How long is the program?
Our Clinical Esthetic Course is a total of 700 hours and includes Microdermabrasion Endorsement. School hours run Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:30am-5:30pm and one weekend day a month. Completion of the course is typically around 6 months.
What will I learn?
In our Clinical Esthetic program we focus on the health and science of the skin. During our course you will be instructed on facials, chemicals peels, microdermabrasion, lash lifts, tinting, waxing, false lashes, lash extensions and makeup application.
In addition, we talk about medicals esthetics and how it is playing a bigger role in current esthetics.
Another large portion of our program focuses on the business behind esthetics. A business portfolio is required for graduation of our program and will leave our students with an in depth knowledge and understanding of how to start, manage and grow an esthetic practice.
How do I pay for it?
At this time, MSA is not contracted with the Federal Financial Aid program. We are able to create custom payment plans with in-house financing.
If you are looking for small monthly payments, we encourage our potential students to looking into financing through a financial institution that is able to extend repayment out further.
We strive to follow all CDC and Missoula Health Department guidelines to not only protect our students but to protect our staff and clients. We are fully open and able to have classes. We have added an air filtration system to our classroom to help with airborne llergens and viruses.
Will you find me a job?
Although we connect our students to many spas, salons and business & employment opportunities, we do not guarantee employment.
Part of our curriculum is helping our students with a business portfolio that prepares them for what new entrepreneurs need to know before starting a small business. We walk our students through from beginning to end, the details involved in owning and operating your own esthetic business.
How much will I make?
Income within esthetics can vary greatly depending on the environment in which you are employed or if you chose to go out on your own. Typically, employee based wages can range from an hourly rate, commission only or a combination of the two. Esthetics is also a tip based career which can add to your income.
We generally see our new students who work full time be able to bring in $30,000-40,000/year but can increase greatly depending on what type of business you are in and your longevity with the company.