mastering your skills is essential for success

Your skillset as an esthetician is essential to achieve long-term success. Often classes become available that have an excellent description but fail to provide a meaningful improvement in skill. Our goal is to change that. As a member, you have access to our online learning center which offers classes from some of the best educators in the world. Not only are there great subjects but each course has been vetted to provide actual competency outcomes. That means that when you put in the time to learn, you will be able to see how it improves your skills as an esthetician
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Why is education important?

As a profession that is heavily regulated many decisions about affect scope of practice come from client complaints, the medical community, and insurers. When someone who is poorly trained causes harm to a client, the outcome affects all of us and our potential earning ability. It’s time to raise standards as a profession and take responsibility for the safety of our services and provide well-trained estheticians the ability to stand out above the crowd.

cLASSES BASED ON THE LATEST SKIN SCIENCE

Just as poorly educated estheticians can effect everyone, so can education that promotes unproven modalities and protocols that do not take the latest skin science into account. Esthetics is an art and a science with the ability to do many things that are not considered “allopathic or standard procedures”. The challenge is to get the right balance of proven science and observational outcomes that can provide safe results. Our education is designed to balance both of those worlds.

WHATS YOUR PATH?

If you have an idea of where you want to work and the direction that you want your career to move, we can help you. Your education path will be designed around your current skill set and experience.

WORK IN A DESTINATION, DAY SPA OR WELLNESS CENTER

Working in these environments are very rewarding and demanding. A well-trained esthetician can make a good living and make a difference in the skin health and emotional well being of their clients.

EC VERIFICATION

Have a lot of this experience and knowledge? Apply for the EC Verified badge for Master Esthetics Competency. It is included free with your founding membership or can be purchased separately.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED

  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Skin Assessment: recognize skin types and conditions
  • Device techniques: Electrotherapy, Light Therapy, Basic Equipment, Microdermabrasion, Ultrasonic, Microcurrent
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments and spa therapies
  • Facial protocols: European facial, Chemical Exfoliation, Manufacturer protocols
  • Extraction
  • Product knowledge/Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Understanding how to sell, follow up and rebook
  • Aromatherapy theory & cautions
  • Working with cancer patients and others with health issues
  • Understanding holistic modalities such as Ayurveda, herbology and nutrition basics
  • Body treatments and spa therapies
  • Skin science
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Resilience and the ability to work independently
  • Safety & Sanitation

WORK IN A MEDICAL SPA OR MEDICAL OFFICE

Working in these environments takes a different skill set than the one we learned in esthetics school. If you are wanting to work with lasers or perform medium depth peels these would be considered out of your scope and need to be supervised by a medical professional if your state allows. For more on your scope, check out the advocacy section.

EC Verification

Have a lot of this experience and knowledge? Apply for the EC Verified badge for Medcial Esthetics Competency. It is included free with your founding membership or can be purchased separately.

skills and knowledge you need

  • Device Techniques: Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Radio Frequency, Electrodesiccation, Ultrasound, Light Therapy
  • Laser Certification (IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Lipolysis, Non-Ablative Treatments)
  • Skin Assessment: recognize skin types and conditions, including Fitzpatrick typing
  • Advanced Chemical Peels
  • Medical Charting/HIPPA
  • Extraction
  • Cosmetic medical procedures: fillers, neuromodulators (i.e. botox)
  • Advanced skin science: Skin function, structure, biochemistry, disease & disorders
  • Understand common pharmacology with sun sensitivity guidelines
  • Product knowledge/Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Understanding how to sell/Patient follow-up
  • Cosmetic medical procedures
  • Medical terminology and HIPPA Guidelines
  • Medical Charting
  • Working with cancer patients and others with health issues
  • Understanding nutrition basics
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Safety & Sanitation (includes autoclave use)

Our Instructors

Our instructors are experienced estheticians with a diverse work experience. All of them understand how hard it is to work in the treatment room and have designed classes that are meant to enhance your technical skill and competency.
Susanne Schmaling LME

Susanne Schmaling LME

Licensed Master Esthetician, Certified Laser Technician, Author, NCEA Certified

Terri Wojak LE

Terri Wojak LE

Licensed Esthetician, Author, Certified Laser Technician, NCEA Certified