Spa Technician Diploma
47 WEEKS/ 987 HOURS/ 92 CREDITS
Our aesthetics program is unique in that our students are provided with limitless practical spa experience that prepares them for real world success.
With the direction of our aesthetics instructors, combined with extensive european spa experience, New Image College of Fine Arts is the perfect choice for spa training. By partnering with Guinot and Decleor, two of the world’s top skin care lines, the school’s students will gain extensive product experience and retail knowledge essential in the spa industry today.
105 HOURS/ 10 CREDITS/ 6 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
Understanding the different types of artificial nail enhancements and application techniques enhances the look of the hand and fingers and also corrects overly bitten nails. The use of the electric drill is essential for sculpting and buffing creating a perfect enhancement. Learning advanced nail art techniques allow the student to explore their creative side.
Course Content: Basic chemistry, salon safety, acrylic/gel application over tips/forms, and silk nail wraps. Detailed airbrushing, and nail drill techniques as well as three-dimensional acrylic art, free hand painting, layered coloured gel design, and water art.
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 5 QUIZZES/ 2 EXAMS/ 1 PROJECT
The student will be fully competent in shaping the fingernails, thorough cuticle work, hand and arm massage, including red/French perfect polish application. An understanding of hot oil, paraffin wax, and hot stone treatments will help with customizing treatments.
Course Content: Manicuring, professional image, client consultation, treatment room setup, sanitation and disinfection, including anatomy and physiology of the hand and arm.
84 HOURS/ 8 CREDITS/ 5 QUIZZES/ 3 EXAMS/ 1 PROJECT
The student will be fully competent in shaping the toe nails, thorough cuticle work, foot and leg massage, including red/French perfect polish application. An understanding of reflexology will help the student understand the benefits of stimulating certain reflex points on the foot.
Course Content: Pedicures, anatomy and physiology of the foot and leg, nail disorders, skin disorders, bacteria/disease, and reflexology.
42 HOURS/ 4 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
The student will have a full understanding of how to own and operate a spa or salon. This includes managing a budget, selling services and retail, advertising, and marketing. All of these components are important aspects of business. Vital self-marketing training includes formatting a perfect resume and cover letter.
Course Content: Business ownership, income, expenses, appointment keeping, promotions, knowledge of the features and benefits of products and services to maximize profit, and most importantly, setting goals.
INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES
Massage therapy is a great way to induce physiological and psychological responses in the body. Warm stone therapy treats the muscles on a deeper level, allowing for the heat from the stones to sooth the body and mind as well as drain toxins from various parts of body. Course Content: Swedish and warm stone massage techniques, and Indian head massage including pressure point, friction, and stroking movements.
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 3 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM/ 1 PROJECT
The body reaps many benefits from the various treatments learned in this section. The full body exfoliation is a blend of granules and enzymes that slough away dead skin cells. Mud wraps are a great way to detoxify the body and seaweed wraps help metabolize cellulite. The student will also learn how to give the body a perfect glow using bronzing products.
Course Content: Understanding how the lymphatic system works, origins of seaweed, algae, and clay, benefits of DHA and body bronzing, and mechanics of the lymphatic system.
21 HOURS/ 2 CREDITS/ 5 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
Studying the many types of cosmetic surgeries and medical terminologies in this section will help the student become aware of pre- and post-operative treatment. As well as understand how Botox and Restalyne actually work in the muscle tissue. The student will also be aware of different treatments for stretch marks and varicose veins.
Course Content: Theoretical knowledge of popular cosmetic surgeries, common surgeries for teens, laser and microdermabrasion resurfacing, and benefits of dermal fillers.
INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY
21 HOURS/ 2 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES/ 1 PROJECT
Aromatherapy is the inhalation and bodily application of essential oils. These oils come from aromatic plants and flowers to relax, balance, or rejuvenate the body. Implementing different essential oils into aroma wraps and massage help the student achieve either a rejuvenating or relaxing effect on the body.
Course Content: Aromatherapy studies, aromatherapy massage, and ear candling technique.
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
Learning about trichology (the scientific study of hair) will help the student fully understand the cycles of hair growth. The student will learn many different hair removal techniques to better cater to each individuals needs.
Course Content: The use of hard and cold wax on the face and body, specialized techniques for Brazilian waxing, traditional Indian threading techniques and advanced sugaring methods, and tinting for the eyelashes and eyebrows.
42 HOURS/ 4 CREDITS/ 4 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
The student will be fully confident in all facial techniques including, eye makeup removal, facial cleansing, extractions, exfoliation, mask application and massage.
Course Content: Skin care history, professional image, treatment room preparation, and disinfection control as well as relaxation massage, lymph drainage, digital pressure, and warm stone massage for the face.
PHYSIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY
84 HOURS/ 8 CREDITS/ 3 QUIZZES/ 3 EXAMS
The student will have a deep understanding of the layers of the epidermis and dermis including its minute structures and functions and a basic knowledge of the bones and muscles of the face and neck.
Course Content: Physiology and histology of the skin, and osteology and myology of the face and neck.
42 HOURS/ 4 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES
Becoming knowledgeable about the ingredients found in skin-care products will make you confident when educating your clients on appropriate product decisions.
Course Content: Product ingredients and benefits.
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 3 QUIZZES/ 2 EXAMS/ 1 PROJECT
The student will have an understanding of electricity and how it plays a role in enhancing facial treatments. The use of high frequency can help with acne on the skin and the use of galvanic currents can help with deeper product penetration for a dry skin.
Course Content: Use of electrotherapy equipment and proper application for cataphoresis and anaphoresis techniques as well as understanding of chemistry and physics.
42 HOURS/ 2 CREDITS
The student will learn all aspects of creating a professional resume, being fully prepared when applying for jobs. Also learning integral interviewing skills that will prepare them with commonly asked questions that a future employer might ask them.
Course Content: Resume writing and interviewing skills. Finding the right spa or salon for you!
63 HOURS/ 6 CREDITS/ 2 QUIZZES/ 1 EXAM
Performing a thorough skin analysis and consultation will help the student confidently determine skin types and conditions. This will allow for proper product application on the skin for maximum benefits. Also, learning what contraindications are will help the student customize treatments for people with certain health issues, or skin disorders.
Course Content: Using the magnifying lamp, and woods lamp, face mapping and differences between skin types and conditions, and identifying skin disorders and diseases.
126 HOURS/ 12 CREDITS
The student will gain an understanding of how to run a salon and manage a schedule. They will also learning how to up sell services and retail products, in addition to gaining confidence working on clients in a spa atmosphere. Practical hours working with real clients will give the student the confidence they need to be successful in working in this rapidly growing industry.
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The above prices do not include the application fee and the student completion fund contribution. Additional fees apply for international co-op program participants.