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 the 600-hour program, you should be ready to pass your licensing exam and launch a successful career in the skin care industry!

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

Here is what you will learn in the Esthetics program:


The Esthetics program 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.

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology offers both day and evening classes, along with various forms of financial aid.

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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State Curriculum Requirements

Pursuant to B&P 7362.5(c) the curriculum for a skin care course shall, at a minimum, include technical and practical instruction in the following areas: MINIMUM HOURS
Health and Safety: Including instruction on hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.

Board Approved Health & Safety Course (B&P 7389(a)):
Including instruction on hazardous substances, basic labor laws, and physical and sexual assault awareness.
Disinfection and Sanitation: Including instruction on disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments. 100
Skin Care Services: Three hundred fifty hours in skin care, which includes chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams that do not result in the ablation or destruction of the live tissue.350
Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Beautification: Including instruction on tinting and perming eyelashes and brows and applying eyelashes to any person, and includes removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemicals, or waxing, or by the use of devices and appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays. 50

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