be a real time reservation management app for Spa Therapists. A key feature...

Rosie in Jackson, Mississippi

Medical anesthetican

Where is there a school to become a anesthetican In the jackson area .. Can not find a local school If anyone knows of a school please help me to...

liliya lendel in Portland, Oregon

Updated 58 months ago

Licensed Esthetician - 2 Replies

I would like some help with writing my resume. i jsut got my Esthetician lisence this week, and I don't know how to incorporate my training. i would...

src@spabizboard in San Rafael, California

Updated 59 months ago

Esthetician community? - 3 Replies

Is there a website or forum specifically for estheticians? Indeed is great, but there are not very many of us on here. It would be great to find a...

src@spabizboard in San Rafael, California

Updated 59 months ago

Question to current Estheticians - 2 Replies

To those that currently work as an esthetician, can you tell me what kind of personality is best suited to be an esthetician? Is it better to be...

Itx in Seattle, Washington

Examination in Pittsburgh

hello, after many years, I have my test next week in Pittsburgh, I studied in Paris and I had to make many valid paperwork for my studies, I am very...

Denise22 in San Jose, California

Updated 59 months ago

Academy for Salon Proffesionals in Santa Clara or other Esthetician program near San Jose - 13 Replies

Has anyone gone to this school or know anything about it? Or do you reccomend another esthetician program? I would really appreciate any thoughts. ...

Katiebeegee in Springfield, Pennsylvania

Medical Esthetician Questions

Hi everyone, I have gone through a lot of the posts on this board to get as much info as possible so as not to repeat any already asked and answered...

AH in Columbia, Missouri

room rent

What is a fair rate for renting a space in a salon? I will be doing makeup, facial waxing and eyelash extensions (they are my biggest clientele) as...

HP in Austin, Texas

Esthetician Training in Austin, TX

Hi everyone! I am considering a career as an esthetician in Austin, TX and have been researching the local schools. I have called a lot of the...

Mandy in Birmingham, Alabama

Updated 59 months ago

Aveda certification - 1 Reply

I'm a newly licensed esthetic student in Austin Texas. Does anyone know if it's possible to get Aveda certified without completing the entire...

lovebitesandbruises in Colorado

Updated 60 months ago

Moving Esthetician. - 1 Reply

I have a couple of questions. I have been looking into going to school for esthetics, but my fiance is more then likely going to join the military,...

ptva in Falls Church, Virginia

best aesthetics/esthetics schools in DC or Chicago

I've looked online and I haven't seen any recent reviews for the schools I am considering: G skin & beauty institute, Aveda (DC or Chicago) or Pivot...

Tlee in Pearland, Texas

Updated 61 months ago

Esthetician Test in TX - 4 Replies

I was a licensed esthetician in Chicago. I moved to TX two months ago and need help with the test!! I'm not sure where to start from or how to study....

tomboy-ish in San Diego, California

Is it just me, or are the majority of female estheticians/cosmetologists superficial and catty?

Hi, I've recently been considering going to esthetician school to obtain my license. I am passionate about skincare and helping people, and I feel...

SammiBee in Nampa, Idaho

Updated 61 months ago

Question for Estheticians - 1 Reply

What actual skin conditions can an esthetician treat in your State?

jenclark1978 in Austin, Texas

Updated 61 months ago

Success as an's attainable! - 12 Replies

As with any career, those who are struggling will always be the most vocal. But don't necessarily believe all of the naysayers. There are LOTS of...

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

Updated 61 months ago

Online esthetician school? - 25 Replies

Is there a such thing?

ayo33 in Miami, Florida

Questions about Esthetician Career in Miami

Hello, I am in Miami, FL, and am looking into going to school to be an esthetician. I have a ton of questions, but will try to keep them brief. ...

Aswat92 in Fresh meadows, New York


Hi, I'm a new licensed esthetician. My question is that I want to have my own mini spa at home and just do facials and waxing. But, do I need to have...

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