Courses - Advanced Esthetics

Esthetics - facial treatments, Skin analysis, Hair removal, Massage, and Makeup artistry

MCB ADVANCED ESTHETICS PROGRAM (600 Hours) is a study of the artistic and scientific principles of esthetics, and its theory, concepts and applications. Because esthetics is primarily a hands-on business, the majority of your education will be devoted to technique, although the fundamentals that support the practice are essential.

  • Theory of anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • The study of the skin
  • Analysis of skin types and conditions
  • Disorders of the Skin
  • Maintenance and corrective facial treatments
    • Cleansing, exfoliation, alpha hydroxy acids
  • Facial massage techniques
  • Makeup artistry and techniques
  • Hair removal
  • Use of Esthetics Tools
    • Lighted mirrors, steam machines, saunas and spas, rinsing apparatus, etc.
  • Product knowledge and application
    • Basic chemistry as applied to product ingredients and composition
    • Cleansing agents, lotions, wraps, oils, etc.
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Sanitation
  • Sales techniques and Salon business
  • Communication skills.

Estheticians must:

  • Know a lot about many different subjects
  • Be able to recognize abnormalities in the skin
  • Be able to recommend effective treatments to correct skin abnormalities.
  • Communicate well in order to establish, build and maintain a trusting relationship with each client.

Employment opportunities abound for the licensed Esthetician:

  • Practice esthetics in a salon or spa
  • Open your own business
  • Work as makeup artists in a variety of environments
    • Salon/spa
    • Portrait or commercial photography studios
    • Fashion shows
    • Television, stage or motion pictures
    • Free-lance bridal and special occasion
    • Reconstructive/camouflage cosmetics in medical practices
    • A mortuary as a restorative specialist
  • Medical practices such as dermatology, plastic surgery, oncology, or burn treatment centers
  • Cosmetic research and development, sales, management
  • Cosmetic buyer or assistant buyer
  • A manufacturer's representative for skin care, cosmetics, or equipment
  • Freelance writing and lecturing on the topic of beauty
  • Beauty editor of a newspaper, magazine, or trade journal
  • Educational positions as teachers of makeup and skin care are possibilities
  • School administrators or state licensing examiners.


* “Job Demand in the Cosmetology Industry”, from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. These figures include an average of full time, part time and low time salaries for professionals at specialized salons.

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