professional Esthetician

Versailles Academy’s Professional Esthetician Program


Course Objectives

The 21st century brought about a huge increase in human awareness of personal beauty and body care. Demand for qualified professionals in these fields is at an all-time high and still growing. A Versailles Academy diploma will qualify you to practice skin care on the face and body, and will allow you to confidently enter the esthetic profession.

Career Opportunities
Numerous career opportunities exist in spas, beauty institutes, health clubs, cruise ships, resorts and cosmetic firms. Many estheticians choose to open their own spa while others gain employment as teaching professionals, or work in cooperation with the medical field.

Course Start Dates
Courses start in September and January

Course Duration
40 weeks full-time
1000 hours
Monday through Friday

Professional Development

  • Personality development
  • Poise and posture
  • Ethics
  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • History and career opportunities in cosmetics
  • Sterilization and sanitation

Facial Techniques

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy
  • Basic facial techniques 
  • Skin analysis
  • Knowledge of the many treatments suitable to skin type
  • Jacquet massage
  • Facial equipment
  • Decollette and facial massage
  • Knowledge of biological products and their application
  • Ampoule and vial techniques

Advanced Facial Techniques

  • Use of galvanic and high frequency
  • Eye treatment
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tint
  • Manual and mechanical lymphatic drainage
  • Aromatherapy and uses of essential oils
  • Neck treatment
  • Men's skin care
  • Enhanced facial peel

Professional Manicure

  • Anatomy of the nail
  • Nail disorders and diseases
  • Classic manicure procedure
  • Men's manicure
  • French manicure
  • Hand treatment
  • Paraffin wax treatment
  • Spa manicure
  • Hot stone massage
  • Advanced techniques
  • UV gel nail enhancement

Professional Pedicure

  • Anatomy of the foot
  • Common foot problems
  • Pedicure procedure
  • Paraffin wax treatment
  • Spa pedicure
  • Hot stone massage

Make-Up

  • Basic make-up
  • Day make-up
  • Evening make-up

Corrective Make-Up

  • Colour draping
  • Colour theory
  • Facial balance
  • Background make-up
  • Corrective contour for eyes nose and lips
  • Optical illusions

Specialty Make-Up

  • Colour photo
  • Wedding
  • TV, film and video
  • Mature skin
  • Therapeutic
  • Black and white photo
  • Global
  • Men's make-up
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Runway make-up
  • Personal portfolio development

Advanced Make-Up

  • History
  • Aging
  • Injuries
  • Fantasy
  • Film icon make-up

Treatment of Superfluous Hair

  • Hair removal for face and body
  • Strip and hard wax removal techniques for face and body
  • Eyebrow shaping and tweezing
  • Demo of sugaring method

Medical Esthetics

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Introduction and demos of:
    • Chemical peels
    • Microdermabrasion
    • IPL Intense Pulsed Light Procedures

Body Therapy

  • Back massage for relaxation
  • Body polish glow
  • Back treatment
  • Bust treatment
  • Complete body massage
  • Scalp massage
  • Treatment of cellulite
  • Firming and toning
  • Hot stone massage

Spa Management

  • Select and recommend merchandising based on spa design
  • Apply marketing techniques for sale of salon products and services
  • Build communication skills for effective dialogue with others
  • Analyze current spa trends and management
  • Small business practices
  • Customer relations
  • Fragrance
  • Male market
  • Resume and job interview skills
  • Business skills
  • How to start your own business

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers include experts in the beauty trade and its related fields, medical specialists and technical reps from various skin care lines.

Skills and Confidence


“Since graduating from Versailles Academy’s professional esthetician and cosmetician program in 2003, I’ve been able to explore various avenues in the field of wellness, skin care and medical esthetics. Versailles provided me with the skills and confidence I needed to pursue a career in an industry I love and successfully own and operate the Ottawa Laser Clinic."

- Alison Watson, Professional Esthetician & Cosmetician Graduate, June 2003

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Alison Watson

Dream Career


“I am a full-time Medical Aesthetician and Professional Make-up Artist with 10+ years working in the industry. After graduating with honours from Versailles’ Medical Esthetician Program in 2012, I promptly gained full time employment with one of Ottawa’s top cosmetic and plastic surgeons, Dr. Van Wyck at The Best You – Carling and feel that Versailles Academy played a big part in my advancing career. Versailles Academy gave me not only the knowledge and training but the confidence to go after my dream career. This is why I wanted to come back and teach here; to pass along my experience and passion for advanced skin care. I am so grateful I chose Versailles Academy for my continued education. The best is yet to come!!”

- Diana G., Make-Up Artistry Graduate 2007, Medical Esthetics Graduate 2012

www.thebestyou.com

Diana G.

Endless Opportunities


“Since graduating from the Professional Esthetician program, I have been fortunate enough to have worked on board several cruise ships including Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Beauty Therapist. I have had endless opportunities to travel the world, explore countries and immerse myself in different cultures all while doing something that I am passionate about. Versailles has opened so many doors for me and my future.”

- Mel C., Professional Esthetician, Cosmetician & Eyelash Extension Technician Graduate, June 2015

Mel C
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