The Cosmetology Facial Specialist/Esthetician Program is 750 clock hours in length as prescribed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the State Legislature. Estheticians specialize in skin care rather than hairstyling. They may also manufacture, sell, or apply cosmetics. As highly trained specialists, estheticians provide preventative care for skin and offer treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive. Unless the esthetician is also a licensed dermatologist, he or she does not prescribe medication or give medical treatments. However, the esthetician is trained to detect skin problems that require medical attention. NOTE: A criminal background clearance may be required before acceptance into any cosmetology program.
Total Hours in Specialization: 22 (Clock Hours: 768)
Capstone experience: Each student must complete the required hours and have the Director of the Cosmetology Program submit paperwork to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for test date.