Esthetician Schools in Los Angeles, CA

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The dynamic profession of esthetics is ideal if you’re creative, self-sufficient, and affable. Esthetician schools in California cover at least 600 clock hours of theory and practical instruction designed to prepare students to pass the written and practical components of the California State Board of Cosmetology exam for licensure as an esthetician and to work in the thriving beauty industry. Theory and practical coursework will typically cover:

  • Cosmetology Acts & Rules & Regulations
  • Disinfection & Sanitation
  • Health & Safety
  • Chemistry
  • Electricity Safety
  • Chemical Facials
  • Client Consultation, Record-Keeping Pre & Post Service Skills
  • Make-Up & Eyelash Application
  • Electrical Facials
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Manual Facials
  • Clinic Hours

Estheticians provide a range of skincare services including facials, makeup artistry, chemical facials and peels, eyebrow contouring, microdermabrasion, and much more. Estheticians must pass the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination to obtaining an Esthetics License. A license is required to operate as an Esthetician in the State of California.

Santa Monica College

The Esthetician Program offered by Santa Monica College meets the state’s educational requirements for estheticians with 600 hours of theory and practical instruction. The program covers four levels including modules on skin care, advanced make-up, exfoliation, salon business, and state board. Students must pass each course with a grade C or better to grade with a Departmental Certificate. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism and competence in the role and function of an esthetician and will adhere to the health and safety principles required in salons and spas. Part-time and full-time schedules are offered.

Program overview:
Department Certificate – Esthetics (Skin Care)
Duration: 6 months
Units: 12 units
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Create an OpenCCC account to submit an application for admission to SMC
  • Fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act to apply for financial aid
  • Complete the online orientation and obtain an enrollment date
  • Determine course placement for Maths and English

Program cost:
The cost of tuition is $46 per unit. Books, fees, and supplies will cost an additional $1,350.

Website: https://www.smc.edu/
Address: 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-434-4000

KC Beauty Academy

Experienced faculty at KC Beauty Academy guide esthetics students through the use of modern facial equipment designed for skin analysis and treatments. The curriculum includes 600 hours of theory and practical instruction in anatomy, chemical peels, waxing, and facials. Hands-on workshops will cover makeup artistry and exfoliation. Students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through direct service to another student or client. Graduates will be prepared to take the state licensure exam. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm full-time and Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm part-time.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  20 weeks (full-time) 27 weeks (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed Admission Application
  • Provide government-issued ID
  • Provide proof of age
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $100
  • Provide proof of Social Security Number
  • Provide proof of completing high school or GED
  • Attend a school tour and orientation
  • Fill out the Enrollment Agreement

Program cost:
The total cost of the program is $8,460. It includes registration, tuition, and supplies. A monthly payment plan is available for all students. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.kcbeautyacademy.com/esthetician
Address: 706 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-253-9999

Aveda Institute Los Angeles

The Aveda Institutes offers an Esthetics Program that teaches skin care, body care, waxing and makeup to prepare students for a state license and a rewarding career as an esthetician. The 600-hour curriculum includes 143.75 hours of theory and 456.25 hours of practice and clinic participation. Instructors will emphasize high-touch techniques using during spa clinic treatments. Class sessions met Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 8:45 pm. Other schedules may be available.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  21 weeks (full-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Complete the General Information Form and submit to the Admissions Office
  • Attend an informational interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Provide proof of completing high school or GED
  • Schedule and attend an appointment with a financial aid counselor
  • Sign an enrollment agreement with an Admissions Representative

Program cost:
Tuition for the program is $13,149. Books and supplies will cost an additional $1,971. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://nurturavedainstitutes.com/los-angeles/
Address: 10935 Weyburn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-209-2000

Palace Beauty College

The Esthetician Program at Palace Beauty College covers the theoretical and practical concepts of skin care in 600 clock hours. Instructors will use demonstration, lectures, exams, and classroom participation to deliver content in the classroom. Students will gain hands on experience through the provision of a complete service on another person. Practical activities will include facials, hair removal, disinfection and sanitation, wax and depilatories, and health and sanitation. Students must complete all courses with a grade C or better to receive an Esthetician Diploma. Full-time, part-time (day), and evening classes are available.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program – Diploma
Duration:  21 weeks (full-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Provide a copy of high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a passing score of 15 or better
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants with no high school diploma must have completed the 10th grade and pass an Ability to Benefit exam
  • Must be proficient in the English Language
  • Sign an enrollment agreement with an Admissions Representative

