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Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations

Other titles : cosmetician, manicurist, make-up artist, skin care specialist

Details

Description :

Workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual's physical appearance. They are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments and in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties :

  • estheticians give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
  • cosmeticians advise customers on the use of make-up and other beauty products and apply make-up to customers; may specialize in applying makeup to models or other individuals for special occasions.
  • electrologists remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser and other equipment.
  • manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.
  • scalp treatment specialists apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.
  • tattoo artists apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes; may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin.
  • hair replacement technicians (non-medical) prepare and apply custom-made hair pieces to customer's scalp, weave customer's hair to hair pieces and provide scalp treatments.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Montérégie
  • Laurentides
  • Lanaudière
  • Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent

Training

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

 

Aesthetics

Program length: one year and half

Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to plan and carry out various electrolysis techniques such as the blend method; to know the effects of the various techniques and the decisions to be made to perform electrolysis care safely and efficiently; to understand the relation between systemic pathologies, the functions of the skin and the physiological effects of electrical currents, as well as the underlying scientific principles related to their safe and effective use; to develop the competencies related to psychology and professional ethics in the work place.

 WherWhere this program is available

 

Attestion of Vocational Specialization (AVS)

 

Electrolysis

Program length: 6 months

Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to plan and carry out various electrolysis techniques such as the blend method; to know the effects of the various techniques and the decisions to be made to perform electrolysis care safely and efficiently; to understand the relation between systemic pathologies, the functions of the skin and the physiological effects of electrical currents, as well as the underlying scientific principles related to their safe and effective use; to develop the competencies related to psychology and professional ethics in the work place.

 Where this program is available

 

Admission requirements for an AVS

To enroll in an AVS program, an Aesthetics (DVS) or equivalent experience in a related field is required. The AVS is issued upon the successful completion of a program that upgrades skills or provides specialization in a particular trade or occupation.