Esthetician Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 15,840 Esthetician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing An Esthetician Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Skin Care, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write An Esthetician Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Esthetician CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand esthetician skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an esthetician : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for an Esthetician
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1


  • Optimized surgical results with pre-procedural (Obagi) skin prep and post-procedural home treatment protocols.
  • Received training in Aveda concepts and esthetics protocols.
  • Administered custom facials within the scope of training protocols by Dr. Murad.
  • Provide Eyelash, eyebrow tint.
  • Provide clients with 60 and 90 minute Murad Healthy Skin facials with upgrades, PCA Skin peels, and Microdermabrasion Infusion.

Example # 2


  • Received additional education from Aveda artists.

Example # 3


  • Completed eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
  • Created referral program by promoting waxing and brow tinting services.
  • Analyzed skin and recommended Aveda products and skin care regimes.
  • Received certification of training from LPG, Biomedic, Obagi, and Candela companies.
  • Cleanse skin and remove makeup.

Example # 4

Leasing Consultant

  • Assist property manager with tenant correspondence, monthly reports Maintained compliance with HUD on rules and regulations for subsidized housing
  • Responded to all internet sales leads, answered requests and provided customers with alternative solutions.
  • Sell and lease used and brand new Toyota vehicles.
  • Experience with AMSI, ONESITE, and YADI.
  • Learned to use the Onesite program quickly and efficiently

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How much work experience does the average esthetician candidate have?
The average esthetician resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your esthetician skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from esthetician resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As an esthetician, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Esthetician roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of esthetician resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of esthetician resumes, the most common major for esthetician candidates is Cosmetology, but other majors made their way in as well. Business, Nursing and Medical Assisting Services were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Esthetician Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Estheticians. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Estheticians to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%