Esthetics - Courses



The primary purpose of the Esthetics Program is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the State Board examination and for competency in job entry-level positions as a skin care therapist or related career avenue.


Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  • Practice proper grooming and effective communications skills and visual poise.
  • Understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.
  • Perform the basic manipulative skills including skin analysis, client consultation, facial procedures and treatments.
  • Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, trends, fashions, and methods for career development in cosmetology and related fields.

60 INFECTION CONTROL: Public health, sanitation, disinfection, sterilization, Universal Precautions, cross contamination, blood borne pathogens
200 SKIN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Structure and function of the body systems, muscles, nerves; Histology of the cell and skin; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Chemistry; Cosmetic Chemistry; Dermatology
120 SKIN ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION: Skin types and conditions; Skin typing and age analysis; Skin disorders and diseases; Contraindications and safety measures; Health Screening; Consultation, post consultation and home care; Skin analysis equipment
240 SKIN TREATMENTS: Cleansing techniques; Exfoliation: mechanical and chemical; Extraction: without lancet; Conditioning; Mask therapy; Protection; Facial massage; Basic facial equipment and safety: steamer and brush machine
40 BODY TREATMENTS: Back and chest; Body wrap; Body exfoliation; Hydrotherapy theory
140 ADVANCED SKIN TREATMENTS: Advanced exfoliation; Extractions using a lancet; Microdermabrasion; Light Emitting Diodes: light therapy; Chemical exfoliation: Gessner peels and AHAs; Microcurrent and other electrical treatments; Equipment for advanced skin treatments
40 TEMPORARY HAIR REMOVAL: Tweezing; Waxing; Depilatories; Sugaring; Threading; Contraindications and safety
60 MAKEUP: Purpose and effects; supplies and implements; preparation; procedures; safety measures; Eyebrow and eyelash services; Corrective makeup; Camouflage makeup
30 BUSINESS PRACTICES: Management practices; salon development; insurance; client records; business planning; salesmanship; compensation packages; payroll deductions; communications; human relations; professional ethics
50 STUDENT SPECIFIC NEEDS: Test preparation
1000 TOTAL

Esthetics Practical Requirements

90 INFECTION CONTROL: The act of preventing the growth of germs and bacteria or destroying them. Students must perform daily sanitation tasks on implements, equipment and facilities to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria.
150 FACIALS and SKIN TREATMENTS: Plain facials, mask facials, facial manipulations, exfoliation, extractions without lancet, lash/brow tinting.
40 SKIN ANALYSIS: Health screenings, client consultations, home care recommendations
30 MAKEUP: Color analysis, color application and lash extensions.
30 BODY PROCEDURES: Body exfoliation (wet and dry); back treatments, body wraps.
40 FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL: Tweezing, brow arching and waxing, lip, chin and cheek waxing.
10 BODY HAIR REMOVAL: Leg, arm, back, chest and bikini waxing.
45 ADVANCED SKIN TREATMENTS: Extractions using a lancet, microdermabrasion, LED therapy, microcurrent therapy, AHA peels.
30 CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS: Evaluate presentations of Student’s ability to interact with the client, build client retention, obtain referrals and upgrade tickets.
30 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Evaluation of business administration performance including reception desk procedures, inventory, telephone technique, salon business projects, salon field trip reports, etc.