The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
A. Estheticians give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
B. 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.
C. Electrologists remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser and other equipment.
D. Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.
E. Scalp treatment specialists apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.
F. Tattoo artists apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes; may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin.
G. 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.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 81.0%
2. Retail trade - 15.0%
1. Completion of high school, college or beauty school programs for cosmeticians, estheticians, electrologists, manicurists and pedicurists is required or On-the-job training is provided.
2. Electrologists usually require certification from an electrologist's educational or training institution.
3. Membership in a provincial or national electrolysis association may be required.
4. Completion of a registered dermal therapy program may be required to provide electrology laser and vascular treatments.
5. Estheticians usually require certification from an esthetician's educational or training institution.
6. Apprenticeship for electrologists, estheticians and nail technicians is available in Manitoba. Trade certification for these occupations is compulsory in that province.
The average hourly wages for Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations is $11.29/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.