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Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6562

Estheticians, electrologists and related workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual’s physical appearance. They are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments and in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

  • Give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
  • Advise customers on the use of make-up and other beauty products and apply make-up to customers; may specialize in applying make-up to models or other individuals for special occasions.
  • Remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser or other equipment.
Manicurists and pedicurists
  • Clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.
Scalp treatment specialists
  • Apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.
Tattoo artists
  • Apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes; may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin.
Hair replacement technicians (non-medical)
  • Prepare and apply custom-made hair pieces to customer's scalp, weave customer's hair to hair pieces and provide scalp treatments.

Working Conditions for Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

Work is performed in a salon or studio indoors; close exposure to customers and powered equipment require safety measures to be in place

Alternate Job Titles

  • Beautician
  • Beauty Care Specialist
  • Beauty Culture Operator
  • Beauty Culturist
  • Beauty Treatment Operator
  • Body Piercer
  • Cosmetician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Depilator
  • Dermal Therapist
  • Electrologist
  • Electrolysis Operator
  • Electrolysis Technician
  • Esthetician
  • Facial Treatment Operator
  • Hair Removal Specialist
  • Hair Replacement Consultant
  • Hair Replacement Technician
  • Hair Weaver
  • Henna Tattoo Artist
  • Manicurist
  • Mehndi Tattoo Artist
  • Nail Care Technician
  • Nails And Lashes Applicator
  • Pedicurist
  • Registered Dermal Therapist
  • Scalp Treatment Specialist
  • Skin Care Consultant
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Skin Care Technician
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Tattooer
  • Tattooist
  • Thermology And Electrolysis Technician
  • Trichologist
  • Wax Depilation Specialist
  • Wax Depilator
  • Beauty Treatment Operator
  • Cosmetician
  • Electrologist
  • Electrolysis Technician
  • Esthetician
  • Hair Replacement Technician
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Scalp Treatment Specialist
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Beauty Advisor
  • Beauty Boutique Expert
  • Beauty Manger
  • Nail Technician