Licensed Esthetician Jobs

Glowing skin is always in Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Austin, TX. We’re currently seeking a talented Licensed Esthetician with exceptional attention to detail to provide luxurious, results-driven facials, Hydrafacials, and other advanced skin care treatments. Apply today to advance your esthetics career at Viva surrounded by interesting people in a collaborative setting and nourishing spa environment. Infectious positivity and deep desire to help people preferred!

Seeking Skin Care Specialists Like You

Four of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa's estheticians standing in a group in front of the SkinCeuticals product display in Viva Domain Northside's retail area in north Austin.

What do we think it takes to be an excellent esthetician at Viva? The perfect balance of technique, expertise, and people skills.  Viva Day Spa + Med Spa exclusively hires skin care professionals who also understand how best to deliver a comprehensive aesthetics experience in the treatment room and beyond. We prefer candidates who possess 2 years of work experience in a spa or skin care environment, preferably with an emphasis on luxury and warm, friendly customer service.

Esthetician Qualifications At Viva Day Spa + Med Spa

We’re looking for estheticans who have strong technical skills, hands-on experience, and align with Viva’s culture of caring.

  • A welcoming, calm and nurturing demeanor
  • A responsible wellness-oriented team player with a strong work ethic
  • A talented esthetician with a passion for caring for others
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience as a Licensed Esthetician
  • Ability to work weekends and some holidays
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds, and stand for extended periods, and bend, squat, twist, etc.
  • Valid State of Texas Esthetician license

Join the Best Spa in Austin

Three female founders of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa: Laurie Aroch, Shannon Mouser, and Maya Aroch.

Award-winning Viva Day Spa + Med Spa opened its first location in Austin, Texas in June 2005. Viva was founded by three women — Laurie Aroch, Shannon Mouser, and Maya Aroch — with the belief that a premier day spa should provide the finest quality services in an environment that is inviting, relaxing and, above all, unpretentious.

Today, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has three thriving locations in Austin with 80 massage therapists on staff. Our our 4th location in Round Rock, Texas is opening September 2023.

Low Turnover, Happy Staff

Our low employee turnover rate is a testament to our most important values: providing a happy and prosperous employee experience, maintaining a safe, nourishing place to work, along with a fun & caring culture. Not to mention, a growing list of competitive benefits.

Caring From The Inside Out

At Viva, we understand that the guest experience is truly in the hands of our talented spa staff. That’s why we believe in nurturing our employees. So that they can, in turn, deliver first-rate services to our guests. Internally, we refer to it as “Caring From The Inside Out.” It is baked into our company culture, reflects our core values, and is the heartbeat of our company.

Compensation & Benefits You'll Love

Interior image of a skin care treatment room at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa Domain Northside.

  • Commission based salary: $60-80 per hour on average
  • Health, mental health, vision and dental benefits for full-time staff
  • 401k at just 20 hours/week (2% matching) after one year of full-time employment
  • One week of Paid Time Off (PTO)after one year of full-time employment
  • Three (3) weeks of Paid Parental Leave after one year of full-time employment
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Deep discounts on spa + med spa services and retail products

Flexibility & Continued Growth, Too

  • Employees not required to be on site (if not booked)
  • A permanent schedule (does not change from week to week)
  • Continuing Education Reimbursements
  • Ongoing training with opportunities to grow

Professional Training & Certifications

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa is committed to helping further elevate our aesthetic professionals with ongoing training and certifications. Estheticians at Viva receive in-depth training both internally and with our product and service partners, including professional development and advanced hands-on training.

#1 SkinCeuticals Flagship in The US

Bottle of SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, the best selling Vitamin C serum in the United States. Copy reads "10-20% Vitamein C = The Sweet Spot"

A division of L’Oreal, SkinCeuticals is the top medical-grade skincare brand in the world. Viva’s relationship with SkinCeuticals began back in 2005, when we first brought SkinCeuticals into the backbar and retail at our first location on 35th Street.

