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 This new beauty fixation has seen Plug, a licensed aesthetician and holistic health coach with over 12 years of experience, expand her business into Manhattan from Brooklyn and recruit a team of nine to keep up with demand. Prue Lewington, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Are Giving Up Botox for Facial Massage," 23 May 2019 Darden began her career in L.A. as a model before being cast in a slew of music videos for Destiny's Child and LL Cool J, before becoming an aesthetician. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Facialist Shani Darden Opens First Flagship Skin-Care Studio," 7 June 2019 This should be done by your wax technician or aesthetician. Essence, "Ask An OB-GYN: How Can I Make My Vagina Look and Feel Healthier?," 5 Aug. 2019 The first story Kardashian-West posted showed her sporting white glasses while the aesthetician zapped the inside of her mouth toward the corners of her lips. Katie Intner,, "Kim Kardashian Shares Video of the Collagen-Boosting Laser Treatment That Keeps Her Neck Youthful," 9 July 2019 Meant to mimic the hands of an aesthetician, the roller helps de-puff and boost circulation, as well as allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 3-Step, Celebrity Approved Facial Treatment You Can Do at Home," 30 Apr. 2019 Some newer programs started earlier this year, including a master aesthetician program that began in January and a property management associate technical diploma program that began in the spring. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rising importance of technical college prompts local visit by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes," 16 July 2019 Celebrity aestheticians Kate Somerville and Angela Caglia both make moisturizers with goat’s milk. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Goat Milk Is the Secret to Beautiful Skin," 29 Nov. 2018 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

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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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