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blue file in Las Vegas, Nevada

69 months ago

Is there a such thing?

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

69 months ago

I would be interested in your reason for asking about online esthetics education. The reason for my curiosity is to wonder how you would be taught to do facial treatments, analyze, wax, etc...on real people.

One of the most important skills I can teach my students outside the technical aspects of skin therapy is how to forge a professional connection to clients. The connection that keeps them coming back time and again.

Sorry to digress,

lpt

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Spa Diva in Duluth, Georgia

69 months ago

Does anyone know of a Cosmetologist looking to start a salon in Duluth?

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Sandra in Mexico

59 months ago

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas said: If you mean if there is an online esthetics course which will be accepted by state cosmetology boards which will qualify you to take the state licensing exam......NO!

Each state is controls which schools within their state is acceptable. In addition every course requires practical training, and no online course can do that.

Jeff

Dear Jeff,
I found a college in Vancouver Canada called Aglaia Esthetics on line and is a mixture of theory on line and hands on practical residency at their college.
I think is really good especially for individuals that have limited amount of time and funds. Sandra

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SweetSammi in Boise, Idaho

59 months ago

I'd be really cautious with a distance learning program. You're bound to run into all kinds of problems with that because for one, theory is minimal compared to the practical that is required by every state. And all your hours are tracked and recorded by your instructors. Your theory hours contribute to your total hours. Second, that school is out of the country and Canada probably has completely different regulations regarding esthetics than America does. Then, on top of that, you would have to get your paperwork transfered to your state of choice and it could be a completely different standard than what they will accept, wasting you time, money, and likely your sanity. In my state there were so many snags on the regulations that it was nerve racking during graduation time when all the paperwork had to be filled out correctly, signed and notarized by your instructors, sent in at the proper time, etc. And trust me, it was a ton of legal paperwork. Then I looked into transfers of licensure by state and there were so many snags or additional classes that I would be required to take if I even wanted to transfer to FL. My point is, that because each state regulates itself, it is a very stressful venture to move licenses, let alone try to do it between countries.

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Sandra in Mexico

59 months ago

You are right everyone needs to be caution, buyers be aware, however I did my research and this program which is from an accredited college has gone through all the red tape to make this program as good as regular training.

I would ask you before putting all this information on the website, you should to a bit more research.

If you want I will find out the the correct individual which you can talk with and find out more details about this training.

Sandra

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Sandra in Mexico

59 months ago

lpt in Bakersfield, California said: I would be interested in your reason for asking about online esthetics education. The reason for my curiosity is to wonder how you would be taught to do facial treatments, analyze, wax, etc...on real people.

One of the most important skills I can teach my students outside the technical aspects of skin therapy is how to forge a professional connection to clients. The connection that keeps them coming back time and again.

Sorry to digress,

lpt

Contact www.aglaiaesthetics.com
they will give you all teh infromation you need on their incredible program.
Sandra

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

59 months ago

I see nowhere that this online course would be counted by any state as approved educational hours for licensing. Except for the information, this seems to be a waste of valuable monetary resources needed to get licensed to practice in any state.

lpt

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Sandra in Key Largo, Florida

59 months ago

So Incorrect, you have not done your research and you are giving wrong advice to individuals that trust your opinion.

I am taking this course and the log everything, my marks my time that I study and at the end I will be completing TWO full months of hands on practical at the college. If a person is smart or have half a brain, you do not need to have someone to teach you the theory...just the practical is needed.
Sandra

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Sandra in Key Largo, Florida

59 months ago

Sandra in Mexico said: Contact www.aglaiaesthetics.com
they will give you all teh infromation you need on their incredible program.
Sandra

They do give hands on for 2 full months after all the theory on line is done with a passing mark. Sandra.
Just contact them

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

59 months ago

The ISSUE is whether or NOT there is ANY state in the United States that would ACCEPT this education as counting toward the required hours necessary to be qualified to test for the state licensing exam. I see nothing to indicate that this online school qualifies in any state as state-required education necessary to test for the licensing exam. Prove me wrong, please. Show me where any state has approved this online education as qualified hours toward graduating from an accredited school, and being able to take the licensing exam in any state.

lpt

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Sandra in Key Largo, Florida

59 months ago

Dear ipt,

I do not understand why you are getting SO angry....
I am just a student that has done alot of research and this online program is from an accredited college that has been around for over 30 years and it has an oline esthetics division.
This college has graduated many US students and have been approved by many states.
So please be calm and open minded...because their are many individuals like me, a single mom working full time and wish to become an esthetician and this is the only way I can ACHIEVE MY DREAMS...

