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Healthy skin comes from smart skincare and skilled makeup artistry, both which help make great first impressions. If you dream of working in a spa as a skin specialist to give clients that “I look good!” feeling, Ridgewater’s Estheology program should be your first step. Gain strong foundational skills at Ridgewater College to enter and progress as an experienced, professional esthetician in this exciting branch of human services with constant openings.
- Willmar campus
- Fall start
Skills you will learn
- Acne and other skincare corrective treatments
- Alpha hydroxy acid peels
- Custom-blended skin care products and treatments for special challenges
- Anti-aging strategies
- Corrective skin techniques
- Current trends in makeup application
Ridgewater’s Estheology program is a comprehensive training program for skincare specialists. Our top-notch experience includes curriculum from the American Institute of Esthetics. A strong pre-clinic theory base is then applied in our onsite, full-service Ridgewater College Salon and Day Spa. Using state-of-the-art equipment in a real-world, fun environment, our students gain expertise in techniques, client relations, and business know-how in a spa that is open to students, staff and community clients.
Ridgewater College is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. Our Estheology program is board approved.
Program attributes that help students thrive
- On-site salon and day spa for hands-on skills practice, plus honing of communication, service and business management skills
- Student-friendly program schedule for working students or those with families
- Comprehensive education with active student body for a social college experience
- Active Cosmetology Club for advanced training, community service, and networking
- Industry-experienced faculty current on the latest procedures and treatments
- Students graduate with the skills necessary for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology
- 95-100% job placement
Ridgewater’s most successful Estheology students enjoy working with people and helping them be their best, but also excel with technical information, personal communication, and business management skills. What a bonus to have the skills to help others look great – and yourself too!
Salary and Job Outlook Estheology
|Potential Careers for Graduates||Entry Level Annual Wage 2018||Median Annual Wage 2018||Projected Growth Rate 2016-2026||Projected Regional Job Openings 2016-2026|
|Skin Care Specialist||9%||133|
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