Pamper clients and help them feel beautiful in their own skin as a professional esthetician. If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you’re constantly learning, meeting new people, and making an impact in a personal way, the esthetics side of beauty is well worth exploring. The team of talented instructors at Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology is ready to help you launch your career in a positive, engaging atmosphere. Discover our esthetics curriculum to see if this path is the right one for you.

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Start Dates
January 9, 2024
March 5, 2024
May 7, 2024
July 9, 2024
September 3, 2024
October 29, 2024
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Now’s the perfect time to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics or barbering. We’ll even help you find a job after you graduate! We offer financial aid to those who qualify and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance.

Esthetics Program: Going Beyond the Basics

In as little as four months, you can complete our 600-hour program and become a licensed esthetician. Students can also expand their skill sets by taking advantage of our Lash Extension Certification Course and other opportunities that arise along the way. Packed with the essentials you’ll need as a professional in the field, our program covers a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Skincare theory
  • Skin analysis
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Makeup application
  • Brow arching
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Skincare Theory
  • Electronic facials
  • Skin treatments/specialized skin treatments
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Packs and masks
  • Waxing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sanitation and infection control

After completing the first 150 hours of introductory coursework, you’ll be ready to serve real guests in our chic, modern spa. Novice students will refine their technique with the support and guidance of a licensed professional and have access to a full line of earth-friendly, world-renowned Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology products that benefit the skin and help guests feel pampered.

Strengthen Your Budding Skincare Brand

Cutting-edge expertise isn’t the only thing you’ll learn at Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology. Creating and maintaining a successful brand is more than the care you show your clients. From explaining treatments to managing the business end of beauty, our program covers the following areas:

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  • Business management

  • Clientele growth

  • Networking

  • Communication

Basic knowledge of communication and brand strategy helps set you up for success while working as a spa employee or managing your own. Owner Nate Shaw combines business and beauty in his curriculum to ensure students can put their best foot forward as skilled, confident professionals in the industry.

Esthetics Career Avenues

From day spas to medical offices, an esthetics license opens the door to a bright future in skincare with opportunities for growth as advancements in the field continue. We can help you gain the skills needed to begin a rewarding career. Here are just a few of the professional opportunities in this field:

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  • Medical esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Spa esthetician
  • Spa manager or owner
  • Brand representative
  • Beauty salesperson
  • Industry writer or blogger

As a student, you’ll have already begun to build your clientele base right from our spa. Students are encouraged to start developing their resume and their business before graduation. Our spa is optimized for learning and offers a chance to experience the role of a professional esthetician well before stepping into the industry independently.

Become A Licensed Esthetician

Experience the beauty of our esthetics program. The Nathan Layne Institute of Cosmetology is ready to help students get started. For more information about program schedules, financial aid, and other resources, contact us today.

How to Pay for School

We want to help our students make schooling an affordable option. We offer a variety of financial aid options to those who qualify to make it easier. Learn more here.

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Lash Extensions


Lash extensions have become all the rage in recent years, and we want our students to know how to apply them. All of our current and future students have the option of also enrolling in our Lash Extension Certification Course. Students who can offer lash extensions to their clients have more opportunities to expand their business and earn more money, so it’s a wise investment for many of our students!


Don’t let your life make decisions for you, take action and join us at Nathan Layne Institute to build a future you can be proud of! Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how they can prepare you to become a talented beauty professional.

Interested in some of our other programs? Check out our cosmetology program if you want to learn all about hair, skin, and nails!

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