Cosmetology vs Esthiology

Difference between Cosmetology and Esthiology

What is Esthiology?

An estheticians studies only the products related to the care of the skin.

They are also able to study your skin and apply their knowledge to give you the right treatments to fix your appearance or make your skin healthy and vibrant.

Estheticians specialize in the following:

  • Basic concepts of skin care
  • Skin Analysis
  • Anatomy
  • Facial techniques
  • Body treatments
  • Hair removal, including waxing
  • Make-up application
  • Preventative Skin Care

Estheticians can practice their profession in many settings including: salons, beauty salons, spas, establishments where makeup is used artistically, and even medical offices.

What is Cosmetology?

Cosmetologists specialize in general care, especially of hair, nails and even skin. Usually the courses are longer than those of aesthetics, since many more areas are covered. Surprisingly, many beauticians also train in cosmetology, while it is unusual to see a cosmetologist who subsequently studies aesthetics.

Cosmetologists Specialties include:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Colorist
  • Shampoo Technician
  • Nail Technician 
  • Beautician
  • Make-up artist
  • Waxing
  • Electrologist

Cosmetologists can work in a number of establishments. They’re licenses certify them to be able to work in most hair and beauty salons. Likewise, cosmetologists can also work in Hotels that offer beauty and hair amenities. As the industry transitions into a more independent model, a lot of cosmetologists have mobile specialists and travel to their clients. 

While there are many differences between Estheticians and Cosmetologists the two professions do end up working in similar workplaces. 

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