So you’re a licensed esthetician now. You’ve learned the basics and you’ve been given the green light to start practicing! This doesn’t mean your education is over. In fact, it’s just begun! Continuing Education courses are required for a very good reason. Whether you are a seasoned esthetician or a newly licensed beginner, there will always be new trends that evolve in the beauty industry. The secret to being a star esty is not just making sure you don’t fall behind, but that you stay ahead of the game! Fortunately, there are plenty of new opportunities and teachings for advancement. Here’s why CE courses are so important as an esthetician.
You Must be Licensed to Beautify
Esty2Esty, there’s nothing cute about getting in trouble with the law. In order to legally work as an esthetician and avoid harsh penalties, you must do your due diligence to keep your license active. Each state has its own license renewal process. This typically involves paying the appropriate fees and completing continuing education courses.
There are plenty of CE courses to take advantage of. You can enroll in a hands-on workshop class right in your local area. Or you can knock out a bunch of hours at weekend-long conferences like the International Congress os Esthetics and Spa!
The Proof is in the Resume
The world of esthetics is fierce with competition, which means you must do everything you can to stand out from the rest. According to Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), there are about 183,000 estheticians licensed in the U.S. That number is projected to increase by 11 percent (above average) by 2028.
Spa business that are hoping to be competitive, especially in big cities, only want to bring on the best of the best. The trick to catching the attention of potential employers is taking recent education courses. This not only shows that you are serious and passionate about your career, but that you are up-to-date with recent trends and knowledgeable about the most popular treatments. This can, in turn, increase revenue for their business.
Becoming a Beauty Expert in Your Field
With social media at their fingertips and celebrity social lites like Kim Kardashian putting treatments like “the vampire facial” on the map, chances are your clients stay current with the latest beauty trends. They look to you as the expert, which is why it’s important that you stay educated. This doesn’t mean that you have to keep up with the Kardashians, but you do need to know what new trends are creating a buzz in the beauty world.
Practice Makes Perfect, Duh
You can make yourself more valuable to your clients and employer if you consistently work on expanding your skills and technique. This requires hands-on training and learning from other successful estheticians. The truth is that everyone has something they could work on. Taking new classes will challenge you for the better. You can be confident in incorporating modernized treatments into your practice. Investing in yourself means that you are not okay with being mediocre, and that’s what will set you apart from the competition!
Workshop Classes Can be Fun, Too!
“Oh, what a pain it is to learn about this new device I just purchased at the Congress”. Said no esthetician ever! This is why the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa gives you ALL-ACCESS tickets, so you can attend Exhibitor Workshops and Educational Conferences. These classes are exciting and great when learning about new products you want to use in your Spa. Technical skills can only take you so far… Esthetics is an art, and your desire to create, innovate and learn is what will take your craft to the next level!
Check out the Workshops and Conferences coming up at the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa in Dallas on March 27 and 28th at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.