The Esthetics Program
Learn the science of healthy skin. We train you hands-on in classical professional techniques and skincare innovations and technologies—plus the business skills you’ll need. From skin analysis, ingredient technology and prescriptive retailing to waxing and makeup techniques, our program offers preparation for a career as a skincare therapist.
Our Program Levels
LEVEL 1: CORE
In the Core phase of the skin program, the Future Professionals “learn the rules” and theory behind a results-oriented skin treatment and gain a thorough understanding of each step. They also learn the hair removal theory required to perform a successful service. Each day of the Core program builds upon the previous day’s learning. The Core phase includes live educator demonstrations and hands-on learning. The Future Professional is well prepared to move into the next phase of the program.
LEVEL 2: ADAPTIVE
The Adaptive phase of the skin program features more technical and service information that builds upon the Core knowledge. The Adaptive Future Professionals become oriented to the clinic classroom where the guest service experience occurs. They “apply the rules” and practice the technical procedures learned to accommodate the needs of the service guest. The Adaptive phase provides the structure to offer an extraordinary guest service and establish the necessary business skills to succeed.
LEVEL 3: CREATIVE
In the Creative phase of the skin program, the Future Professionals discover new industry information and trends. They are inspired to develop their craft by learning how to “expand the rules” and individualize the service to each service guest’s needs. The Future Professionals are motivated, directed, and coached to participate in peer teaching “objective-based education” for (as is reinforced) “the one who does the work does the learning.”
Technical Areas Covered
- Skin treatments and infection control
- Sanitation and safety
- The physiology of the skin
- Consultations and service protocols
- Analysis, chemistry, exfoliation, extractions
- Electricity and electrotherapy
- Ingredient and product technology
- Hair removal, waxing, brow design, and makeup
- State laws and regulations
One of the most exciting days for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap their very own professional kit. It’s packed with all the essentials—a makeup kit with brushes, professional cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliators, and much more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.
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Our Esthetics Programs
School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs
Application Fee (non-refundable) 25.00
Registration Fee 75.00
Technical Kit* 1,265.00
Textbook (non-refundable) 295.00
Digital Kit (non-refundable) 415.00
Sales Tax (non-refundable) 138.25
TOTAL COSTS $11,213.25
School Required Hours
Commitment to Complete Program: 600 hours
Class Start Dates:
- 5-01-2023 Esthetics Day Program
- 5-15-2023 Esthetics Evening Program
- 7-10-2023 Esthetics Day Program
- 9-11-2023 Esthetics Evening Program
- 9-18-2023 Esthetics Day Program
- 11-27-2023 Esthetics Day Program
- 1 The Makeup System App
- 1 The Makeup Portfolio (available in print only
- 1 Business Fundamentals: Connecting to My Future iBook
- 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) iBook
- 1 Plugged In (Access to Master ‘s Library (while enrolled)
- 1 CIMA for Esthetics 12th Edition ISBN- 9780357812563 $295.00
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Funding Your Education
Curious about your future as an esthetician? There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there—and we’re here to help you find them. Get information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and more from our helpful Columbia Financial Aid Leader.Learn More
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Contact us today and a member of our Enrollment Team will get back to you right away and answer all your questions.