National Esthetician Day is on October 15. This day is dedicated to the millions of estheticians across the globe who work day and night so that we can look our best.
History of National Esthetician Day
It is said that the early men during the Stone Age used a variety of aesthetic practices, but it was mainly for blending into the environment, which was crucial for hunting stealthily. However, there have been pieces of evidence suggesting that people in Southern Africa used powdered red rock on the face and bodies to be more attractive to the opposite sex. Some suggest that this was a hunting ritual.
It was later during Egyptian civilization when aesthetic practices began being used for beautification. Cleopatra was well known for using a variety of methods for skin exfoliation and personal grooming. It is said that Cleopatra enjoyed bathing in sour milk, which, today, has been proven to be effective in maintaining skin health. It is also said to have anti-aging properties. She was also known to have mud baths, which are proven to remove dead cells from the skin, making it glow more.
The word ‘aesthetics’ is said to have come from the Greek word ‘aesthetikos’, which roughly translates to ‘appreciable to the senses.’ It’s believed the Greeks used olive oil for making their skin resistant to harmful rays of the sun. They also discovered ‘Novacila’, a straight razor used for shaving. The Romans used pumice stones for shaving and plucking hair and are said to have used depilatory creams.
In the late 20th century, many brands emerged that shaped the world of beautification and grooming. Electric toothbrushes and shavers flooded the market. Many salons and spas also opened and people started placing importance on grooming more than ever.
In 1998, a team of aestheticians, doctors, and chemists founded CosMedix, which is a brand dedicated to skincare and skin health. In 2016, to honor aestheticians and beauticians, CosMedix proclaimed October 15 to be celebrated as National Aesthetician Day.
National Esthetician Day timeline
Rulers of the Egyptian empire, including Cleopatra, use various methods for grooming and beautification.
Perfumes and other hair care and beauty products emerge during the Middle Ages.
Cosmedix, a skincare company, is founded by a team of chemists and aestheticians.
Cosmedix proclaims October 15 to be celebrated as National Aesthetician Day.
National Esthetician Day FAQs
Are estheticians medical professionals?
No. Although the term ‘medical aesthetics’ is used often, aestheticians are not medical professionals, they cannot diagnose skin conditions or prescribe medications.
What are the criteria for becoming an esthetician?
Estheticians are required to undergo cosmetology training from a diploma school and get certified. They need to complete 260 to 500 hours of training, depending on the school, before they can get a license.
Are estheticians in high demand?
Yes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has said that positions are growing at 17% between 2019 and 2029, which is a much more robust rate than your average job.
National Esthetician Day Activities
Visit your nearest esthetician
What better way to celebrate National Aesthetician Day than to celebrate it with an aesthetician. Visit your nearest aesthetician and show them some love. Make this day extra special by tipping them well and showing gratitude for their services.
Do something for estheticians
Make a thank you card. Buy them a drink. Gift them something. There are plenty of ways you can make this day special for aestheticians.
Spread the word
Use the hashtag #NationalAestheticianDay and make a social media post to give a shout-out to your favorite aesthetician or salon. This will help more people recognize the importance of this day and also draw attention towards your aesthetican’s services, which will surely help to grow their business.
5 Interesting Facts About Esthetic Services
Facials are the most popular service
Facials are the foundation of aesthetic services and are used for treating dark spots, acne, and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling increases collagen production
Needles are rolled across the face, increasing collagen production, which, in turn, lightens acne scars.
Brow lamination is becoming popular
2021 saw a rise in people opting for brow lamination where eyebrows are brushed with setting lotion instead of using pencils that fill the eyebrows.
Hydrafacial can decongest the skin
A device is used to cleanse and decongest the skin and then the skin is infused with a hydrating serum enriched with vitamins.
A lymphatic massage can reduce puffiness
Lymphatic massages can eliminate stress and tension from target points in the face, and reduce puffiness
Why We Love National Esthetician Day
It provides an opportunity to appreciate the efforts of estheticians
We depend on aestheticians for all our grooming needs and yet, they are some of the most neglected professionals in the country. This day provides an opportunity to show gratitude for their services and gives them their due recognition.
An esthetician's job is stressful
Aestheticians are on their feet most of the time while providing their services. Apart from this, they have to deal with unsatisfied and sometimes, angry customers. This day gives an opportunity to shower some love on these hardworking professionals.
There is too much competition
Salons and spas are being established at a rapid pace. Every city has at least 50 working salons. Many hardworking aestheticians provide quality services but are unheard of because they get lost in the buzzing world of salons run by multinational brands. Giving a shout-out to your favorite aestheticians gives them recognition and helps them grow their business.
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