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Beauty Industry Careers Overview

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Welcome to the Beauty Industry!

It’s an amazing thing when a career and passion come together! Here, we provide a brief description of different occupations in the beauty industry.

Remember, Beauty Professionals almost always work weekends! That is one thing in this industry that stays the same. All occupations should also expect to put in some evening shifts as these are usually the most popular appointment times.
Visit WORK AND PAY OF BEAUTY CAREERS for information on wages and compensation.
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ESTHETICIAN

In Alberta, this is an unregulated occupation.

Full time school is useful for learning all aspects of the industry, however, it is up to the employer to determine their hiring standard.
Specialized courses are available as a alternate way to join the industry and take training specific to your career goals.

Entry level estheticians usually start with Waxing and Manicures and Pedicures- 2 staple services in spas.


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LASH TECHNICIAN

Lash Techs are not regulated in Alberta. Spas dedicated to Lash extensions is common industry-practice. These spas offer all types of Lash Extension services.
Courses range from weekend (2-3 days) to several weeks.

Certification enables you to buy product from specific distributors.
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NAIL TECHNICIAN

In Alberta, this is an unregulated occupation. Spas dedicated to Nail services is common industry-practice. These spas offer manicures and pedicures and potentially a range in specialties (gel, acrylic, specialty nail art). Courses range from weekend (2-3 days) to several weeks.
Certification is required to purchase product from suppliers.


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MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Medical Esthetics is an extension of esthetics. A medical esthetician should know all the basics of esthetics, especially skincare.

Because this is an unregulated occupation in Alberta, IPL and Laser equipment manufacturers offer short training courses when you purchase equipment, however, best practice is to have an esthetics background in order to understand the complexities of both, the equipment and the human body, and how these will intertwine when you administer a treatment.
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MASSAGE THERAPIST

Unlike other provinces, Massage Therapy is a self-regulated industry in Alberta, meaning that Alberta has not regulated Massage Therapy and therefore schools are not required by law to include standard practices in their curriculums.

It is professional associations that dictate the future of massage therapy in Alberta for now, and currently, they are stating 2200 hours is the requirement for insurance billing. Courses range from 6 months to 20 months.


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MAKEUP ARTIST

This occupation is not regulated in Alberta.

Freelance Makeup Artists are common in the Beauty industry. Classes range from a few days to several weeks. Online certification is available.

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors can teach in a school or for a product line. Experience in the industry is key Licensing may be necessary. Ability to publicly speak and communicate knowledge to small or large groups is essential.


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SALON/ SPA TECH

Responsible for the day-to-day functions in the salon/spa.
Ability to anticipate needs is an asset. Cleanliness and organization are crucial to this position.
Salon assistants can bridge into a Hairstyling Apprenticeship program.
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SALON/SPA MANAGER

No certification is required, although having a occupational skill is an asset. Good leadership, organizational, and communication skills are required May be responsible for payroll. Responsible for dealing with dissatisfied clients.


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RETAILER

This occupation is not based on personal care and therefore is not regulated. Specific education not necessary, however, in-depth knowledge about products an asset and necessary.

Ability to communicate information and merchandising knowledge are assets. Must be willing to meet targets/goals.

HAIRSTYLIST

This occupation is regulated by Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and Hairstylist Trade Regulation. Two ways of becoming a Hairstylist:
  • Full time school
  • Apprenticeship
Barbering is not a separate trade and requires the same amount of education in order to receive a license.


Executive Spa Group
Beauty Industry Career and Employment Centre
(780) 604 2772
info@executivespagroup.com

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Beautiful Futures Youth Employment Program

What is Beautiful Futures?

Beautiful Futures is a 20 week beauty industry youth employment program funded by the Government of Canada. The program trains participants in technical and employment skills, and provides work experience opportunities to youth aged 15-30 years old that are keen on joining Alberta’s beauty industry.

I am a YOUTH

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I am an EMPLOYER

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Executive Spa Group (ESG) 201, 10518 82 Ave. NW Edmonton, AB. (780) 604 2772 info@executivespagroup.com

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Face and Body Waxing Course



FACE AND BODY WAXING COURSE

Course Outline

Chapter 1: SANITATION, STERILIZATION AND INFECTION CONTROL
Chapter 2: CONTRAINDICATIONS AND MEDICAL HISTORY
Chapter 3: HAIR ANATOMY, GROWTH CYCLES & PATTERNS
Chapter 4: PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
Chapter 5: TREATMENT ROOM SETUP
Chapter 6: PREPARATION ON SKIN AND HAIR
Chapter 7: PROPER WAX APPLICATION AND REMOVAL
Chapter 8: POST PROCEDURE AND HOME CARE RECOMMENDATION
Chapter 9: REBOOKING TIMEFRAME
Chapter 10: TREATMENT ROOM TAKEDOWN

