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Learn the principles of skin care that prepare you for a career as a licensed esthetician or skin care specialist in this growing industry.

What will I learn?

Prepare for your career as a skin care specialist. When you’re selected into JCCC’s Esthetics program, you’ll be trained to exceed expectations and deliver top-notch skin care services to your clients. The hands-on classroom and salon clinic experience will prepare you for industry success as a licensed esthetician.

Learn how to determine the client’s skin type and perform a skin analysis. Identify and treat a variety of skin issues. Receive instruction in facial massage, cleansing and exfoliation. Study makeup application, light therapy and hair removal methods, including laser.

Build the technical and soft skills you need to successfully pass your Kansas State Board of Cosmetology Esthetician License exam.

Why JCCC?

Our experience:

  • Small class sizes, with a maximum of 14 students.
  • Flexible options, with both part- and full-time programs.
  • Instructors are licensed practitioners and highly trained in the latest techniques.
  • Valuable real-world experience at JCCC’s full-service salon.
  • Program internationally recognized by Pivot Point, a leader in beauty education curriculum.

Our commitment to your success:

  • Enrollment is twice a year, not every month, so you’ll train with the same classmates from start to finish.
  • Program consists of eight courses, providing 1,000 contact hours of theory and skill development, meeting requirements for both Kansas and Missouri licenses.
  • Get career advice, support to overcome test anxiety, and help writing an effective résumé through our student resources.
  • Serving others is part of our philosophy; every April the salon is exclusively open to the Down Syndrome Guild and offers free hair, skin and nail services for prom.

Our affordability:

On average, JCCC is half the price of other metro cosmetology schools.

Learn more about the Esthetics program at our information sessions.

This is a selective admission program. See how to apply

Metro salon and spa owners are seeking JCCC-trained estheticians. With today’s focus on looking and feeling healthy, the cosmetology and esthetics industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Jobs for licensed estheticians are expected to grow by 11 percent by 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Once you earn your license you will be equipped to work as an independent consultant or in a:

  • Salon
  • Day spa
  • Medical spa
  • Resort
  • Plastic surgeon’s office
  • Dermatologist’s office
  • Theater or entertainment industry

Or continue your education. With these valuable college credits under your belt, you can choose from beneficial business or fashion courses to earn your associate degree.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Centerstudent-resources/career-development/index.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Esthetics Program Costs

Books, Kit and Uniform

Purchase all books, kit and uniform items prior to the first day of class. All amounts are subject to change without notice. Kit prices may vary as they are based on product availability; supply cost totals listed below are estimates. Totals for books, kit and uniform do not include tax. Sales tax is added at the time of purchase. Uniform cost covers 3 pairs of scrubs. Dress code also requires closed-toe shoes (not provided).

JCCC School of Cosmetology must follow the rules and guidelines set by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students who are enrolled in a Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Technology program must hold a current apprentice license issued by KBOC to earn the required contact hours for professional licensure. Apprentice license applications are completed during orientation on the first day of class. The following items are required on the first day of class:

  1. $15 application fee payable by credit or debit card
  2. Current government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state issued ID or military ID)
  3. Social Security card (the name on your application, ID and Social Security card must match exactly)

Failing to provide all required documents and valid forms of ID by the first day of class will mean dismissal from the program. Additional information regarding apprentice license requirements can be found online at: www.kansas.gov/kboc.

Note: Costs are approximate and subject to change. 

Apprentice License $15
Esthetics Kit $1,498
Esthetics Books $210.65
Uniform $78
Total $1,801.65