Learn how to apply makeup from head to toe, rejuvenate skin and make your clients look great as an Esthetician.

An esthetician specializes in the study of skin care and makeup. Some of the skills and techniques you will learn include:

  • Facial treatments
  • Body wraps (with hot linens, plastic sheets, and blankets. Heat penetrates the skin resulting in relaxation and skin revitalization.)
  • Salt glows (an exfoliating treatment to remove dead skin and stimulate circulation by rubbing coarse salt and aromatic oils on the skin)
  • Waxing as a form of hair removal
  • Cosmetic make-up services.

Some estheticians work with dermatologists to offer more services, including many types of chemical peels and the use of microderm abrasion and high frequency galvanic current multifunction machines.

Each week we work on a new chapter in the textbook and workbook. The Pivot Point textbooks are geared toward the learner, easy to understand and will help you acquire the skills you need. The schedule includes State Board preparation, theory, review for the tests, and taking tests. With our flexible hours, you can work toward your goal either full or part time and before you know it, you’ll be working as a professional Esthetician.

Our Textbooks, Workbook and Exam Review Book Title is Salon Fundamentals – Esthetics. They are Published by Pivot Point International, Inc. and Copyrighted 2004. ISBN 978-0-9742723-1-3. The cost is $250.00 (not including tax) for the set.

Full Time Classes

Day Class – 600 hours – 30 hours per week
20 weeks – Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Starting Dates – Every Monday
Approximate Graduation Date – Approximately 5 months from start date

Part Time Classes

Evening Class – 600 hours – 15 hours per week
40 weeks – Monday – Wednesday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Starting Dates – Every Monday
Approximate Graduation Date – Approximately 10 months from start date

Total Tuition, Books and Fees required for the
entire program completed in normal time:

*John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute does not provide room and board.

To view tuition and textbook details by school for the current year download our catalog:


Program Name: Esthetics
Level: Undergraduate Certificate
U.S. Department of Education 6-digit CIP for program:12.0409
Aesthetics/Esthetician, General
Program SOC Code and names are listed in the following table:

O*Net Occupation Titles

SOC Code–39-5094–Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

Link to Occupational Titles on O*Net

Esthetics- Institutional Effectiveness- Ballston Spa CampusJuly 1, 2009 – June 1, 2010

A. Completion Rate 69%
B. Licensing Rate 46%
C. Placement Rate 46%
D. Median Loan Debt $6333

Esthetics Institutional Effectiveness- Latham CampusJuly 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010

A. Completion 50%
B. Licensing 100%
C. Placement 100%

Esthetics Institutional Effectiveness- Ballston Spa Campus July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

A. Completion Rate 83%
B. Licensing Rate 80%
C. Placement Rate 60%

Esthetics Institutional Effectiveness-Latham Campus July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

A. Completion 100%
B. Licensing 67%
C. Placement 67%

Data listed above was compiled from records of the NYS Division of Licensing and John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute.