Skin Care Program

Next class starts March 12th, 2018

The program covers the knowledge and procedures needed to run a successful skin care business. It also satisfies the licensing requirements for freelance makeup artists practicing in Florida. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in a salon, spa, brow bar, resort hotel, or plastic surgery or dermatological clinic as a skin care specialist.

Students are trained to provide a variety of services that include skin analysis, facial massage and treatments, peels, waxing and other hair removal, and basic makeup artistry. Training focuses on hands-on, clinical experience and prepares students in business development and retail knowledge. Students are trained with Dermalogica Skin Care Professional Products. Graduates will be licensed by registration with the Florida Board of Cosmetology as a Facial Specialist at the successful completion of this program.
Course Descriptions: This program consists of 8 courses:

  • FL1 Florida Law 5 hrs
  • FL2 HIV/AIDS Training 4 hrs
  • S1 Sanitation & Sterilization 9 hrs
  • S2 Skin Sciences 50 hrs
  • S3 Esthetics: Facial Procedures and Practical 150 hrs
  • S4 Hair Removal 50 hrs
  • S5 Basic Makeup Artistry 20 hrs
  • S6 Business Development 12 hrs
  • Course Descriptions

    Sanitation & Sterilization
    9 clock hours

    This course covers the principles and practice of infection control. Students learn the guidelines for healthcare professionals that cover the safe handling of materials, instruments and equipment. They learn classifications and growth of bacteria, various types of infections, and the principles of prevention. They learn product knowledge on antiseptics, disinfectants, and how to use them, as well as the different equipment used to sterilize facial tools.

    Skin Sciences
    50 clock hours
    This course begins with an introduction to the field of esthetics acquainting students with skin care and facial techniques. Students then begin to study general sciences: pathology of the skin - recognizing skin diseases and disorders, general anatomy and physiology, histology of the skin, chemistry, electricity, and disorders and diseases of the skin. Students then learn about skin analysis, skin types and products.

    Esthetics: Facial Procedures and Practical
    150 clock hours
    This course focuses on actual practices performed by the esthetician. Students begin by learning how to set up a treatment room, select and operate facial equipment, learn about electricity, product knowledge, and how to disinfect and sanitize implements and equipment. Students also learn an array of different facial treatments, facial massage techniques, and begin developing their skills through hands-on training. Advanced procedures (i.e. peels, laser technology, light therapy, lymphatic drainage, body treatments, and surgical procedures) are introduced.

    Hair Removal
    50 clock hours
    This course provides training in the different techniques of hair removal including waxing, sugaring, threading and tweezing. Students study the morphology of the hair, hair growth cycles, methods of hair removal both permanent and temporary, and product knowl-edge on a variety of hot and soft waxes, body sugaring pastes, and other products. Students practice waxing all areas of the face and body. This includes legs, bikini, underarms, facial hair and eyebrows, back and chest.

    Basic Makeup Artistry
    20 clock hours
    This course is an overview of makeup artistry. It begins with cosmetic product knowledge, tools and brushes, proper sanitation.Students are introduced to basic makeup techniques including facial geometry, color theory, and principles of corrective techniques. Through hands-on guidance, students practice professional step-by-step application.

    Business Development
    12 clock hours
    This course provides practical knowledge on business management. The course covers resume writing, interviewing skills, responsibilities of employment, client retention, retail strategies, incentives, goal setting, designing successful marketing strategies, listening and communicating, and day to day salon operations.

    Florida Law
    5 clock hours
    This course covers the Florida Statues that govern makeup artists, facial specialists, and cosmetologists. Students review the rules and laws set by the State of Florida.

    HIV/AIDS Training
    4 clock hours
    This course covers the differences between HIV and AIDS and the transmission and prevention of the viruses. It covers United States statistical data and resources. Students learn the sanitary procedures and precautions necessary when working with the public.