aes·​the·​ti·​cian | \ ˌes-thə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce aesthetician (audio) \
variants: or less commonly esthetician

Definition of aesthetician

1 : 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
2 : 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 Shannon Lee, an aesthetician in New York City who recently opened her own practice, spent days setting up new online booking and payment systems. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, "The Golden Age of the Online Tutorial," 24 Apr. 2020 In his April 20 announcement, Kemp also allowed gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools and massage therapists to reopen Friday. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Many Georgia churches remain closed, ignore Gov. Brian Kemp's measure that allows in-person services," 27 Apr. 2020 According to Forbes, the 153 employees on furlough include 32 servers, 19 valet attendants, 11 dishwashers, 1 aesthetician, an executive assistant and the director of tennis. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Mar-a-Lago Furloughs 153 Employees Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic," 20 Apr. 2020 Below, celebrity aesthetician Karee Hays and founder and CEO of Shiffa Beauty, Lamees Hamdan, M.D., break things down step by step. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "How to Use Jade Rollers and Gua Sha Stones," 7 Apr. 2020 Celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas, who offers targeted 30- and 60-minute lymphatic drainage massage in her , cites puffiness, dull skin, breakouts and dryness as tell-tale signs. April Long, Town & Country, "What Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?," 6 Apr. 2020 Shannon Baker, a licensed aesthetician, will focus on skincare. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After Sussex's Amy B & Co. Salon and Spa closes, three of its employees will open their own," 26 Feb. 2020 Ahead, eight skin-changing secrets from Araceli Elchami, the lead aesthetician at Sulwhasoo. 1. Taylore Glynn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eight Skin-Transforming Secrets from a Korean Facialist," 22 Aug. 2019 The aesthetician won't have to use a strip of paper to remove the sugar. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Sugaring 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Hair-Removal Method," 4 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aesthetician.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of aesthetician

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aesthetician

aesthetic(s) + -ian entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aesthetician

Time Traveler for aesthetician

Time Traveler

The first known use of aesthetician was in 1829

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aesthetician

Last Updated

15 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aesthetician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on aesthetician

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with aesthetician

Comments on aesthetician

What made you want to look up aesthetician? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!