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

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Danuta Mieloch, an aesthetician and owner of Rescue Spa NYC, says lifestyle and skincare (or lack of), including living certain climates, humidity and heat can also impact your skin while another contributor is hormones. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "What Is Acne? What Causes Pimples and How to Treat Them," 27 June 2019 To prevent any breakouts, Porowski dabs a drying spot treatment from his aesthetician called Christine Chin Herbal Blemish Gel. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Antoni Porowski's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 28 May 2019 Retinol is a concentrated derivative of vitamin A, and is recommended by dermatologists and aestheticians as great for acne-prone skin and preventing signs of anti-aging. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "I Tried Meghan Markle’s Favorite Beauty Products—Here’s What’s Worth Your Money," 24 May 2019 Microneedling, the same technique used by aestheticians to promote collagen and boost natural healing, can be done at home. Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 Things You Should Be Doing for a Flawless Complexion," 3 May 2019 Last night New York's finest gathered to toast Sturm at her new space off Bond Street, which also houses a facial chair, where clients can get the royal treatment from one of her star aestheticians. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Dr. Barbara Sturm Is Opening a Store—Walk, Don't Run," 3 May 2019 Instead, my aesthetician, Farnaz, gave my face the most intense deep-tissue massage of my life. Glamour, "We Tried the Best Methods for Getting Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes," 30 Apr. 2019 There are plenty of ideas for distracting the easily distractible, says Jordana Mattioli, a licensed aesthetician at Complete Skin MD in New York City. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "The Stealthy Lies People Tell to Cover up Their Plastic Surgery," 26 Feb. 2019 In the past year, the suit states, the person behind that account had filed complaints against aestheticians for refusing to perform Brazilian waxes due to that person’s male genitalia. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "Writer Sues Twitter Over Ban for Criticizing Transgender People," 11 Feb. 2019

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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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