This 16-week course introduces the learner to esthetics and spa therapy fundamentals, and prepares learners for the skills required for future courses. Students will learn how to use and maintain tools, and maintain a safe and hygienic environment with an awareness of health & safety standards and regulations. In addition, students will learn anatomy and physiology and how each system relates to the treatment of the skin and body.
Learners will be introduced to the foundation of hand and nails treatment techniques, fundamental principles of hair removal techniques, and become proficient in facial skin treatments, skin analysis, treatment objectives, and facial massage modalities.
Learners will gain an understanding of how to identify and treat contraindications, recommend services, service timelines and pricing, and how to recognize possible diseases and disorders. Learners will also be introduced to industry expectations around professionalism: how to demonstrate professional behaviour and communication skills with clients and coworkers.
Course code: ESTH 1101
Length: 400 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.