Program A

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:

  •    Estheticians
  •    Beauty Therapists
  •    Makeup Artists
  •    Spa/waxing 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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021), "employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 29% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations."  

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:

Winter 2024   This class session begins Thursday, January 4, 2024 and ends on Monday, May 13, 2024.  

Enrollment for this class session begins in September. Please contact the school for further details.   



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.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Contact Us

Chesapeake School of Esthetics
1507 Ritchie Highway, Suite 105
Arnold, Maryland 21012

Ph: 410.757.5545

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