aes·​the·​ti·​cian ˌes-thə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce aesthetician (audio)
variants or less commonly esthetician
: a specialist in aesthetics (see aesthetic entry 2 sense 1)
Encountering such designs, we have the aestheticians to tell us that they are rhythmic ways of filling space and of pleasing the eye.Guy Davenpo
For the aesthetician, wildlife art is an enigma of stability in a century of ever-changing trends.Chuck Wechsler
: a person licensed to provide cosmetic skin care treatments and services (such as facials, hair removal, and makeup application)
In a dark booth at the back of the beauty salon, the aesthetician put me on a table and applied a series of ointments to my face, some cool, some warmed.Phyllis Rose
But instead of hot wax, the aesthetician smooths a heated preparation of sugar, lemon juice, water, and sometimes glycerin over the skin before pulling it off with either her fingers or a strip of cloth.Valerie Monroe

Examples of aesthetician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Courtney Rashidi is a licensed aesthetician in Alexandria, Kentucky. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 It can be done in-office by a licensed aesthetician with a surgical scalpel, or even at home with a proper dermaplaning device. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 Lara Kaiser, another former Shen aesthetician, said Ms. Richards would change in front of her before receiving facials. Madison Malone Kircher, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Meet the Experts Gina Petak is a licensed aesthetician and the education manager at the European Wax Center. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 Mayden, a former aesthetician, has been in and out of shelter programs since 2011 after a rent hike at her Chinatown home. Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2023 Because Seoul is so densely populated and has lightning-fast internet, Koreans are incredibly information savvy about everything, especially skin care, says Sophia Hong, a licensed Korean aesthetician and the founder of, a biodegradable sheet mask subscription service. Devon Abelman, Allure, 26 Apr. 2022 Jean Smart keeps it real by thanking someone — a friend, perhaps, but hopefully a licensed aesthetician — for the Botox. Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2022 Farber, who works as a licensed aesthetician in California, was then escorted to a private room where she was handcuffed for more than two hours without any food or water, according to the lawsuit. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aesthetician was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Aesthetician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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