Basic Esthetics Program
(600 Hour Course)

Overview
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.

Prerequisites
Prospective students must submit a completed application and registration fee.
Proof of a high school diploma, GED or college transcript must be provided.
A placement test and essay must be completed and submitted.

Enrollment
Upon acceptance, your deposit ensures a seat in the class and is applied in full towards tuition and fees.
Classes fill early, so don’t delay. Please call for tuition and fee information.

What is an Esthetician?

"Esthetician" means a person who engages in the practice of esthetics for compensation.

"Esthetics" includes, but is not limited to, the following practices of administering cosmetic treatments to enhance or improve the appearance of the skin: cleansing, toning, performing effleurage or other related movements, stimulating, exfoliating, or performing any other similar procedure on the skin of the human body or scalp by means of cosmetic preparations, treatments, or any nonlaser device, whether by electrical, mechanical, or manual means, for care of the skin; applying make-up or eyelashes to any person, tinting or perming eyelashes and eyebrows, and lightening hair on the body except the scalp; and removing unwanted hair from the body of any person by the use of any nonlaser device, by tweezing, or by use of chemical or mechanical means. However, "esthetics" is not a healing art and shall not include any practice, activity, or treatment that constitutes the practice of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or chiropractic. The terms "healing arts," "practice of medicine," "practice of osteopathic medicine," and "practice of chiropractic" shall mean the same as those terms are defined in § 54.1-2900.