Learn Safety Skills & Proper Technique in Waxing Classes

As a licensed esthetician working in a spa or salon, waxing will likely be a big part of your job. At Skin Science Institute, our students take waxing classes as part of our esthetician program that prepares them to take the state licensing exam. Estheticians who are skilled at waxing are in demand at spas and salons all of Utah and the entire U.S.

In the quest to be smooth and hair-free, Americans put many hours of work into shaving and using hair removal creams. It’s a time-consuming battle that never seems to end. Some people opt for laser hair removal, and when you get your esthetician license, you will be able to perform this procedure as well. However, laser hair removal is more expensive, takes longer than waxing and is more invasive, so there will always be a segment of your clientele who prefers waxing for hair removal.

Bikini Waxing

Bikini waxing is one of the most requested forms of waxing. That’s because the skin in this area is extra delicate and can be easily irritated by shaving, resulting in an ugly rash that can persist for weeks or even months.

Still for many women, letting the hair grow in this area isn’t an option. These women choose bikini waxing.

In your c at Skin Science Institute, you’ll learn important waxing techniques such as how hot the wax should be, how thick to apply the wax, how long to wait to pull it off and how to decide what direction to pull from.

For bikini waxing, it’s best for clients to allow their hair to grow for at least two weeks so that there is enough hair for the wax to grip. Otherwise, if the hair is too short, the wax may not pull it out. Clients should also be instructed to exfoliate the area the morning of or the night before treatment. This helps the wax adhere better to the hair.

Because the bikini area is so delicate, some clients find bikini waxing painful. For them, you can offer to use a numbing cream on the skin, and work in small sections so they can better tolerate the discomfort.

Face Waxing

Face waxing includes the upper lip, chin, eyebrow area and anywhere clients want hair removed.

Many women prefer face waxing to shaving, which may be too harsh for their skin. Your clients may want face waxing to remove moustache hairs, chin hairs, hair growing between the eyebrows or hairs under the brows or at the corners of the eyes.

Men also often request waxing to remove hair between the eyebrows or any extraneous eyebrow hair. Men also frequently request back waxing. Many men with ample back hair are unhappy with their appearance, and because this area is hard to reach, it’s easier to get waxed every couple of months. Some men also request chest waxing.

Post-Waxing Care

After you wax a client’s skin, it will likely be red, and sometimes it swells a bit as well. This is normal, and these side effects can be minimized with the use of calming creams and lotions after the procedure.

In your waxing training at our esthetician school, you will learn everything you need to know to serve clients who request hair removal, whether it’s bikini waxing, face waxing or other areas such as the underarms, back, chest, stomach or legs.

While many people attempt to do waxing at home or get the service done by an uncertified technician, remind your clients it is always best and safest to have waxing done by someone with an esthetician license. Waxing courses help you learn safe and efficient techniques.

To enroll in our esthetician school and take waxing classes, lash extension classes, skin care classes and more, sign up online or contact us today at Skin Science Institute.

Eyelash Extensions Classes for Estheticians

When you’re going for your esthetician license, you take classes in all types of skin care, including eyelash extensions classes. Applying semi-permanent makeup is a big part of an esthetician’s job if they work in a salon or spa. Making women happier and more beautiful is rewarding work! At Skin Science Institute, we teach lash extensions classes, skin care techniques, waxing, manicuring, methods of sunless tanning and everything you need to get your esthetician license.

Lash extensions and other procedures to beautify eyelashes are in high demand everywhere today. At our esthetician school, you will learn all the correct approaches to performing these services for your clients.

Lash Extensions

Lash extensions are just continuing to grow in popularity across the U.S. Women want to look and feel beautiful and they love quick and easy ways to achieve this.

For many years, women put on mascara every morning to make their lashes look longer, thicker and darker. It’s time-consuming, and it can be messy. Mascara has a tendency to clump, making your lashes look too thick or lumpy.

After a few hours, mascara may start to leave specks that look like pepper under your eyes and on your cheeks, or it may leave you with dark “raccoon” circles under your eyes. Waterproof mascara causes fewer issues, but it’s hard to get off and you can lose some lashes in the process.

What Skin Science Institute students learn in eyelash extensions classes is how to safely place individual lashes onto the client’s eyelids. Thus, estheticians are not so much extending the client’s own lashes as adding lashes that are longer, resulting in a thicker appearance.

In your eyelash extension classes, you’ll learn how to brush through your client’s lashes and then carefully separate them, isolating individual lashes that you select to glue a synthetic lash onto. The false lash retains its strength, color and length, so mascara is no longer necessary, though those with lash extensions can opt for an extra touch of glamour by applying mascara if they choose. However, you must advise your clients that they have to use a special type of mascara that does not react with the glue you used so their synthetic eyelashes won’t fall off.

Because lash extensions are glued on, they will eventually fall off. That’s why clients must return about every six weeks for a lash extensions fill to retain their full look. While some clients may try this procedure once and not keep up with it, many women enjoy having long, lush, beautiful lashes 24/7 without any effort on their part.

Eyelash Tinting

In lash classes at our esthetician school, you will also learn how to perform eyelash tinting, a process in which estheticians apply dye to clients’ eyelashes. Unlike lash extensions, no glue or synthetic eyelashes are involved in this process — only the client’s natural lashes.

During this process, the esthetician provides protection to the client’s skin and then carefully applies dye with a brush to their top and bottom lashes. Although the client’s eyes are closed while the dye is being applied to the top lashes, dye can still leak in between the eyelids and damage the client’s eyes, so it’s critical to learn how much dye to put on the brush and how close to get to the base of the lashes.

Eyelash tinting does not make the lashes thicker; it makes them darker. This makes a big difference with clients who are blond or redheaded and whose lashes may appear almost invisible without some type of product on them. But women with dark lashes love eyelash tinting too, as it makes their lashes look longer and more attractive without makeup. With eyelash tinting, you can scrub your face before you go to bed and still wake up with long, dark lashes.

Eyelash tinting is permanent — not like hair dye that fades. However, lashes eventually fall out and are replaced by new lashes, so the process must be repeated about once a month or so.

Eyelash Perming

At our esthetician school, we also teach eyelash perming in our lash classes.

Not everyone’s eyelashes grow the same way. Some people’s eyelashes grow in a downward direction, while others grow up. Because the beauty standard in the U.S. favors eyelashes that grow up, many women invest in eyelash curlers to bend their eyelashes in a different direction. However, using an eyelash curler every day can be hard on lashes. More of them can fall out, and there is always the chance you could pinch a tiny bit of skin in the curler, resulting in a painful, swollen eyelid.

For many women, eyelash perming is an excellent solution. The procedure involves the esthetician applying chemicals to the eyelashes that cause them to curl up instead of point down. The results of this process can last anywhere from a month to several months, depending upon the individual client.

Esthetician Program Safety

Performing eyelash extensions, eyelash tinting and eyelash perming safely and carefully is a skill that should be performed only by licensed estheticians, not lash techs who have simply taken a lash extensions training course. Lash certification is not the same as holding an esthetician license.

Bringing glue, dye or other chemicals so near to the eye is dangerous and should not be done by amateurs. Sadly, plenty of amateurs are in the business of performing eyelash extensions, tinting, perming and other procedures. Even worse, it is easy to find DIY kits online that anyone can order to perform these procedures on themselves at home.

One of the most important parts of performing safe lash extensions, tinting and perming  is working in a clean environment with sterile tools. Wiping tools with alcohol is not enough — everything needs to go in an autoclave, an expensive tool many fly-by-night lash techs don’t have. An autoclave kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores. It’s the same tool used by manicurists and dentists to clean their tools between clients.

Best Esthetician School in Utah

At our esthetician school, our lash extensions classes are taught by licensed master estheticians who are certified by the state to teach at skincare schools.

As an esthetician, your reputation is important. A graduation certificate from Skin Science Institute proves you worked hard and earned the esthetician license you go on to get from the state of Utah. As a graduate of our esthetician school and a licensed esthetician, you have a right to be proud of your accomplishments and to earn the wages you deserve for the hard work you invested in your craft.

To learn more about our esthetician school, our eyelash extension courses or any of our esthetician programs, contact us today.

Client Tips for Chemical Peel Recovery

Within the world of esthetics, chemical peels are some of the most common services offered. As part of your skincare specialist training at the Skin Science Institute, you’ll learn everything about how to perform these peels, and how to inform clients of all the important factors.

Chemical peels are also a big part of our professional skin care specialist school’s student spa menu, offered to clients to help students gain real-world experience. As a brief primer, here are a few dos and don’ts that can be given to clients for recovering properly after a chemical peel treatment.


  • Take a low-impact approach: For a few days or up to a week after a chemical peel, the skin just needs a light, low-impact approach. Those who use washcloths should switch to a baby cloth or a soft sponge, and always use warm water so as not to aggravate the skin. Also, avoid any deep lotions or treatments for a few days.
  • Products: Use soothing products like chamomile, Azulene, and others to keep the skin protected. In addition, use moisturizers, particularly those with antioxidants – these are important for the post-chemical peel stage, as the skin has been traumatized and free radical production rises.
  • Sun: Since the skin is more sensitive right after a peel, try to avoid long periods in the sun directly after. Wear high-SPF sunscreen if sun exposure is necessary.


  • Over-moisturize: Moisturizing is important, as we noted above, but don’t get too crazy. There isn’t any need to double or triple normal usage, and in some cases this can disrupt the peeling process itself.
  • Exfoliate: Rather than using specific exfoliating products or scrubs, let the skin shed itself naturally. Scrubs and acid may damage recently peeled skin.
  • Picking: Try not to pick at the skin, as this will create red marks and uneven spots if skin is picked before it’s naturally ready to come off. Leaving it alone will create a healthier, smoother look.

Want to learn more about chemical peels, or interested in our professional skin care specialist certification course? Speak to the educators at the Skin Science Institute today.

Basics On Cold Weather Skincare

At Skin Science Institute, we’re proud to be both a high-level beauty school and a provider of spa services to our students. Learn in a hands-on environment as you accrue the skills needed to get your esthetics license and sustain a long career in the field.

One important area in our spa and during your training is seasonal skin care, and during cold seasons, that topic comes to the forefront. Cold temperatures can wick skin of its moisture and dry it out, and indoor heating can also do damage. Let’s look at a few tips for combatting winter effects on skin, for both you and your eventual clients.

Gentle Cleanser

A cleanser scrubs the skin clean of dirt and oils, but some of them contain harsh ingredients that also leave the skin feeling tight or dry. This is especially noticeable during cold months. Instead, look for a gentle cleanser from a brand like Aveeno, CeraVe or Cetaphil. These milder ingredients can provide the same kind of purification without sacrificing hydration.

Continue Sunscreen

We naturally think of sunscreen during summer, but we should during winter as well. Wearing sunscreen year-round is one of the top ways to guard and nourish the skin, and has both cosmetic and health-related purposes.

Moisture Concerns

As we noted, winter is the time when dry skin is at its worst. First of all, consider switching to a thicker moisturizer – many people use thinner ones during summer. In addition, if you’re still having issues, consider a humidifier in your home. This can pump a bit of extra moisture into dry, heated air indoors.

Removing Makeup

Pre-moistened wipes and similar products are popular for quick makeup removal, but these products contain alcohol that can strip your skin of moisture. Consider oil-based products instead, as these will take makeup off without the same drying effects.


Water is easier to remember in summer when it’s very hot outside and you’re regularly thirsty. But your skin needs water just as badly during the winter – perhaps even more so due to additional dryness in the air. Make it a point to regularly drink water and stay hydrated, as this will help flush skin toxins while also keeping the skin moisturized and clear.

For more on cold weather skincare, or to find out more about any part of our esthetician training programs, speak to the educators at Skin Science Institute today.

Basic Tips for Fall Skin Care

At programs like the Skin Science Institute, you’ll learn all about how to become a professional esthetician. The skincare specialist classes provided at esthetics schools spend hundreds of dedicated hours educating students on every little detail of this field.

One significant area you’ll learn about during our program speaks to seasonal skin care concerns. As we’re currently leaving the summer season and moving into fall and winter, let’s use this period as an example – here are a few tips you can offer clients about changing skin care practices during this time of year.


Exfoliating the skin can be vital during this season, especially if clients spent a lot of time in the sun over the summer. The sun, heat rays and even chlorine from pools can affect the skin, generally drying it out. Regular exfoliation, which involves the removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and allows new cells to grow in, is important for combatting this dryness. It will help moisturizers penetrate the skin more effectively as well.


Many people use less moisturizer during the warm months, either because they forget or because it’s naturally more humid in many climates. This time of year, though, is exactly when you should be reminding clients to replenish the natural oils and moisture in your skin. Moisturize often, and also be sure to drink plenty of water to give skin multiple hydration avenues.

Redness Reduction

Whether it’s a sunburn from the summer or insect bites, tell clients to consider reducing redness using rosewater solutions to the affected area. This can have success with multiple causes of skin redness.


Even though it might not be as hot as the dead summer months, remind clients to not put away that sunscreen just yet. Continue using this on a regular basis all year long when the sun is out, even during the winter. Just because it’s colder doesn’t mean the sun’s rays stop affecting the skin.

For more on tips to offer clients for fall skin care, or to find out about our professional esthetician certification classes, speak to the educators at the Skin Science Institute today.

Your Amazing Skin

Skin Layers

Did you know?

  • We lose 1% of collagen per year after the age of 29.
  • Collagen is broken down daily by the sun and free-radical damage.
  • Young skin sheds cells about every 30 days and older skin sheds every 60 days.
  • Moisturizers attract water molecules plumping up dehydrated skin and making wrinkles less noticeable.
  • The needs of your skin, including hydration and moisturizing, will change from time to time and as you age.
  • Skincare products and cosmetics don’t last forever. Check expiration dates and keep out of sunlight.
  • Despite popular belief, dry skin does not cause wrinkles, though it can make all lines and wrinkles appear worse.
  • Moisturizers are only a temporary fix. Gravity, aging, and sun exposure will do their damage anyway.
  • Exfoliating with pits and crushed seeds is not the answer. If the substance is too rough it will create micro-tears in your skin.
  • How you sleep affects your age. Sleeping on your back is the best way to minimize wrinkling on your face and neck.
  • New research suggests that we accumulate 10% of sun damage with each passing decade.
  • The sun does penetrate window glass, so keep sunscreen handy all year round. Make reapplying your sunscreen a ritual.
  • Taking two aspirin immediately after sun exposure will help prevent a sunburn from developing.
  • Acne plagues the average sufferer for seven years and adult women often for 20 years or more.
  • Approximately 40% of people from the age of 20 to 60 suffer from adult blemishes, breakouts, and acne.
  • A pimple is weeks in the making; the pimple you see today cannot be a direct result of the chocolate you ate yesterday.
  • If you have facial redness, rosacea, or broken capillaries, saunas, steam baths, coffee, wind, and alcohol will only irritate the skin further.