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5 Keys to Esthetic Career Success

Contact Author Elizabeth M. Donat, EMD Skin Solutions

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Can a student’s performance in esthetics school predict career success or failure after graduation? From years of teaching theoretical and practical knowledge in the esthetics classroom and on the field, I can say an astounding yes! Read my expert advice if you are a prospective, current or graduating esthetics student or a hiring manager or spa owner looking for candidates who are fresh out of school. Indicators of career success or failure are present in the classroom setting from the first day of school and will give clues if the spa industry is the right path for you or the individuals that you may employ.

1. Have A Winning Attitude

Look for the signs of a winning attitude. From the first day of classroom orientation, I usually have a pretty good idea of which students are excited to be there and which are less than enthusiastic. Before I have a chance to speak one word to students, I can understand if they have a winning attitude based on telltale metrics like...

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Elizabeth Donat, L.E., is the founder and CEO of EMD Skin Solutions. She is a New York State and internationally licensed esthetician with nearly 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. After graduating Atelier Esthetique School of Esthetics, Donat worked at some of the most reputable spas and salons in New York City before returning to Atelier Esthetic to work as an instructor. She also worked for Elizabeth Arden and Massage Envy Spas before starting her company.

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