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All About Skincare Specialists

Position Description Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual’s appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

Skincare Specialist Responsibilities

  • Select and apply cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
  • Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
  • Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.
  • Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
  • Tint eyelashes and eyebrows.

What a Skincare Specialist Should Know

Skincare Specialists state the following job skills are important in their day-to-day work.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Other Skincare Specialist Job Titles

  • Medical Esthetician
  • Esthetician-Electrologist-Permanent Make-Up
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Electrolysist
  • Facial Operator

Skincare Specialist Job Outlook

In the United States, there were 61,300 jobs for Skincare Specialist in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 13.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 8,400 new jobs for Skincare Specialist by 2026. The BLS estimates 8,100 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Skincare Specialist are Utah, Delaware, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in South Dakota, Maine, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Skincare Specialist Make?

Skincare Specialists make between $19,330 and $59,790 a year.


Skincare Specialists who work in Wyoming, Hawaii, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

How much do Skincare Specialists make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $30,640
Alaska $39,570
Arizona $37,330
Arkansas $31,210
California $34,780
Colorado $52,020
Connecticut $37,470
Delaware $32,760
Florida $34,560
Georgia $31,300
Hawaii $51,930
Idaho $39,500
Illinois $29,800
Indiana $29,970
Iowa $30,370
Kansas $34,820
Kentucky $38,580
Louisiana $29,220
Maine $39,670
Maryland $44,560
Massachusetts $48,490
Michigan $27,090
Minnesota $47,470
Mississippi $44,850
Missouri $34,730
Montana $39,710
Nevada $30,600
New Hampshire $31,540
New Jersey $35,620
New Mexico $37,540
New York $39,740
North Carolina $41,980
North Dakota $33,520
Ohio $37,500
Oklahoma $41,910
Oregon $39,090
Pennsylvania $33,790
Rhode Island $30,010
South Carolina $29,900
South Dakota $38,000
Tennessee $30,680
Texas $28,600
Utah $32,790
Virginia $40,340
Washington $46,520
West Virginia $40,540
Wisconsin $37,560
Wyoming $48,870

Tools & Technologies Used by Skincare Specialists

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Skincare Specialists may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web browser software

Becoming a Skincare Specialist

Individuals working as a Skincare Specialist have obtained the following education levels:


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Who Employs Skincare Specialists?


The table below shows the approximate number of Skincare Specialists employed by various industries.


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