Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What is esthetics and what will my license cover?
A: Esthetics is the study of the skin on an epidermal level. An esthetician license covers facials, waxing, body treatments, make-up application, and skin analysis at the Basic level. At the Masters level you may perform all areas of basic licensing as well as chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, laser treatments, and medical grade products.
Q: Am I guaranteed a license upon graduation from esthetics school?
A: No, you must complete a state board exam which tests you on both theory and practical esthetics before a license will be given in the state of Virginia.
Q: How long does it take to graduate?
A: Every student and program is different. All of our core esthetics programs with (4) esthetic students are 12 months to completion. This is to ensure that all our students receive not only the knowledge to pass the state board exam, but also the knowledge and experience to give clients an exceptional relaxing experience. It also gives students the ability to maintain a part-time job while working towards their license. If students would prefer a full time schedule we may offer a 6 month program on request.
Q: What can I expect my salary to look like starting off as an esthetician?
A: Where an esthetician works has a great deal of influence over their salary. Estheticians can make anywhere from $15,000 to more than $75,000 depending on their level of experience, their employer and clientele. The average yearly wage is for an esthetician starting in the industry is $27,113*. However, estheticians can greatly increase their earning potential if they build a strong clientele. A strong clientele ensures job stability and demand for your time services. It may take time to develop, but a strong clientele is one of the keys to long-term success as an esthetician.
Q: What if I do not get into my preferred program term?
A: We do have a waitlist for each term. If you were accepted you will have first seating in the term directly following the one applied for.
Q: What if I do not get accepted?
A: You may always reapply for the next term.