What Can I Do With an Esthetics License

Esthetics. This word may seem intimidating, but don’t fret! Esthetics is simply the science and practice of taking care of skin! It can cover a wide variety of skills, and trends, with requirements that can lead to diverse careers. In Michigan, the required 400 hours certification covers everything you will need to know in order to sit for the state licensing board and help you step into multiple career opportunities. In addition, an Esthetics license is required if you want to pursue other skills like micro-blading and lash extensions.

The Salon Professional Academy Holland offers Esthetics training, with our next class beginning on June 13th. Contact us today to get started on building this amazing skill.

Want to know more? Here are just a few things you will learn while you pursue a future career in Esthetics.

  • Skin Care

    A broad term, yes, but within esthetics there are very specific skin care requirements that students should learn and hopefully master before they sit for the state board. This includes a knowledge and understanding of skin antiseptics, as well as lotions and creams. This means that all esthetician students should be learning how to keep skin clean, as well as how to keep it moisturized and smooth.

  • Facials

    Esthetics CareersCommonly understood as the staple in any esthetician’s handbag, facials will easily become a students go to. It’s easy to see why, with facials ranging anywhere from simple moisturizers to blackhead removal. They are very sought after. Mastering this skill will be a valuable asset to your skill set and a required knowledge when you sit for the state board.

  • Dermalogica Face Mapping

    The Salon Professional Academy Holland is proud to offer Dermalogica face mapping within our Esthetics courses. This system utilizes advanced technique and theory that will help you understand the chemistry of a client’s face, find problems areas, and resolve long term issues like dryness, oil, and breakouts. This system is not available everywhere and we are proud to include it in our repertoire.

  • Hair Removal

    If you, like 80% of the population, are tired of shaving, or are embarrassed by hair that is growing where it shouldn’t, then you have probably looked into hair removal at some time or another. As an esthetician, this skill is required learning, as temporary hair removal, such as waxing, are highly sought over.

  • Makeup Application

    Esthetics CareersUnlike many other states, Michigan has a requirement that all estheticians be trained in makeup application. This includes everything from basic and advanced techniques, to eyelash application. Having the knowledge of makeup can open up even more doors than standard spa and Esthetician based jobs, making this a valuable asset.

  • Additional Skills

    At TSPA Holland, we offer many wonderful add-ons to our standard esthetics courses. From hot stone work to peels to anti-aging methods, we create opportunities for our students to learn what they need to create a portfolio.

If you are interested in pursuing one of these amazing career options and learning more about skin care, makeup and more reach out to our admissions office. Our next esthetics classes begin June 13th, begin the admissions process and get your place reserved.

You Have Your Cap and Gown – What’s Next?

Here are a few reasons why beauty school after high school could be the right choice for you.

Over the last few days caps and gowns have been distributed to high school seniors at many of the local high schools. Students in Zeeland, as well as Holland and West Ottawa are now officially a month away from taking that long awaited walk, moving their tassels from one side of that cap to the other and taking the first steps into the next phase of their lives.
While some graduates know exactly what lies ahead for them, an average of 24% have no idea where to go next or even what options are available to them.
If you fall into that 24% and have ever thought of pursuing a career in beauty, here are a few things to consider.

beauty after graduation

    • A Close Career

      It’s common knowledge that school takes time; with bachelor’s degrees taking as little as four years. Beauty school is no exception, but with the average completion time of 16 months*, that certificate may come faster, taking you right to a career before many of your fellow high-school graduates have received their associate’s degree.

    • Feed Your Creative Side

      Creative people thrive in a highly active environment, and beauty school definitely is that. While there is some lecture-based course work, a lot of the required 1500 hours are spent on the floor of the student salon creating and learning how to become a “master of the cut.”

    • Flexibility!

      The classes and coursework in beauty school programs can be built with flexibility and scheduling to not only match your life, but to help you retain your “day job.” It’s more than just the classes though, the career you could find yourself in after sitting for the state licensing exam is just as flexible. This is the ultimate path for those who still have some life-adventuring to do, something common for fresh graduates.

beauty after graduation

  • Take Control of your Life

    A career in beauty is one that gives you a large amount of control. Not only can you control your schedule, but you may also gain some control of your income. Because you are essentially building your own business, with your own clients, the customization of your new career path is potentially endless.

  • Start Right Away… Or Whenever You Want

    The cap has been thrown, the future is bright, and you want to get started right away. No need to wait for “fall semester” to start, most beauty schools have classes starting right away! If you want to wait for the summer, or even the fall to get going, however, there are classes starting year round. There are no hard dates to stop you from taking this next step into your life.

Your last day of high school is almost here, the ending of this chapter in your life is within sight. Even if you don’t know what lies ahead for you, this change is an important milestone that will launch you into the life you have always dreamed of.
If part of your dream includes a career in beauty, there is still time to launch yourself directly into the next steps. Contact us today to schedule a tour, and see what your future could hold.