Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Esthetician Training in Virginia
In Virginia, aspiring estheticians need to complete 600 course hours. At the Aesthetics Academy of Virginia, our intensive training program ensures students meet all state and local licensing requirements. Full-time enrollees typically graduate in six months.
We prioritize ensuring our students are well-equipped to pass the State Board exam. Our curriculum, combined with our experienced instructors, provides all the necessary knowledge and skills for exam success.
Absolutely! We utilize the CIMA Milady software, which upholds high learning standards. Students can complete the theory part online. Practical hours, however, require in-person sessions to ensure hands-on training with the latest techniques. The software also tracks theory hours and offers access to all instructor lessons.
Our program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of esthetics. Students learn about basic and advanced skin treatments, makeup application, and more, using cutting-edge equipment and techniques.
Graduates from our program have ventured into various careers including spa estheticians, makeup artists, skincare product representatives, and even business owners!
Certainly! We have partnerships with local businesses and salons. Our dedicated career services team helps match students with potential employers.
Prospective students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years old.
Our instructors are licensed Master Estheticians Instructors with years of industry experience. Many of them have been practicing professionals and are continually updating their skills to provide the best education to our students.
Absolutely! We encourage potential students to visit our academy, tour our facilities, and even sit in on a class to get a feel for our learning environment. You can schedule a tour by contacting our admissions department.
We regularly update our curriculum and conduct workshops with industry experts. Our connections with local salons and beauty professionals also ensure that we’re always abreast of the latest techniques and trends.
Yes, our commitment to our students doesn’t end at graduation. We provide ongoing support through job placement assistance, workshops, and networking events. Our alumni network is also a great resource for job opportunities and mentorship.
We do have a dress code to maintain a professional learning environment. Details of the dress code can be provided during the enrollment process or can be found in our student handbook.
Yes, our students get hands-on training and opportunities to work with real clients in our on-campus spa. This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing students for their future careers.
We collaborate with several top skincare brands, allowing our students to train with professional-grade products. These partnerships often lead to exclusive workshops, guest lectures, and even potential employment opportunities for our graduates.
We offer a variety of payment options, including monthly installment plans and upfront payments. Our financial services department is here to assist students with crafting a personalized payment plan that suits their needs.
In the Basic Esthetics program, students will master fundamental skills such as skincare routines, makeup application, body treatments, and hair removal techniques. Our 600-hour curriculum is designed to give you a strong foundation for your esthetics career.
While the Basic Esthetics program lays the foundation, the Master Esthetics curriculum delves deeper into advanced skincare therapies and protocols. This includes cutting-edge treatments like microdermabrasion, microcurrent, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and LED light therapy. Graduates from this program often find opportunities in medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgeon clinics.
If you’re passionate about esthetics and want to give back to the industry, our Instructor Curriculum is perfect for you. Within 400 hours, you’ll develop teaching skills, understand educational judgments, and learn to mentor and guide future estheticians, ensuring the next generation benefits from your expertise.
The Permanent Cosmetics Program, lasting 200 hours, is tailored for those looking to specialize in permanent makeup. You’ll learn state-of-the-art techniques and prepare for the State Board Licensing exam, positioning yourself as a leading professional in the world of permanent cosmetics.
For both our Basic and Master Esthetics programs, we offer a full-time schedule. We understand that every student’s situation is unique, and we strive to ensure that our schedule fits well with your lifestyle and commitments.
Each course has its specific requirements. While some courses like Basic Esthetics might not need prior experience, others, especially advanced courses, might require a foundational knowledge of esthetics. It’s best to consult our admissions department for specific prerequisites.
Our academy stands out for its comprehensive, hands-on approach to esthetics education. Not only do we provide top-notch curriculum and training, but we also ensure our students are industry-ready with real-world experience, ensuring a successful transition into their professional careers.
About Our Programs
In our 600-hour Basic Esthetics program, students are equipped with essential skills in skincare, makeup, body treatments, and hair removal techniques. The curriculum provides a comprehensive foundation for a career in esthetics.
Our 400-hour Instructor Curriculum is tailored for estheticians looking to transition into teaching. It equips you with the necessary teaching skills, offers insights into making educational judgments, and prepares you to mentor the next generation of estheticians effectively.
The Permanent Cosmetics Program is a 200-hour intensive course that focuses on the nuances of permanent makeup. Students learn cutting-edge techniques, ensuring they are prepared for the State Board Licensing exam. Completing this program opens doors to becoming a specialized permanent makeup artist, an area in high demand in the beauty industry.
Still have questions? Reach out to our admissions team for personalized guidance!