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Cosmetologist

Beauty specialist, beautician, aesthetician and esthetician are the various other names for cosmetologist. A cosmetologist is a specialist in imparting beauty related treatments. Cosmetologists may be specialists in a particular area of beauty aid alone like for e.g. hair stylist who specializes in hair treatment, manicurist who specializes in nail care including pedicure, Electrologist who specializes in removal of unwanted hair etc.


Cosmetologists are either specialized in the entire field of cosmetology or are specialists in any particular field of cosmetology alone. They are persons who help people spell out their beauty by giving them tips on how to groom and by maintaining it for them.


Hair styling: Hair stylists are people, who trim, cut and styles the hair of customers. They help in suggesting the right hair style for a particular face type, color hair, perm hair and at times fix hair extensions and weaves too.


Esthetician: Skin care is their area of work and they specialize in facial treatments, body wraps, applying make up, waxing as part of beauty regime. There are estheticians who specialize in the entire body care and yet others who work along with dermatologists in repairing skin defects and help in laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and chemical peels.


Manicurists: These are people who specialize in nail care and they help keep the nails of the hand and the feet clean and healthy. They also can fit nail extensions according to the customer's requirements, treat cuticles, file and buff nails, apply polish.


Electrologists: These are specialists in the field of removing unwanted hair from any part of the body. They remove the hair with an electrolysis machine and hair removal using this technique is a permanent solution for unwanted hair.


  • Ensure that your cosmetologist holds a valid license issued by the state cosmetic school. After completion of formal training and for people above the age of 16, after successful completion of examinations license is issued.
  • Crosscheck with friends or relatives on the experience and exposure of the cosmetologist.
  • The cosmetologists must respect your views and bear in mind your interests before making suggestions for your look.
  • Check out on the facilities they have and on their maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness.

Modern techniques and cosmetologists

Latest beauty techniques use laser treatments and electrical and light theory.

  • With more exposure to the modern gadgets, beauty treatments have become easier; cosmetologists can use chemical relaxer or wavers for hair styling, electric and manipulative facials etc.
  • Analysis of the skin using skin scanner helps understand the individual's skin type better than physical examination. Microdermabrasion is used to peel of the skin lightly and induce a glow in the skin etc.
  • Laser treatments, electrical equipment for facials, hair styling and nail treatments have made beauty treatments more effective, economical and hygienic than ever before.
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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: October 16, 2017