Premier Esthetics


A Leading Educational Program from One of the First Esthetic Schools in the Nation

Premier Esthetics

Course Details
  • Course Hours:

    • 750 Hours

  • Total Cost:

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

  • Attendance:

    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Approximately seven months to complete.

Course Overview

This course prepares students to work in a med-spa, salon or as a solo esthetician. In this program, students will be taught and held accountable to the CIDESCO standard with advanced esthetics and paramedical treatments. ICE&M has refined the Premier Esthetics course over three decades by continuously adapting to advancements in the industry and the educational needs of our students. The education provided at ICE&M surpasses the standard set by local and regional benchmarkers. 

The 750-hour Premier Esthetics course is formatted into four sections – Esthetic Essentials, Theory and Advanced Practical, Clinical and 700 Club. Students spend the first three weeks in Esthetic Essentials learning all the steps of a basic facial. From there, students move to Theory and Advanced Practical and spend half of the day learning theory and the other half learning advanced treatments like microcurrent, ultrasound and microdermabrasion. Once students have completed the classroom education, they move to the clinic floor and spend five weeks performing services on clients and fellow students. By 700 hours, students will have completed all tests and required clinic floor credits and will start preparing for graduation. 700 Club at ICE&M is a recognition that a student has met all of the requirements of the Premier Esthetics program and is ready to take their final practical test. ICE&M recognizes this accomplishment with a ceremonial 700 Club pinning. 

Premier Esthetic students are required to complete a portion of their education through our online Distance Learning Fundamentals program. Students can complete the online class at home, on their own time, or on-campus after class hours. 

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 skin care, 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 advanced esthetic certificates, an ICE&M diploma and a dermatology device. 

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. 

  • 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. 

Esthetics Manicure Combo

Course Details
  • Course Hours:

    • 1200 Hours

  • Total Cost:

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

  • Attendance:

    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Approximately 12 months to complete. 

Course Overview

The Esthetic Manicure Combo dual license from TDLR increases job options and opportunities. The 1200-hour course consists of the Premier Esthetics course and the Nail Tech course. 

Students will take either Premier Esthetics or Nail Tech first, then complete the remaining required hours in the remaining course. 

The combination course also sets students up to continue with a CIDESCO program. More information on CIDESCO diplomas and certificates can be found here