• Esthetist

    Specialize in treatment and care of the skin by completing the Esthetist certificate program at M State.


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As an esthetist, you'll provide skin care treatments to the face and body. Our 24-credit certificate program provides the training you need, including anatomy, dermatology and chemistry as they relate to skin care. Students work with customers in the campus clinic/salon, supervised by instructors with years of industry experience.

The job duties of esthetists can include facials, full-body treatments, varied skin treatments, hair removal including waxing and sugaring, facial massages, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and makeup application.

When you've completed 600 hours of clinical time, you'll be eligible to take the Minnesota cosmetology licensing exam and become licensed as an esthetist in Minnesota.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Technical procedures to perform the skills required of esthetists
  • Ethical behavior and skills needed for working with patrons, employers and coworkers
  • Professional expectations in esthetist salons
  • State regulations for esthetist license holders
  • Minnesota sanitation standards and laws related to esthetists
  • Evaluation of disorders or diseases that should be referred to a physician
  • Preparation, use and safety of all equipment and supplies in esthetist salons
  • Preparation of chemical formulas and knowledge of products used to perform esthetist services


Why M State

  • M State provides an exceptional educational value
  • Students receive hands-on instruction in busy campus salon
  • Small class sizes mean personalized instruction
  • Instructors have extensive industry experience
  • Recent graduates have a 100 percent pass and placement rate
  • Training encompasses a variety of treatments and procedures
  • Elective courses include microdermabrasion, dermasound, light therapy and chemical peels
  • Students have opportunity for hands-on experience with eyelash extensions, spray tanning, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash perming, bodywrapping and airbrush make-up.


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Esthetist Certificate
Locations: Wadena

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Darlene Weibye

Cosmetology Faculty
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Esthetist required courses and electives

  • Principles and Practices
  • Histology of the Skin
  • Facials, Make-Up and Hair Removal
  • Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules
  • Salon Practicum
  • Alexandria Body Sugaring
  • Advanced Skin Treatments

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:38am