FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT TRAITS DO I NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE INDUSTRY?
You will want to be friendly and outgoing. You should be able to converse with your client easily while also being comfortable with periods of silence.
You will need to be able to communicate with your client to understand exactly what he/she wants.
You should be able to work with all kinds of people and personalities.
You should keep up-to-date on the newest and best in the beauty industry, always striving to look your best and the most professional.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You must apply in person. You may call the school to set up an appointment or drop by during business hours to submit your application and required documentation. Please see our Admissions Page for more information on admission requirements and procedures.
Please note that these are smaller programs that are sometimes full or have only limited scheduling availability. Please be sure to call 276-791-0544 or email us to ensure we have a schedule available for you before submitting an application.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
We offer three separate programs in the Esthetics field.
We offer a 600 hour Basic Esthetics course for Virginia, and we offer a 750 hour Esthetics course tailored for Tennessee licensure. However, if you obtain the Tennessee hour requirement of 750 hours, you may choose to take your state board exam in either Virginia or Tennessee and obtain a license in either state. We also offer a Master Esthetics course of 600 hours for Virginia licensure. The Master Esthetics course is only available in Virginia and requires a Virginia Basic Esthetics license for enrollment.
The Basic Esthetics Program for Virginia is 600 hours. If attending the day class schedule, the program takes just over 10 1/2 months to complete. If attending the evening class schedule, the program takes just under 10 months to complete.
The Esthetics Program, which is tailored for licensure in states such as Tennessee, is 750 hours. If attending full-time, the program takes just over 7 months to complete. If attending part-time, the program takes just over 12 months to complete.
WHAT ARE THE SCHEDULES? DO YOU OFFER NIGHT CLASSES?
For our 600 hour Basic Esthetics course, we offer two schedule options – one for day class and one for evening class. Students in the day program attend 13 hours of instructional time per week, and students in the evening program attend 14 hours of instructional time per week. Day students attend Wednesday 8:30AM - 4:30PM & Saturday from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch. Evening students attend Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30PM – 9:30PM as well as Saturdays from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch on Saturday.
For our 750 hour Esthetics course, we have both full-time day and part-time evening classes. Full-time students attend 24 hours of instructional time per week, and part-time students attend 14 hours of instructional time per week. Day classes are Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30AM to 6:30PM as well as Fridays from 8:30AM – 3:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch. The part-time evening program consists of Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30PM – 9:30PM and Saturdays from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please note that this schedule includes time allotted for lunch on Saturday.