Master Esthetics

Master Esthetics Course Syllabus
1200 Hours ~ 40 weeks (30 hours weekly)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:     The primary purpose of the advanced Esthetics Course is to train the student in the advanced manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain an advanced position as an Esthetician, Medical Esthetics Technician, a Skin Care Therapist or related career avenue.

OBJECTIVES:      Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:


1.       Perform the advanced manipulative skills required for facial massage, effective use of required implements and equipment, proper application of advanced makeup, unwanted hair removal, lash/brow tinting, eyelash perming, and use of advanced facial devices.
2.       Apply the underlying theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound
 judgments, decisions, and accurate advanced procedures.
 To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, tools, trends, and methods for career development in advanced esthetics and related career positions.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:      The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation, and entry-level jobs skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. The course is presented through comprehensive lesson plans and instructor support slide that reflect effective educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of interactive lecture, demonstration, and interactive student participation. Audiovisual aids, guests speakers, field trips, projects, activities individual and team research, and other related learning methods are used for course delivery.

GRADING PROCEDURES:      Students are assigned theory study and a minimum number of practical experiences. Theory is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical skills assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory. If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated. At least three comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures, performance standards established by the state licensing agency, and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a theory grade average of 75% and pass a final written and practical exam prior to graduation. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale.

WRITTEN and PRACTICAL                                      COMPARABLE GPA
93-100: A                                                                   100 = 4.0
85-92: B                                                                      92 = 3.0
75-84: C                                                                      84 = 2.0
70-74: D                                                                      74 = 1.0


REFERENCES:      Milady Standard Esthetics: Advanced. A comprehensive library of references, periodicals, books, texts, CDS, and DVDs are available to support the course of study and supplement the students training. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION AND HOURS:     The contents of the units of instruction and applicable hours devoted to each unit are listed in the following section of the Curriculum Course Outline. Health, Sanitation, infection control, chemistry, electricity, anatomy and physiology, the use and safety of products, and the use and safety of tools and equipment are included in both theory and practical study within the applicable units of study. In addition students learn career and employment information including professional ethics, effective communications and human relations, compensation packages and payroll deductions, and the fundamentals of business management applicable to the program.

HOURS

SUBJECT – UNIT

15

ORIENTATION:  School rules and regulations; history of esthetics, role of the esthetician, qualities of the professional esthetician; code of ethics; familiarization of school facilities and supplies.

20

INFECTION CONTROL: General salon/clinic safety; first aid; hazardous materials communications; local, state, and federal safety codes; salon/clinic rules and regulations; types and classifications; bacterial growth and reproduction; bacterial infections and their prevention; immunity and body defenses; methods of infection control; physical and chemical agents.

20

ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY: cells, tissues, and organs; body systems; importance of water; nutrition for healthy skin and longevity.

20

HORMONES: Endocrine glands; hormone production; pregnancy; PMS flare ups; menopause; hirsutism; hormonal impact on skin.

20

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY: Chemistry and matter are related to esthetics; chemical reactions and solutions/elements; compounds and mixtures/biochemistry; the pH scale; nature versus biotechnology.

20

LASER, LIGHT ENERGY, AND RADIOFREQUENCY THERAPY:  Electricity and its effects on the skin: galvanic current for iontophoresis or desincrustation; lasers, ultrasonics; FDA; high frequency current; use of magnifying lamp and wood’s lamp; use of brushing, spray, suction machines; use of vaporizer, pulverizador, and hot towel cabinet; paraffin unit; electric mittens; booties; nominal hazard zones.

20

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT:   Nutrition for clients and estheticians including nutrients, diets, and metabolism; glycation and health; and healthy life choices.

20

ADVANCED SKIN DISEASES, DISORDERS, SKIN TYPING, PRODUCTS: Wound healing and injuries; overview of diverse methods to evaluate skin; functional and performance ingredients.

30

BOTANICALS AND AROMATHERAPY:  Definitions; uses in skin care; flower essences, commonly used botanicals; aromatherapy chemistry.

25

INGREDIENTS AND PRODUCTS SELECTION:  Surfactants, emulsifiers, fatty acids, and alcohols; ester, solvents, antimicrobials and preservatives; micelles; and liposomes and performance ingredients.

25

PHARMACOLOGY:  The law and labeling of drugs versus cosmetics; common OTC used by estheticians; claims; common drugs and interactions; drugs and contraindications.

275

ADVANCED FACIAL TREATMENTS:  Client preparation: skin analysis and consultation; skin types; skin conditions and disorders; facial procedures; facial treatments with or without machines; overview of aromatherapy and manual lymphatic drainage for the face and neck; product recommendation

150

ADVANCED SKIN CARE MASSAGE:  Advanced facial movements; back facial movements; selecting and incorporating advanced movements; lymphatic massage for the face; shiatsu for the face; reflexology for the face; stones for estheticians; other specialty components

100

ADVANCED FACIAL DEVICES: Microdermabrasion theory and protocols; ultrasonic; microcurrent; electrodessication; LED and IPL devices; laser hair removal; med-spa treatments

75

HAIR REMOVAL:  Advanced procedures; hard and soft waxes; double dipping; Brazilian; speed waxing

100

ADVANCED MAKEUP: Lash techniques; mineral makeup; world of camouflage; airbrushing; permanent cosmetics

50

SPA TREATMENTS:  Types of spas; spa treatments, and spa clients; safety considerations; wraps and masks; vichy showers; exfoliants and treatments; muds and clays; scrubs and baths

50

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES: Chakras; color therapy; crystals and stones; reiki; balancing body, mind and spirit

30

AYURVEDA TREATMENTS:  Philosophy, doshas, and treatments

15

TERMINOLOGY: Medical terminology; prefixes, suffixes, plurals, and pronunciations

20

MEDICAL INTERVENTION: Working in a medical setting; dermal fillers; Botox; sclerotherapy and medical peels

15

PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES:  Rhytidectomy; brow lift; blepharoplasty; rhinoplasty; mammoplasty; liposuction and more

10

ESTHETICIANS’ ROLE:  Pre and post-surgery treatments; laser resurfacing; cosmetic surgery

75

BUSINESS PRACTICES:  Business operation; site planning and design; accounting, inventory, and sales tax; payroll regulations; ethics and professional conduct; communication skills; retailing techniques; marketing (advertising, retailing, and promotion); customer relations

1200

TOTAL HOURS



The hour requirements must be met by each student in each category in order for the earned hours to be accepted by the State licensing board for examination.