Sandra

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SweetSammi in Boise, Idaho

59 months ago

Sandra,
Not all schools are created equally, so it's up to us to use best judgement when picking where to go. There were a few red flags on that website you posted that pricked me. For one, they have typos everywhere. No kidding, I know it may seem petty, but all the typos and poor grammar says a lot of things about quality. Then I have concerns about the college that the website is linked to. For instance, you keep saying that it is an accredited college. Where does their accreditation come from? The USA or Canada? I read all their "awards" and I've never heard of any of them. Must be a Canadian thing, dunno. Every bit of research you've written about them looks like it's straight off their website. Look, all schools (especially cosmetology schools and such) are going to hype up how great they are. They are selling themselves to you. And all this about not needing someone to teach you theory is silly in my opinion. When you get out of school you barely know anything, school is hardly enough to prepare you for real esthetics. That's why so many estheticians fall off after the first year. So trust me, you need all the one on one discussion about theory that you can get if you plan on being an effective facialist. Look, the school could be totally legit but you may still be looking at complications transferring it to the US for your state board exam. I instantly doubt any school that offers online courses for a profession that is so hands on (and even ones that are not). That is the only reason I urge caution. After you are cautious, then by all means....have at it.

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

59 months ago

Sandra,

I noticed that in some of your previous posts you show Mexico and then later Key Largo, FL. Are you in Mexico or Key Largo? Where do you plan to practice?

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lpt in Bakersfield, California

59 months ago

You misunderstand my capital lettered words as anger. The only thing I am trying to convey is that NOWHERE is there ANY evidence provided where this program has been accepted in ANY state in the United States as being valid for licensing.

And that is the bottom line.

If I go to this school and log 600 hours or 1,200 hours, will the state I live in recognize this school as legitimate for licensing? You still have not proven anywhere that this school qualifies for state licensing.

This is definitely a red-flag online school. It may be fine for general education, but for those who are looking to get licensed to actually practice in your state, BUYER BEWARE!

lpt

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Sandra in Key Largo, Florida

59 months ago

I am travelling at the moment.
I am not sure where I will be practicing.
Maybe in Canada.

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

59 months ago

Sandra in Key Largo, Florida said: I am travelling at the moment.
I am not sure where I will be practicing.
Maybe in Canada.

Canada may have provisions which allow online schooling. However, I'm sorry to say that no state board of cosmetology can accept the training. The reason is frankly that most states require that schools be inspected and accredited by the state. This is not possible with long distance learning. If it were the case, I might consider really going long distance and studying beauty therapy in Russia which requires beauty therapists to be doctors.

I would ask the school what states in America has their credentials heen accepted as qualifing the individual to take that states examination for esthetics. Do not pay one cent until you have been given an answer and then you call that state and verify it. If they have been in business for as long as you say there will have a list. Even if you are going to practice in Canada, verify this.

Just like ITEC, CIDESCO, CIBTAC (International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty and Holistic Therapists worldwide), and other certification programs, there may be places where these are accepted in order to work in other countries. However, non of these are accepted in the US.

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Sandra in Key Largo, Florida

59 months ago

That is ok.
Thank you for your advice.

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Kim in Burlington, New Jersey

51 months ago

It's a Goodaddy site, for crying out loud. The internet is a dangerous place for a lot of people. Sandra is one of them. How on earth does she think this is a real school. OMG, how much money did she give them. It's been 8 months. I'm sure she knows by now that she's been had. Sorry to be so abrupt but when people don't use the brains God gave them, I have no respect.

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Paige in Prince George, British Columbia

41 months ago

Sandra, ive been looking online and found Agalia school and im intrested in going to it. have you done the course ? Thanks:) Paige

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

40 months ago

Sandra in Mexico said: Dear Jeff,
I found a college in Vancouver Canada called Aglaia Esthetics on line and is a mixture of theory on line and hands on practical residency at their college.
I think is really good especially for individuals that have limited amount of time and funds. Sandra

I don't see a problem in covering the theory portion on line. But, I don't see how they will be able to test you unless they do this when you actually attend the school. The real problem is that, unless your state or the governing body of where you are will accept the schools curriculum and hours, the course isn't helpful. I see that you are in Mexico. Are you planning on working there? What are the requirements?

