Esthetician Program


The curriculum for students enrolled in a Esthetician program shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of a Esthetician pursuant to Section 7354 of the Cosmetology Act. For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Instruction will be taught in English. Practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

SUBJECTSMinimum Technical Instructional HoursMinimum Practical Operations

1.     Facials

Manual, Electrical and Chemical Facials shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Manual Facials including cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks. Electrical Facials include the use of electrical modalities, dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes; however, machines capable of producing an electrical current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body or face. Chemical Facials include chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only the non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis, may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification. All practical operations must be performed in accordance with Section 992 regarding skin peeling.


Preparation shall include, but not be limited to the following issues: Client consultation, intake procedures, contraindications, professionalism, client record keeping, pre and post- operative care, CPR/AED, salon and spa skills.


2.     Health and Safety

Laws and Regulations shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations.


Health and Safety/hazardous substances shall include training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, bacteriology and preventing communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.


Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Disinfection and sanitation including proper procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. Proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.


Anatomy and Physiology shall include, but is not limited to the following issues: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology.


3.     Hair Removal and Make-up

Eyebrow Beautification shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: Eyebrow shaping and hair removal techniques, hair analysis, waxing, tweezing, manual or electrical depilatories.


Make-up shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: Skin analysis, basic and corrective application, application of false eyelashes.


Additional Training shall include the following subjects: Salon management including retail sales, record keeping, client service record cards, basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employees, and employers. Communications skills including professional ethics and decorum and any additional subjects deemed of practical value such as résumé writing and job interviewing techniques.


ESTHETICIAN PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE: Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California Cosmological establishing practices, acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of skin, acquire the knowledge of general theory relative to Esthetics including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory and acquire business management techniques common to Esthetics.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED: Learn the proper use of implements relative to all Esthetician services, acquire the knowledge of analyzing the skin prior to all services to determine any disorders, will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all Esthetician services, will learn the application of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and false strip eyelashes and also learn the proper procedure of plain and electrical facials.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION'S TO BE DEVELOPED: Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to Esthetician, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealing with patrons and colleagues.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Once the student has completed their program’s required clock hours, and completed the required theory hours and practical operations with a minimum grade average of 70%, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation from the school.

STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications to take the Board of Barbering Cosmetology (Board Exams):

GRADING SYSTEM: Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. At the end of each evaluation period, each student will meet with an instructor to be given their Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation results. Student will then acknowledge results by student signature on Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation form and copies maintained in their student file. This evaluation form reflects the overall Attendance and Academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a "C" (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized in the school.

90% - 100%A.....Excellent 70-100 POINTS= Satisfactory

80% - 89%


0- 69 POINTS

= Unsatisfactory

70% - 79%


0% - 69%


BOOKS: Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians (Fundamentals & Foundations Bundle & Workbook Bundle)

Esthetician Student Kit:

1    Milady Textbooks (2), Workbook (2) 2    Extractor
1    Health & Safety Student Booklet2    Tweezer
1    Carrying Case2    Box Latex Gloves
2    Uniform 1    Lg. Wooden Sticks
2    Headband1    Sm. Wooden Sticks
1    Set of Towels1    Make Up Pallet
1    Set of Cleaning Pads1    Make Up Brushes
1    Skin Script Student Kit 1    Wash Bottle
1    Rita McQueen Student Kit1    Soft Wax Kit
1    Murad Student Kit 1    Wax Applicator Kit
1    Eyelash Extension Kit1    Body Brushes
3    Mixing Bowls1    Cartridge Warmer Kit
1    Spatulas 4    Soft Wax Cartridge
1    Waxing Oils & Lotions2    Bags of Hard Wax
1    Pre/Post Waxing Kit 2    Epilating Rolls
1    Eyebrow Lamination Kit 1    Lash Lift Kit

Once the kit items have been issued to the student, they become the responsibility of the student. Kit supplies may vary due to manufacturer availability.



La Quinta Campus - Main Campus

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tel: (760) 772-5950
Fax: (760) 772-1295

Hemet Campus- Branch Location

3643 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92545
Tel: (951) 769-0675
Fax: (951) 769-0803