In 2015, SkinCeuticals carefully selected top 135 spas, med spas and medical practices across the country to represent the brand as SkinCeuticals Flagships. Merging cutting-edge skincare technology with the best in clinical procedure know-how, they are the ultimate destination for  professional treatments, skin consultations, and SkinCeuticals product recommendations based on individual skin concerns.



Viva Day Spa + Med is the #1 SkinCeuticals Flagship in the country in 2023. As a Flagship partner, our estheticians have exclusive access to:

  • Ongoing and Exclusive Professional Training
  • Additional Incentives, Rewards and Product Allotments
  • Invitation to attend exclusive SkinCeuticals Events
  • Opportunity to be highlighted in SkinCeuticals National Campaigns
  • Generous sales incentive prizes

Be Part Of The Mastering SkinCeuticals Program

Estheticians at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa also have the opportunity to participate in the Mastering SkinCeuticals Program to grow their career through elite education, partnership, and networking. It provides a three-tier path to strengthen SkinCeuticals product knowledge, technical skills, and business acumen, while also covering other topics relevant and important in today’s aesthetics industry. Graduates will gain resume recognition and build their own following to become brand, practice, industry leaders and influencers.



Jamie Villareal, who is a medical esthetician at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Austin, TX holding her Master Hydrafacialist certificate that she earned from Hydrafacial.Top 25 Hydrafacial Provider in the US

Hydrafacial revolutionized the skincare industry with its state-of-the-art hydrodermabrasion technology. An early adopter, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa currently ranks as one of the Top 25 providers of Hydrafacial treatments in the United States. At Viva, all estheticians are trained to become certified Hydrafacialists. As a top provider, you’ll also have the opportunity to be part of:

  • HFX Hydrafacial Training, a two-day interactive workshop with advanced hands-on training and proven strategies for combination therapies, personalization, and protocols
  • Exclusive invitations to Master Hydrafacialist Certification trainings
  • Additional online training opportunities
  • Complimentary product and swag



Eminence Organics skin care products sitting on a table, including Charcoal Exfoliating Gel Cleanser, Tumeric Energizing Treatment, and Camilla Glow Solid Face OilTop Eminence Organics Skin Care Provider in the US

Eminence Organics is the leading natural skin care line in the world, and the #1 line chosen by estheticians. It uses organically grown, hand-picked fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables and pure spring water in its products. As a local Austin spa, we wanted Viva guests to have an organic option for skin care services and retail products. Viva added Eminence Organics as a primary skin care line in 2006. Today, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa is one of the top providers of organic skin care services in the US. Eminence offers the following opportunities for Viva estheticians:

  • Professional development from sales training to in-depth education on organic ingredients to massage techniques
  • Quarterly trainings with complimentary products
  • Generous, full-size incentive prizes
  • Forests for the Future: Eminence Organics plants a tree for every retail product sold to support communities in developing countries. Product sales at Viva have led to 72,000 trees planted to date!



Medical Aesthetics Treatments & Training

Viva estheticians are eligible to receive training and certification in advanced skin care services including dermaplaning, chemical peels, and microneedling (SkinPen). If you are not certified prior to joining Viva, you must be employed for 90 days to be eligible for medical aesthetics training.

Award-Winning Skin Care Services

Banner with logos of awards that Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has won, including Best Massage in Austin.

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa earned Best Facial in Austin by the Austin American-Statesman and Best Skin Care in Austin in the 2023 Austin Chronicle poll. We’re also extremely proud to have been named Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal — four times. Our low employee turnover rate is a testament to our most important values: providing a happy and prosperous employee experience, maintaining a safe, nourishing place to work, along with a fun & caring culture. Not to mention, a growing list of competitive benefits.

Committed to Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equal opportunity runs deep. At Viva Day Spa + Med Spa, we’re committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. It is fundamental to all of Viva’s processes from recruiting to career paths to benefits selection. We celebrate your gender, skin color, gods, who you want to love and you — as you are.

Apply For An Esthetician Job Today!

