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Esthetics School Program in Arizona

Esthetics training at Penrose combines scientific knowledge, hands-on training, professional development education and more.

Our Esthetics curriculum is offered in both full-time 4-Day and part-time 2-Day schedules and is designed to give you the crucial information required to succeed in today’s professional health & beauty industry. You’ll have the opportunity to master the key skills required to provide results-oriented treatments.

You’ll tap into your creativity with makeup training and signature editorial projects, and challenge yourself technically and professionally throughout the program. We are the state’s only undergraduate academy to align with SkinMedica products and peels as our cosmeceutical line of choice.

Master your interpersonal and business skills through our professional development curriculum which covers subjects such as retailing, guest retention practices, public speaking, professional etiquette and more.

And our 28-bed Student Spa provides a professional environment for working on live guests. Whether you choose to work in a spa, a dermatology office, as a makeup artist, for a skin care line, or any other path you choose, our Esthetics program will give you the educational foundation to build your career on.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Dec 9th, 2019Esthetics: Esthetics - 2-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale
  • Dec 11th, 2019Esthetics: Esthetics - 4-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale
  • Jan 29th, 2020Esthetics: Esthetics - 4-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Full-time, 4-Day program
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Part-time, 2-Day program
Monday and Tuesday
8:30am – 5:00pm

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Two or Four Days a Week – You Choose

Busy with other commitments? Have a family, a job on the side, or both? It’s tough to fit everything in and we understand that. At Penrose, we offer two versions of our Esthetics Program: either two days or four days a week – whatever works best for you!

You’ll be able to…

  • Save time by commuting to class two less days per week
  • Take your stress levels down a few notches
  • Put more of your valuable time towards what’s important in your life

And you can do this all while getting the education you need to feel confident about launching an exciting beauty career.

Master popular results-oriented skin treatments, get professional makeup training, practice in-demand spa services on the public and learn to market yourself with our professional development curriculum

Program Details

  • 600 hours: 20 weeks* (4-Day schedule) or 37 weeks* (2-Day schedule)  
  • 4-Day schedule (30 hours/week): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 2-Day schedule (16 hours/week): Monday & Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Comfort Zone and SkinMedica product partnerships
  • Pivot Point Member School-based curriculum
  • Esthetics classrooms and hands-on training in our 28-bed Student Spa
  • Hands-on exposure to our Laser Technician program
  • Weekly all-school educational assemblies
  • Professional & Career Development classes
  • Semi-annual editorial styling and runway presentation events

Is Beauty School Right for You? Find Out! Take the Penrose Academy “Beauty Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now >>


Graduating from Penrose Academy’s Esthetics Program will give you a deep understanding of medical esthetics, dermaplaning, peels, waxing, makeup techniques, facials and the entire business of the spa industry. In addition, you’ll learn in our 22-bed Student Spa, where you’ll have hands-on experience with real guests.

Your Esthetics program will be split into four Zones. Each Zone’s curriculum also includes Life Skills education, our comprehensive professional and personal development program designed to build your business and professional skills.

Zone 1: Science and Business


  • Clinical procedures
  • Electrotherapy
  • [comfort zone] and SkinMedica product training
  • Dermaplaning


Master the essential clinical procedures of the esthetics business and the basic principles of electrotherapy. These fundamental building blocks give you the foundation to grow your skills.

  • Principles of Electricity & Ecology
  • Skin Analysis & Equipment
  • The Integumentary System
  • Theory of Makeup

Zone 2: Student Spa & New Techniques


  • SkinMedica Chemical Peel Training
  • Micro-Needling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels Protocols


Take your training to the next level with these common esthetic treatments. Get hands-on experience with our best-in-class partner products.

  • Personal Development
  • Advanced Treatments
  • Estheticians in the Medical Field
  • Chemistry

Zone 3: Advanced Practices


  • Makeup Application
  • Advanced Waxing
  • Oil Dermaplaning
  • Back Facials


Makeup and waxing are the bread and butter of the esthetics business. This Zone gives you the advanced training you need to master these fundamental treatments.

  • Client Care
  • Anatomy
  • Professional Development
  • Business basics

Zone 4: Skin Careers & Beyond


  • State Board Boot Camp
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Advanced Skin Analysis Review


Understanding your career options is an essential step when it comes to transforming your education into a career. From preparing for the State Board to attending networking events, this final Zone sets you up for success after graduation.

  • Final Exam
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • AZ State Board Laws
  • AZ State Board Regulations
I chose to pursue my Esthetics program to further my career in the beauty industry. Practising Esthetics is a great way to impact the lives of others in a productive and positive way. Penrose Academy not only prepares us to provide quality services to our clients after graduation, it prepares us to be successful on the business side of the beauty industry by instilling the importance of the 6 R's.
Heidi L, Esthetics Graduate


At Penrose Academy, we believe in being transparent and upfront about tuition costs so you can make an informed decision when choosing a school. We’re here to work with you, one-on-one, to help you determine the best financing options for you. In addition, we provide financial aid guidance and information on any scholarship opportunities available. We want to do everything in our power to help you achieve the education and the career you’ve always wanted.

If you have questions about tuition, or the financing options that may be available to you, please contact us. We’ll work with you individually to find the ideal solution.

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Financial Aid

From federal financial aid to financing, we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your financial needs. View complete financial aid and financing information.

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If You’re Ready to Become a Business-Smart Beauty Expert, Then Come to Penrose. Get Professional Training from Industry-Experienced Instructors in Under 1 Year.*

If you’re interested in learning more about Beauty and exploring if this is the right path for you, fill out the form to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

For immediate questions, give us a call at 480-222-9540.

A helpful Admissions Representative can assist you with everything from career questions to funding options and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

* Program length when completed in normal time.