The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage has developed its esthetics program over the years to become one of the best hands-on education programs available. The Premier Esthetics course prepares students to work in a med-spa or salon. In this program, students will be taught and held accountable to the CIDESCO standard with advanced esthetics and paramedical treatments.  

Premier Esthetics

The 750 hour course is formatted into three sections – junior class, intern and senior class. The junior class consists of the first two months where students work on mannequins and other students until all basic skills are mastered. Intern students work closely with instructors, perfecting the protocols for working on the clinic floor. Senior students spend mornings learning advanced skills and afternoons practicing all fundamental and advanced skills on clients on the clinic floor. 

The Premier Esthetics course also prepares students for the CIDESCO Certificate in Aesthetics or Skin Care. After completing the ICE&M Premier Esthetics course, students may take a CIDESCO prep class and sit for the CIDESCO examination. The certificate sets estheticians up for a highly successful career in skincare, as it is the world standard recognized at spas across the globe. 

Upon graduation from the Premier Esthetics course, students will not only be prepared to pass the state board examination, but will receive an advanced esthetics diploma, a paramedical certification and a dermatology device. 

Hours & Tuition
  • 750 Hours

  • $15,920 – includes tuition, books, supplies and registration fee​

During the Premier Esthetics course, students learn: 

  • Specialized skin analysis. 

  • Corrective facial therapies. 

  • Skin cleansing with all methods available on the market. 

  • Acne treatments. 

  • Different exfoliation methods and deep cleansing, including extractions. 

  • Mask application according to skin type and skin conditions. 

  • Sunspot and hyper-pigmentation treatments. 

  • Skincare equipment including iontophoresis, desincrustation, high frequency, rotary brush and steam/vaporization. 

  • Manual lymph drainage for the face and neck. 

  • Microdermabrasion. 

  • Chemical peels. 

  • LED photo and light therapy. 

  • Introduction to laser therapy. 

  • Use of advanced skin care equipment. 

  • Treatment of skin irregularities. 

  • In-depth anatomy, dermatology, chemistry, product ingredients, physics and electricity. 

  • Hair removal with hard wax and wax strips. 

  • Eyebrow shaping using tweezing techniques and waxing. 

  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting. 

  • Sanitation practices for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation state board examination.

​Hours & Tuition
  • 1200 Hours

  • $19,320 – includes tuition, books, supplies and registration fee​

Premier Esthetics and Nail Tech Combo

The esthetics and nail tech dual license increases job options and opportunities. The 1200-hour course includes all topics of the Premier Esthetics and Nail Tech course. 

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Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage

7011 Harwin Drive, Suite 100 

Houston, Texas 77036

(713) 783-9988 |

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