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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
LEVEL 2: ADAPTIVE
LEVEL 3: CREATIVE

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

STUDENT KIT

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.

“I looked at multiple esthetics programs and was never impressed until I visited Paul Mitchell The School. The education was amazing. They’re very hands-on.”
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CONSUMER INFORMATION

Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.

Our Esthetics Programs

The Esthetics Program
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $10,620

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $75.00

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable): $0.00

Technical Kit: $1,090.65

Textbooks (nonrefundable): $138.95

Digital Kit (nonrefundable): $405.00

Sales Tax: $126.69

Total Cost: $12,456.29

Drop Fee: $100.00

Curious how you can afford this? There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there. Click here to learn more.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 600 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Class Start Dates:

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13:978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • 1 Plugged In apron, Plugged In membership, and 1 MASTERS Audio Club subscription throughout enrollment (minimum 1 year), ISBN N/A, $30.00
  • 1 Professional Exfoliant Brochure
  • 1 Repechage Treatment and Product Directory
  • 1 Apple iPad, ISBN N/A, $540.00
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, 11th Edition CourseMate, ISBN-13: 9781133686798, $186.95
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, 11th Edition Textbook, ISBN-13: 9781111306892 (Hardcover), $141.95
Master Esthetics Program
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $16,007.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $25.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $2,768.00

Drop Fee: $100.00

Curious how you can afford this? There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there. Click here to learn more.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

 

Commitment to Complete Program: 600 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

 

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13:978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • 1 Success for the Modern Salon CD, ISBN N/A, $40.00
  • 1 Plugged In Apron and membership (while enrolled)
  • 1 Master Audio Club subscription (while enrolled)
  • 1 Service Menu Experience, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Black Messenger Bag
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Advanced, 2nd Edition Textbook, ISBN-13: 9781111139094 (Hardcover), $134.95
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Advanced, 2nd Edition Student Workbook, ISBN-13: 9781111139117, $70.95
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Advanced, 2nd Edition, Exam Review, ISBN-13: 9781111139124, $49.95

FUNDING YOUR FUTURE

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 Costa Mesa Financial Aid Leader.

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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.

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