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Details for Skin Care Specialists


Description

Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

Tasks

  • Sterilize equipment, and clean work areas.
  • Keep records of client needs and preferences, and the services provided.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly, and recommend skin-care regimens.
  • Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, in order to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Select and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
  • Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams and/or lotions.
  • Treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products such as peels and masks.
  • Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
  • Determine which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance.
  • Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
  • Provide facial and body massages.
  • Remove body and facial hair by applying wax.
  • Apply chemical peels in order to reduce fine lines and age spots.
  • Advise clients about colors and types of makeup, and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
  • Sell makeup to clients.
  • Collaborate with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in order to provide patients with preoperative and postoperative skin care.
  • Give manicures and pedicures, and apply artificial nails.
  • Tint eyelashes and eyebrows.

Interests

  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

Knowledge

  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills

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