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So You Want to be an Esthetician

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Are you ready to start on your path to your DREAM Career? Here are the Answers to the most frequently asked questions about how to become an Esthetician from Oregon’s Best Beauty School Experts!  

What will I Learn during my Esthetics Program?

Student Artists will learn all about the skin! From learning the layers of the skin and skin diseases to analyzing the skin and providing facial and hair removal. You will be proficient in body wraps, hair removal. light therapy, high frequency and galvanic current facials and of course make-up!

At Summit Salon Academy we also teach you how to operate like a business. Connecting with people, sharing your art and making people feel good about themselves already exists for you. Now how do you increase your income, gain longevity in your career and live the life that you love? By learning to know your value and charge your worth. Our educational view is a practical approach to both services and business. We use hands-on learning with a local natural product line to build the skills to feel confident providing services on the skin and body.

How Long Will the Program Take to Complete?

You can complete our Esthetics Program in 484 hours! It takes most people 4 to 5 months to complete.

Will I be Ready to Take my License Exams?

Absolutely! We ensure that you are ready for all necessary licensing exams. We have study workbooks to keep you organized & so you know what to study. We have also created practice exams to get you ready for the real thing!

How is Summit Salon Academy Pdx Different?

Here at Summit we want to send you out into this incredible industry ready, confident, with a knowledge of how to build your clientele, and a sturdy foundation of knowledge for you to build on. Our partnership with Salon Centric, The L’oreal brands level loyalty rewards, and the Summit Salon Business Center allows us to provide BEST IN CLASS EDUCATION not found anywhere else! We bring in the best from all the large brands, the Summit Salon Business Center, and local salons to help develop our students for any salon they enter. Upon graduation you are immediately eligible to return for any and all of our advanced education classes; from Airbrush Makeup, to the newest Social Media Trends and Strategies. We are here to keep you motivated and growing!

Will I learn how to run my business?

YES! We will teach you how to organize your day so you can provide outstanding service and make the most money. We’ll give you the tools to excel at the perfect consultation with your guests. We will teach you how to gear your social media to attract your ideal guest. Every student here at Summit meets 1 on 1 with a coach every month, just like a stylist does. Helping to set them up to grow their income as soon as they graduate.

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