Natural esthetics means natural beauty. The purpose of our school is to nurture and enhance the natural beauty of women and men through professional expertise, the most advanced and safe technologies, and earth and people friendly products.

How to Apply:

Office of Admissions
American Spirit Institute
161C John Jefferson Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-8000
Fax: 75-220-9122
E-mail: ino@americanspiritinstitute.com

Please contact our Office of Admissions at 757-220-8000 to schedule a tour (Richmond, Williamsburg or Norfolk campus).
We greatly appreciate your interest in American Spirit Institute

This state certified introductory program includes 600 hours classroom and hands-on study leading to a Virginia State Certification and Licensure. General Studies in:

  • Bacteriology and microorganisms, health and safety procedures, sanitation, OSHA and MSDS

  • Chemistry of skin care products and ingredients

  • Nutrition and Holistic Health

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • In-depth instruction of the skin system, skin analysis, treatment and techniques to treat acne, dry skin, oily skin and other skin types 

  • Make-up composition, techniques and application 

  • Mask therapy facials with the aid of approved mechanical devices  

In addition to classroom lectures, videos and hands-on training, students may attend field trips to spas and clinics which offer esthetics to observe, participate and evaluate the experience.
A graduation requirement with hands-on practicals include:

  • Client assessments and consultations for facials, body and back treatments
  • Various facials with applied treatments using approved mechanical methods
  • Makeup application
  • Hair removal using waxing and tweezing methods

With the completion and certification of the Basic 600 hour Esthetician Program, students will be considered for our state certified  Master Esthetician Training Program.

This in depth program includes:

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology with special emphasis on skin, its types, conditions and pathologies
  • Advanced indepth knowledge of cosmetic ingredients, pharmacology, and advanced home care
  • Advanced skin care modalities including microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, light wave treatments, electric wave treatments, skin peels, including: enzyme, herbal exfoliations, vitamin based, alpha hydroxyl, beta hydroxyl, Jessner, modified peels, trichloroacetic, acid lymphatic drainage
  • Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Etiology of edema,lymphatic drainage manipulations and movements, treatment sequences for face and neck, trunk and upper extremities, trunk and lower extremities, cellulite treatments and machine aided lymphatic drainage.
  • In addition to classroom lectures, videos and hands-on training, students may attend field trips to medical spas and plastic surgeons’ clinics with which the school has a working relationship.

Students are also required to complete hands-on practicals in the following areas:  

Advanced facials, Skin and body treatments, Microdermabrasion, Chemical exfoliation, Lymphatic drainage techniques 

Master Esthetics Program

600 hours
School of Esthetics
Course Information:


Professional Esthetics:

Books $125.00


Master Esthetics:
Books $183.00

Please contact us to get more information about tuition cost


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Professional Esthetics Program

600 hours