aesthetician

noun
aes·​the·​ti·​cian | \ˌes-thə-ˈti-shən \
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

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The best way to remove peach fuzz is with dermaplaning, which is when a dermatologist or aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape unwanted peach fuzz and dead skin from the face. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "Facial Hair Removal Guide: How to Remove Every Unwanted Hair From Your Face," 10 Oct. 2018 DeLuca sees the beyond-skin-deep effects of beauty treatments every day in her practice as a licensed aesthetician. Macaela Mackenzie, Marie Claire, "These Beauty Volunteers Will Give You Reason to Believe the World Is Still Good," 3 Sep. 2018 Dermaplaning is a super effective exfoliating treatment in which a doctor or aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and (along with the peach fuzz on your face). Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "9 Things to Know Before Dermaplaning Your Face," 18 Oct. 2017 Now, this really shouldn't be anything new considering how popular jade rollers are right now, but the way my aesthetician performed this massage literally changed my life, not to mention my eye-care routine. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "I Tried a Japanese Skin-Care Routine for a Month, and These Are the Results," 9 July 2018 Molly Lamb is an aesthetician and the owner of Skin by Molly Facial Studio in Brooklyn. Kelsey Castañon, refinery29.com, "What It's Really Like To Give People "Butt Facials"," 22 Mar. 2018 The Hungarian aesthetician was found dead inside the building, Braun says. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Charge of Possessing an Explosive Dropped Against Ex-Boyfriend of Victim in Spa Bombing," 30 May 2018 That’s why aesthetician Jessica Arnaudin has recovering tanning-bed-junkie clients slip under the LED light therapy lamps at Beauty Bungalow, a St. Petersburg, Fla., day spa. Dana Wood, WSJ, "6 Actually Convincing Ways to Fake a Tan," 15 May 2018 Deveny recommends only seeing a doctor or medical aesthetician from a dermatology or plastic surgeon's office to ensure the best and safest results. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "9 Things to Know Before Dermaplaning Your Face," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of aesthetician

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aesthetician

aesthetic(s) + -ian entry 1

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