Find a school near you
We now look at how to find the best esthetician school from among the many that are available around you. A career as esthetician can be both professionally fulfilling and lucrative, but esthetician school involves considerable investment of time, energy and money. It therefore is important that you put in enough effort in identifying a school that is right for you in every way.
Remember, your goal is to find the best esthetician school. As a first step, find out the esthetician schools in the state where you plan to work as esthetician. As each state has its own licensure requirements, this is a very important thing to do. Accredited schools in each state will have training programs that prepare the candidates for the appropriate state licensure examination. The schools can give you updated licensure requirements for estheticians in your state. Search for esthetician schools by inputting your zipcode in the search-box on this page.
Your next task is to make a list of the reputed esthetician schools in your state. Spa owners or those working as spa directors can be especially knowledgeable about the quality of various esthetician schools and which are the ones they prefer for hiring. Also ask other estheticians which school they went to and how they rate their education. Call the owners or spa directors at spas where you would like to work and tell them that you’re considering going to esthetician school. Together these will help you know which are the most reputed esthetician schools.
Calling the esthetician schools
Now that you have a list of the better esthetician schools, call them for an initial phone interview. Alternatively, you can use our search service itself for letting the schools contact you. Press the “Request Info” button against the schools you want to consider and fill in your contact details. Every esthetician school has an admissions department who will be happy to answer your questions and send you an information packet. The things you can certainly ask about are the licensure requirements in your state, the course length and curriculum tuition and other costs, school timings, financial assistance like loan and aid, and also the names and phone numbers of some of its alumni. Call some of them to get their view of the school.
Visting the school
You are now closer to identifying your best esthetician school. You now have a list of two or three schools that you wish to consider enrolling in. It is a good idea to make a visit to these esthetician schools and touring their facilities. While you are doing this, talk to students and get to know what they like and do not like about the school. Also talk to the teachers and see if they impress you. Some schools conduct free workshops or open house sessions which you can attend and get a feel for esthetics in general and the school and its atmosphere in particular. Try to attend one of these if available.
One last thing is to ensure that the school matches your personality and taste. The best way to find this out is by asking questions. Do they have a traditional European beauty therapy philosophy, or do they emphasize medical spa therapies? Are their timings flexible? What is the background of their teachers? What are the specialized equipment they are having? Do they have a continuing education program? Ask these and any other questions you may have to the admission counselor and satisfy yourself before committing to a school.
As we mentioned at the outset, it takes considerable time and effort to become a trained esthetician and it therefore is important to do your research to find the best esthetician school. We have outlined some simple sensible methods, which if you follow will certainly help you find the best school and launch a rewarding career in esthetics.