The Esthetics Program at The Salon Professional Academy of St. Louis can not only give you the knowledge you need to pass the state board exam and begin your career in today’s flourishing skin care industry, it will also help train to become a top professional. It will take a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed in the field, and we’re here to make sure it happens. If you are interested in enrolling in our Esthetics Program, here are some interesting facts you should know. If you’d like to learn more about what our programs have to offer, visit our Student Catalog or feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns. Once you’re ready to get started, let us know and we’ll give you more information to get your beauty career started right away!

2017 Pre-Enrollment Information: Esthetics

Graduation, Licensure, and Placement Rates:

Below are the statistics about the students who released information from their cosmetology state board exam to The Salon Professional Academy. By law, the students have a choice about releasing this information to their school. Therefore, the information provided does not reflect the total picture of this program. The following information is based on the outcomes submitted to NACCAS via the Annual Report. The required reporting period is 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2016

Graduation Rate:

85% or 34 out of 40 students in the esthetics program scheduled to graduate between 1-1-16 to 12-31-16 graduated.

Licensure Rate:

Of the 34 graduated 23 reported back with exam results. 100% or 23 of the 23 reported graduates passed the exam.

Placement Rate:

 62% or 21 of the 34 students who passed the boards also reported finding jobs in the cosmetology industry.

Compensation Expected: *Starting at $20,000 to $30,000

Esthetics graduates earn from $20,000 to $30,000 in salary and gratuities in an entry level position depending on the work schedule and the area population. A commission scale is commonly used to pay estheticians resulting in much higher pay after an introductory period of several months. Retail commissions are also common. Many salons now offer benefits resulting in higher earnings.

Physical Demands of Esthetics:

There are few physical demands in the area of Esthetics. Because this job requires that you stand, it is suggested that you wear proper fitting, supportive shoes.

Safety Requirements of Esthetics:

Safety suggestions for this profession include wearing shoes that would not be slippery when walking on a damp floor. Because you will always be working with water, there is a risk of water spills. All water spilled should also be wiped up as quickly as possible. It is the responsibility of each esthetician to promote a safe working environment.

Gloves should be worn during chemical services to reduce any allergic reaction that an individual may have to certain chemicals.

Any product that would accidentally get into the eyes should be flushed thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention if irritation continues.

Licensing Requirements for Esthetics in Missouri:

Esthetics graduates completing 750 hours and all course work may take the state board exam to receive an Esthetic license in Missouri. The exam covers Esthetics theory and Missouri law and rules related to Esthetics.