Men and women who value appearance place a high value on the profession of esthetics. In Nevada, where harsh weather conditions may put skin at risk for early signs of aging, it is important that people care for their skin carefully. Trained skin care specialists who have graduated from an esthetics school in Nevada are ideal to provide these services.
Esthetics school students learn to provide:
– personalized skin care treatment
– hair removal
– makeup application
For the right person, this may be an excellent career choice to explore.
Earn Your Nevada Esthetician License
Students seeking their esthetics license must complete 900 hours in a Nevada esthetics school. They learn to massage the skin of the face and body, to choose and apply specialty treatments to the skin, and to remove hair from the face and body. Students also learn the art of makeup design and application, use of false eyelashes, eyelash and eyebrow tinting or lightening, and the use of specialty skincare devices. Following school, students demonstrate their mastery by passing exams administered through the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology. Once all steps are completed, students receive their first Esthetician license.
Licensed estheticians analyze skin and provide advice about appropriate skin care regimens. They learn about skin conditions, and refer clients to dermatologists for treatment when necessary. They may even work with cosmetic surgeons and other doctors in clinics, burn treatment centers, and plastic surgery centers.
Work as a Nevada Esthetician
Salaries for Nevada estheticians vary greatly by location in the state and by specialty. The average statewide salary is $23,950 before tips. The Reno/Sparks metropolitan area pays approximately $36,300 per year before tips. Nevada has the third-highest number of esthetician jobs among all states, with 460 licensed as of May 2012. Most estheticians work in salons, spas, and resorts in Nevada, providing pampering and skin care to customers.
Nearly all estheticians in Nevada work in Las Vegas or Reno, and some are professional makeup artists for the theatrical and performance industries. They earn an annual average salary of $50,550 according to the BLS. Nevada has the fourth highest employment level for theatrical and performance makeup artists among all states. Las Vegas ranks third in the nation for most jobs in this specialty, behind only New York and Los Angeles.