Program cost:
Tuition for the program is $7,285. Books and supplies will cost an additional $1,065. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: http://www.palacebeautycollege.com/
Address: 1517 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (323) 731-2075
Email: admissions@palacebeautycollege.com

Victory Career College

The state-approved Esthetician Program at Victory College prepares students for licensure as an esthetician and employment in various locations include health clubs, hotels, wax centers, hair salons, and spas. Theory and practical instruction will cover life skills, communicating for success, career planning, on the job, the healthy professional, life skills, and professional image. Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  18 weeks (full-time) 30 weeks (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed Admission Application
  • Provide government-issued ID and social security card
  • Provide proof of age
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $100
  • Provide proof of completing high school or GED
  • Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a passing score of 15 or better
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants with no high school diploma must have completed the 10th grade and pass an Ability to Benefit exam

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $10,348.30. It includes tuition, application fee, books, and kit. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://victorycareercollege.edu/read-more-courses/
Address: 19401 South Vermont Ave Ste G100. Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: 310-808-9194

Academy LA

The esthetics curriculum at Academy LA prepares students for entry-level employment in salon management, film, stage, and much more. Experienced industry estheticians commit to preparing students with the skills to pass the State Board exam to become licensed estheticians. The state-mandated curriculum covers 600 clock hours of theory and hands-on instruction in skin care, make-up, and waxing. The program is divided into two phases. Day and evening schedules are offered.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program – Diploma
Duration:  18 weeks (full-time) 37 weeks (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Schedule and attend a career planning session with an Admissions Representative
  • Submit a completed Application for Admission
  • Submit all required documents: social security card and driver’s license or state ID
  • Submit official high school transcripts
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of $65

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $10,248.92. It includes tuition, registration fee, and supplies. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.academyla.com/class/esthetics/
Address: 19520 Nordhoff Street #9, Northridge CA 91324
Phone: 818-701-5799
Fax: 818-701-5227

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Academy of Beauty – A Cosmetology & Esthetics School

The Esthetician Program at the Academy of Beauty consists of 600 clock hours of technical and practical instruction that covers all aspects of esthetics. Instruction in the classroom will include lectures, demonstrations, classroom participation, and exam to prepare students for the practical parts of the program. The 170 hours devoted to clinical experience will give students opportunities to provide a complete service to another person. Graduates will understand the proper use of implements relative to esthetician services, know procedures and terminology used in the profession, and be prepared to analyze skin prior to treatment.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  5 months (full-time) 6 months (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Submit a completed application and fee

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $7,975. It includes tuition, registration fee, and kit. Financial aid is available for eligible students. A flexible payment plan is offered to all students.

Website: http://theacademy.la/esthetician/
Address: 3834 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310)-837-0411 or (310) 837-4417
Fax: 1 (323) 375-0447
Email: timnguyen114@msn.com

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

The Trade Tech Skin Therapy Program covers 24 units of technical and hands-on training in makeup, temporary hair removal, facials, anatomy and physiology, and spa ecology. Students will also learn how to perform skin care techniques, observe safety and sanitation rules according to California guidelines, and apply skin therapy theory and practice to interact with guests in a real-world setting. Graduates will have the confidence to pass the State Board exam and assume entry-level positions in spas, salons, and other resorts.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  5 months (full-time) 6 months (part-time)
Units: 24

Prerequisites:

  • Submit an application for admission to LATTC
  • Must have a valid ID and social security card

Program cost:
Tuition costs $46 per unit. Additional costs include equipment kit, uniform, shoes, textbooks, and miscellaneous supplies.

Website: http://www.lattc.edu/academics/pathways/cos
Address: 400 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
Phone: (213) 763-7000
Fax: (213) 763-5393

Newberry School of Beauty

Newberry School of Beauty’s Esthetician Program is a Dermalogica School Partner. Students will have the opportunity to use Dermalogica products attend the Dermal Institute as part of the program. The curriculum covers 600 clock hours of practical and technical instruction in hair removal, make-up application, facials, and eyebrow arching. The hands-on part of the program takes place on the clinic floor where students will use their skills on clients. Experienced instructors will teach advanced skills at no extra charge. Graduates have consistently scored over 96% on the state exam. Classes meet Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 or from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  30 weeks
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Provide a copy of high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Applicants without an equivalent to high school education can request to be admitted under the school’s Ability to Benefit procedures

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $8,950. Books and supplies cost an additional $989.

