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Cinta Aveda Institute, San Francisco

San Francisco Downtown

305 Kearny Street [at Bush]
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1 (415) 496-4787 Admissions—call or text

+1 (415) 989-4400 Guest Services—call or text

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Cinta Aveda Institute, San Jose

San Jose Downtown

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Admissions—call or text +1 (408) 549-1465

Guest Services—call or text +1 (408) 648-2555

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Skin Care or Make-up Artist

Start your career as a skin care specialist or make-up artist today.

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What will you be when you graduate?

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  • Esthetician
  • Make-up Artist
  • Product Sales Representative
  • Salon/Spa Manager
  • Salon/Spa Owner
  • Esthetics Instructor
  • State Board Member or Inspector
  • Educational Director for a Product Manufacturer
  • Consultant/Trainer
  • Paramedical Esthetician
  • Freelance Make-up Artist
  • Make-up Artist for Film, Theater, Fashion or Print

Skin Care Training—What You Will Learn

The fundamentals of dermanalysis, facial manipulations and equipment and plant aromaology™. You will study the related sciences of anatomy and histology, along with state safety requirements. Combining theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, this course puts you on your way to a successful career in skin care.

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Cinta Aveda Institute will help you apply your knowledge through clinic experiences while you increase your understanding in the classroom. You’ll refine your skills and gain the expertise required to meet Cinta Aveda Institute’s skin care and make-up service standards and state safety requirements.

You will gain insight on real-world strategies to get the job of your dreams, from interviewing to resume writing and beyond. Fine-tune your accuracy, concentration and speed.

At this point, you’ll have the competency required for the skill certification examination, as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to pass the written examination required by Cinta Aveda Institute and the State of California for licensure. Now you’re ready to turn your skin care training into a career!

Want to learn more about our Esthetics programs? Call or text (415) 496-4787 or fill out the contact form above.

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Jobs Prepared for (with CIP and SOC codes)

U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations for which this program prepares students:

  • CIP code: 12.0409 — Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist

  • SOC code: 39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists

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