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Teaching Esthetics in Alberta

teaching esthetics in Alberta

Are there teaching requirements?

Esthetics is not a regulated industry in Alberta, Canada. However, industry guidelines exist to help estheticians reach their goal of becoming effective industry educators. We recommend that estheticians have at minimum 2-3 years of experience in their field before taking the next step into education.

Different roads to teaching esthetics.

Depending on your final goal, there are different ways to become an esthetics instructor in Alberta. Ask yourself a few questions to help you clarify your goal. For example, do you visualize one-on-one training or large classes? Do you want to be self-employed? Or would you prefer to work for a school?

student recruitment

Working at an existing school is a good path for those that want to mentor future service providers without worrying too much about administrative details . This pathway follows a student-centered approach where the focus is the development of your students.

Schools have their own criteria when hiring these positions. Leadership and organizational skills are important qualifications for instructors.

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Smaller classes or one-on-one training, also known as private trainers or private vocational training, is the path for entrepreneurs.

Private trainers develop their own curriculum. In addition, they are often responsible for student recruitment and procurement of goods. One-on-one training is a good way to start as it allows for low delivery costs with little financial risk.

Certainly regulations exist at most levels of government to ensure private trainers meet minimum licensing requirements in their fields. Consequently, there are many requirements to meet to achieve a training license. For instance, private trainers must show that they have consulted industry leaders in approving their curriculum.

Will I need a teaching license?

If you are visualizing larger classes or courses that will cost students over $1,000 in tuition fees, you will need a teaching license. This license is different than a business license issued by your municipality.

Not all private educators have curriculums that require a teaching license. There a few exemptions to licensing revolving around the price and purpose of your course amongst other factors.

What is the difference between licensing and accreditation?

Licensing refers to the provincial government’s approval of a private trainer. Accreditation refers to the ability to offer students federal and provincial student loan options to pay for their tuition.

Ready, Set, Teach!

In short, talk to us about resources to help with career planning to fit your lifestyle. Our training venue is a great option for start-up or traveling private educators. The facility comes with fully equipped spa treatment stations.

You can have as many practice runs in our training venue before embarking on your very own journey!

Other Career Development Resources

Use our online resources including our TRAINING 411 Beauty Educator directory to help you get started!

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Beauty Industry Career Development

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Never stop growing.

Career Development is essential to a long lasting beauty career. With so many new services and the advancement of existing ones, it’s important to stay current.

However, work gets comfortable and it’s easy to forget about career development. Updating your skillset every couple of years increases the longevity of your career, in addition to your satisfaction!

How does ESG help?

Connect with our Career Consultants. As trained professionals, we can help you clarify your goals and organize your career path.

ESG can guide you through the ever-expanding world of beauty educators. Our experts can help you answer questions like, “Are there night classes available?” or “What’s the best course for my budget?” In addition, we can help you find loans or grants to pay for your education when applicable.

What happens AFTER training?

ESG can assist you in finding employment or starting a small business after completing your training.

Use our online resources including our job bank and TRAINING 411 Beauty Educator directory to help you get started!

Career Development does not end there…

Furthermore, ESG can provide other resources for every new step in your career. If you reach a point in your career that you decide to hire staff, we can help with that too. Contact us today!

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Beauty Industry Salaries 2021

Beauty Industry salaries vary greatly due to tips and commission. The chart below identifies the salaries of specific beauty occupations for 2021.

OccupationMin. EducationAvg. WageRegulation
EstheticianDiploma $22.35Not regulated
HairstylistApprenticeship$21.86Regulated
Lash TechnicianModule course$22.35Not regulated
Laser Technicianvaries$22.35Not regulated
Massage TherapistDiploma$33.61Not regulated
Nail TechnicianModule course$22.35Not regulated
Nurse InjectorDegree$45.40Regulated
Salon/Spa Managervaries$32.63N/A
Salon/Spa Receptionistn/a$15.40N/A
Figures were collected from The Alberta Learning Information System.
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Is Provincial Regulation a good thing?

Unregulated occupations, such as esthetics are ran by spas, schools, retailers, etc. The collective of all businesses and organizations with beauty services and sales as the common goal is what we call the beauty industry. Moreover, business owners decide the acceptable minimum education of their staff. While many are open to on-the-job training, many of them require at least the minimum training.

Likewise, educators can opt to award students with an acknowledgement of participation, or certificate.

Regulated occupations, such as hairstyling, do not have as many freedoms. As a result, the integrity of these occupations remains intact. Service providers working in a regulated occupation must be tested to ensure they meet standard technical skills.

In conclusion, there are pros and cons to provincial regulation.

Tips can make all the difference.

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Don’t forget to consider the money you will earn from tips as “income”. Tips can take your wage from $15 to $30 per hour. Though tips do not provide a consistent amount, they are a constant addition to your bottom line.

Tips to increase your tips.

