Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 6562)

About this job

Workers in this group:

  • give facial and body treatments to improve an individual's physical appearance
  • work in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments
  • may work in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores
  • may be self-employed

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Common job titles
  • beautician / beauty care specialist
  • body piercer
  • consultant, skin care
  • cosmetician / cosmetologist
  • esthetician
  • hair removal specialist



  • give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques


  • teach customers how to use makeup and other beauty products
  • apply makeup to customers
  • may specialize in applying makeup to models or other individuals for special occasions


  • remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only, specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser and other equipment

Manicurists and pedicurists:

  • clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments

Scalp treatment specialists:

  • apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss

Tattoo artists:

  • apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes
  • may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin

Hair replacement technicians (non-medical):

  • prepare and apply custom-made hair pieces to customer's scalp
  • weave customer's hair to hair pieces
  • give scalp treatments

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor salon or studio environment.
  • Working with tools or instruments may be a source of injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to strong odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little or no movement among the different occupations in this unit group without additional specialized training.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.