A program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Includes instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics||83||49%||N/A|
|2||Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare||52||87%||N/A|
|3||Avalon School of Cosmetology-Alameda||42||36%||N/A|
|4||Cameo College of Essential Beauty||37||26%||N/A|
|5||Marinello Schools of Beauty-Hemet||35||4%||N/A|
|6||Laird Institute of Spa Therapy||33||62%||N/A|
|7||Avi Career Training||29||63%||N/A|
|8||Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City||28||18%||N/A|
|10||Loraines Academy Inc||26||25%||N/A|
|11||Acaydia School of Aesthetics||26||72%||N/A|
|14||Marinello Schools of Beauty-Reno||23||12%||N/A|
|15||Academy of Cosmetology||22||17%||N/A|
|16||Academy of Massage and Bodywork||18||27%||N/A|
|17||Avalon School of Cosmetology-Layton||17||28%||N/A|
|18||Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute||13||12%||N/A|
|19||Academy of Career Training||11||9%||N/A|
|20||Marinello Schools of Beauty-Provo||10||21%||N/A|
|21||Maximum Style Tec School of Cosmetology||10||23%||N/A|
|23||Francois D College of Hair Skin and Nails||9||31%||N/A|
|24||The Salon Professional Academy-Melbourne||8||8%||N/A|
|25||Marinello Schools of Beauty-Los Angeles||8||1%||N/A|
|26||Chrysm Institute of Esthetics||8||23%||N/A|
|27||Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics||6||55%||N/A|
|28||Hair Expressions Academy||6||5%||N/A|
|29||GUTI The Premier Beauty & Wellness Academy||6||4%||N/A|
|30||Lorain County Joint Vocational School District||5||4%||N/A|
|31||Paul Mitchell the School-Esani||2||1%||N/A|
|32||Graham Webb International Academy of Hair||2||2%||N/A|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Master Aesthetician/Esthetician program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.