Esthetician program

The Esthetician diploma program offered at Dorsey School of Beauty is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a skin care professional. This includes the scientific knowledge, artistic principles, and hands-on practice needed to pursue a career as an Esthetician. Hands-on training in the Esthetician program includes skills such as facials, body treatments, wraps, rejuvenation therapies, chemical peels, hair removal, and microdermabrasion. Artistic principles presented in the Esthetician program include eyelash enhancement, cosmetic color therapy, and corrective makeup. Scientific knowledge in the Esthetician program includes training in skin pathology, microbiology, and knowledge of the muscles, bones, and nerves of the face, neck, and shoulders. This knowledge is critical to establish a foundation in preparation for the State of Michigan licensure examination.

Find A Campus Near You

The Esthetician diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey School of Beauty campus location:
Dorsey Schools - Taylor, MI, campus (Main Campus, Accredited by NACCAS)

Esthetician training program

During the Esthetician training program at Dorsey School of Beauty, students will have the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills that are needed to prepare them to pursue their new career in this exciting profession. The Esthetician program totals 440 clock hours and consists of four courses:

  • EST 101 Introduction to Esthetics (110 hours)
  • EST 102 Skin Sciences (110 hours)
  • EST 103 Makeup and Advanced Treatments (110 hours)
  • EST 104 Esthetician Career and Spa Management (110 hours)

Training in this program includes:

  • Basic instruction in the scientific knowledge, artistic principles, and hands-on training in various skills and treatments that an Esthetician performs.
  • An Esthetician Student Kit, which contains various items used in the industry, as well as textbooks, provided by Dorsey School of Beauty.
  • The opportunity for students to receive hands-on training (while supervised) in our on-campus beauty clinic where they will be able to provide services to the public who may be charged for the services rendered by students.
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Taylor Campus) is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).

As licensure is required for employment by the State of Michigan, Dorsey School of Beauty will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge the state licensure exam, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey School of Beauty’s exam preparation requirements.

Additional Program Information

To learn more about the Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty, contact us.

What is the total cost of the Esthetician program?

The tuition and fees for a student to complete Dorsey School of Beauty’s 440-hour Esthetician program currently totals $4,500. The tuition cost includes books and supplies (as published in the school catalog), but the total tuition may change based on a student’s decision to change career programs, extend training, withdraw, or interrupt training for any reason. To calculate the total cost of education, including indirect costs of room and board, personal expenses, transportation costs and loan fees associated with the cost of attendance, go to the Dorsey Schools Cost of Attendance page.

Dorsey School of Beauty Esthetician program Equipment and Books

The tuition for the Esthetician program includes the necessary textbooks along with an Esthetician Student Kit. The student kit includes various items used in the industry. Dorsey School of Beauty will furnish all necessary materials and supplies to senior students who perform work on patrons. All equipment, materials, and supplies not included in the student kit are the property of Dorsey School of Beauty.

Esthetician / Skincare Specialist Career Information

For more information about a career as an Esthetician, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for this career is 39-5094 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 12.0409. Additional career information specific to the State of Michigan can be found at the Career One Stop website, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. When visiting the website, navigate to the browse occupations page, type “Esthetician” in the key word search box, and then continue to select the State of Michigan.

Esthetician / Skincare Specialist Career Outlook

Once licensed, Estheticians and Skincare Specialists may provide services such as analyzing a customer’s skin care needs, discussing treatments and products, performing a variety of facial treatments, advising on skincare and makeup techniques, and promoting skin care products. Estheticians and Skincare Specialists (once licensed) can be found working in a variety of settings. Some of these may include spas, salons, dermatology offices, department stores, cruise ships resorts or representatives of a product line.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Skincare Specialists (positions that can be filled by graduates of the Esthetician program, once licensed) are projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than average for all occupations¹. In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 12.4% from 2016 to 2026².

Esthetician Frequently Asked Questions

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Additional Information

1.) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Skincare Specialists, on the Internet at (visited December 13, 2019).

2.)  Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, Skincare Specialists (SOC Code: 39-5094), (visited August 18, 2019).

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