[ es-thi-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌɛs θɪˈtɪʃ ən /


Sometimes aes·the·ti·cian. a person with special training in administering facials, aromatherapy, hair and skin care, makeup, etc.Compare beautician(def 1).



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What does esthetician mean?

An esthetician, or aesthetician, is a person who has undergone specific training to assist clients with hair, makeup, and, especially, skincare products. Such training often qualifies them to do: facials, acne treatments, aromatherapy, microdermabrasion, waxing and hair removal, makeup application, and body wraps, masks, and scrubs.

Example: When I went to the mall, an esthetician assisted me in picking out the proper skincare routine to target my combination skin.

A less familiar sense of esthetician (or aesthetician) is used in philosophy. It is a person who studies aesthetics—a branch of philosophy concerned with concepts of what’s considered beautiful, ugly, sublime, comical, and the like—to help make judgments about works of art.

Where does esthetician come from?

Esthetician is recorded in the early 1800s, first used for philosophers devoted to aesthetics. Esthetician, aesthete, and aesthetic all come from a Greek root, aistheta, meaning “perceptible things.” This root was extended to include the sense “concerned with beauty” in an 18th-century German term.

Esthetician, as a name for a type of beautician, emerges by the mid-1900s. Esthetician is commonly misapplied to anyone who works in the beauty industry. It is particularly confused with cosmetologist, a specialist who may be variously trained in treating hair or nails, or applying cosmetics. An esthetician is not qualified to cut hair or deal with hair chemicals, and is instead primarily concerned with skincare.

Not all beauticians are estheticians. To gain the title of an esthetician, one must typically undergo anywhere from 300 to 1,000 hours of training and pass a written and practical exam to get a license.

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How is esthetician used in real life?

This term esthetician is most commonly found in the beauty industry and related professions.

The philosophical aesthetician is a word that sees use in more specialized, academic contexts.

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Do the clients mentioned in the sentence below correctly use esthetician?

My friend Sam works at a local salon and hasn’t received any formal training on skincare/haircare; however, her clients frequently refer to her as their esthetician.

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