39-5094 Skincare Specialist

450 Hours

If you have the desire to work in the fast growing Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! ABS has a separate program related to the study of skin, technique usage, and products to keep the skin supple, healthy and attractive.

Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.

The Altoona Beauty School 450 hour Esthetician Program trains students above the Pennsylvania state requirements. We have additional advanced instruction that prepares our graduates to enter the spa settings immediately after graduation. This additional instruction gives our students a competitive edge and a solid foundation for a long successful career. You will master these skills and techniques in our Student Spa/ Treatment room where you will work with the necessary Dermalogica and MUD products daily.

2024 Esthetician Class Schedule Starting Dates:

Day Classes (15 Weeks)

  • Jan 2, 2024 – FULL
  • Feb 19, 2024
  • April 1, 2024 – FULL
  • May 6, 2024
  • July 1, 2024
  • Sept 30, 2024

Dermalogica Partner School

Altoona Beauty School is proud to partner with Dermalogica to raise the quality of education in our skin care program. The skin care industry is constantly evolving, mostly by consumer demand and as an international company, Dermalogica has been leading the way into the evolution with innovative products and ingredients, excellent education and support to the professional skin therapist for over 20 years. Students will receive hands on training direct from the Dermal Institute

Completion of this course prepares the graduate to take a State Board Examination to become a licensed Esthetician. Our Esthetician Program includes but is not limited to the following subjects:

  • Enzyme Treatments
  • Body Wraps
  • Hot/cold stone treatments
  • Basic Facials w/Massage
  • European Facials
  • Oily Skin Facials
  • Custom Designed Masks
  • LED Therapy
  • Temporary Hair Removal of the Full Body
  • Eyelash Lift/Perming
  • Artificial Lash Applications
  • Eyelash/Eyebrow Tinting
  • Normal/Combo Facials
  • Basic Make Up Applications
  • Nano Needle Treatments
  • Paraffin Masks
  • Extractions
  • Brow Lamination

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Training in the Esthetician Program takes 15 weeks to complete for full time students. Part time students are accepted. Evening classes are offered periodically. Our Esthetician Program offers students the opportunity for employment with resorts, spas, salons, or working with Dermatologists. The demand for skin care specialists is growing in our surrounding area. Altoona Beauty School will assist students with job placement opportunities. Get started in our Esthetician Program today. Call (814) 942-3141 with any questions, or to enroll.

housing & Food (Living Expenses)

$1403 (independent)

Books - Course Materials - Supplies - Equipment


Hours Breakdown
History & Career Opportunities; Life Skills; Professional Image34 hrs
Infection Control34 hrs
General Anatomy & Physiology34 hrs
Chemistry and Ingredients34 hrs
Basics of Nutrition34 hrs
Disorders/Diseases of the Skin34 hrs
Electricity; Facials with Machines34 hrs
Treatment Room; Facial Treatments; Massage34 hrs
Hair Removal Advanced Topics & Treatments34 hrs
Color Theory and Makeup34 hrs
Career Planning; Skin Care Business42 hrs
State Laws; Rules and Regulations34 hrs
Total450 hours

Student Testimonials

  • This school has been more than amazing to me. You can really tell that the employees love their
    jobs and want the best education for everyone. I’m really glad I chose this school because I feel
    very confident with my knowledge and education along with the training procedures. I will
    absolutely recommend this school to potential students. Thank you for helping me begin my
    dream career!


    This school has given me so many opportunities. It has helped me one on one with many things
    I’ve struggled with. I would recommend this school and the staff to anyone who is interested or
    asks. The best education I could have asked for.
    Coming here was a great experience and about my disabilities which have me so much hope in
    working in the industry even while I am handicapped. Coach Becca was absolutely inspiring and
    is so dedicated to her students. I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here!!

  • Everyone was so helpful throughout my time here and was so kind to me dealing with outside
    responsibilities. I cannot than Jen enough for everything
    Awesome program! I don’t want to leave. Made great memories and met great people. Learned
    a bunch. I am very excited to start working. Becca is a great instructor- Thank you!!


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