What to Expect While in School

Life of a skin care student…

Skin care educational programs vary in length depending on local schools programs and whether you attend part or full-time. During school, skin care students learn many approaches and techniques to providing facials as well as skin anatomy and product knowledge.

A skin care program focuses on skincare treatments and correcting skin disorders through a variety of ways, including facials, waxing, body wraps, make-up application and skin care regiments.

Skin care students learn how to combine approaches, techniques and products to address individual therapeutic skincare needs.

Typical classes included in a skin care education: 

  • Facial Treatments - Involves learning the steps of European style facials, which include cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.  Basic facial massage techniques are included.
  • Hair Removal - Involves learning the stages of hair growth and the applications of wax on various areas of the body. 
  • Skin Analysis & Typing - Involves learning to assess the skin for various conditions to ensure proper treatment.
  • Body Treatments Involves learning the steps to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the body.
  • Makeup Application - Involves training in skin tone matching, artificial eyelashes, day and special occasion make-up, and the ability to teach make-up application.
  • Anatomy & Histology - Involves learning the bones and muscles of the face, including skin health.
  • Sanitation & Disinfection- Involves study of bacteria, viruses, and state and federal regulations.
  • Professional Development - Involves learning to build a successful business and clientele base.