Facial Specialist (Esthetician) Program

An esthetician (aesthetician), also known as skin care specialist, helps people look their best. This following provides job description, educational requirement, and employment outlook for anyone interested in a career as an esthetician through Gulf Coast Academy, Inc.

Esthetician licensing is for students who want to specialize in the study of skin care. Esthetics is a growing part of the health and beauty industry, and qualified Estheticians are needed to perform facial treatments, waxing, and cosmetic make-up services.

Each state’s license requirements dictate what educational requirements are required by the esthetician according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov. Gulf Coast Academy, Inc. follows Florida’s requirement, which is 220 hours of hands-on training and theory.

Graduates of our program learn to nurture and help people look and feel better. Our Esthetician program also teaches students to analyze customers’ skin care needs, discuss treatments and products.

Esthetics is one of those careers that require you know a lot about a lot of different subjects. Because esthetics is primarily a hands-on business, the majority of your education will be devoted to technique. This covers all components of the facial process. These components include, but are not limited to: Skin Analysis, Cleansing, Exfoliation, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Facial Massage, Deep Pore Cleansing, Use of Various Equipment, Masks, Specialized Treatments for specific skin problems, and Product Knowledge. In addition to facials, practical classes also cover waxing and various other treatments for eyes, back, and hands.

Modules of study are also devoted to Makeup Artistry and to the theoretical principals that the practice of esthetics is based on. Theory instruction includes Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body, an in-depth study of the skin, Basic Chemistry as applied to Product Ingredients and Composition, Nutrition, Sales, Salon Business, Microbiology, Sanitation, and Disorders of the Skin. Although many students enjoy the hands-on aspect of esthetic study, the fundamentals that support the practice are essential.

Once you have successfully completed an esthetics program and become licensed , there are as many opportunities as there are skin types. Many graduates opt to practice esthetics in a salon or spa or open their own businesses. Some work as makeup artists in a variety of environments, including the salon/spa, portrait or commercial photography studios, fashion shows, television, stage, or motion pictures (additional specialized education is recommended for stage and film), free-lance bridal and special occasion, reconstructive/camouflage cosmetics in medical practices, or a mortuary as a restorative specialist. Estheticians may choose to work in medical practices such as dermatology, plastic surgery, oncology, or burn treatment centers. Other opportunities include cosmetic research and development, sales, management, cosmetic buyer or assistant buyer, a manufacturer’s representative for skin care, cosmetics, or equipment. Individuals with a background in communications may choose freelance writing and lecturing on the topic of beauty, or pursue a career as a beauty editor of a newspaper, magazine, or trade journal. Educational positions as teachers of makeup and skin care are also possibilities.

As incomes rise and demand increase for personal appearance services, employment for Estheticians is expected to grow faster than the average cosmetologist, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Skin care is booming like never before, making today a great time to join the industry!

Our school has the latest equipment available including high frequency, galvanic, and micro-dermabrasion machines. Classroom instruction will help you recognize problems of the skin such as dryness, oiliness, acne, and the best way to treat these conditions, as well as treating and maintaining healthy skin.

As a graduate of our school, you will be proud to be one of the most confident and well-trained facial specialists that Florida has to offer. We offer open enrollment for this class so you can start anytime.

Esthetician training programs offer a fast and flexible way to learn everything you’ll need to know about skin care. These programs offer practical, hands-on training and will teach you how to make skin radiantly beautiful through courses in:

  • Skin Analysis
  • Customized Facials
  • Facial Massage
  • Alternative Facial Techniques
  • ExfoliationFacial Machines
  • Nutrition
  • Science of Product Ingredients
  • Business Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Florida Laws and Rules, Professionalism, sales & Business Principles
  • Infection Control, Sanitation, Sterilization & HIV / AIDS
  • Ethics
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Facial Techniques and Contraindications
  • Product chemistry
  • Temporary Hair Removal Techniques (Waxing, Sugaring)
  • Skin theory, Disease, and disorders of the Skin
  • Applied Facial Techniques
  • Facial Equipment Usage Eyebrow and Eyelash Dye
  • Manual Extractions

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