Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis

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Duration: See Below. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Health and Human Sciences
Entrance Requirements: Please click here
  • 5 semesters plus 6 week work term (with Electrolysis) or
  • 4 semesters plus 6 week work term (without Electrolysis) or
  • 1 semester (Electrolysis only)

Program Description

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) has developed an Esthetics program that addresses national standards in the field. Academy Canada has incorporated the NACC curriculum in the Esthetics and Spa Management program to ensure that students are trained to meet established learning outcomes and program standards. The program also features the latest in spa treatments and spa customer services and sales. The esthetics profession is one of the fastest growing personal service industries in North America today. The esthetics professional trains and provides personal services in many areas including skin care, nutrition, nail art and design, aromatherapy, pedicures and body sugaring which help clients of all ages look and feel good about themselves. It is a highly personal service and an exciting, rewarding career because of the variety of services given to clients during a typical day. Estheticians provide clients with an opportunity to enhance their total physical and emotional care that is so important in today’s high stress society. Other related training includes: Salon Business Management, Business Communications, Selling of Products and Services, and Employment Portfolio.

The Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis program is also designed to provide the esthetician with enhanced hair removal processes through the use of electrolysis. It will provide the student with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the biological causes of unwanted hair growth. The student will be able to make a practical analysis of the type of hair and skin which will help to identify various disorders that may cause hair growth and in turn determine the strategy for treatment to offer the client. The student will also cover all aspects of recent changes and advances in training and technology. They will have the opportunity to understand and perform electrolysis, thermolysis, and the blend methods of permanently removing hair from both women and men as well as be trained in all aspects of starting and operating an electrolysis clinic.

Students may choose to not do the Electrolysis component and graduate one semester earlier.

Please note that due to the nature of this career, employees are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your admissions officer to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the occupation and to determine if you are eligible for accommodations in this program.

Program Courses (Esthetics & Spa Management with Electrolysis)*

  • Artificial Nails
  • Bacteriology and Decontamination
  • Basic Chemistry, Cosmetic Ingredients, and Product Analysis
  • Cells, Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Cosmetic Massage and Spa Body Therapies
  • Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  • Electrolysis
  • Electrotherapy for Estheticians
  • Esthetic Treatments in a Medical Setting
  • Facials
  • Hair Removal
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Aromatherapy
  • Introduction to Computers with Desktop Publishing
  • Introduction to Esthetics
  • Job Search Skills
  • Make-Up Artistry, Lash, and Brow Enhancements
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Nail Art
  • Nutrition
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Spa Customer Service
  • Spa Management
  • Spa Treatments
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS

*Esthetics & Spa Management and Electrolysis programs are of a shorter duration and contain a selection of the courses listed above. Please see an Admissions Officer for details.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Academy Canada Esthetics programs, graduates are qualified to work in a variety of Esthetics salons and spa related occupations and are well prepared with the combined study of Esthetics, spa related courses well as customer service and selling. Graduates may be eligible (depending on specific hiring practices) for employment in all fields of esthetics and spa treatments. A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

  • Monastery Spas and Suites
  • Chatter Salon
  • Head First, Avalon Mall
  • Samshara Day Spa
  • Signature Salon
  • Rosewood
  • Dr. Landell’s Clinic
  • Mount Pearl Electrolysis

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