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63211 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

Estheticians, electrologists and workers in related occupations provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual's physical appearance. They are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments and in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores, or they may be self-employed.


Example titles

  • Beauty treatment operator
  • Cosmetician
  • Electrologist
  • Electrolysis technician
  • Esthetician
  • Hair replacement technician
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Scalp treatment specialist
  • Tattoo artist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
    • Give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
    • Advise customers on the use of make-up and other beauty products and apply make-up to customers; may specialize in applying make-up 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 or 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
    • Clean and sterilise tattoo equipment and work areas; consult with and advise clients with respect to size, color, design and placement of body art; use a demographer to permanently pigment the client’s skin with chemical dyes; maintain health and safety procedures; and may apply temporary designs to client’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 and provide scalp treatments.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of high school, college or beauty school programs for cosmeticians, estheticians, electrologists, manicurists and pedicurists is required or on-the-job training is provided.
  • Electrologists usually require certification from an electrologist's educational or training institution.
  • Membership in a provincial or national electrolysis association may be required.
  • Completion of a registered dermal therapy program may be required to provide electrology laser and vascular treatments.
  • Estheticians usually require certification from an esthetician's educational or training institution.
  • Apprenticeship for electrologists, estheticians and nail technicians is available in Manitoba. Trade certification for these occupations is compulsory in that province.
  • A business licence is required for workers in this group who are owners/operators of businesses offering these services.
  • Practitioners offering these personal services are required to adhere to infection control procedures.

Additional information

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


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
6 – Sales and service occupations
3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training
Major group
63 – Occupations in sales and services
Sub-major group
632 – Occupations in services
Minor group
6321 – Hairstylists and estheticians
NOC 2021 Version 1.0
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