What is beauty school?

Esthetician school is often referred to as beauty school. It is the study of facial science and skincare. The scope of work for an esthetician consists of facials, massages, waxing, applying make-up, and skin peels and masks. Do you enjoy helping others to feel beautiful, confident, and healthy? Are you looking for a way to turn your passion for helping people into a career that is lucrative and enjoyable? If so look further into esthetics programs and training and schedule a tour with us.


David Pressley School of Cosmetology provides esthetician training for artistic serious students. Our beauty school program teaches you the latest esthiology techniques and technologies for purifying, renewing, balancing, and creating healthy skin so your clients have the foundation they need to look and feel amazing. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training in a spa environment, you will learn how to provide body treatments, facials, makeup applications, and hair waxing/removal treatments. Our esthetician school in Michigan will teach you the knowledge needed for anatomy, skin sciences, safety, and sanitation. Additionally, we teach you the skills you need to build your business as a licensed esthetician, salon management, customer service, and retail sales. The esthiology program at your local Michigan beauty school will earn you an accredited diploma that will get started in your skincare profession.

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Receiving a certificate in esthiology requires 600 hours of approved training in specialized esthiology courses. Although Michigan only requires students to have 400 hours, we added more extensive training to ensure you can use your license in any state upon graduation. Due to the amount of training we have a pass rate of 100% for the state exam. Even if you plan to stay in town, the additional coursework and demonstration time will help to build your confidence as well as your clients' confidence in you. The beauty school program, which lasts a total of 20 weeks, is available for both day and evening students. We accept financial aid, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans.

LIfe after beauty school

Upon graduation, beauty school opens up the opportunity for many different career paths. Certified estheticians can look forward to jobs including:

  • Wellness Consultant
  • Facial/Skin Care Specialists at salons, spas, and resorts
  • Nail Technicians
  • Waxer/Waxing Specialist or Hair Remove Specialist
  • Esthiology Course Instructor
  • Makeup Artist
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Spa Esthetician/Manager
  • Eyelash and Brow Specialist

In fact, many of our students go on to own their own practices, stores, and salons.


Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Do you want to learn about esthiology or how to start cosmetology instructor training? Don't Wait! Contact the David Pressley School of Cosmetology admissions office at 248-548-5090.

Find a beauty school near you

We have two convenient campuses located just outside Detroit, Michigan in Royal Oak and Taylor. Royal Oak beauty school is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Detroit and Taylor beauty school is about 25 minutes West of Detroit. Fill out the contact form below to schedule your tour with one of the top esthetics schools in Michigan. If you’re not sure esthetician school is the right path for you, check out our other pages to learn more about our cosmetology program or our cosmetology instructor program.

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