Basic Esthetics

Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering prepares its students for employment in the beauty and cosmetology industry as an esthetician or a salon owner or manager. Our Utah Esthetician Curriculum teaches students everything they need to know to get their state license and to adapt to any working environment.

Students who choose the Basic Esthetician Curriculum will be skin care professionals, with numerous employment opportunities in salon or spas, providing people with professional skincare treatments. The total Basic Essthetics Curriculum consists of 600 hours, divided in the following course:

Pre-Clinical 60 hrs.

  • Overview of the curriculum
  • History of Esthetics
  • Personal, client and salon safety
  • Aseptic techniques and sanitary procedures
  • Disinfection and sterilization methods and procedures
  • Health risks to the basic esthetician

Business Management 25 hrs.

  • Business and salon management
  • Developing a clientele
  • Professional image
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional associations
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Legal issues
  • Malpractice liability
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Tax laws

General Sciences 40 hrs.

  • Human immune system
  • Diseases and disorders of the skin
  • Bacteriology
  • Anatomy

Infection Control 40 hrs

  • Sanitation
  • Sterilization
  • Decontamination
  • Infection control
  • Implements, tools and equipment for basic esthetics

High Frequency and Light Therapy 40 hrs

  • High frequency or galvanic current
  • Heat lamps

Skin Science and Histology 40 hrs.

  • Science of basic esthetics
  • Analysis of the skin         
  • Physiology of the skin
  • Facials, manual and mechanical

Chemical Peels 40 hrs

  • Limited chemical exfoliation
  • Pre-exfoliation consultation
  • Post-exfoliation treatments
  • Chemical reactions
  • Chemistry for basic esthetics

Waxing 30 hrs

  • Temporary removal of superfluous hair by waxing

Skin Science 40 hrs

  • Treatment of the skin
  • Packs and masks
  • Aromatherapy

Facial Enhancement 40 hrs

  • Application of makeup
  • Application of artificial eyelashes
  • Arching of the eyebrows
  • Tinting of the eyelashes and eyebrows

Esthetics 80 hrs

  • Medical Devices
  • Basic facials
  • Chemistry of cosmetics
  • Skin treatments, manual and mechanical
  • Massage of the face and neck

Manicure and Pedicure 40 hrs

  • Natural nail manicures and pedicures

Elective topics 25 hrs

  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid

Utah examination review for Estheticians 60 hrs 


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Program Disclosure Information for:
Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 17 weeks