The International Spa Institute proudly presents

300-Hour Advanced Skills Program for Estheticians

 The International Spa Institute now offers advanced training for licensed estheticians and current students who have completed the basic 450-hour course.  Whether your goal is to advance your current knowledge or to fulfill licensure requirements in states other than South Carolina, the International Spa Institute has many informative classes to choose from.

Our experienced instructors deliver the most up-to-date information using state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of teaching aids.  ISI incorporates theory, live demonstrations and lots of hands-on practice into every class.  Students who complete a minimum of 300 hours* will be awarded an Advanced Skills Certificate of Completion suitable for framing.

As a student of our Advanced Skills program, you will be required to practice your newly acquired skills in our student spa in order to receive full clock hour credit.  This allows us to offer advanced services at a discounted price to those who may not otherwise be able to afford them and it keeps the class price affordable for you.

If you are already licensed and would rather hone your new skills in your own practice setting, our “Ready, Set, Go” option gets you out the door and earning quickly.  Class hours, however, will not count toward our 300-hour Advanced Skills program.

2012 List of Classes

March 25th

10 am – 4 pm

Introduction to Laser Therapies

Introduction to Laser Therapies:

This comprehensive class will delve into the most popular laser treatments being used in medical spas today.  We will review Fitzpatrick Skin Typing and the Lancer Ethnicity Scale and how they influence treatment protocols and pre and post-procedure care.  You will be introduced to an array of equipment, including hair removal and ablative lasers, CO2, Erbium, flash lamp, IPL technology, KTP, tissue-heating technologies and Yag lasers and be given an overview of safety considerations, protocol and marketing.  If you’ve dreamed of working in a medical setting, this class is a must-do!

Prerequisite:  None

Investment:  $125

Advanced Skills Program or Ready, Set, Go:  5 hours

5 hours lecture and demo

 

To register for this event, click HERE.

 

April 1st  

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Brazilian Waxing:

Maximize your earning potential with this popular service.  In this comprehensive class, you will learn proper positioning, draping, pre and post waxing care and marketing techniques for success.  We also cover contraindications, safety, sanitation, diseases, disorders and male Brazilian waxing.  Students must provide their own model.  We will also demonstrate a man-zilian if a model is available.  Let us know if you have an adventurous male friend!

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist with non-strip waxing experience.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

To register for this event, click HERE.

 

April 29th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Advanced Chemical Peels: 

Help your clients look their best by safely applying chemical peels.  Product ingredients in the most commonly used peels with be discussed as well as specific conditions, contraindications, treatment procedures, reactions and after care.  Plenty of hands-on practice will allow you to perform safe and effective treatments.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

To register for this event, click HERE.

 

May 6th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Reflexology:

This ancient science relaxes the body, improves nerve and blood supply, removes toxins and boosts the immune system.  We will teach you how to locate and work specific points in the feet that correspond to major organs and glands in the body.  If you want your practice to be the talk of the town, enhance your facials with this relaxing routine or offer as a stand-alone treatment.

Prerequisite:  None

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

May 7th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Aromatherapy:

In this fun and informative class, we will explore the history of fragrance, how oils are produced and stored and how to safely incorporate essential oils into your practice.  You will become familiar with the most common and popular oils and learn how to make basic blends your clients will love.

Prerequisite:  None

Investment:  $150

Advanced Skills Program or Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo and practice

 

May 20th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

May 21st 

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Body Wraps & Scrubs:

A staple on every spa menu worldwide, both body wraps and scrubs beautify the skin and have powerful healing properties.  After discussing the history, efficacy and safety of using mud, peat, salt and herbs, we will roll up our sleeves and make our own blends using natural ingredients.  You will learn how to design interesting treatments for your menu and gain practice by giving and receiving several wraps and scrubs throughout the day.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician, cosmetologist or massage therapist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $325

Advanced Skills Program:  27 hours

15 hours lecture, demo & practice

12 hours practical:  6 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  15 hours

15 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

Date:  June 3rd

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Bronzed & Beautiuful~Spray Tan Application:

Don’t be left out!  Bronzed skin is a multi-million dollar business.  Learn how to use an airbrushing machine to apply sunless tanning products.  We will cover safety, sanitation, equipment needs and investment, application techniques and marketing for success.

