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Esthetics Course Overview

A student in the Esthetics Program applies makeup to her client.
Esthetics students provide beauty services to real clients in Federico’s professional onsite salon.

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Phase 1: Introduction to Esthetics

150 hours
(80% theory, 20% practical)

  • Esthetics Acts/Rules
  • Waxing/Tweezing
  • Sterilization/Disinfection
  • Makeup
  • Microbiology/Bacteriology
  • Physiology/Histology
  • Salon Success
  • Nutrition

Phase 2: Facial Techniques and Wellness

150 hours
(30% theory, 70% practical)

  • Anatomy
  • Detoxification
  • Use of Facial Machines
  • Back Facials
  • Facials
  • Paraffin
  • Health and Safety
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin Analysis/Disorders
  • Product Analysis/Ingredients
  • Introduction to Chemical Facials

Phase 3: Advanced Esthetics

150 hours
(30% theory, 70% practical)

  • Electricity
  • Spa Jet, Hydro Massage Bed
  • Chemical Peels
  • Solar Bronzing
  • Advanced Facials
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Treatments

Phase 4: State Board Prep & Employment

150 hours
(20% theory, 80% practical)

  • Galvanic Treatment
  • Esthetics in the Medical Field
  • High Frequency (direct & indirect)
  • Business Aspects
  • Suction, Atomizer
  • Externship Opportunities
  • State Board Prep Course


Waxing/hair removal:

Eyebrow, face, chin, lip, arm, underarm, bikini, back, legs (full and half)


Daytime, evening, bridal, everyday, special occasion/fantasy, eyelash application (strip and individual)

Facial Treatments:

Plain (with and without scrub), derma light (red, blue, white), ultra purifying, refresher, de-stressing, tune-up, detoxifying, lip conditioning, multi-task eye, paraffin, electricity, galvanic, high frequency, glycolic 1&2, pumice peel, vita mineral, purity, alpha hydroxyl, enzymes, microdermabrasion

Body Treatments:

Body polisher, herbology, solar bronzing, air-brush tanning, de-stressing back treatment done in vichy showers, spa capsule, and dry room treatments.

Externship program (Except VA): at the completion of 450 clock hours, 10% of hours can be earned in local salons/spas
Pre-application for State Board: at 450 clock hours, students can pre-apply to guarantee an exam date as early as 2 weeks after graduation. If students do not pre-apply, there is a 6 week- 6 month wait.
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