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 As seen on his TikTok account, @thelocalskindealer, Wright is the rare aesthetician who can actually keep up with his clients' moves. Christian Cody, Allure, 12 Apr. 2022 Marcelin said her clients have come from as far as Vermont to receive services from a Black aesthetician., 13 Oct. 2021 For stubborn pore issues, Barczewska recommends seeing an aesthetician for a facial or a pore-specific treatment every four to six weeks. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, 29 May 2020 Usually done by a massage therapist, aesthetician, or holistic healer, the treatment is inspired by ancient Ayurvedic well-being principles that are believed to promote overall health in the body. Audrey Noble, Allure, 3 Feb. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Apr. 2020 See More

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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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“Aesthetician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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