What Can I Learn in an Esthetics Program? | Aveda Institute Las Vegas
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What Can I Learn in an Esthetics Program?

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If you have been considering a career in the beauty industry, you might want to take a closer look at esthetics. Esthetics is the study of skincare. When you learn esthetics, you not only learn the theory of skincare, but also the practical skills needed to provide skincare services. Trained and licensed estheticians are specialists that provide a variety of services that can build the confidence of others, which is a beautiful thing indeed. Estheticians are found in spas, salons, and even dermatologists’ offices. Read on to find out what our program’s curriculum includes.

Esthiology Program

In the world of Aveda, this study and practice of skin care is called Esthiology, which is esthetics that also includes an emphasis on using Aveda products with natural ingredients. Our students learn the theoretical and practical skills along with the business building techniques necessary to promote their success in the spa industry. A student can learn specialized techniques to purify, balance, and renew the skin as well as study techniques for trends in makeup application and any new developments in skin care.

Our Esthiology program is based on the curriculum set by Aveda Institute and in accordance with the regulations set by the state of Nevada. The Esthiology curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for the state licensing examination for estheticians and for gainful employment.

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What Does the Program Cover?

Esthiology students are given lessons on a variety of skills such as:

  • Skin care basics
  • Skin analysis
  • Anatomy
  • Facial techniques
  • Body treatments
  • Hair removal, including waxing
  • Makeup application
  • Business development
  • Wellness and nutrition
  • Plant Aromaology
  • Hygiene and safety requirements
  • Retail knowledge of Aveda products

Each phase of your education will emphasize a different combination of learning approaches including, but not limited to, lectures, demonstrations, and practical applications. Your training was designed to encompass three types of learning:

  • Theoretical knowledge, the foundation of your education.
  • Practical experience, the application of your knowledge
  • Professional business-building skills, vital for your success.

The Aveda Institute Difference

The Esthiology program at Aveda Institute Las Vegas is designed to provide our students with the confidence and experience they need to pursue job opportunities found in the salon, medical, and retail industries.

We can prepare you for an exciting future in beauty with 600 hours of skin care training provided by knowledgeable and passionate instructors. Our full-time schedule can be completed in as little as five months.

If you’d like to learn more about enrolling in our Esthiology program, we’d recommend coming in for a tour of our campus. Call us today to talk to one our representatives in the our Admissions Department at (702) 459-2900 ext. 302 or 304.


Aveda is a global industry leader that has a complete education system with dedicated programs for the latest techniques and trends in hairstyling and salon business development to make sure that you are always on top of your game in this industry.