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Shelby School of Esthetics

PCA Skin

Certified School

Face Reality Certified Pilot Training School

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Esthetics is the study of skin, analysis of its textures and treatments, anatomy of the face, hands, and cell structure of the skin.

Shelby School of Esthetics  program will provide students with hands-on experience in the art of skin care, including electrical facials, basic facials, hair removal, and many custom facial principles. Students learn about general health and wellness, cosmetics, and basic dermatology, chemistry and anatomy.

As a Licensed Esthetician you will enjoy a rewarding career such as:

  • Spa Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Skincare Treatment Centers
  • Educators
  • Makeup Artist
  • Lash & Brow Specialist
  • Manufacturers Representative
  • Esthetic Instructor

Graduates of SSE should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic and skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Esthetics Programs


The esthetics curriculum provides an intense study of Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, and Infection Control combined with the basics in practicing esthetics. In addition to state curriculum you will also become

  1. Chemical Peel certified through our partner PCA and
  2. Face Reality Acne Specialist certified after graduation.
  3. ASCP insured in which you will be able to convert after graduation at a discounted rate.
  4. That’s right, you go through their specified trainings during your time at SSE and upon graduation and licensing testing, you will automatically become Certified and Official

Each Class is limited enrollment of 6 -12 students. This program is 600 hours or 6 months. We offer theory instruction and hands on training to prepare you to be successful.

Esthetic Instructor Program:

The Esthetics Instructor curriculum provides a course of study covering the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of esthetics as required by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetology. Course work includes all phases of esthetics laboratory instruction and consist of 650 Hours. Student must be a current Licensed Esthetician. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Esthetics Instructor Licensing Exam and upon passing be qualified for employment in a cosmetology or esthetics school.

Each Class is limited enrollment of 2 students and start every Spring and Fall sessions for 6 and 1/2 months or 650 hours.

Schedule a admissions tour of our esthetics facility and view our comprehensive programs.

Advanced Medical Esthetician (MedSpa) Training (Coming Soon Summer “2022”

Advanced training for RNs, LPNs, LE who practice in the field of Esthetics. SSE enrolled students may continue in the Advance Medical Esthetics Program upon graduating. This 3 month training (June- August)will focus on:

  • Identifying and demonstrating Advance treatments (Medical Microdermabrasion and Advanced Chemical Peels
  • Infection Control to include Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Mannequins and Live Model practice and evaluations
  • Charting Assessment
  • Training Services to include: Oncology, Dermaplanning, Microshading, Microneedling, Laser/IPL/LED and RF deep dermal heating/tightening of the Face and Body
  • Training Validation (Certifications) with Partner Vendor such as DermaplanePro

This additional hands on training will prepare you for entry into the MedSpa sector! Training will be accompanied with theory lecture in class and online, clinical treatments, a tool kit including (Dermaplane instruments, micro needling pen, micro shading pen and needed supplies), 7- Milady Aesthetician Series Textbooks and 2 Black Logo Uniforms!


  • Complete the Online Application
  • Contact Admissions Department (704)669-5818 to schedule an Interview
  • Interview and Tour Campus
  • Take an Admissions Aptitude Test
  • Provide State or Federal ID, Social Security Card and High School Diploma/GED if applicable

Tuition and Application:

The complete Cost of the Esthetics Program is $6,198.00 which includes a $399.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee, $799.00 Textbook, Uniform, and Kit fee.

All students are required to pay the $399.00 Registration Fee prior to Enrollment which will reserve a space in the class on your desired start date.

Once enrolled you will pay a $799.00 Kit Fee. You will receive your kit, textbooks, and uniforms First Day of Class

Students are required to make a down payment of $1,500.00, which is due one month before class begins

The remaining tuition will be financed of $3,500.00 plus a 6.99% interest rate. Which will be bi-weekly installment payment drafts of $312.00. These payments begin 30 days after approval.

Everyone Is Approved!

Esthetic Instructor Program:

The complete Cost of the Esthetic Instructor Program is $2,799.00 which includes a $250.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee, $300.00 Textbook and Uniform fee.

All student instructors are required to make a down payment of $1,000.00, which is due one month before class begins.

The remaining Tuition will be financed of $1249.00 plus a 6.99% interest. Which is 6 installment payment drafts of $112.00. These payments begins 30 days after approval.

There is a $500.00 discount applied to tuitions paid upfront. We accept Cash, Money Order, and Most Major Credit Cards/Debit Cards

Medical Esthetics Program

The complete Cost of the Medical Esthetics Program is $4,488.00 which includes a $600.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee, $395.00 Textbook & Uniform fee. The remaining $3493.00 can be financed for 4 months.

Students signing up for Esthetics and Medical Esthetics Progams together recieve $1000 off to be applied to program deposits!

Esthetics Kit/Uniform:

Students are provided an Esthetics Kit valued well over $1000. All the tools you need the very first day! A detailed list of items will be available to you. Once a Kit is issued, Kit monies are non refundable!


Issued Tool Kit
Issued Product Kit
Issued Graduation Kit
Issued Book w/ Mindtap Online Access

Students are required to wear uniform provided by SSE. You will be provided with 2 uniforms!

Logo Uniform

Esthetics Instructor Trainee

New Educator Textbook
Black Uniform & Handbag

Medical Esthetics

Advanced Tool Kit
Advance Medical Esthetics Textbooks
Black Logo Uniform