Start Your Skin Care Career as an Esthetician in La Mesa, California

People spend thousands of dollars each year to improve and pamper their skin, so why not break into this exciting and lucrative field? Estheticians are responsible for a variety of important beauty treatments – ranging from skin care to makeup application. Students who complete the program and earn their license as an Esthetician pursue careers in spas, salons, the hospitality industry, cruise ships, patient careers, and business ownership.

Scholarships Available

Scholarship Opportunity Available for New Students

For a limited time California Hair Design Academy is offering a scholarship for up to $1,000 to our Cosmetology and Barbering Programs and $500 Scholarship for Estheticians.

Apply before September 2, 2024

Esthetician Course Overview

At CHDA we offer a variety of class schedules to meet your needs, including both day and night programs.

Don’t just learn the basic esthetic techniques. Our Esthetician students learn and practice advanced techniques including:

  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Body Wrapping
  • Make-up
  • Specialty Skin Treatments
  • Product Knowledge
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Jesner Chemical Peels
  • Hot Stone Therapy

State Board Preparation

The best way to pass the state board exam is to have a solid understanding of esthetic processes and procedures. CHDA students are well prepared with the fundamentals and strong level of confidence crucial to passing the CA State Board exam.

Graduation requirements: 600 Hours Total

Laws and Regulations
Health and Safety Considerations
Chemistry of Esthetics
Electricity of Esthetics

Disinfection and Sanitation
Bacteriology, Anatomy, Physiology and Skin Analysis

SKIN CARE (350 hours)
Manual, Electrical and Chemical Facials

Brow/Lash Tinting and Perming
Lash Application
Hair Removal

The Esthetician curriculum meets the state licensing requirements of the CA State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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Esthetician Program in Southern California

This course will help you define your career in the industry by teaching the best practices in skin care, as well as business skills. Students come from all over San Diego County and beyond to learn from our talented educators. A highly energized environment is fostered to master all the essential practices in the beauty field.

State of the Art Training

We educate our students using the highly educational and interactive Pivot Point LAB system taught from both stylized books and your tablet, which comes as part of your student kit.

Real World Clientele

Our students gain real world experience servicing clients with only the most professional equipment and products to enhance their proficiency and retail knowledge.

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Student Kits

All of our Esthetician students are trained using the DERMALOGICA product line and receive an extensive student kit!

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What you should know when starting an Esthetician program

How much does it cost?

View our Course Pricing page for full details. Also please review our Financial Aid opportunities

When does the next esthetician course start?

CHDA offers multiple start dates for the esthetician course which you can review on our Admissions overview

Can I take classes at night?

CHDA offers both day and night options for it’s esthetician program. Learn more on our Class Schedules page

How do I get started?

The first step of the process is to Apply using our online application. If you have questions before applying please feel free to contact us.

Take The First Step In Defining Your Career As An Esthetician