Course Details

NEXT START DATE: JULY 21, 2018
COURSE DURATION: 28 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: Week 1: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
Week 2: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
COURSE PREREQUISITE: No experience is necessary.
MODELS REQUIRED: TBA
COURSE INVESTMENT: $1499 + tax (includes tuition/materials)

This course includes:
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Brows

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

BROW SHAPING

TUITION: $250
Kit (optional): $80
COURSE DURATION: 3 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: Week 2: Thursday 5pm – 8pm

LASH & BROW TINTING

TUITION: $250
Kit (optional): $50
COURSE DURATION: 3 hrs
COURSE DELIVERY: Week 3: Thursday 5pm – 8pm

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To register, call (780) 604 2772 # 102. Once you are enrolled you will receive email confirmation, receipt of you deposit, and your class schedule. Please have your credit card ready as we will be taking a $500 deposit to enroll you in the course. You can also register online by clicking HERE.

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Careers in Esthetics

Careers in Esthetics| Esthetics Schools Edmonton

Where Can Your Esthetics Career Take You?

Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Make-Up Artist, Skin Care Specialist, Lash Technician, Nail Technician…these are just a few of examples of where a beauty career can take you.

In today’s fast paced world with ever changing trends and constant growth of the beauty industry, this is a career that will always be in demand. An Esthetics career offers versatility as a person and as an artist, and gives you the choice to pick your area of expertise.

Your career route is flexible, there are Esthetics schools in Edmonton that offer full time programs or module courses. Choosing a Full time Esthetics programs will help you be well rounded Service Provider. Completing module courses can help you achieve your career goals as time and funds permit. Here are a few examples of what you can do with your beauty career:

Esthetician

Estheticians offer a wide variety of services including facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body treatments and relaxation massage. Schooling to be an esthetician can be completed in under 1 year and gives you the fundamentals of your future career including theory and practical components. This is your core foundation to build upon and gives you the knowledge and experience to begin your future.

You can choose to work in a spa or open your own business whether it be from home or renting space in an existing establishment.

Medical Esthetician

Medical estheticians have chosen to build upon their core studies as an esthetician and specialize in treatments such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, advanced skin care and chemical peels. Advanced training can be obtained from Esthetics schools in Edmonton or you can be trained privately by your employer.
Your place of work can include medispas or a doctor/ dermatologist office.

Makeup Artist

Your beauty career as a makeup artist can prove to be the most versatile of them all. This is a great skill to have in addition to your esthetics certification or on its own. You can work as a freelance artist doing weddings and photoshoots, you can offer makeup services at a spa/ salon or work for a retail brand or company. You can also combine all of these options together to become a well-rounded artist and keep up on the latest trends (not to mention keep your kit stocked).

Some Esthetics schools in Edmonton offer advance training in Makeup Artistry focusing on television, film, high fashion, and creative makeup.

Other areas of expertise

These areas of expertise are specialized and can be added to your repertoire at any time during your career. Whether you are an esthetician looking to advance your education and service offerings or just wanting to learn and focus on one skill, these services are in demand and always on trend. Some of the most popular examples of specialized skills are nail technician, lash technician, microblading, dermaplaning and cosmetic tattooing.

These skills help you to stand out professionally as well as personally and give you the opportunity for optimum growth. These skills look great on a resume and help to make you highly employable and in demand.


Start Your Beauty Career Today!

What’s not to love about having a beauty career with so many avenues of growth?! The ability to customize and focus on the services that interest you and build on your strengths is empowering, the opportunity for advanced growth and education is endless. The beauty industry is one that will always be growing, always in style, and will always provide you with the opportunity to make a living loving what you do.

Talk to Executive Spa Group about your schooling options, Esthetics schools in Edmonton, paying for your education, plus more!


Executive Spa Group
Beauty Industry Career and Employment Centre
(780) 604 2772
executivespagroup.com

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Beautiful Futures

What is Beautiful Futures?

Beautiful Futures is a 20 week beauty industry youth employment program funded by the Government of Canada. The program trains participants in technical and employment skills, and provides work experience opportunities to youth aged 15-30 years old that are keen on joining Alberta’s beauty industry.

I am a YOUTH

Learn More

I am an EMPLOYER

Learn More


Executive Spa Group (ESG)
201, 10518 82 Ave. NW
(780) 604 2772
executivespagroup.com

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