Advanced Esthetician

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The increase in new services is driving continued growth for the skincare industry. If you're interested in health and beauty, and want flexible hours, a career as an Advanced Esthetician could be the right fit for you.

Estheticians perform a variety of techniques to maintain or improve the appearance of healthy skin. DCI's philosophy on skin care embraces a blend of both European therapies and medical treatments designed to enhance the skin's natural beauty. Utilizing a hands-on approach to training, our students develop a working knowledge of a wide array of products designed to rejuvenate the skin while receiving practical technical and retail experience working in the New Beginnings Spa, a fully functioning salon setting.

Estheticians may perform the following services:

  • Facials
  • Chemical peels
  • Wraps and masks
  • Waxing
  • Microdermabrasion and exfoliation
  • Dermaplane services
  • Harmony and color analysis
  • Makeup application

DCI's Advanced Esthetician program includes the following equipment:

  • Dermalogica® brand skin care kit
  • A Natural Difference® brand skin care kit
  • Microdermabrasion tip
  • Facial application brush
  • Starter makeup kit
  • Compressed sponges
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula

DCI Esthetician Icon Most Estheticians work in spas and salons. There are also job opportunities in fitness clubs, resorts, physicians’ offices and dermatologists' offices. Many Estheticians also elect to become self-employed.

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I am working one day a week at a dermatologist’s office in Philly, and three days at Hand & Stone. I love both jobs and the people I work for!

~Kathy N.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the salon facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, All DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management, and how to present a professional image.

+ Scholarship Opportunities
+ Licensing
+ Accreditation
+ New Beginnings Spa
+ Financial Aid
+ Gainful Employment Disclosures
Advanced Esthetician School Photo

Program Details

Program length: 30 weeks

Program offered: Daytime

Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)

Graduates earn a Diploma

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