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Esthetics Course

The Esthetics (skin care) program at Western Beauty Institute covers all phases of skin care, make-up, and facial procedures. It consists of 600 hours of technical instruction and practical operations. Technical instruction at our esthetics school includes theory lectures, demonstrations, classroom participation, textbook study, and examination. Practical operations include practice of complete services on mannequins and real customers. There are morning & evening classes available at our location.

The Esthetics course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and to provide knowledge and skill that will enable graduates to seek employment as licensed skin care professionals, product demonstrators, or salon managers/owners.


  • Industry rules & regulations
  • Safety and sanitary requirements
  • Facials (manual, electrical, chemical)
  • Chemical skin exfoliation, packs, masks, scrubs
  • Make-up application, skin analysis eyelash application
  • Wax and depilatories, hair removal, eyebrow arching & tweezing
  • Professionalism, job search strategy, personal and business ethics
  • Personal grooming, employer-employee relations, customer relations, and communication skills
  • Technical Instruction (minimum specified)
  • Laws & Regulations (Cosmetology Act, Board rules & regulations)
  • Esthetics-Related Chemistry (chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic and skin care preparations; elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter
  • Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (training in chemicals and health establishments, material safety, data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases)
  • Theory of Electricity in Esthetics (nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment)
  • Disinfection and Sanitation (procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician; performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Section 979 and 980; disinfection is emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment)
  • Bacteriology, Anatomy, Physiology, Skin Analysis and Conditions
  • Facials – Manual (skin analysis, cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks)
  • Facials – Electrical (use of all electrical modalities including dermal lights and electrical apparatus for facials and skin care purposes; however, machines capable of producing current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body or face)
  • Facials – Chemical (chemical skin peels, packs, masks, and scrubs; emphasis on the fact that only non-living, upper-most layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification. All practical operations must be performed in accordance with section 992 regarding skin peeling).
  • Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal (use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair)
  • Make-up (skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up, and the application of false eyelashes)
  • Additional Training (salon management, communication skills, professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, client service record cards, resume writing)

PRACTICAL OPERATIONS (minimum specified)

  • Disinfection & Sanitation
  • Facials (Manual)
  • Facials (Electrical)
  • Facials (Chemical – skin peels, packs, masks, scrubs)
  • Hair Removal & Eyebrow Arching, Tweezing
  • Wax and Depilatories
  • Make-up and Eyelash Application

SCHEDULE #1 (7 1/2 months)

Tuesday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm

SCHEDULE #2 (5 months)

Tuesday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm


Schedule may vary by location and/or demand.


Still have questions? Contact us and your local campus representatives will be happy to provide more information!