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[es-thi-tish-uh n or, esp. British, ees-] /ˌɛs θɪˈtɪʃ ən or, esp. British, ˌis-/
Sometimes, esthetician. a person who is versed in aesthetics, the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
Usually, esthetician. a person trained to administer facials, advise customers on makeup and the care of skin and hair, etc.:
That new aesthetician gave me a great facial; I swear I look 10 years younger.
Compare beautician (def 1).
Origin of aesthetician
1820-30; aesthetic + -ian; see -ician Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cold metal on my face was a pleasant change from the soft warmth of the aesthetician's fingers.
  • He recounted an instance in which an aesthetician forgot to tell the client to remove her contacts before the procedure.
  • For additional fees, they can get follow-up pain treatment from an acupuncturist, and eyebrow waxes from a staff aesthetician.
  • Cosmetologist, barber, manicurist or aesthetician who was trained or licensed out-of-state.
  • Facials are also available with their in-home aesthetician.
British Dictionary definitions for aesthetician


/ˌiːsθɪˈtɪʃən; ˌɛs-/
a student of aesthetics
another name for beauty therapist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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