Salons and spas with good reputations usually attract higher paying clients that are likely to tip a bigger percentage on the service. In the same vein, these employers will have higher expectations of you as a Service Provider.

In addition, training in higher ticket services will increase your tips. Generally, clients tip their Service Provider 15% of the service. Therefore, the bigger the service price, the bigger the tip.

Similarly, you can also increase your tip percentage by providing excellent customer service. Dazzling clients with your skill and personality will earn you a long-lasting career!

Commission also makes a difference.

Like tips, commission can add a few dollars extra per hour to beauty industry salaries. Commission rates vary depending on your employment agreement.

All staff members can take advantage of making money through commission sales. For instance, a salon receptionist can take their wage from $15 per hour to $20 per hour in commission sales.

Increasing commission earnings

“I’m not a good salesperson.” We’ve heard this one time and time again! Don’t let the thought of selling products scare you away from your beauty industry career. The trick to commission is understanding your client and product knowledge.

Firstly, think of yourself, not as “pushing” a product on a client, but as “prescribing” a product to help your client achieve their goal. Secondly, setting an attainable daily sales goal will help you stay organized. Lastly, familiarize yourself with your available products to select the best solution for your client.

Other ESG resources…

We know beauty careers! In other words, talk to us about starting your career in the beauty industry. We can help you develop a career path that will lead you to your goal in time and cost effective manner.

Choosing a training provider can be overwhelming, the choices are endless! Moreover, you want a training provider that will prepare you mentally for your new career. Whatever your long term career goals are, we can help you design a career path that is right for you!

Check out some of our other resources:

TRAINING 411: Beauty Educator Directory

Alberta Beauty Industry Job Bank


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Venue Rental for Beauty Educators- NOT AVAILABLE 2022-2023

ESG offers venue rental services for beauty industry educators.

***VENUE RENTAL UNAVAILABLE JAN 1/22 to MAR 31/23.***

Welcome to our specialized venue! Our venue makes your course delivery easy, because it is equipped to meet your beauty industry needs.

A venue that fits like a glove.

We are beauty industry experts. As a result, we understand your venue rental needs. Our goal is to make your training event flow as smoothly as possible.

Our venue is fit to deliver a variety of esthetics and medical esthetics courses. For instance,

  • Lash Extensions
  • Nail Care
  • Skin Care
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler procedures
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Leave the large luggage behind!

ESG is equipped with 5 spa stations and 5 nail stations. In addition, you can furnish your stations with tools and equipment as needed. We carry a wide selection, from PPE to pedicure basins, ESG has you covered.

Model Recruitment

Models play an important role in service demonstrations and technical training. We can help secure models for your event.

South Central location

Executive Spa Group is located in the historical yet trendy neighbourhood of Old Strathcona. It not only offers convenience, but excitement as well!

Located minutes away from downtown Edmonton, Old Strathcona is a busy, centrally-located neighbourhood. It offers you and your students many amenities. For example, parking, transportation, hotels, and restaurant options.

After training hours, you can enjoy the remarkable food and drink scene Whyte Ave has to offer. In conclusion, ESG is the obvious choice for your venue rental!

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Things to know before embarking on your home business venture.

Are home businesses lucrative?

You bet they are! As long as you manage your business with the same effort and respect that you would a store-front, these businesses can bring in a lot of income with fewer expenses, leaving more money in your pocket!

What do I need to have a home business?

First, register your business.

You must register your business name in order to report your earnings to government authorities. There are 4 choices for you when registering your business, most people who run a small business opt for a sole proprietorship.

You will also need a business license, not to be confused with your hairstyling license or esthetics certification.

You will also require a business license and a development permit. This type of license is granted by the city. Home-based business must follow special regulations since they are located in neighbourhoods designed for living, not business.

Zoning bylaws are used to determine whether the city can grant you a home business license. Don’t be surprised if your neighbours are contacted to ask if they are ok with your particular business being on the same street as them.

Beauty industry home businesses are MAJOR businesses.

There are 2 types of home businesses. Because beauty industry businesses have clients coming to the home for services that are not typical of a residential area, they are considered a major home business. Major home businesses cause a degree of interruption to the neighbourhood, for example, less parking available for residents and their guests, versus minor businesses that typically do not receive clients in their home.

What about insurance?

Insurance is important for any business, including a home business. Not many insurance companies specialize in beauty industry insurance, an insurance broker may be able to help you find the right company for you. Your insurer should understand the specific challenges of beauty industry businesses.

Fees and other things to consider.

Registration/licensing/insurance all cost money. Luckily, home businesses today have the advantage of free marketing on social media! Instagram in particular is an excellent tool used by all beauty industry businesses, but has a spectacular impact on home businesses. Many clients use instagram as a way to find their service provider, who quite often has a home business.


Check out our Salon/Spa Startup and Canadian Spa Industry Standards courses.


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