Esthetician program offers realistic learning experience and real world experience

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  • 1. Esthetician Program Offers Realistic Learning Experience And Real-World Experience Being an esthetician requires a balance of business savvy, knowledge of human physiology, pathology and histology as well as the hands-on application for specialized body and skin treatments. An esthetics college in Canada undertaking such as Centennial Colleges Esthetician program offers knowledge of all of these areas in a matter of two years. Students are taught proper use of specialized equipment and products, as well as how to apply knowledge of business operations, exceptional customer service and diverse population needs to daily operations of an esthetic business in a controlled salon or spa environment. Assisting in their studies is the colleges most technologically-advanced campus, which offers an entire spa-environment where students can practice all of the skills they have learned in their courses. This not only enhances their learning experience but also prepares them for field placements at the best spas in the city. Emphasis of the Esthetician field placement is on participation in the process from when the client first checks in, to when the client leaves. Here are some of the specific courses that students of this program attend: Spa Business: Because knowing how to perform facials isnt enough to be a successful esthetician, this course shows students to think creatively about related business opportunities. The various types of esthetics businesses are explored as well as types of ownership, basic building blocks, and how a small business is managed. Each student goes through the motions of setting up a small businessextensive research into government services, bylaws, financing, choosing equipment and product. Spa Health and Safety: Clients of spas expect cleanliness and an esthetician must have an understanding of the types of contamination that may be present in a spa as well as the difference between cleaning and killing microbes. As such, this course covers current methods of decontamination for equipment, tools, and hard surfaces in a spa as well as basic microbiology and modes of transmission. Spa Body Anatomy and Physiology: To provide the services associated with a spa, an esthetician must have knowledge of body anatomy, the muscular system, lymphatic, and circulatory as it relates to body treatments and contra-indications. This course teaches different types and levels of body treatments as well as principles and protocols. Creating a customized selection of treatments to accommodate for specific client needs is also explored. Product Chemistry and Advanced Ingredients: Science plays a role in the esthetician business. Students are introduced to the history of cosmetic preparations leading to todays products, synthetic versus natural cosmetics, basic ingredients and their purpose, and pharmacology for prescription skin care, and antibiotics and their effects. Esthetic Clinic 1, 2, 3: Presented in semesters two, three and four, these courses give students the opportunity to utilize their practical skills learned in a setting that is comparable to an esthetic business. During the first two courses, students apply interpersonal skills to client consultations and accurate skin analysis techniques. Facials,

2. manicures and pedicures including paraffin wax treatments are performed. The final course sees students practicing advanced techniques, using all of the equipment typically found in a spa. Protocols are followed; client education and consultation, product knowledge, and many other important components of this program are put into practice, preparing esthetics college students for placement, and eventually work. For More Information Visit