Prerequisite:  None

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

June 24th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Wedding & Special Event Makeup:

All eyes are on the bride and she deserves to look her very best!  Learn how to launch a lucrative bridal makeup business, consult with your client and choose the perfect colors for her special event.  You will learn advanced techniques for flawless makeup application, how to choose the right colors for the season and the location, what supplies and tools are needed for the makeup artist on the go and how to market your bridal makeup services.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

July 8th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Current Technology~Using Machines to Maximize Results

Don’t be left out!  Learn about the latest electrical technologies in the advanced esthetics field.  After reviewing traditional machine modalities, we will explore microdermabrasion, ultrasonic, microcurrent, IPL hair removal, radiofrequency and various light therapies.  You’ll learn the importance of a thorough consultation, indications and contraindications, how equipment is regulated and how to sanitize and maintain your equipment.  There will be plenty of hands-on practice in this informative class.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

Date:  TBD

Spa Start up, Planning & Development:

This intensive and informative class will give you the knowledge and confidence you need in order to open a spa from the ground up.  Learn crucial business and marketing plan development, how to manage finances and create budgets, how to design a menu and treatment protocols and tips for hiring a winning staff.  Participants will receive a notebook packed with hundreds of dollars in materials.

Prerequisite:  None

Investment:  $150

Advanced Skills Program or Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo and practice

 

Date:  TBD

Treating Aging and Dehydrated Skin

Learn how the sun and other environmental exposures can cause physical and chemical changes in the skin.  We will cover aging theories, facts and trends, the physiology of aging skin, intrinsic verses extrinsic factors, cell renewal, dehydration and pigmentation, and treatments protocols.  You will understand the sun’s role in photo-aging, preventative measures to share with your clients and hear the latest updates on skin cancer and medical options.  Plenty of hands-on practice rounds out this informative class.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice


Date:  TBD

Treating Sensitive Skin and Rosacia

How do you distinguish between overly sensitized skin, environmentally challenged skin, Rosacea or an allergic reaction?  In this class, you will learn about common toxins and chemicals that can effect cell histology and immune function and how to how to identify Rosacea.  We will teach you how to conduct a thorough consultation and assessment, how to treat sensitive skin and when to recommend medical treatment.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $195

Advanced Skills Program:  16 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

8 hours practical:  4 treatments required

Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo & practice

 

Date:  TBD

The Inside-Out Approach to Holistic Skin Care:

Modern skin care dictates a whole-body approach, taking into consideration what goes in the body as well as what products you put on the body.  You will gain the necessary “tools” to analyze your client’s lifestyle and steer him or her toward better skin through better lifestyle choices.  We will cover current research, dietary habits, nutrients that can help (and harm) the skin, the “ideal” skin diet, must-have supplements for specific skin concerns and treatment protocols using natural and organic ingredients.

Prerequisite:  Licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.  Current ISI students may attend with instructor’s permission.

Investment:  $150

Advanced Skills Program or Ready, Set, Go:  8 hours

8 hours lecture, demo and practice

 

Keep an eye out for these classes in the near future:

  • Treating Acneic and Teenage Skin
  • Glitz & Glamour Makeup
  • Treating Ethnic Skin
  • Product Comparison:  Cosmeceutical verses Natural
  • Marketing Your Business in the New Economy
  • Retail Sales and Product Development
  • Spa Management and Leadership
  • Self-Care and Yoga
  • Spa Menu Planning~How to Create Unique Rituals
  • Social Media Marketing:  Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Creating a Website Using WordPress
  • The Art of Permanent Makeup

Cancellation/Refund Policy

To ensure each student receives plenty of attention from our instructors, these classes have limited seating.  If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, the following policies apply:

  • Cancel 15 days prior to class:  100% credit toward a future class.
  • Cancel less than 15 days prior to class:  50% credit toward a future class.
  • Cancel less than 24 hours prior to class:  All fees forfeited.

While we do not offer refunds, we want you to advance your skills at ISI and are therefore willing to offer credit toward a future class.  You may transfer your credit toward a future class one time.  If you prefer to register at the door, please call by 4 pm, the Friday prior to class in order to check seating availability.

 *Because we require an instructor’s presence during training, only the “Learn & Earn” option will be considered toward the 300-hour Advanced Skills Program.

For a full listing of SC continuing education for Estheticians, click here:   http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/cosmetology/forms/2011_CEU.pdf

 

View the Esthetics Advanced Education calendar.

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