The Appearance of the Aesthetic Practitioner

The Appearance of the Aesthetic Practitioner

An aesthetic practitioner should be an example to their industry. Clients will look to their practitioner as a professional and this will be reflected not only in how they look, but also their attitude and deportment.

A practitioner is a reflection on the company in which they work.  If a client does not feel satisfied with the hygiene of either the practitioner or the clinic, they are not likely to return.


  • Should be worn at all times during working hours.
  • Should be clean and smell fresh. Ideally a clean uniform should be worn each day.
  • Should not be decorated with anything other than a name badge or that of a professional organisation to which the practitioner is a member.
  • A disposable apron should be worn for each client to help reduce cross contamination and keep your uniform clean.


  • Should be clean and secured off the face. Ideally tied up and secure.


  • Should be of a workable length.


  • No high heels to be worn for health and safety plus comfort reasons.
  • Should be clean. It is good practice to keep a pair of shoes in work and travel to and from work in outdoor shoes.

Personal Hygiene:

  • Deodorant should be worn at all times.
  • No heavy perfumes should be worn.
  • Smokers must take extra care with their personal hygiene. The smell of cigarette smoke clings to fingers, clothes and hair. Clients may find this offensive.
  • Be aware of fresh smelling breath.  If having close contact with a client, avoid garlic and excessively spicy food the previous night.