Pros and Cons of Being an Esthetician in 2021
May 31 2021
Thinking about getting started on your career as an esthetician this year? As with every profession, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before making the commitment to the industry, especially after all the challenges we’ve seen in the past year. At Summit Salon Academy KC, we’ve helped hundreds of students realize their dream of working in this exciting field, so we have lots of experience talking to people who are thinking about esthetics as a career.
Pro vs. con: The job outlook in 2021
With lockdowns and restrictions everywhere last year, you may be concerned that people working in the esthetics industry were affected. They certainly were, but the pandemic environment also helped people understand how much they need and miss their esthetician – not just for the services that help their skin look amazing, but also for the relationships they’ve built with the estheticians they rely on in their lives. Because of this, the job outlook for the esthetics industry has improved even more, with people recommitted to regular appointments with their estheticians for both the skin health benefits and the psychological benefits of having a regular esthetician.
Pro vs. con: Helping people
Even though this industry requires talent and skill, it’s important to really love working with and helping people. Every day, your job will involve helping people deal resolve difficult skin conditions that affect how they feel about themselves as well as lending a caring ear to listen to problems – as well as triumphs – in their regular lives. That’s why being a “people person” is an important part of success in this industry. If that sounds like a great way to spend your day, being an esthetician might be perfect for you!
Pro vs. con: Being a knowledge center
As an esthetician, your clients will rely on you for expert advice. That’s why it’s so important to be in the right training program that gives you all the knowledge you need to succeed as an esthetician. In our Esthetics program at Summit Salon Academy, you’ll learn all the different techniques as well as cosmetic science, dermatology, and product expertise like Dermalogica® professional-grade skincare. Combined, this knowledge will help you help your clients to make the right decisions about their skincare. If you like learning and becoming an expert, you’ll love being an esthetician.
Pro vs. con: Being independent
For some people, the 9-to-5 job is perfect because they can just do their jobs and go home. But that means depending on other people to provide you with security and a salary. In the esthetics field, many people are self-employed or even own their own salon & spa, so they can live independent lives knowing that they are in control of their futures. The Esthetics program at Summit Salon Academy KC teaches you salesmanship, marketing, salon management, and all the laws and regulations you’ll need to know when you start your own business in your exciting new career. But you’ll also have options because you’ll have the expertise to work in an existing salon & spa as well as the business acumen for your own independent business, so you can choose whichever lifestyle works for you!
Pro vs. con: Hands-on, active lifestyle
No matter which working style you choose, every day is always exciting when you’re working as an esthetician. You won’t be sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day. Instead, you’ll be interacting with your clients, giving them valuable services that help them get the healthiest skin possible. If you like an active day of interacting with people that goes by quickly because you’re enjoying yourself, life as an esthetician may be perfect for you.
If you love helping people and live an active, independent lifestyle, then there really are no cons to being an esthetician! If you think an esthetics career would be perfect for you, contact our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC today and you can get started on an exciting new career in 2021! You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if esthetics is the right field for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting esthetics program. For more information, you can also schedule a tour of our CIDESCO-certified esthetics school.