The Basic Esthetics Program teaches how to apply make-up, provide skin care, and beautify the face or neck by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams. Services include applying eyelashes or removing facial hair by tweezing, depilatories or waxing. The actual day-to-day job tasks of an esthetician can vary greatly. Some specialize in one or two cutting-edge treatments in a luxury spa, others perform a variety of services in smaller spas. In department stores, estheticians are often hired to push one particular brand of product or do a quick makeover on a prospective customer.
However, all estheticians share a few tasks. Most importantly, they must make sure that clients are comfortable and pleased with their treatments. They must remain friendly, sympathetic, and accommodating regardless of the circumstances. They must also act as salespeople, promoting their treatments and the sale of the products they use.
Whatever their specific tasks, estheticians have the potential to make people feel and look better, and for many in the profession, this is the best part of the job. Beauty may be only skin deep, but for estheticians, that’s deep enough. Specific tasks include:
- Analyzing customers’ skin care needs
- Discussing treatments and products with customers
- Performing facials, applying chemical peels, tinting eyebrows, and doing facial massage and makeup
- Advising customers on skin care and makeup techniques
- Cleaning equipment and work area
- Promoting skin care products
Esthetics Course Outline
The program includes theory and practical applications related to all aspects of facial care (cleansing, masking, therapy, nutrition, and hair removal). Classes are presented by means of lecture, hands-on demonstration, audio/video and professional guest presentations.
After completion of the course, graduates will be prepared to pass the state board exams. This course prepares the student for employment in the cosmetology industry as an esthetician, salon/spa owner and/or manager, or as a technician or product representative in the beauty industry.
Course Format / Instructional Methods
Instructors use many different techniques to teach the course including, lectures, class discussions, student projects, demonstrations, quizzes, tests and hands-on practical experience. Audio visual aids and guest speakers are also implemented.
Enrollment Fee: $50
Kit & In-school Supplies: $650
Facial Course Curriculum
Bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation and safety – 50 hours
Includes biology, product knowledge, tools and equipment use and safety.
Sciences: history, dermatology and physiology of the skin – 150 hours
Includes chemistry (principles of skin chemical procedures), anatomy, biology
Facials – 250 hours
Includes skin care treatments, application of cosmetics, skin chemical procedures
Eyelash Extentions – 50 hours
Includes application and removal of false eyelashes
Non-permanent hair removal – 30 hours
Salon Development – 40 hours
Includes effective communication and human relations, licensing requirements and regulations, fundamentals of business management.
Law – 30 hours
Includes professional ethics, compensation packages and payroll deductions.
Total Hours – 600 hours
Practical Requirements for the Course
|1||Facials (can include makeup)||300|