Howver, once you get your license, there are many very good programs which you can take as well as videos which will help.

I even know of an excellent course on medical/clinical esthetics conducted by a world renowned educator. If you are a good self-taught esthy, you can save a fortune using the DVDs.

Jeff

Jeff

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Cindy ,Austin TX in Sandy, Texas

40 months ago

Jeff:

I am interested in a career change into a career as a Esthitician. I am 45 and make a six figure income in the insurance industry, yet it is a passion of mine to work in skin care and make-up. I would like to become better educated on the subject and to get some direction and how to pursue this industry. I contemplate becoming a Spa owner and need some discussion.

Cindy

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Neen in Baltimore, Maryland

32 months ago

How much does a new Esthetician make? I'm thinking of a career change. At present, I'm a CNA ( 2 jobs needed at all times, to make ends meet). I'm tired of the heavy lifting and the disproportion ratio's. I am highly under-paid and over, overworked. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!

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Steph in Yuba City, California

22 months ago

I googled this wondering the same as the poster if this was available because while i understand the importance on in person learning, I assumed after reading over a few curriculums, that there is some time spent learning regulations and other things (the book aspect of the courses) that can be done at home?

Is this even a possibility?

lpt in Bakersfield, California said: I would be interested in your reason for asking about online esthetics education . The reason for my curiosity is to wonder how you would be taught to do facial treatments, analyze, wax, etc...on real people.

One of the most important skills I can teach my students outside the technical aspects of skin therapy is how to forge a professional connection to clients. The connection that keeps them coming back time and again.

Sorry to digress,

lpt

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Jennifer in Clermont, Florida

20 months ago

Neen in Baltimore, Maryland said: How much does a new Esthetician make? I'm thinking of a career change. At present, I'm a CNA ( 2 jobs needed at all times, to make ends meet). I'm tired of the heavy lifting and the disproportion ratio's. I am highly under-paid and over, overworked. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!

I would love yo help! Please contact me so we can talk! We are a mobile SPA business with direct sales, no territory limits and offer training throughout the US, Canada, & Puerto Rico. We have products and multiple SPAs throughout each as well as multiple Dermatologist who recommend our Spa Facial line over the higher costing Obagi. 50% profits on sales and you control your schedule and client base. This would be your own business so think tax deductions! Let me know how I can help you! www.beauticontrolcfl.com or find us on facebook at Beauticontrol Central Florida, we have business owners all over the US!

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Jennifer in Clermont, Florida

20 months ago

Cindy ,Austin TX in Sandy, Texas said: Jeff:

I am interested in a career change into a career as a Esthitician. I am 45 and make a six figure income in the insurance industry, yet it is a passion of mine to work in skin care and make-up. I would like to become better educated on the subject and to get some direction and how to pursue this industry. I contemplate becoming a Spa owner and need some discussion.

Cindy

Cindy -
Please contact me so we can talk! We are a mobile SPA business with direct sales, no territory limits and offer training. Our Corp office in there in TX and all of our products are Made in the USA with never any animal testing. We have products at multiple SPAs throughout the US, Canada, & Puerto Rico as well as multiple Dermatologist who recommend our Spa Facial line over the higher costing Obagi. 50% profits on sales and you control your schedule and client base. This would be your own business so think tax deductions! Let me know how I can help you! www.beauticontrolcfl.com or find us on facebook at Beauticontrol Central Florida, we have business owners all over the US!

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

20 months ago

Jennifer in Clermont, Florida said: Cindy -
Please contact me so we can talk! We are a mobile SPA business with direct sales, no territory limits and offer training. Our Corp office in there in TX and all of our products are Made in the USA with never any animal testing. We have products at multiple SPAs throughout the US, Canada, & Puerto Rico as well as multiple Dermatologist who recommend our Spa Facial line over the higher costing Obagi. 50% profits on sales and you control your schedule and client base. This would be your own business so think tax deductions! Let me know how I can help you! www.beauticontrolcfl.com or find us on facebook at Beauticontrol Central Florida, we have business owners all over the US!

Are you a licensed esthetician in the state of florida?
Do you have a "licensed mobil spa" with the cosmetology board?
Is it licensed in FL?

Jeff

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