Cosmetology and Esthetics: What’s the Difference?

An Atelier Esthetique student providing makeup to another student, an example of the cross between cosmetology and esthetics.

Esthetics and cosmetology schools often get lumped together as a single field of practice, but the differences are vast. In a grand sense, esthetics does fall under the umbrella of cosmetology, but esthetics is primarily focused on skincare, while cosmetology involves haircare and beyond. The training and educational requirements for each path are also quite different, and your career potential can vary greatly. Learn the differences in our article now! 

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