BInterior mural at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa with Ram Dass quote, "Be Here Now."

Viva hires passionate, talented people who align with our brand’s core values:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Always Be Authentic
  • Deliver Excellence at Every Touchpoint
  • 360 Degrees of Caring

If nurturing people and spreading love makes your heart skip a beat, you belong at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa.

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Esthetician Job FAQs

How Much Do Estheticians Make in Austin, Texas?

Full time, top performing estheticians make $75,000 or more annually in Austin at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. That translates to $60-$80 per hour, including tips and retail commission. How do we rank on compensation? According to Indeed, the average esthetician salary in 2023 in Austin, Texas is $45,039.

How Are Estheticians Paid At Viva Day Spa + Med Spa?

All spa service providers, including estheticians, are paid performance based service commission plus 100% of tips. Viva takes care of all overhead costs, credit card fees for tips, backbar supplies, marketing, and building your book of business — so you can focus on performing as many treatments as you want. Also, estheticians receive retail commission on a tiered system once they meet a minimum requirement.

Are Estheticians Employees or Contractors?

All licensed estheticians are W-2 employees of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa.

Does Viva Day Spa + Med Spa Offer Part-Time LMT Positions?

All service providers, including estheticians, are W-2 employees of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa.

How Much Massage Experience Do I Need To Work at Viva?

On average, estheticians at Viva have 10 years of experience. We prefer two years of professional skin care experience, but require a minimum of one year to apply. We are looking for estheticians who are passionate about relaxation and results-driven aesthetics.

What Type Of Training Do You Offer?

Once hired, you’ll receive 16-20 hours of training to learn the ins & outs of Viva, and give you a solid foundation to launch your career. Throughout the year, our training division hosts quarterly esthetician team meetings that focus on various elements of professional skin care. Additionally, Viva offers ADP Essential Learning where you can access thousands of online courses to expand your knowledge. Viva’s estheticians also receive training from SkinCeuticals, Eminence Organics Skin Care, Hydrafacial and other key aesthetics partners.

Which Massage Schools in Austin Do You Typically Hire From?

Many Viva Day Spa + Med Spa estheticians have received their education at local schools around Austin, such as Avenue 5, Paul Mitchell Esthetics Program, and Texas Laser And Aesthetics Training Academy (TLATA). Viva is always seeking talent from any accredited esthetician school, whether local or abroad.


Is Massage Therapy a Good Career?

Becoming an esthetician is a fantastic career choice if you want to help people feel and look better.  Whether it’s a starting point in your aesthetics career or a lifelong calling,  many of our estheticians enjoy building their career at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa because of our diverse treatment menu and client mix. At Viva, you’ll have the opportunity to build a regular clientele you enjoy and watch their lives (and skin!) improve in your hands.


What's Viva's Interview Process For Estheticians?

The interview process starts with a “getting to know you” phone conversation to make sure that our needs align. Next, we will book an in-person interview with our recruiting and HR team at Viva’s headquarters in central Austin. The third step are hands-on practicals — a 60-minute Custom Facial and waxing practical — scheduled at one of our spa locations. If you meet Viva’s service level standards and are also a fantastic culture fit, you’ll proceed to a last/final interview with the manager at the location where you’ll be scheduled!

How Many Locations Does Viva Day Spa + Med Spa Have?

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has three locations in Austin and brand new location in Round Rock, Texas.

  • Viva 35th is in central Austin near 35th Street and Mopac
  • Viva Domain Northside is in north Austin at the Domain Northside shopping district
  • Viva Lamar is just south of downtown Austin on S. Lamar Blvd, across from Zach Scott Theater
  • Viva Round Rock is located on S. Mays Street just south of downtown

Other Spa & Med Spa Jobs at Viva

Curious about other spa or medical spa positions? Know someone who would be a great addition to Viva? We’re always searching for talented licensed massage therapists and nail technicians, along with aesthetic injectors, laser technicians and medical aestheticians to join our med spa team. Plus, amazing front desk coordinators and management team members. Please send your friends our way!

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