As a Dermalogica Partner School, our esthetics course is based around an education system and a professional product line that is widely respected and used worldwide by professional skin therapists.

Esthetics taken as a stand-alone program is 500 clock hours in length.  Depending upon your schedule and attendance it takes a little less than 4 months to complete.  The Esthetics course can also be combined in the following combinations:

  • Esthetics & Nail Technology – 850 clock hours
  • Hair Design, Esthetics and Nail Technology – 2300 clock hours

Please note that the following combination program is not currently being offered: Hair Design and Esthetics, 1950 clock hours.

“In our ever-changing marketplace, we must keep up to date with science, ingredient technology, best practices, techniques and business skills. Dermalogica’s education, along with the curriculums taught at IDI, are regularly updated and the best in the industry.”  – Julene, Professional Skin Therapist, Portland, OR

Our programs are taught in a systematic, step-by-step, hands-on approach that use engaging and personal attention delivery methods – we want our students to be confident and successful.

The first three weeks of the course is spent in our pre-clinic classes where we teach consultations, skin analysis, skin care & treatments, as well as pressure point massage and specialty additives.  Temporary hair removal, including waxing and tweezing are also covered in pre-clinic.  We also teach make-up application, countouring, day and evening make-up and specialty make-up techniques.

After completing the pre-clinic classes, our students begin practicing in our largest classroom – the student salon.  Students are closely supervised and assisted by experienced and licensed professional educators who provide encouragement and support as students continue learning on real people. Learning to communicate with your clients and understand their needs, providing excellent customer service and learning how to recommend the professional products are some of the soft skills students practice along with the technical skills of esthetics.

Some other features of our programs:

  • Students progress through our programs in levels
  • Weekly lab classes build upon the skills developed in pre-clinic – our courses are designed to keep students learning the entire time they’re in school
  • Academic classes prepare students for the state licensing exam and consumer safety
  • Career development classes teach students the business basics of the professional beauty industry
  • Written and practical evaluations so students can monitor the development and progression of their knowledge and technical skills
  • Individual progress meetings with the campus Director every 7 weeks keep students informed of how they’re progressing through the program and help to keep them on track


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