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Premier Esthetics

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

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. 

Course Details
  • Course Hours:

    • 750 Hours

  • Total Cost:

    • $16,620 – includes tuition, books, supplies and registration fee​.

  • Attendance:

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

A Day In the Life as a Licensed Esthetician

Perform Advanced Skin Treatments

A skilled esthetician knows when their clients need advanced treatments like microdermabraision, chemical peels or LED light therapy, and better, they know how to perform them. Unlike other esthetic schools, ICE&M allows students to get hands on experience with advanced equipment and treatments.

Work With Clients

A typical day in the life of an esthetician includes working one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their skin care goals. From recommending treatments to outlining an at-home skin care routine, good estheticians develop strong relationships with their clients. ICE&M students work n the Clinic, perfecting their client relation skills.

Learn New Trends and Products

The skin care industry is always changing and evolving. Staying up-to-date with new products and treatments keeps an esthetician's clients coming back for more. At ICE&M, students are encouraged to take extracurricular advanced classes to widen their skillset.

Explore Other Career Paths

Earning an esthetic license can lead to many different careers including:

  • Makeup Artist

  • Brand Representative

  • Salesperson or Beauty Adviser

  • Cosmetics Buyer

  • Beauty Blogger or Writer

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