About the Esthetics (Skin Care) Program
Compete in the thriving beauty industry as an esthetician and skin care expert as you work toward your esthetician's license. This dynamic field is a perfect fit if you are creative, entrepreneurial and enjoy working with people. You will take classes specifically designed to help you pass both the practical and written portions of the California State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination for estheticians.
Esthetician Graduation Requirements
Licensed estheticians are able to perform many skin care services including:
- Manual facials
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Electrical facials including microcurrent
- Chemical facials and peels
- Eyebrow Tweezing
- Hair removal
- Makeup application
- Eyelash application
All students who complete the esthetics program at SMC earn a Department Certificate and become eligible to take the California State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam for estheticians.
To qualify to take the California State Board of Cosmetology exam for estheticians, you must complete a minimum of 600 hours of training. Santa Monica College offers many opportunities to fulfill your training hours as you work toward your esthetician's license.
Our esthetics program is available for full- and part-time students.
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