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If you always find yourself poring over the ingredients in your skincare products, keeping up with skincare trends or recommending your favorite skincare products to your friends, a career as a licensed esthetician may be the perfect fit.
Skincare professionals like estheticians are dedicated to helping others feel comfortable in their own skin by using certain products and techniques to help achieve smooth, glowing skin. They play an important role in helping others feel confident in themselves by educating others how to care for their skin based on their skin type, whether it’s oily, dry or a combination of both.
See what an education in skincare is like in the esthiology program at Douglas J Aveda Institute! Schedule your tour of one of our locations in Michigan, Illinois or Knoxville to get started.
Our extensive curriculum covers everything you can use to provide an experience that helps others achieve holistic wellness. Using Aveda skincare products and principals, you can learn full face and body waxing, facials, makeup application and much more!
Every esthetician needs to know how to connect with guests and market their services on social media, skills you’ll learn at our esthetics school!
Our goal is to provide you with the skills, tools and resources you need to become a successful esthetician, no matter what you choose. After your education at Douglas J Aveda Institute, you can open your own spa, work in a local clinic or pursue one of the many career paths a licensed esthetician can follow.
By choosing an education in esthetics, it’s possible to start doing what you love sooner! Our esthiology program can be completed in less than a year, sometimes in less than 6 months depending on the location and schedule.
At our Chicago and Knoxville locations, you get an education and certification in lashes and chemical peels as part of our standard 750-hour program. We’re excited to provide this to our students, so you can get more out of your education without spending additional time in school. Providing these services is a great way to help your future business stand out from competitors and push yourself to greater success in the industry.
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Our curriculum is organized into a variety of phases so that you can learn how to provide services at a pace that works for you. As an Aveda school, our curriculum focuses on the holistic experience. From the moment each guest walks through the door, they will feel pampered and relaxed through touch and relaxing aromas.
The introduction phase of our program is the opportunity to learn from our instructors about the concepts behind stellar skincare. You’ll learn the science behind skincare, understanding how the ingredients in products interact with the skin. Plus, you can get insight on how to run an effective appointment before you start applying your skills in our student spa.
Our gamma phase makes it possible for you to start providing skincare services to actual guests in our student spa. During this phase, you can get the support you need from our passionate instructors in an environment that looks and feels like a professional spa. Our goal is to help you be prepared to run a successful appointment, from the client consultation, to the service and ultimately ending each appointment with the right product recommendations to help each guest
love their skin.
Choosing a profession in esthetics can open up many opportunities for your future career! While we can’t guarantee employment, we strive to help each student find a career doing what they love. As part of your education at Douglas J Aveda Institute you can participate in career fairs, mock interviews, resume preparation classes and other career-oriented events. After completing our esthiology program, you can choose from these careers and much more:
Paying for skincare school is possible at Douglas J Aveda Institute. As part of our esthiology program, financial aid is available to those who qualify. This means that it’s possible to pay for school through Pell Grants, federal loans and more. Make sure to ask our team about payment options you may qualify for to fit esthetician school into your budget.
You can learn how to become an esthetician at a class schedule that works for you! At Douglas J Aveda Institute you can choose from day or night classes based on what you need. We want to provide you with the opportunity to do what you love, so it’s possible to make a career change while still taking care of your family or balancing other responsibilities. Let us know which schedule works best when you choose to enroll.
At Douglas J Aveda Institute, our mission is to give back to those around us, and we love giving that opportunity to each of our students, too! As part of our esthiology program you can participate in events that are designed to give back to charities or non-profit organizations. Plus, as an Aveda institute, you can join our network of professional salons and spas.
We’ve even had instructors come back to teach at the school they loved learning from!
Throughout my years, I found that environmental care was extremely important to me and working towards a better world to live in. After research and understanding the positive reputation Douglas J Aveda had for environmental leadership and natural ingredients, I decided that this would be the school I would choose. I knew the knowledge of naturally derived ingredients I would receive from this school would benefit me in whatever field I work in, as well as at home application of skin care.
Choosing to train with Douglas J is not just attending cosmetology school, it's the first step in building a career.
The Douglas J team offers a complete system of excellence and support for every student in every facet of education. From the quality of the educators, to the relationship with salon owners seeking talent, to the network of global artists affiliated with the company, everyone is completely committed to developing the student to their highest potential. We give Douglas J education system our highest endorsement.