Skin Care

Skin Care is the Foundation

The skin care 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 basic makeup artistry. Training focuses on hands-on, clinical experience and business development. Students are trained with Dermalogica Skin Care Professional Products. Graduates will be ready for licensure with the Florida Board of Cosmetology at the successful completion of this program.

Course Descriptions: This program consists of 5 courses:

  • S1 Sanitation & HIV/AIDS 14 hrs
  • S2 Skin Sciences 85 hrs
  • S3 Facial Procedures & Makeup Application 162 hrs
  • S4 Hair Removal 32 hrs
  • S5 FL Law & Business Development 7 hrs
  • Course Descriptions

    Sanitation & HIV/AIDS
    14 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. 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.

    Skin Sciences
    85 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.

    Facial Procedures & Makeup Application
    162 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. Students are introduced to basic makeup techniques including facial geometry, color theory, and principles of corrective techniques.

    Hair Removal
    32 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.

    FL Law & Business Development
    7 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. Students learn 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.

    Why should a Makeup Artist attend an Esthetician School?

    Sephora and Ulta, two major retailers are now only hiring Makeup Artists who are licensed. As the job market becomes more competitive, having a skin care license is more important than ever! To have a thorough understanding of skin conditions can only enhance your abilities as a Makeup Artist. Makeup Artists who sell retail products drastically increase their income when they add skin care to their product line. Skin care is highly consumable. Clients may keep a blush for over a year, but a cleanser or moisturizer needs replacing every month or two. Your clients will also be grateful when their skin glows and their makeup lasts longer as well.

    Cosmix is a school of makeup artistry and an esthetician school. Many makeup production companies only hire licensed Makeup Artists. By obtaining your skin care license you will never have to turn down any opportunity.