Job description Technician, Thermology And Electrolysis near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a technician, thermology and electrolysis in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 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.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Estheticians
  • Give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
  • Cosmeticians
  • 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.
  • Electrologists
  • 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.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 63211), and a list of similar occupations:

  • beauty treatment operator
  • cosmetician
  • electrologist
  • electrolysis technician
  • esthetician
  • hair replacement technician
  • manicurist
  • pedicurist
  • scalp treatment specialist
  • tattoo artist

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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