Our Esthetician classes are designed to help students master moderate and advanced skills in skincare, make-up, and beauty concepts. Our 750-clock hour esthetician program creates intelligent and skilled professionals. You will graduate from our esthetician school with confidence knowing you are spa-ready and an asset to future employers in the beauty industry.

A career in Skin Care

Our Esthetician Program offers all the knowledge necessary to begin your career in skincare. We are an esthetician school that provides comprehensive esthetician classes and training for future estheticians.

Skin Care Techniques

Our curriculum covers a variety of skincare techniques and conditions while training you on facials, chemical exfoliation, hair removal, microdermabrasion, and more. You will graduate from our esthetician school with confidence knowing you are spa-ready and an asset to future employers in the beauty industry.

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Our Students prepare for Real-World Guest Scenarios

Our unique Skin Assessment and Recommendation System simplifies the skin analysis process by providing a foundation for our students to build critical-thinking skills. The unique process is segmented into four parts what our students learn:

Observe – Gather and document information; identify client concerns

We start by gathering the client information on a client intake form. This will allow us to identify demographic information, client concerns, health history, and lifestyle factors.

Analyze – Identify the current state of skin and treatment goals

During Analyze, we are identifying the skin type/condition(s), contraindications, and Fitzpactrick type. This will allow us to create a summary of the skin analysis.

Treat – Create and perform a customized service

After the skin analysis summary, we then perform a customized service to address the client’s needs. This would include making informed decisions on products, tools, devices, and an approach that would be utilized for the customized service the client will experience.

Teach – Recommend products and future services; educate the guest on their skin

Our final step is to Teach the client about the care of their own skin. We recap the service performed, observations made, post-care approach, recommend future treatments and products to use at home. Although this is the last step, we stress the importance of Teach the client.

MUD Level 1 Make-up and other Certifications included

Our Esthetician classes include MUD’s Exclusive 84-Hour Beauty Essentials Course and Level I Make-up Certification. Since 2018, our Esthetician school has provided students with the PCA Skin certification. Our School For Estheticians Has Partnered With the Dermalogica To Provide Students With Interactive Videos & Resources. Through our partnership with Dermalogica, a leader in advanced esthetics training, our Esthetician school and program provides our students online access to esthetics educational materials combined with cutting-edge technical videos and resources from Dermalogica.

Student Kit Esthetics

At the start of each program, Pivot Point Academy equips students with a professional Esthetics Student Kit that includes a Dermalogica product kit. You also will receive an iPad needed to access our interactive learning platform Learn About Beauty (LAB). For the makeup training, students will be provided a MUD Makeup Artist Training kit that includes high-quality tools you’ll need to begin your career in skincare. Additionally, during the advanced training segment, students will be provided with a PCA Skin product kit to complement the PCA Skin certification.

Recommended Blogs

Below some additional sources for your research during your orientation. The following blogs are available to you to broaden your knowledge base and continue your understanding of the Beauty Industry, especially skincare:

Business Training – Increasing the Salon Readiness of our students
9 Step Guide on How to Perform a Facial Treatment
12 Tips to Consider Prior to Applying Foundation – How to Apply Foundation to Your Face


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    Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features.   I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!

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