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                                                                                                                                                                                         Future job

        to get training                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                          In recent years, the
Most Community Colleges have

                                                                                                                                                                                      public has grown more
Esthetics programs in their colleges. In
                                                                                                                                                                                      interested in the health
addition, manufacturers constantly
                                                                                                                                                                                      and beauty of their skin
compete with one another to produce
                                                                                                                                                                                      than ever before. Skin
newer and better products. That’s why
                                                                                                                                                                                      care salons and new
an esthetician with an additional
                                                                                                                                                                                      beauty services have
background in science, such as cosmetic
                                                                                                                                                                                      cropped up to satisfy
chemistry, will usually find
                                                                                                                                                                                      the public’s rising
opportunities in this field. Some
positions, though, require advanced
scientific training. But you can look for
                                                                            focus on jobs in the                                                                                      interest. As the
                                                                                                                                                                                      demand for these new
                                                                                                                                                                                      services soars, more
job opportunities that offer on-the-job
                                                                            Professional Esthetician Field                                                                            positions await licensed
          Scholarship                                                   How would you like to perform a facial on a movie star or apply his or her makeup? Or how about a
                                                                                                                                                                                      constantly compete
                                                                                                                                                                                      with one another to
                                                                        career where you travel frequently and demonstrate up to the minute
          Information                                                   cosmetic products to audiences around the country?
                                                                                                                                                                                      produce newer and
                                                                                                                                                                                      better products.
                                                                      When you complete training and acquire the license to                                                           That’s why an
Scholarships at Johnston Community
                                                                      practice as an esthetician and makeup artist, exciting and                                                      esthetician, with an
College are provided by a number of
                                                unlimited opportunities await you. Buckle up. With your license in hand,                                                              additional background
organizations and individuals. The
                                                                                           you’re on your way to a lifetime                                                           in science, can exercise
College also cooperates with a number
                                                                                           career in a dynamic and                                                                    their creative abilities
of agencies and organizations for other
                                                                                           prestigious industry.                                                                      in a stable career that
types of assistance such as the Federal
Pell Grant, Workforce Investment Act                                                                                                                                                  rewards talent.
and Vocational Rehabilitation Financial
Assistance. For more information on
scholarships, contact the College’s                                                          Estheticians specialize in skin care                                                         What you
                                                                                             rather than hairstyling. They may also
Office of Financial Aid at 919-209-2028.
                                                                                             manufacture, sell, or apply cosmetics.
                                                                                             As highly trained specialists,
                                                                                             estheticians provide preventive care
     Jobs in the Field                             for skin and offer treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive. The
                                                   esthetician is trained to detect skin problems that require medical treatment.

Average Salaries $25,000 - $40,000
Commissions can be a part of the                                                                                                                                                      A uniform, overcoat or
compensation and salary depends on
education and experience.                                                                                                                                                             casual attire may be worn,
                                                                                                                                                                                      depending on the work
COSMETIC INDUSTRY                                                                                                                                                                     environment.

Merchandising                                                                                                 The name esthetician
Manager or Salesperson                                                                                        comes from the Greek
Cosmetic Buyer or Assistant Buyer                                                                             "aisthetikos" and Latin
                                                                                                              "acsthetica," a branch of
Manufacturer’s Representative
                                                                                                                         philosophy relating to the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Want to
Direct Sales                                                                                                             nature and forms of beauty.                                      know more?
Demonstrations                                                                                                           Nearly all of the fifty states have
Sales Presentations                                                                                                      separate licensing for estheticians.                         NC State Board of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cosmetic Art
Research and Research Assistants                                                                                                                                                        1201 Front Street,
Trade Technicians and Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                            Suite 110
Supervisors                                                                                                                                                                             Raleigh, NC 27609
                                                                                                                         As an esthetician or makeup artist you can
Specialist in Restorative Art or Assistant to                                                                                                                                               919-733-4117
a Mortician                                                                                                                                          exercise your creative
                                                                                                                                                     abilities in a stable career
COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                                                                       that rewards talent. Best of
Beauty Editor of a Newspaper, Magazine,                                                                                                              all, for the amount of            Johnston Community
or Journal                                                                                                                                           preparation time and                    College
Advertising and Sales Promotions                                                                                                                     expense you put in;
                                                                                                                                                     no other field offers as               919-209-2128
Freelance Writing and Lecturing
                                                                                                                                                     many job opportunities. 
Department Head or Assistant
Teacher of Skin Care                                        Stephanie Snipes
                                                                                                                                                          Betty Chambers
School Director or Owner                                told me that "I always                                                                            Cary,NC
State Licensing Inspector or Examiner            wanted to work as a make-up
Education Director for a Manufacturer              artist and made the decision to                                                                            Chambers
Guest Artist or Demonstrator
                                                      enroll in Johnston Community                                                                        attended an
                                                College before I graduated from the                                                                       Esthetics
                                                North Raleigh Christian Academy in                                                                        School in
                                                 Raleigh. I am especially interested                                                                      Washington,
Esthetician-Skin Care Specialist                                                                                                                          D.C. and she
                                                    in getting involved with make-up
Makeup Artists                                      and facials and now, through the                                                                      has not stopped
Salon Manager, Supervisor or Owner                                                                                                                        continuing
                                                 Esthetics Curriculum, I am learning
                                                                                                                                                          education classes. She has owned and operated the
Assistant to a Dermatologist or Cosmetic         how to treat the skin." She plans to                                                                     European Esthetique in Cary since 1991. Chambers
Surgeon                                           work as a make-up artist when she                                              Activity                 passes on her knowledge to her clients in everything
Research or Commercial Photography                 graduates in May and get a lot of                                                                      from lifestyle to diet. Chambers told me, "I have
Makeup Artist for Television, Stage,                experience, while continuing her                                                                      seen skin at 50, 55 and even 60 that is more beautiful
Motion Pictures and Fashion Shows                 education. She said, "I like to help                                   Locate a story or                than some at 35. There are so many special
Esthetician and Makeup Artist for Resorts,      people feel good about themselves."                                      picture in today’s               treatments today, so much more knowledge that can
Cruise Ships, and Health Spas                                                                                                                             make significant differences in the appearance of
                                                                                                                         newspaper that could
                                                                                                                         have involved an                     Betty is a leader in her field. Her 15 years of

                      ¤                                                                                                  esthetician. Discuss
                                                                      Loves working with the skin, a                                                      experience and a large portion of advanced training
                                                   Skills             good listener, quiet even                          how important you feel           were dedicated to mature skin. She is co-founder of
 For more information on federal financial                                                                                                                the North Carolina Aestheticians’s Association and
                                                  required            temperament, and has a desire                      this involvement was.            has lobbied, successfully, for state licensing and
    aid programs, call\ (800) 4-FEDAID
                                                                      to please clients                                                                   regulations. She is a nationally certified esthetics
                                                                                                                                                          examiner for the State of North Carolina and has
If you would like to make a statement about your business’                                 This educational partnership sponsored by:                     designed and taught curriculum. Chambers told me,
commitment to education, call Mary Moxin at 829-4870 or email                                                                                             "I am a passionate activist for advanced training, to find out how you can sponsor a                                                                                                 safety and professionalism."
                                                                                                                                                              She is one of a select group of estheticians that
School to Career Page.                                                                                                                                    holds the coveted international CIDESCO diploma,
                                                                                                                                                          awarded for the highest level of professional
                                                                                                                                                          education and experience. She is a specialist on skin
                                                                                                                                                          and aging. Her dedication to education has helped

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