This program prepares the student for a career as a professional skin care specialist (esthetician). The training received in the 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program will satisfy the applicable educational requirements for professional licensure in the State of Maryland.
Graduates of this program find employment in the health, beauty and fashion industries as fully qualified:
- Beauty Therapists
- Makeup Artists
- Spa Technicians
Licensed professional Estheticians obtain work in a variety of settings, such as beauty salons, day spas, hotels and resorts, cruise ships, skin care and cosmetic companies, department stores and boutiques. Estheticians may also work as self-employed practitioners in a professional setting or establish a home based practice.
As reported in our last annual report to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (2017), the placement rate for graduates of this program was 100%. As a licensed esthetician entering the profession in an entry level position, these former students earned a yearly median wage of $42,540.00.
The 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program at Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry has a comprehensive curriculum consisting of 277 hours of solid theory, including the study of anatomy and physiology, bacteriology, sanitation, skin disorders, ingredient and product knowledge, chemistry and nutrition. Our program also includes 323 hours of practical training, which includes the demonstration and supervised study of:
- Facial and Body Treatments
- European Facial Massage
- Skin Analysis
- Hair Removal Techniques
- Professional Makeup Application
- Application of Skin Care Equipment
- Color Analysis
- Communication and Retails Skills
Classes and Curriculum
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to apply for the written and practical Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Esthetics Examination in order to obtain a state license. The 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program at Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry is 600 hours in length. There are approximately 277 hours of live theory/lecture instruction and 323 hours of lab / practical hands-on technique. The entire 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program runs approximately 20 weeks in length.
In order to insure optimal personal attention and supervision, class enrollment is limited to eight students per class. The 1-8 ratio between instructor and student helps the instructor easily identify the needs and capabilities of each student.
Program A - The 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program - School Calendar:
Fall 2019 This class session begins Thursday, August 8, 2019 and ends Tuesday, December 17, 2019. (This class session has filled).
Winter 2020 This class session begins January 9, 2020 and ends Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (We are currently enrolling candidates into this class session).
Technical and Practical Training
Our training is dedicated to achieving excellence by incorporating both technical and practical methods of instruction into our curriculum. To assure the proficiency and refinement of skills, students acquire practical experience by participating in a student clinic. In the 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program, as training advances, the students will work extensively with the public in the student clinic. Students are under the supervision of the instructor at all times.
Enrollment for this program is extremely limited. Interested candidates must be able to meet all financial and schedule requirements. If you are interested in this program, we require that all potential candidates of this program schedule a preliminary interview to discuss the specifics of this program. During this interview, candidates will receive a detailed school catalog and a tour of the school.
Graduates of the 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program are eligible to apply for the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology’s Esthetics Examination in order to obtain an state license.