You can take your passion for making people feel beautiful and relaxed and turn it into a rewarding career as a licensed esthetician.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology can teach you the art and science of true spa service. After you graduate, you should be ready to pass your licensing exam and launch a successful career in the skin care industry!

When you enroll in the 600-hour esthetics program, you’ll soon be training inside our remodeled esthetics department with new hydraulic beds.

Students train using the Pivot Point Esthetics curriculum in addition to professional skincare lines.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the esthetics program:


The Esthetics Course prepares the student for the State Board Examination. The student will receive practical training and technical instruction covering European skin care techniques, skin analysis and cosmetic chemistry. Some of the potential occupations available to Estheticians are Aesthetician, Waxing Specialist, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician, Facialist, Skin Care Technician, Makeup Artist, Esthetician, Makeup Designer, Makeup Specialist, Product Specialist, Product Sales Rep, Salon Owner.

If you’re serious about training for a new career in the skin care industry, nothing should hold you back! Palomar Institute of Cosmetology offers both day and evening classes, along with various forms of financial aid, so you can live your life while you pursue your dream.

Call (760) 744-7900 option 5 or use our contact form to learn more about becoming a student at Palomar Institute of Cosmetology.

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The required Esthetics Course shall have 600 clock hours of practical training and technical instructions covering all practices of an esthetician pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operations shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. Practical training shall mean the time it takes to perform a practical operation. Technical instruction and practical training shall include the following hours:

Esthetics curriculum requirement breakdown (600 Total clock hours)Minimum hours of technical instruction requiredMinimum practical operations required
Manual, electrical and chemical facials70140
Laws and regulations10-
Health and safety regulations40-
Disinfection and sanitation10-
Anatomy and Physiology15-
Eyebrow beautification2550

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