There are many different career options for graduates of the TN Aesthetician 750 hour skincare program offered in the state regulated cosmetology schools. Once completed, the standard skin care education and passing an exam for the minimally competent, a state license can direct student’s skills in salons, spas, resorts, and more. Students could also pursue specializations, seek out internships, such as aesthetics research or paramedical aesthetics. Some aestheticians choose advanced education in nursing or association examinations to be clinical Estheticians or even medical spa managers. TN Aestheticians’ working under a physicians exempt licensed is exempt from TN Cosmetology Law.

This industry is expected to grow by 25% through the year 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are some facts about the growth of the industry:
▪ There were over 11 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013, as reported by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
▪ Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures made up 83% of all cosmetic procedures.
▪ Since 1997, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, laser hair removal, and dermal fillers, have increased 500%!
▪ Laser hair removal and photofacial skin rejuvenation are two of the top 5 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
▪ In 2013, women had more than 8 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, 90.8% of the total while men had nearly 1 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, 9.2% of the total as reported by ASAPS.

While impressed, who do you think is performing all these procedures and fueling the growth? Talented Aesthetic Certified Professionals, who?

Disgruntle doctors of our current health care changes with under trained, un-regulated staffing. Or, advanced trained Aestheticians that have interned to learn the modern practices. There have been mistakes and there has been an official aggression of office-based physicians to take over the industry. The real work on new 2014 Cosmetology Law started in 2002, to protect the TN consumer from aesthetic procedure injury. Meanwhile, the invested TN Aestheticians diligently worked to change cosmetology law in beauty school education for Aestheticians. Aestheticians will for the first time have our own schools, our own instructors, and a globally accepted internship program with the new law and rules. Change is progress. We are almost there.

The new State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Board, met for the first time in August with 14 members serving the state overseeing nearly 60,000 TN licensees. This historical meeting had a first time member Aesthetician, Manicurist, and Natural Hair Stylist, in addition to Cosmetologist, School Owners, Business Owners, and Education Member to fairly represent the regulation of the respective licensees. This board is charged with, by TN legislation, to approve the new rules regarding a new TN Cosmetology law signed by Governor Haslam in June 2013.

Deputy Commissioner, Bill Gianini, opened the meeting with the inspiration that this new board is charged with setting the rules for the next decade. The last rule changes were voted on in 2008. Not one Aesthetician was represented. We have only 60 more days to act. And, there is a strong lobby that wants everything to remain the same as it has been for the last 30 years! I know, I went to Esthetics school in 1978 in Texas! TN Aesthetician school education is 30 years old.

I am excited, and passionately challenged, to serve on the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Board with 13 talented and industry savvy members. Thank you, Governor Haslam! The Department of Commerce staff is amazing to work with. I will work hard in Aesthetician advocacy to progress to a modern standard of school study and examination to protect consumers from injury and protect the Aestheticians right to progress and practice in a modern standard of practice.

FACTS: Both acceptable!

Aesthetician: Tennessee and Arizona are the only states to use an “A” in the spelling.

Esthetician: Global and 48 states use the “E” spelling.

I use both, licensed TN Aesthetician, licensed MS Esthetician, certified national NCEA Esthetician, internationally certified CIDESCO Esthetician.

Be happy. Be beautiful. Be safe. – Mona