I just read something really interesting this morning. A spa website in the US states estheticians spelt with ‘E’ perform milder treatments such as light peels and perform nothing aggressive. It then states that aestheticians spelt with the ‘AE’ perform more aggressive peels such as medium peels and perform more aggressive treatments. REALLY???
I am gobsmacked at such a statement. When discussing the spelling for my Oncology Esthetics book with my editor, the publisher clearly defines esthetics that is spa/medically related while the use of aesthetics concerns the visual principles of something, usually its pleasant appearance or beauty. Latter term can be, and is often applied on a grand scale for clothing, artistry, film or cuisine. Feel of a product or it’s ‘scent’ would be aesthetic.
In talking with Suzanne Warfield regarding the licensing designation of LE or LA in the US – it is the preferred one to use LE – licenced esthetician.