Career Paths for Skin Care Professionals

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If you’re interested in skin care, ready to join the beauty industry, and are passionate about helping people look and feel their best, you should consider a career as a skin care professional. With  hands-on training in a Skin Care Specialty Program from an accredited school, like Shore Beauty School, you’ll have an opportunity to explore various career paths available to use the skills you learn in facial massage and treatments, makeup techniques, and body treatments. Here are possible career paths you can consider to get you started.

Facial and Skin Care Specialist

Skin care specialists give facials, full-body treatments, head and neck massages, as well as exfoliating treatments like masks, peels, and scrubs. They may also apply make-up and teach clients how to best care for their skin. Facial and skin care specialists typically work in spas or salons.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists help people look their best for weddings, proms, fashion shows, photography sessions, galas, and other special events. They can also look to careers in the theatrical or film makeup industry, sometimes using special effects, prosthetics and more to create special characters.


Aestheticians understand different skin types, recognize common skin issues, and provide a range of treatments for their clients including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, light treatments and more. These skin care treatments can address different issues such as aging skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and redness. Aestheticians often work in med spas or wellness facilities, as well as regular salons and spas.

Skin Care Product Sales

A skin care sales representative works for a specific skin care brand, store, or a product manufacturer, and works directly with potential customers to help drive sales. If you work in skin care sales, you need to be outgoing, fully understand the products you’re selling, know what works best for different skin types, and be able to provide helpful advice and recommendations. You may sell products directly to consumers, or to aestheticians, dermatologists, and retail stores and salons.

Skin Care Instructor

Once you’ve received the proper training in skin care services and have gained some real-world experience, you may want to share your skills and knowledge with students as a skin care instructor for a beauty school like Shore. It can be very satisfying to see people you’ve mentored become the next generation of skin care professionals.

Come to the Shore!

If you love learning about skin care, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a beautiful career. Shore Beauty School offers an amazing Skin Care Specialty Program which can prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help people look and feel good. Book a Career Planning Session today, or contact us to learn more.