Esthetician Training


If you have a passion for skincare and beauty, then becoming an esthetician with St. John Institute's esthetician training program is the perfect opportunity for you. With comprehensive hybrid learning and hands-on experience, our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in the esthetics industry. From learning about the latest skincare techniques to mastering the art of makeup application, this course covers everything you need to know to become a successful esthetician. With St. John Institute's renowned reputation and experienced instructors, you can be confident that you will receive top-notch education and guidance. Don't wait any longer, start your journey towards a fulfilling career as an esthetician with St. John Institute today!

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Our Esthetician Certification Program is a 42 week (24 hours weekly) totaling to 1000-clocked hours and credits through a hands-on practical hybrid course. This combination of online and on-campus learning offers flexibility and high-quality education that sets you up for a realistic success plan. With 8 hours weekly in online learning and 16 hours weekly on campus for field trips, guest speaker presentations, hands-on services, assessments, and more, you will quickly attain the skills you need as an esthetician. We offer both day and weekend options for all three levels of training.

The primary purpose of our Esthetician Certification Program is to learn the foundations and fundamentals of esthetics, and prepare to successfully pass Georgia State Boards and become a licensed esthetician. Upon completion of our 10-month program, the following certifications will be awarded at the graduation ceremony:

  • Esthetician Certification (Prerequisite for State Board Licensing)

  • Microdermabrasion Diamond & Crystal Certification

  • Electrotherapy Certification

  • Reflexology Certification

  • Aromatherapy Certification

  • Holistic Skincare Certification

  • Chemical Peel Certification (Certification once Licensed)

  • Dermaplane Certification (Certification once Licensed)

  • Advance Hair Removal Certification (Brazilian Wax Certification once Licensed)

  • Eyelash Extension Certification (Certification once Licensed)

  • Makeup Artist Certification

Level 1: Foundations

Lay the groundwork for your career with our foundational course, covering essential topics such as professional image, anatomy, infection control, and more. This level includes practical credits in makeup application, basic facials, body treatments, and lash and brow services.

Taking you from 0-350 hours of experience over 16 weeks using the Milady Foundation & Fundamental Book and Cengage Online Ebook. 250 theory hours and 50 business hours will take you through the first 10 chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Life Skills + Career Opportunities, Chapter 2: Professional Image + Anatomy, Chapter 3: Communication + Histology of the Skin, Chapter 4: The Healthy Professional, Chapter 5: Infection Control, Chapter 6: Chemistry & Chemical Safety, Chapter 7: Electricity & Electrical Safety, Chapter 8: Career Planning, Chapter 9 Facial Massage + On the Job, Chapter 10: The Beauty Business.

  • This course also includes 50 practical credits: 25 State Board Makeup Application Credits, 5 Basic Facial credits, 25 Body credits (Eye, Lips, Hand & Foot Treatments, Back Facials, Face & Body Dry Brushing), 20 Lash & Brow Tint, and Band/Cluster lash applications.

Level 2: Fundamentals

Dive deeper into the science and management aspects of esthetics with our fundamentals course. From skin analysis to spa management and social media marketing, this level prepares you for the challenges of the industry. Practical/clinical credits include makeup applications, spa facials, body treatments, and spa management.

Moving from 350 to 650 hours of experience over 11 weeks using the same curriculum, you will acquire 320 science hours and 30 spa management hours covering the following material:

  • Chapter 4: Diseases + Disorders, Chapter 5: Skin Analysis, Chapter 6: Product Selection & Cosmetic Chemistry, Chapter 7: Treatment Room, Chapter 8: Facial Treatments, Chapter 10: Devices & Technology, Chapter 11: Hair Removal, Chapter 12: Makeup, Chapter 13: Advanced Topics. Spa management, inventory control, photoshoot projects, brand building, and social media marketing.

  • This course also includes 125 practical/clinical credits in the following areas: 30 makeup applications, 25 spa facials, 10 machine facials, 10 body wraps, 10 cellulite treatments, and 20 spa management credits.

Level 3: Professionals

Elevate your skills to the next level with advanced esthetics training. Explore topics such as advanced facial massage, hair removal, makeup techniques, and holistic skincare. Practical credits include machine facials, hair removals, aromatherapy, reflexology, makeup applications, and more.

The final level of esthetician training is a 15-week program that provides 50 hours of advanced esthetics and state board preparation, including a mock state board practical. The following information will be studied in class:

  • Chapter 4: Hormones, Chapter 17: Advanced Facial Massage, Chapter 19: Advanced Hair Removal, Chapter 20: Makeup, Chapter 22: Contemporary Wellness, Chapter 28: Pre- & Post-Medical Esthetics, Chapter 24: Working in the Medical Setting, Lash Lift Kit, Lash Extension Kit, Theory & Kit, Brazilian wax, chemical peel theory, holistic skincare theory.​

  • Includes 120 practical credits in the following areas: 20 machine facials, 25 spa facials, 20 hair removals, 10 aromatherapy, 10 reflexology, 5 body wraps, 30 makeup applications (Color, Contour, Camouflage), and cellulite treatments.

Why Choose St. John Institute?

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Renowned Reputation

When it comes to esthetics education, St. John Institute stands as a beacon of excellence with a legacy of producing top-tier professionals. Our institute's reputation precedes us, backed by a history of success stories in the industry. From renowned spas to prestigious clinics, our alumni have made their mark.

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Expert Instructors

At the heart of our institute are our esteemed instructors, who bring a wealth of industry experience and expertise to the classroom. More than just educators, they are mentors who are deeply invested in nurturing talent and guiding students toward success. With a commitment to personalized attention and mentorship, our instructors ensure every student receives the support and guidance needed to thrive.

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Career Support Services

Your journey with us doesn't end at graduation. We're committed to your long-term success and offer comprehensive career support services to help you transition seamlessly into the workforce. From resume-building to job placement assistance, our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Our curriculum is carefully crafted to cover every aspect of esthetics, ensuring that students graduate with a well-rounded skill set and in-depth knowledge of the field. From foundational principles to advanced techniques, our program encompasses a wide range of topics essential for success in the industry.

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Hands-On Experience

Practical experience lies at the core of our curriculum, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. From conducting facials to mastering the intricacies of makeup application, our hands-on approach ensures that students graduate with the confidence and proficiency needed to excel in their future careers. Our state-of-the-art facilities and industry-standard equipment provide the perfect environment for students to hone their skills and develop their craft.

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Innovative Learning Approach

At St. John Institute, we understand that every student learns differently. That's why we've adopted an innovative approach to education that combines the convenience of online learning with the effectiveness of hands-on training. Our hybrid model offers the flexibility you need to balance your studies with other commitments, without compromising on the quality of education.

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Community and Networking Opportunities

Joining St. John Institute means becoming part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for esthetics. Our institute serves as a hub for networking, collaboration, and professional growth, allowing students to connect with industry professionals, alumni, and peers. Through workshops, seminars, and networking events, students expand their horizons, forge valuable connections, and pave the way for future opportunities.

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Your Path to Success Starts Here

Ready to turn your passion for esthetics into a rewarding career? St. John Institute is here to support you every step of the way. Our comprehensive training program is available at a full tuition cost of $16,600, with flexible payment plans and financing options to suit your needs. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a complimentary admissions consultation with our program chair. Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a fulfilling journey as a licensed esthetician.

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Take the first step towards your dream career. Schedule your admissions consultation with our program chair today to explore how St. John Institute can help you achieve your goals. Apply now to secure your spot in our next cohort and embark on an exciting journey towards a successful career in esthetics.

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