Work and Pay of Beauty Careers

Work Schedules and Pay Structures of Beauty Careers

Beauty Careers have evolved and expanded to new heights in the last decade. Say good-bye to the days of Beauty Providers being limited in terms of scope of practice and services offered and say hello to staff with an army of various skills!

Trending now is continuing education and specialized training. Service providers are building their repertoires as fast as the ever growing industry is expanding. With that being said let’s take a closer look into what a career in Beauty Looks like and what can be expected:

Hours

First and foremost– Beauty Professionals almost always work weekends! That is one thing in this industry that stays the same. Employees should expect to put in some evening shifts as these are usually the most popular appointment times.

Evening and weekend appointments are usually the first to book up so the more availability you have during these times the busier and more successful you will be. Most employers in the Beauty Industry require staff to work a minimum of 2 evenings a week and at least one of the weekend days providing they are open both. Many establishments are closed Sunday and Monday with the exception of those located in a mall which are usually always open 7 days a week.

In the Beauty Industry, it is important to be available as much as possible for those in demand time-slots. For every 5+ hours worked an employee is entitled to a 30 minute break, this can be paid or un-paid at the discretion of the employer. This can also be split into 2, 15 minute breaks if agreed upon between the employer and employee.

Wages

With service providers becoming more educated and versatile, wages have become more competitive. The more skills an employee brings to the table as a service provider the more of an asset they are to a company. This growing trend of having a plethora of skills is wonderful but has made it hard to have an a definitive answer of what to expect financially.

Here is a general outline of what some Beauty Industry professionals are being paid but keep in mind these rates vary depending on the employee’s training and experience and will continue to do so as well as increase as their skill-set and experience grows:

Hairstylist- $15-$25 per hour
Esthetician- $14-$18 per hour
Medical Esthetician- $$16-$22 per hour
Make-up Artist-$15-22
Lash Technician/ Nail Technician-$15-$17
RMT-$30-$34 per hour

Keep in mind these are guidelines only. Most Employers offer a commission either instead of or in addition to hourly pay. A lot of Beauty employers offer 50% commission but are required to pay employees at least minimum wage if the commission is lower and they are expected to be available throughout the spa or salon’s hours of operation. A detailed commission agreement will clarify some questions regarding hours of work you are expected to be available.
Some places offer a 10-20% commission on services in addition to hourly pay. Almost all places offer 10-15% commission on retail sales, this encourages you to sell, sell, sell!

Additional Training

It is so important to stay fresh and up-to-date in this industry in order to thrive. This is where additional training comes in. Keeping yourself educated and trained in new technology and products/ services will boost your confidence and help you be successful which is a win-win situation for yourself and your employer as your clientele builds and products fly off the shelves.

Sunday and Monday are popular training days in the Beauty Industry, whether it is on location or elsewhere. Employees must be paid if these training sessions are deemed mandatory and the employee is entitled to overtime if applicable. If the training is less than 3 hours the 3 hour rule still applies.

Important things to Remember to Thrive

  • Stay Current
  • Be on Trend
  • Invest in additional Training
  • Ensure your company is Fresh and Exciting!

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Edmonton, AB.
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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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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!


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Hire a Student | MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Mentor a Student, Make a Difference

ESG is looking for employers to participate in our ‘Beautiful Futures’ program by providing a 12-week work experience mentorship in an entry-level position to a participant.

Beautiful Futures is funded by the Government of Canada. This 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.

Why participate as an Employer?

  • A substantial wage subsidy is available for employers throughout the 12-week work experience. Employers are encouraged to continue working with youth after project completion should they wish to do so.
  • Your participant will be certified and apt to provide services in the focus skill.
  • Prior to their paid work experience with you, your participant will have spent eight (8) weeks with ESG acquiring employment skills such as Time Management, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Customer Service, etc.
  • In the same way issues can arise with any other staff members, ESG can help you integrate your participant to your team using a solution-focused approach.

PURPOSE OF WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is a main component of the participants’ professional development.

1. To provide a service-oriented and educational experience where participants have the chance to apply skills learned at ESG.

2. To provide opportunities for participants to develop customer service skills.

3. To help participants advance their awareness of Alberta’s Beauty Industry.

4. To provide a practical experience where participants’ employment skills and personal suitability to the industry can be demonstrated and evaluated.

5. To provide learning opportunities including possible on-the-job training.

THE ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER

The role of the employer/supervisor includes the following responsibilities:

1. Provide an orientation to the workplace, and ongoing information as needed.

2. Select appropriate tasks or projects for professional development purposes.

3. Provide other learning experiences, including staff meetings, where the participant will integrate with the rest of your team and feel a sense of belonging to their new team.

4. Provide regular supervision, including ongoing feedback about the participant’s performance.

5. Act as a professional mentor.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click HERE for FAQs including eligibility criteria to participate as an employer.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?


Interested in participating as an employer?
Apply OnLine to participate in this program



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Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 604 2772
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