Discover Whether Esthetics is the Right Path For Your Career in Beauty

Are you passionate about skincare? Do you love helping others look and feel their best? Then a career in esthetics may be right for you. Aspiring estheticians can learn how to provide facials, skincare treatments, massages, hair removal services, and apply makeup on real clients at our Royal Oak campus. With over 600 hours of training, you can develop the skills needed to sit for the state board exam and pursue an exciting career in the beauty and skincare industries. We’d love to tell you more! Schedule a tour at our Royal Oak campus and learn more about our comprehensive esthetician training school.

Training in the Art and Science of Skincare

Our Royal Oak, Michigan, beauty school provides an esthetician training for aspiring beauty professionals. At our school, you can learn the latest techniques and use professional-grade products to purify, renew, and balance skin.

During your esthetics training, you can learn to give your clients the foundation they need to look and feel amazing. You can discover how to provide the most in-demand services through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training in a simulated spa environment. You can also learn the science behind skincare, including anatomy, safety guidelines, and sanitation requirements. Plus, you can spend time building skills you’ll need to build a career in beauty and prepare to sit for the Michigan state board exam.

Along with an esthetics training, our Royal Oak school can offer a supportive environment to build your skills. Our experienced faculty can guide you through the program, helping you develop your skills and confidence as an esthetician. They can also teach you to use the latest equipment and top-of-the-line products to achieve the best results for your clients.

See What Our Students Have To Say

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

"I am currently an esthetician student at David Pressley. So far I love the program, staff and my colleagues. The class size is relatively small so it feels intimate. Each student is able to get ample observation and assistance this way! I feel like I have already learned so much and I am confident that I will be well prepared for a career in esthetics after completing the program! I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality education in esthetics or cosmetology!"

Shelby L.

Shelby L.

"I attended David Pressley for my cosmetology license and my instructor's license. I currently teach here, and I love this school! The staff and students are so amazing and talented!"

Alexandra Burris.

Alexandra Burris.

"David Pressley opened up a lot of opportunities for me and taught me a ton! The teachers are great, and everybody helps each other. I am so grateful to have been able to come to this school. I would recommend this for learning cosmetology to any beginners!"

Cassie.

Cassie.

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

"I chose David Pressley after touring multiple schools and meeting all sorts of people. I found David Pressley to have better pricing, they use great skin and makeup products. The staff is also extremely helpful, organized, and kind! Today is my 3rd day here and I know I made the right choice!"

Allison M.

Allison M.

"David Pressley has been an excellent school of cosmetology for me. The staff has been very friendly and caring when it came down to my education. The instructors pushed me to be the best that I can be. We went to a show in Chicago where we got to explore and experience firsthand how the industry works! What better way to learn!! What I enjoyed most about this school is the diverse cultures. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in fulfilling a cosmetology career in the future!"

Oumy Ndiaye.

Oumy Ndiaye

"I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to pursue a career in esthetics or cosmetology! The teachers are amazing & everything is hands-on!"

Cortney Robin.

Cortney Robin.

Graduating From Esthetics School

Our esthetics school training prepares you to sit for the state board exam. Once you are licensed, your training can open up opportunities in the beauty industry.

Our administrative team works hard to identify potential career opportunities for graduates! While we can’t guarantee employment or salary after graduation, we can help you prepare to apply for these opportunities. Our team can help you build a resume that reflects your skills and prepare you for future interviews. You can gain the confidence you need to enter the professional beauty industry.

Beauty School FAQs

How long does it take to complete the esthetics program?

Students can complete the esthetics program in as little as 20 weeks. How quickly you complete the training will depend on which schedule you choose. We offer day and evening classes, which can help you fit your training around other commitments. Talk to an enrollment advisor about your schedule options and how they will affect your completion date.

How many hours of training do students get?

Michigan requires 400 hours of training for estheticians. Our course offers 600 hours. We believe these additional hours of training help our students become more confident, successful beauty professionals. Those additional hours can also help prepare you for a beauty career in other states, which may require more hours of training.

Do students work with real clients?

Yes! While some of your training will happen in the classroom, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to work with real clients in a spa setting while under the supervision of licensed instructors. It’s a great way to practice your skills and learn more about working with clients.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes! Financial aid, including Pell Grants and Stafford loans, is available to those who qualify. We also offer payment plans and very competitive tuition rates. We want aspiring beauty professionals to have the option they need to make their education affordable so nothing holds them back from pursuing their dreams.

What is the schedule for the esthetics program?

We offer day and evening classes so you can fit your training around other obligations:
Days: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:08 p.m.
Evenings: Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:08 p.m.

Now you can get the training you need around your other work, home, and social commitments. Talk to our enrollment team to learn more about scheduling options and find the one that works for you.

Get Started in Our Esthetics Program

Start your journey in skincare and beauty! Schedule a tour of our Royal Oak campus today and learn more about the opportunities beauty school can bring to your life. Contact us today to get started. In order to enroll, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • You must provide a state-issued ID and signed social security card

You can speak to an enrollment advisor to learn more about the process during a campus tour! Call to schedule a tour time today.

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