Estheticians work in spas and salons, providing a variety of services including nail technology, manicures and pedicures, make-up, skin care, and facials.  They require knowledge in human anatomy, skin care, nutrition, sterilization, and sanitation.

Graduates of the Pina B’s Academy of Aesthetics program receive training and practical experience in areas vital to the spa and salon industry. Through classroom instruction, discussion, observation, group work, skill demonstrations, assignments and evaluations, students cover the theory and skills needed in this field.  Through hands-on practical opportunities and assessments, they develop their skills and responsibilities as a part of a team.

TopicsEsthetics Program

  • An Introduction to Esthetics / Aesthetics
  • Bacteriology, Sterilization and Sanitation
  • Cells, Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Disorders and diseases of the Skin
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Chemistry, Cosmetic Ingredients & Production Analysis
  • Facials
  • Electrical Tools
  • Hair Removal
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Make-up Artistry
  • Advanced Esthetics
  • Business Management

Labs and Job Shadowing

Graduates of the Pina B’s Academy of Esthetics program have had a minimum of 500 hours in a lab practicing, refining, and being assessed on skills needed to perform services. Graduates have also been placed in a job shadowing role in a spa or salon, to gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an esthetician in a work environment.

Final Esthetics Examination

Upon completion of the academic and practical components of the esthetics program. This final examination evaluates the theory component of training, and determines whether the candidate has met the required level of knowledge. The external setting and marking provide unbiased and consistent evaluation, adhering to industry standards.


Esthetics Key Program Details

  • Classroom instruction – 500 hours
  • Lab/Workshop/Field Work – 500 hours
  • Job Shadowing Placement – 40 hours
  • What is the Body Safe program?

    BodySafe is Toronto Public Health’s inspection and disclosure program for personal services settings (PSS) that provide hairstyling and barbering, tattooing, micro pigmentation, ear and body piercing, electrolysis, manicure and pedicure or aesthetics services. You can view the inspection results here: