One year program
The Esthetics program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification exam. Esthetics students receive training in the art and science of care and beautification of skin. The course study includes instruction in skin diseases, disorders, chemistry, anatomy, skin physiology, treatment services, professional development and business basics. Facials, waxing, tweezing, make-up, and skin analysis are incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and models. Forty hours of classroom instruction are required before students receive practical, hands-on opportunities to apply skills.
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Excerpt taken from SCDLLR website:
"A license as an esthetician must be issued by the board to a person who:
(1) is at least sixteen years of age and possesses at least a tenth grade education or the equivalent as established by tests used in the public schools or tests approved by the board;
(2) has completed at least four hundred fifty hours in classes in skin care in a reliable school approved by the board or comparable training approved by the board; and
(3) has passed the examination prescribed by the board and pays the required fee."