National Beautician’s Day Date in the current year: June 26, 2024

National Beautician’s Day National Beautician’s Day, also known as National Beauticians Day or National Beautician Day, is observed annually on June 26. It is celebrates professionals who play an important role in the beauty industry.

Some people use the terms “beautician” and “cosmetologist” interchangeably, but there is a difference. A cosmetologist is any licensed professional working in the beauty industry; they can specialize in different branches of cosmetology including hair styling, manicures and pedicures, hair removal, cosmetics, skin care, etc. Beauticians, also known as aestheticians, are cosmetologists who specialize in maintaining and improving the outer layer of the skin (epidermis).

Most people primarily associate a beautician’s work with facials, i.e. facial skin treatments that are typically performed in beauty salons and spas. Common facials include facial masks, physical and chemical exfoliation, massage, moisturizing treatments (creams and lotions), steam cleansing, and comedo extraction.

However, beauticians may also perform other skin treatments including microdembrasion, cosmetic electrotherapy, LED treatments, etc. Some beauticians undergo additional training for permanent hair removal (laser, IPL, electrology), microblading, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup.

Beauticians can treat skin issues that are cosmetic in nature (hyperpigmentation, mild acne, etc.), but they can’t treat skin diseases and disorders because they are not medical professionals. However, beauticians specializing in medical aesthetics can work at a skincare clinic or private practice under the supervision of a dermatologist.

In the United States, all states require beauticians to an occupational license in order to work. Each state has a cosmetology licensing board that governs training and licensing requirements. Aspiring beauticians typically need a high school diploma or GED, an associate degree in cosmetology or a cosmetology school certificate, and a set number of hours of supervised hands-on experience to be eligible to take a licensing exam, which consists of a written part and a hands-on part.

Being a beautician is not an easy job because beauticians spend a lot of time on their feet, sometimes have to deal with displeased customers, and don’t earn much in wages (although tips and commissions can add to their income). However, this job is very rewarding: beauticians boost their clients’ confidence and make them happier and healthier.

It is unclear who and when came up with the idea of celebrating National Beautician’s Day, but there is no doubt that beauticians deserve to be celebrated. On June 26, reach out to your beautician to express your gratitude and give them a shout out on social media using the hashtags #NationalBeauticiansDay and #BeauticiansDay because the best way to thank your beautician is recommending them to your friends.

Another great way to celebrate National Beautician’s Day is to get together with your friends and head to your local salon for some beauty treatments (don’t forget to leave a generous tip afterwards!). If you’ve been considering a career in cosmetology, National Beautician’s Day is a perfect day to take the first step finally apply to a cosmetology school.

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