If you’ve been dreaming of a rewarding career in a quickly growing and changing field, becoming an esthetician may be the right path for you. In as few as four months, you could be launching into a new life as a skincare professional, meeting new people and making an impact on your clients’ wellbeing and self-confidence.

Learn more about how our team of talented instructors at Nathan Layne Institute can help you learn the ropes of a new skincare profession in a positive, engaging learning atmosphere.

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What are you waiting for? Our admissions team loves to speak with anyone considering Nathan Layne Institute’s esthetician program. We offer financial aid to those who qualify, and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance. Contact us today to get started.

Esthetician Program Overview

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 complementary opportunities.

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 products that benefit the skin and help guests feel pampered.

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
  • Electronic facials
  • Skin treatments/specialized skin treatments
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Packs and masks
  • Waxing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sanitation and infection control

Strengthen Your Skincare Brand

Cutting-edge expertise isn’t the only thing you’ll learn at Nathan Layne Institute. From coaching on how to explain treatments to clients to managing the business end of beauty, our program covers way more than just the technical skills of skincare. In our influencer-driven world, having promotional skills is vital to business success. Whether you plan to work in a spa, manage a spa, or work for yourself as a skincare professional, you’ll need to know how to create and maintain a successful personal brand. Topics we cover in our curriculum include:

  • Business management

  • Clientele growth

  • Networking

  • Communication

Esthetician Career Paths After Graduation

From day spas to medical offices, an esthetics license opens the door to a bright future in skincare, with many opportunities for growth.

Here are just a few of the wide variety of professional opportunities in esthetics now:

  • Medical esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Spa esthetician
  • Spa manager or owner
  • Brand representative
  • Beauty salesperson
  • Industry writer or blogger
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How We Help You Launch Your Esthetician Career

Our school was founded on the principle that beauty graduates should be salon- or spa-ready as much as possible when they graduate, not just ready for an exam. The entire team at Nathan Layne Institute walks the talk in preparing you for this: in fact, you’ll start building your client base during your program, right from our spa.

We encourage our students to develop their resumes and begin building their business before graduation, whatever their career goals in the world of skincare. Our aim is for you to leave Nathan Layne Institute with not just a diploma, but a well-rounded foundation to step into the role of a professional esthetician.

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Lash Extension Certification Add-On

The explosion in popularity of lash extensions in recent years has meant that this niche has become a lucrative business for many beauty professionals, including for many estheticians. All of our current and future students have the option of also enrolling in our Lash Extension Certification course. Graduates in our cosmetology or esthetician programs who can offer lash extensions to their clients have more opportunities to expand their business, making this certification course a wise investment for many.


Don’t let your life make decisions for you. Take your future into your own hands and join us at Nathan Layne Institute to build a career 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 are interested in skincare but also want to learn all about hair, skin, and nails!

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Upcoming Esthetician Program Start Dates
May 7, 2024
July 9, 2024
September 3, 2024
October 29, 2024