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The Esthiology course is a 600 hour program taught over a period of 20 weeks. The Esthiology program covers the following topics in varied levels of depth and detail, giving the student a foundation for a professional career: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, make-up, aromaology, facial massage, clinical treatments, personal/career development, wellness, and retail knowledge.

Students learn to perform facials, waxing, and make up application.

Program Objectives

The Esthiology curriculum provides skin care training with an emphasis on using pure plant essences for treatment. The program prepares the student for the state licensing examination in Esthiology by appropriate and comprehensive training, thereby enabling graduates to enter the field of Esthiology. Upon completion, students will have the skills to seek employment as a skin care specialist, make-up artist, and waxing professional, with the knowledge of Aveda products and spa techniques. Graduates will receive their diploma in Esthiology.

Instructional Methods

The program is taught using several different types of instructional methods such as iPad curriculum, hands-on techniques, demonstrations, classroom learning, visuals, and research.

Aveda Institute Des Moines
6905 Mills Civic PKWY #120
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Monday: 8:30a – 7p
Tuesday: 8:30a – 7p
Wednesday: 8:30a – 8p
Thursday: 8:30a – 8p
Friday: 8:30a – 7p
Saturday: 8:00a – 7p
Sunday: Closed