How to write an Esthetician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Esthetician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Esthetician job titles

    Managing Esthetician
    Licensed Esthetician
    Esthetician (Part-Time)
    Skin Care Therapist

Esthetician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Esthetician job summary

Our day spa focuses on creating a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for all our guests, and we’re expanding our skin care services to include facials. We need a licensed Esthetician to provide our customers with 20- and 50-minute facials, depending on the package. To excel in this position, you should be self-motivated and highly customer service-oriented. You’ll be responsible for selling products as well as providing services. If you have worked in a day spa environment before or if you are a frequent customer of spas, you’ll fit right in, so please submit your application.

Esthetician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Esthetician responsibilities

    Greet customers upon arrival and guide them through our list of products and services
    Perform facials and other skin care services based on the packages our customers choose
    Upsell lotions, creams and other skin care products
    Invite customers to return and offer coupons and other perks to incentivize our clientele
    Participate in continuing education programs and staff meetings
    Train new estheticians as they join our staff
    Provide skin care consultations for customers with troublesome skin or problem areas

Esthetician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Esthetician skills

    High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred)
    State esthetician license required
    Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings
    Proficiency with skin care product application and makeup
    Ability to sell products to our clients based on the products you use while rendering services
    Experience with waxing highly desirable

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