Aesthetics – 750 Clocked Hours

The aesthetics industry has exploded in recent years. There are many career paths associated with the aesthetic industry. With proper training and license anyone can become not only an aesthetician, but an owner or manager of a spa, product and equipment sales representative, product educator, member of the State Board of Licensing, owner of a school, a skin care consultant, make-up artist; the opportunities are endless.

Taught in both a classroom and public spa setting, our program allows for a wide variety of experiences not always found in a typical school setting. Students will learn the skills necessary to become successful facial and bodywork aestheticians, including, but not limited to, facials, waxing, lash extensions, and make-up application. The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in skincare as well as the professional licensing requirements of the Washington State Board Esthetics Exam.

Minimum hours Theory Instruction
Skin Care (cleansing, massage, facial, wraps, masks, exfoliation, use of electrical & mechanical appliances) 40 150
Facials (for different skin types & concerns) 30 160
Temporary Hair Removal (tweezing, waxing, creams, sugaring, threading) 20 155
Business (marketing, finances, planning) 10 25
Cleaning and Disinfecting (work station, equipment & tools, proper storage) 15 25
Safety and First Aid (proper use and storage of chemicals, implements and appliances) 20 50
Diseases and Disorders of the Skin (identifying, risk factors, causes) 25 25
Total 160 590
Total Minimum Hours of Theory 160
Total Minimum Hours of Practical* 590
Minimum Hours for to take Esthetic State Boards 750

*Note – not all training may be on mannequins

Instructional Methods and Grading Procedures

Students begin with classroom theory and practical sessions. Upon satisfactorily completing the beginning
practical competencies on mannequins and clients (overseen by an instructor), the student will progress
to the spa floor to begin servicing clients in all phases of aesthetics. Clinic and practical assignments are
graded using a Consultation Work Sheet. Aesthetics is taught through lectures, demonstration, visual aids,
practice and on occasion, guest speakers. Written tests are usually multiple-choice format. Students are
required to pass a final written and practical test with a satisfactory grade (80% or above) before
graduation. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a “Certificate of Completion”.

Tuition and Supplies

Tuition Required $8,500
Student Kit * Required $546.50 ($500.00 + $46.50 sales tax)
Workbook Optional $87.44 ($80 + $7.44 sales tax)
Lash Kit Optional $546.50 ($500.00 + $46.50 sales tax)

*(Kit includes: Milady’s Standard Esthetics: Fundamental Textbook, Uniform Tunic, Insurance, Nametag, Business Cards, skin care products)

A down payment of $2500 required to start and is applied to tuition and the Required Student Kit. The balance must be paid in full by completion of 700 hours; monthly payments would be $1600 for full-time student and $800 for part-time student. If tuition is paid in full at time of enrollment, AAA will pay the fees to take the state board examinations, which are approximately $350 (for the first time, retake fee is responsibility of student). The tuition must be paid in full prior to receiving a Completion Certificate and the scheduling of state board examinations. Workbook and Lash Kit must be paid in full, if student chooses to purchase. Tuition and fees are subject to change until contract is signed.

Workbook and Lash Kit must be paid in full, if student chooses to purchase. Tuition and fees are subject to change until contract is signed.

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