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August 19, 2013

Putting Together a Resume for Estheticians

For people looking for a great career in the beauty industry, becoming an esthetician could be a great option.  After finishing your education and receiving your license, you will likely qualify for many different jobs.  When applying for any open position at a salon, an esthetician should put together a formal resume.  When putting together a resume for estheticians, there are several items that should be included on the resume.


When putting together a resume for estheticians, the first thing to consider is the objective of what you are hoping to obtain in the position that you are applying for. The objective should be somewhat general, but describe that you are hoping to obtain a position in the field where you will gain experience, be able to build your professional brand, and help the salon succeed.  This will give the salon an insight that you take your career seriously, but you also will keep the salon’s best interests in mind.

Summary of Education and Qualifications

Near the top of your resume, you should put down a summary of your education and qualifications.  Since most salons will not be able to hire an esthetician unless they are educated and fully certified, you should highlight that you meet this basic requirement.  In this section of your resume, you should include the esthetician school you attended, when you graduated, any specialties that you focused on, and any licenses that you obtained.  If you received any special accolades or awards, you should include that information as well.

Work Experience

Depending on the level of the position that you are applying for, you should also highlight your work experience.  If you are applying for an entry-level position, then this section should include any internships or work experience you received while in school.  If you already have experience, you should break out this experience by employer you’ve had while providing key information including when you worked there, what types of services you provided, whether you had any management duties while you were there, and any other successes that you had while you worked there.


The fourth item that should be included on your resume, when applying for a job as an esthetician, is contact information for your professional references.  When hiring a new esthetician, most salons will want to reach out to past employers or educators to get their opinion on the applicant.  Because of the importance of this, you should make your references readily available.  Be sure that the references that you list will give you a positive review and that they are a diversified list of people, including past employers, teachers, and even clients.

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