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Esthetics Program

Kenneth Shuler's esthetics program is currently offered at our Spartanburg, Florence, Goose Creek (Charleston), Rock Hill (Charlotte), and Garners Ferry Road (Columbia) campuses.

We use a variety of professional products including Dermalogica and MUD makeup. Our clinics are outfitted with equipment that can be found in spas and skincare facilities across the country.

Program Overview:

  • 600 hours
  • Students receive a customized kit that includes essential tools such as make-up, eyelash products, a wax kit and state board testing essentials.

How to become an esthetician

The first thing you need to do is find and compare schools near you. Make sure whichever school you are considering will train you on everything you need to know about analyzing, treating and beautifying skin in order to pass your state’s Board of Cosmetology written and practical licensing exams. You should also learn how to recognize skin problems that may go beyond an esthetician’s skills and patients who may need to be referred to a dermatologist or other medical professional. 

A good esthetician should be:
  • Well-groomed and well put-together
  • Able to see tiny details at close range
  • Steady with your hands
  • Comfortable using your hands at long stretches for services like facial massages
  • Extremely attentive to cleanliness, sanitation and safety
  • Good at keeping a clean and tidy station
  • Familiar with proper sterilization techniques for tools
  • Comfortable working with clients
  • Comfortable consulting with a client about their current skin care regimen
  • Poised and respectful about potentially personal or uncomfortable questions about sensitive skin-related issues
  • Willing to offer recommendations
  • Good at judging how a client should manage their unique skin care needs 
Skills every esthetician should be strong in:
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Customer service
  • Adherence to processes and legal requirements
  • Knowing how to promote specific product lines
  • Marketing oneself to get new business
  • Active listening to truly understand client needs
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