An aesthetician is someone who specializes in providing skin care and beauty-related services. Facials, makeup, waxing, skin analysis and body treatments, including full-body exfoliation, are the types of services aestheticians provide.
Students learn about ingredients and product education to ensure they know what ingredients can be most beneficial to a client. You will also learn the art of retail for aesthetics and how to provide customers with the best products for at home use.
You will learn sanitation and work station set up, which is a number one priority for the Arizona Board of Cosmetology and very important for the board exam. You will also learn hair removal techniques using both hard and soft wax, light exfoliation with fruit acids (peels), and microdermabrasion. Training includes day and evening makeup and false eyelash application and knowledge of state laws pertaining to aesthetics, as well as business management skills.
Applicants must have a Social Security Number or Tax ID card for the State Board licensing exam. All students, regardless of age, must have either a high school transcript of 10 credits (2 of English), a GED or high school diploma. You must provide proof of age and a state issued picture ID.
Our program combines rigorous study in theory and practical studies with on-the-job training in our full service spa where students perform beauty services on real clients. Training is based on industry standards and graduates will meet requirements to obtain their license from the Arizona Board of Cosmetology. To be a practicing aesthetician, you have to pass a state board and receive an aesthetician license. The state board exam consists of a 100-question written test and hands on demonstrations.
Some prospective jobs in aesthetics are at day spas, medical spas, resorts, salons and private practices. Aestheticians can specialize in skin conditions; for example, acne, aging and rosacea. You also may take advantage of our career services to can gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
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After you have completed the first 16 weeks, you move to the clinic setting. The school has a salon open to the public. Students in the clinic setting provide facials, waxing, makeup and back treatments to clients. Instructors supervise and receive feedback from clients to make sure you are providing adequate service.
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Certificate of Completion - Aesthetician: $4,315*
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*Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Costs include tuition, lab fees and an estimated book cost. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.
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