Esthetics Program
(600 Hour Course)

A program that prepares individuals to cleanse, depilate, massage, and beautify the human body and to function as licensed estheticians and skin care specialists. Includes instruction in skin anatomy, physiology, and health; principles of nutrition; decontamination and infection control; health and safety; facial and body massage; body wrapping and spa treatments; temporary hair removal including waxing and tweezing; color and skin analysis; client consultation and care; applicable laws and regulations; business practices; and sometimes related alternative healing regimens.
The program is 20-30 weeks.

Master Esthetics Program
(600 Hour Course)

A program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Includes instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.
Students who successfully complete the Master Esthetics Program will be eligible for Masters licensing (highest) in the state of Virginia.

Specific Field Criteria for Esthetics and Masters Esthetics Program

Self-employment is a common vocational objective for esthetician and master esthetician. Prior to enrollment, prospective students must acknowledge in writing their understanding that self-employment is a common vocational objective of the Esthetics and Masters Esthetics program. In addition, self-employed graduates must sign an attestation, no sooner than 30 days after graduation, acknowledging that the graduate is satisfied with self- employment as an esthetics and master esthetics therapist and that he/she is making training-related income.

Completion and Job Placement Policy.

In addition, it is recognized that licensure requirements in certain jurisdictions may prolong the placement process, as those graduates must first obtain their license/certification before practicing Esthetics and Masters Esthetics Program.