Looking for a new esthetician can be daunting. How do you know who to trust with your skin? How do you find someone who will give you the results you want? In this article, we will walk you through 10 steps to finding the best esthetician for your needs. By following these tips, you will be able to narrow down your options and find the perfect person to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin!

Step 1:  Decide what type of treatment you need.

There are a variety of treatments that estheticians offer, from facials to waxing to laser hair removal. Make sure you know what type of treatment you want before looking for an esthetician. That way, you can focus your search and avoid wasting time on professionals who don’t offer the services that you need.

Step 2: Do your research.

Ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations of estheticians they’ve tried and liked. Check out online reviews or look up estheticians on social media to see what others are saying about them.

  • Specialties
  • Services
  • Expertise

Check To See If They Are Certified.

The best way to find an esthetician is by checking if they have a valid license. A valid license means that the esthetician has completed the necessary training and passed all required exams. To become licensed, estheticians must complete a state-approved program in aesthetics. Programs can vary in length, but most last around 600 hours. Upon completion of a program, estheticians must pass an exam from the state board of cosmetology to receive their license.

Look into each esthetician’s education and training. How long have they been practicing? What kind of certifications do they have? This will give you an idea of how experienced and qualified they are.

Step 3: Set some criteria

What are your needs? What are you looking for in an esthetician? Do you want someone who specializes in a certain type of treatment? Or do you just want the best person for the job, regardless of their specialization?

Here are some factors to consider:

  • Location
  • Price range
  • Level of experience
  • Treatment specializations
  • Availability
  • Reviews from others

Step 4: Schedule consultations.

The best way to find the right esthetician for you is to schedule consultations with a few different professionals. This will give you a chance to meet them in person, ask questions, and see their work firsthand. Be sure to ask questions during the consultation so you can get a feel for whether or not this is the right person for you. 

Questions to Ask During an Esthetician Consultation:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • What services do you offer?
  • Do you have any specialties?
  • What products do you use in your treatments?
  • How would you approach my specific concerns?

Step 5: Consider your budget.

Just like anything else, there is a range in prices when it comes to esthetician services. Do some research on what average prices are in your area and find an esthetician who fits comfortably into your budget.

Step 6: Consider your schedule.

If you’re someone who is busy and doesn’t have a lot of time to spare, make sure to consider an esthetician’s availability before making your decision. Many professionals offer different days and hours, so be sure to find one who works with your schedule. 

Step 7: Read reviews.

The best way to find a great esthetician is by reading reviews. Checking out what other people have had to say about their experience can help you get an idea of who might be the right fit for you.  

When reading reviews, pay attention to:

  • How happy people are with their results
  • How knowledgeable and skilled the esthetician is
  • How comfortable they feel in the salon/spa
  • The price point of services offered
  • If there’s anything they don’t like about their experience.

Keep all of this in mind as you review your options, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect esthetician for you.

Step 8: Set up a trial treatment.

The best way to find an esthetician is to set up a trial treatment. Most estheticians offer a free or discounted treatment for new clients. This will give you a chance to see if the esthetician is a good fit for you and your needs. If you’re not happy with the trial treatment, don’t be afraid to switch estheticians. There are plenty of them out there, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding someone who is a good fit for you.

Step 9: Relax and enjoy!

Now that you’ve found the perfect esthetician, it’s time to get started on your skin care journey. Be sure to follow their instructions and stick to any post-treatment recommendations they give you. You should start seeing results in no time!

Step 10: Maintain your results.

Just like you would maintain any other healthy habit, it’s important to keep up your esthetician treatments once you find one that works for you. Regular appointments will help ensure your skin stays clear and glowing—plus, it just feels good to take some time out for yourself every month or so!


There is no such thing as the perfect esthetician for you, and some degree of trial and error is unavoidable. What’s most crucial is that you feel at ease with someone and like you’re being heard. That said, there are a few things you may do to research a spa before visiting it before. I hope this post helps you find your ideal esthetician buddy!

Are You Looking for an Esthetician You Can Trust?

Skincare services at Simply Skin Esthetics in downtown Walnut Creek, California are amazing experiences that keep our clients coming back time after time. Why? Because we care and more importantly we provide skincare treatments that are safe and long-lasting. We care, and it shows in our repeat clientele.  We feature HydraFacial, Ultrasound Facial, Signature Facial, Men’s Facial, Express Facial, Treatments/Peels, Teen Facial, and Back Facials! Interested in learning more or scheduling your first session? Contact us now to make your appointment!