Website: https://newberryschool.edu/index.php/esthetician/
Address: 16852 Devonshire St. Granada Hills, CA 91344
Phone: 818-366-3211
Email: NewberryInfo@gmail.com

International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences

Students enrolled in the Esthetician Program at the International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences will learn the role and functions of an esthetician under the direct supervision of skilled and experienced instructors. They will use the latest facial equipment to perform accurate skin analysis and treatments for various skin types. There will be an emphasis on facials, chemical peels, eyebrow shaping, make-up application, false eyelashes, and waxing.  Scheduled seminars with industry leaders are designed to introduce students to new techniques. The curriculum covers 600 clock hours of technical instruction, including 170 hours of practical operations cover all the functions of an esthetician. Full-time and part-time classes are available. All courses are scheduled during the day.

Program overview:
Esthetician Diploma
Duration:  24 weeks (full-time) 36 weeks (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Attend an initial personal interview to determine the prospect for success in the program
  • Complete financial arrangements prior to admission
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Attend a campus tour
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of $100
  • Must be at least 18 years
  • Provide proof of high school diploma or GED or must have completed at least the 10th grade
  • Complete an enrollment agreement

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $13,451.23. Books and supplies are not included in the total.

Website: https://www.icbas.edu/programs
Address: 5225 W San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, California 90039
Phone: 818-280-4898

Western Barber Institute

The Esthetics Program offered by the Western Barber Institute covers all aspects of skin care, make-up and facial procedures. The curriculum consists of 600 clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations, including 170 hours devoted to clinic/theory experience. Hands-on practice will cover disinfection and sanitation, facials, hair removal and eyebrow arching. Make-up and eyelash application, and wax and depilatories. Graduates will be prepared for a career as an esthetician, wax specialist, spa owner/manager, or product demonstrator.  Classes meet Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Program overview:
Esthetician Diploma
Duration:  5 months
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Attend a personal interview and campus tour
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
  • Must be at least 18 years
  • Provide proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Complete an enrollment agreement

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $6,507. It includes tuition, equipment, books, and registration fee.

Website: https://wbi.edu/courses/esthetics-skin-care
Address: 18442 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: (818) 578-6344

Cerritos College

Cerritos College prepares adults for a career in Esthetics. The program is a Dermalogica Partnership School, so students will receive advanced training in Dermalogica products and treatment protocols and experience hands-on practical application using professional-grade programs. Experienced instructors will guide students through the performance of facial massages, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliants, waxing, and hair removal procedures. Hands-on training in the school’s salon will give students the opportunity appy make-up, perform waxing, and other services on clients.

Program overview:
Esthetician Certificate
Duration:  2 semesters
Contact hours: 600
Units: 10

Prerequisites:

  • Admission is open to high school graduate or equivalent
  • Applicants who are older than 18 and do not have a high school diploma or equivalent must satisfy the ability to benefit requirement
  • File an application for admission
  • Take and pass an assessment/placement exam
  • Attend an orientation/counseling session

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $2,837. It includes tuition, fees, books, State Board exam fee, State Board Kit, and supplies.

Website: https://www.cerritos.edu/cosmetology/esthetician-program.htm
Address: 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, California 90650
Phone: (562) 860-2451

Beyond XXI Century Beauty Academy

The esthetician curriculum at Beyond covers all the technical instruction and practical operations students need to work as an esthetician within the designated 600 clock hours. The student will learn the phases of skin care, product chemistry, business practices, professional ethics in skin care, facials, make-up application, and much more. Instructors will evaluate theory, practical, and clinical work consistently to determine students’ progress. A minimum grade C (75%) average must be maintained to complete the program.  Graduates will be prepared to pass the State Board Exam to become a licensed esthetician.

Program overview:
Esthetician Program
Duration:  4 months (full-time) 7.5 months (part-time)
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Provide a copy of high school diploma, GED, or State Proficiency Test
  • Must have parental consent if under the age of 18
  • Applicants without a high school diploma or equivalent may be admitted under the Ability to Benefit procedures
  • Provide a valid state ID or driver’s license and social security card

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $5,840. It includes tuition, fees, kit, and books.

Website: https://www.beyondcosmo.com/beauty-school-courses
Address: 13640 Imperial Highway, Suite 6,7,8, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562.404.6193
Email: info@beyondcosmo.com

 

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