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Course cost

Tuition:   $9,922.00

Books/supplies/FEEs:   $2,252.00

TOTAL:   $12,174.00

Program: Facial Specialist and advanced esthetics

The Facial Specialist program introduces a career filled with unlimited potential that graduates may pursue in many different directions. Facial Specialist play a vital role in the lives of their clients by providing ongoing services such as facials, waxing, and basic makeup, all of which enable their clients to look and feel their best. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Facials Specialty licensure.


Upon completion of this program, graduates will receive a diploma from Florida Barber Academy, and qualify for State licensing as a Facial Specialist. At that point they may pursue an exciting career in the beauty industry.


  • Textbooks: Milady Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, 12th Edition: Publisher Milady 2020
  • Textbook (Hardcover-English) ISBN-13: 9780357263792
  • Textbook (Hardcover-Spanish) ISBN-13: 9780357265420
  • Milady Standard Esthetic: Advanced, 2nd Edition: Publisher Milady 2013
  • Textbook (Hardcover-English) ISBN-13: 9781111139094
  • CIMA Esthetics Fundamentals + Esthetics Advanced Package (English) ISBN-13: 9780357925690

Course details

COURSE NAME:   Facial specialist and advanced esthetics



COST OF PROGRAM:   $12,174.00

PROGRAM CIP:   14.0414

Overall graduation rate:   TBR


Job Placement Rate: TBR in 2024


           Delivery:   traditional/hybrid

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FBA gives the option/opportunity to purchase textbooks outside from the school, to new enrolled students for the Barber, Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Full Specialist, Facial Specialist and Facial Specialist and Advanced Esthetics Programs.

The institution will accommodate as such, to allow the students to use subsequent disbursement of Title IV Aid to pay for those funds. For further questions please contact the school financial aid office.



AE101- State of Florida Policies and Procedures for Skin Care Specialist

10 Clock Hours

Students will learn about the State of Florida policies and Procedures for skin care specialist. Will learn how to look up and apply the policies and procedures from the Florida Department of Business and Professionals Regulation.

12 Clock Hours

AE102- Infection Control for Skin Care Specialist

Students will learn how to correctly implement infection control. Understanding the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing, and disinfecting implements, workstations, and all other working areas to ensure the reduction of infections.

AE104- Fundamentals of Electricity Understanding

6 Clock Hours

Students will learn the fundamentals of electricity understanding. The importance of understanding how to maintain, use, and safely utilize them.

AE105- Basic Skin Concepts

110 Clock Hours

Students will learn the basic skin concepts. Students will learn to identify commonly seen skin conditions and illnesses when performing a facial service. Students will also learn how to proceed with the service for client with common skin issues utilizing various spa equipment.

10 Clock Hours

AE103- Moral Principles for Skin Care Specialist

Students will learn about moral principles as they apply to skin care specialists. Students will have an understanding and learn proper professional ideals which are vital to a successful career as a skin care specialist.

AE106-Fundamentals Facial Practices

65 Clock Hours

Students will learn about fundamental facial practices. Students will learn to use charts to be able to identify skin types, make recommendations for service, and what techniques and/or equipment will be used to obtain the best possible outcome for the client.

AE107-Essential Product Knowledge

12 Clock Hours

Students will learn essential product knowledge. Students will learn how ingredients affect the skin, which elements work best for certain skin conditions and/or types and understanding how to create a natural product and/or regime to use for clients.

AE108- Body Hair Understanding

25 Clock Hours

Students will learn how to explain to client’s hair removal, be able to identify the excessive hair growth, proper client consultation for hair removal service, understanding of the hair growth cycle, and be able to select the proper product for the service.

AE109- Basics of Cosmetics

30 Clock Hours

Students will learn the foundations of cosmetics. The student will learn to create looks for different special occasions for their clients. Students will have a basic understanding of the various brushes used as well as the materials used when completing a makeup basic look.

AE110- Orientation to Advanced Esthetics

6 Clock Hours

Students will learn about the changes in esthetics which includes the global evolution of spas and spa treatments, advanced education and employment opportunities, developing critical-thinking skills, enhancing soft skills, privacy laws, and professional organizations and publications.

AE111- General Sciences

50 Clock Hours

Students will learn about infection control which includes the rules and regulations governing workplace safety, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, community-acquired MRSA, the principles of infection control, gloves, cleaning/decontamination/sterilization reusable equipment, potential hazards for an esthetician, basic safety guidelines, and OSHA inspections. Students will learn advanced histology of the cell and the skin which includes the cellular structure and function, a brief overview of skin structure and function, the cells of the epidermis, major cells of the epidermis, how keratinocytes replace the stratum corneum, proteins of the dermis-the extracellular matrix (ECM), the cell cycle, an introduction to embryology - the stem cell, the major tissues in the body, the basic immune system, mechanism of exfoliation-the desmosomes, skin penetration and permeation, and sensory nerves and perception in the skin. Students will learn about hormones which includes what they are, the endocrine glands, other hormonal disorders that affect the skin, hormones produced by the ovaries and testes, the hormonal phases of life, hirsutism, obesity, anorexia, and hormones. Students will learn anatomy and physiology of the muscles and nerves which will include the muscle types, function of skeletal muscles, muscles of the head/face/neck/arms/shoulders/torso/legs, and facial nerve patterns. Students will learn about anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems which includes the cardiovascular system, blood, the heart, and the arterial/venous/lymphatic systems. Students will learn chemistry and biochemistry which includes the reference tools, principles of chemistry, chemical reactions, an understanding chemistry notation, chemicals found in the skin and body, chemical terms estheticians should know, botanical chemistry, and essential oil chemistry. Students will learn about light energy, and radiofrequency therapy which includes the history of light and energy devices, physics, safety governmental agencies, safety, basics understanding of how radiofrequency devices will improve skin, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and low-level light therapy.

AE112- Skin Sciences

80 Clock Hours

Students will learn wellness management which includes nutrients and diet, nutrition and aging, the effects of stress on the body, and becoming proactive in stress management. Students will learn advanced skin disorders which will include the inflammation cascade, wound healing, injuries from laser and other treatment therapies, short-term sun damage, long-term photo-aging, skin cancers, other sun-related skin growths, acne, rosacea, and when to refer a client for medical evaluation. Students will learn about skin typing and aging analysis which includes the Fitzpatrick skin typing, other skin typing systems, the aging analysis, the Glogau scale, Rubin classification, reflex zones of the face, hormonal balance and skin identification, and skin categories. Students will learn about skin care products which will include why people use performance skin care cosmetics, cosmetic ingredient categories, product penetration, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, retinoids and retinoid derivatives, free radicals, sunscreens, antioxidants, moisturizers and the essential need for skin hydration, botanicals, understanding organic, and nanotechnology. Students will learn about botanicals and aromatherapy which includes what are botanical ingredients, plant compounds and extracts, methods of botanical extraction, eleven botanicals for skin care, aromatherapy, and essential oils, what essential oils can do, essential oil chemistry, contraindications, thirteen essential oils, application of essential oils, recipes for skin and spa, the aromatherapy and botanical practice, holistic consultation, and legal considerations. Students will learn about ingredients and products for skin issues which includes learning products for a successful home care regimen, line selection for designing a successful home care regimen, and how products are developed. Students will learn pharmacology for estheticians which includes on how to conduct the initial consultation, the FDA and drugs, prescription drugs, drug classifications, and over the counter (OTC) drugs.

AE113- Advanced Esthetics

258 Clock Hours

Students will learn advanced facial techniques which includes treatment variations, rosacea and sensitive skin treatments, clinic exfoliation treatments, and mask therapies. Students will learn advanced skin care massages such as massage contraindications, advanced facial movements, selecting and incorporating advanced movements, advanced neck and decolletage movements, advanced back movements, Shiatsu massage for the face, reflexology, stone massage for the face and neck, machine-aided facial lymphatic massage, and post-massage care. Students will learn about advanced facial devices, which will include areas such as purchasing process, skin analysis devices, basic understanding of facial rejuvenation, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photodynamic therapy (PDT), machine-aided microdermabrasion, ultrasonic technology, microcurrent technology, electrodesiccation devices (radiofrequency), dermaplaning, skin needling, and management of complications. Students will learn about advanced hair removal which includes safety and disinfection first, hirsutism and hypertrichosis, threading, sugaring, hard wax, soft wax, product evaluation, advanced facial waxing, speed waxing and body techniques, advanced male waxing, electrolysis, and hair removal and plastic surgery. Students will learn advanced makeup which includes mineral makeup, minerals for camouflage, airbrush makeup and spray tanning, eyelash perming, semipermanent eyelash extensions, and permanent cosmetics.

AE114- Spa and Alternative Therapies

50 Clock Hours

Students will learn about spa treatments which will include the understanding spas and their services, topics to consider when performing body treatments, preparing the client, the popularity of body wraps and masks, types of body wraps, and hydrotherapy and other specialty treatments. Students will learn about complementary wellness therapy which includes energy basics and management, the Chakra system, Reiki hands-on healing, energy therapies, crystals and gemstones, and an introduction to energy-balancing treatments to clients. Students will learn ayurveda theory and treatments which includes what is ayurvedic treatments, what makes a spa treatment ayurvedic, the five ayurvedic principles to apply to treatments, the three Doshas, Vata/Pitta/Kapha body-mind characteristics, and ayurvedic skin care treatments.

AE115- Medical Sciences

50 Clock Hours

Students will learn how estheticians collaborate with physicians, the estheticians’ scope of practice in a medical setting, understanding HIPAA, be able to name the key personnel in a medical esthetic setting, be able to explain the scientific method, and understanding the importance of medical record keeping. Students will learn how medical terminology works, the history and basics of it, the root words, prefixes, suffixes, and pronunciations. Students will learn to define medical intervention, Botox cosmetic, dysport, dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, and medical peels so as an esthetician you can assist with skin care services. Students will learn about plastic surgery procedures and what role the esthetician plays with the client’s comprehensive skin care on procedures such as rhytidectomy, brow lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, facial implants, augmentation mammoplasty, mastopexy, reduction mammoplasty, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, and suction-assisted lipoplasty. Students will learn the esthetician's role in pre- and post-medical treatments and when to refer to the physician.

AE116- Business Skills

50 Clock Hours

Students will learn financial business skills such as being able to calculate business risk, components of a business plan, financial planning, protecting business assets, employee compensation, and a basic understanding of the IRS. Students will learn about marketing, be able to define it, customer and strategic value, customer relationship management, the promotion mix, the marketing plan, the brochure or menu of services, the usage of the internet and technology, and the marketing responsibility.


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