At Art22 Academy you will gain all the knowledge necessary to begin your career in skin care. Our esthetics education and educators are committed to providing you the foundational and advanced techniques practiced in the field today.
850 CLOCK HOUR ESTHETICS COURSE
Students can expect to complete this program in approximately 6 months attending on a full time schedule.
The objective of the esthetics course is to instruct students on the artistic and scientific principles of esthetics including theory, concepts and applications. The course includes the study of esthetics and incorporates the study of communication skills specifically designed for the spa environment. With a strong technical background and strong people skills, graduates will have the resources necessary to become successful estheticians.
Esthetics students study the art of skin care in theory, concept and application in addition to the study of skin and the analysis of skin types, conditions, maintenance and corrective facial treatments. Students further receive training in the art of makeup application for both day and evening. Techniques for hair removal, using strip and non-strip wax techniques (excluding electrolysis), will also be covered.
Students will also discover the proper procedures to sanitize and disinfect equipment, implements and supplies, including the appropriate sanitary measures for the protection of oneself, the spa/salon, and the client.
Professional Makeup Techniques including artificial eyelashes.
Phase 1 (Weeks 1-5) will include theory and practical demonstrations with hands-on participation from students. During this phase of the program, students will practice all services on each other. Students will explore the history of esthetics and how they can help shape the future in the industry as professional estheticians. Students will learn about how the sense of touch and proper skin analysis within a treatment can benefit a client in many ways. Students cover a variety of theory subject matter including, but not limited to, Skin Physiology, Anatomy, Client Care, Infection Control, Electricity, and Hair Removal. Students will also explore practical services including hand treatments, petite facials, signature facials, back treatments and basic waxing.
Phase 2 (Weeks 6-10) will include theory and practical demonstrations with hands-on participation from students. Students will continue to practice all services offered in this phase on each other. Students will also perform services on clients (and/or models) in the student spa two days per week. During this phase students will learn how advanced equipment/techniques such as microdermabrasion can benefit a client’s skin. Students will cover theoretical chapters in advanced treatments, chemistry and makeup. Practical services covered include facial and body waxing, body treatments, microdermabrasion, and professional exfoliation treatments. Students will learn that performing a variety of spa services, recommending products for home use to clients and selling retail products are three crucial components of a successful esthetician. With this in mind students will also be assigned service and retail goals each week to prepare them as professionals.
Phase 3 (Weeks 11-39) will include theory and practical demonstrations with hands-on participation from students. Students continue to practice all services offered in the phase on one another. Students will also perform services on clients (and/or models) in the student spa three days per week. During this phase, the student sets goals for his or her career and develops a personal portfolio including cover letter, and résumé. Theoretical coursework in medical office, professional development and business basics will be covered. Instruction is provided on licensing requirements/regulations and state board review. Additional services covered in this phase include various body treatments. Students will also be assigned service and retail goals each week to prepare them to become a professional esthetician.