Esthetics Program

Esthetics Program

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Esthetics (enhancing the appearance of the face, neck, arms, legs and shoulders) is a 600-hour licensing course in the field of skin care. The program covers anatomy and physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, structure and function of the skin, facial procedures, waxing, basic make-up techniques, business practices and the use of various machines. Salons, spa's and doctors offices throughout the state offer flexible employment opportunities to licensed estheticians. Major retailers, department stores and manufacturers also hire skin therapists who can earn commissions with demonstrated sales records. Many graduates combine their beauty skills with their business training to open their own businesses.

People frequently ask what type of services an Esthetician can do for someone. Examples include facial and body treatments which may include deep cleansing, exfoliation and massage, extraction of pore blockages, removal of unwanted hair, make-up application and advise on the proper care and products for your skin.

Students must complete a 600-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in this state. As proof of successful completion of schooling, you must have the Affirmation of a New York State Approved School. The section of the application must be filled out by GST BOCES and signed by the Administrator of Adult Services.

The complete course curriculum is available here.

Choose from the following courses:

BSH-9800-F19 - Esthetics Program

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On the campus, students are able to practice their clinical services on friends, families and the community. Prices are very reasonable which allow us to cover the cost of our consumable supplies. The clinic is open on Mondays from 5-9 PM for your relaxation and skin care needs. For a complete list of the services we offer, Click here.

GST BOCES has teamed with Dermalogica, a leader in professional skin care recognized internationally Skin care products for their focus on skin health rather than skin pampering. Learn to use, treat, recommend and retail this great line of products as you gain hands-on treatment experience.


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Invest in your career, not just your license

There's more to a career in the skin care industry than just getting your state board requirements. That's why GST BOCES has partnered with Dermalogica, the number one choice of skin care professionals. As a Dermalogica Partnership School, you'll get hands-on experience with retail and professional products. While receiving the comprehensive training you need today, you'll be tomorrow's skin care professional. Become one of the most sought-after and successful professionals in the business.

Your future in skin care is ready for you!
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When dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined