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Learn the Skills to Become an Esthetics Professional

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Be an expert in the beauty and spa industry by becoming an Esthetics professional

20 Week* Esthetics & Esthetics Hybrid Program in Arizona

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

Our curriculum 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. 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.

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 in the beauty industry you choose, our Esthetics program will give you the educational foundation to build your career on.

*Our 4-day schedule is a 20-week program; both our hybrid 2-day schedule and hybrid 4-night schedule are 30-week programs.


Esthetics Program Schedules

4-Day Schedule
600 Hours / 20 Weeks
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Esthetics Hybrid Program Schedules

2-Day Schedule
600 Hours / 30 Weeks
Monday and Tuesday
8:30am – 5:00pm

4-Night Hybrid Schedule
600 Hours / 30 Weeks
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The best way to see if Penrose Academy is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Book a Tour Now or Get more info.

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 one schedule for our Esthetics program: full-time 4-day. We also offer two schedules for our Esthetics Hybrid program: part-time 2-day and part-time 4-nights.

You choose whichever works best for you!

You’ll be able to…

  • Save time by commuting to class 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
  • 4-Day schedule: 20 weeks (30 hours/week): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • 2-Day Hybrid* schedule: 30 weeks (16 hours/week on campus) Monday & Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • *Four hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience
  • 4-Night Hybrid* schedule: 30 weeks (16 hours/week on campus) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
    • *Four hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience
  • 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
  • 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 28-bed Student Spa, where you’ll have hands-on experience with real guests.

Your Esthetics or Esthetics Hybrid program will be split into four zones. Each one’s curriculum also includes our 6 R’s education, our comprehensive professional and personal development program designed to build your business and professional skills.

Technical Curriculum Breakdown

  • Skin Treatments
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Electrotherapy
  • [comfort zone] and SkinMedica product training
  • Brow Shape & Style
  • Lash Lift
  • Brow Lamination
  • Tinting (Eyelash & Brow)
  • Facial & Body Waxing
  • Back Facial
  • Dermaplaning (Dry & Oil)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Model Workshops
  • SkinMedica Chemical Peel Training
  • Makeup
  • Industry Day Networking
  • Assisting Senior Students in the Student Spa
  • State Board Boot Camp



Theory Curriculum Breakdown

  • Principles of Electricity
  • Skin Analysis & Equipment
  • Skin Physiology
  • Theory of Makeup
  • Skin Care Ecology
  • Advanced Treatments
  • Estheticians in the Medical Field
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Treatments Records
  • Anatomy
  • Makeup
  • Microcurrent
  • Professional Development Business Basics
  • Introduction to Laser Theory
  • Final Exam Review
  • Infection Control and Safety Sanitation (SSIC)
  • Arizona State Board Laws & Regulations

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I chose to pursue the Esthetics program to further my career in the beauty industry. Practicing 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.

Is a Rewarding Beauty Career Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in beauty and exploring whether Penrose Academy is right 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.

*Program length when completed in normal time.