Organic or natural esthetician schools have become more prevalent as an increasing number of today's consumers prefer a holistic approach to health care, including the care of their skin. With the aging baby boomer population, becoming an esthetician can be a smart career choice, and learning about natural products and treatment can increase your client list once you're working as an esthetician.

Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, Makeup and Nail Artistry

The Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, Makeup and Nail Artistry teaches their esthetics students "natural skin care that works." The school's New York campus offers three esthetics courses: a general esthetics course, a 140-hour skin care course and a 600-hour esthetics course. The New Jersey campus offers the 600-hour esthetics course.

Upon completion of any course, you'll be prepared to take a New York or New Jersey State Board Exam to become a licensed esthetician. In each course, under the direction of a certified international teaching staff, students learn basics of chemistry, anatomy and biology. Students also get hands-on training in the most current methods of skin care, as well as the use of the Christine Valmy Esthetician Treatment line of products that uses all-natural active ingredients

Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, Makeup and Nail Artistry 437 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 800-248-2569 (24-VALMY) 212-779-7800 christinevalmy.com/christine_valmy_education.html

Florida College of Natural Health

Florida College of Natural Health offers a 300-hour skin care training course that includes a holistic approach to hair removal, makeup, facial massage, skin physiology and business development. The program prepares students to become Registered Facial Specialists in Florida. The school's Associate of Science Degree in Natural Health with a Concentration in Advanced Paramedical Skin Care is a 1,201-hour clinical and holistic program that provides hands-on training in such areas as microdermabrasion, peels, vitamins, facial treatments, product ingredient knowledge, medical terminology, pre- and post-operative treatments, clinical dermatology and dermal oncology. The course prepares students to work as a Registered Facial Specialist in Florida's medical spas, salons or in their own private practice.

Florida College of Natural Health 7925 Northwest 12th Street, Suite #201 Miami, FL 33126 305-597-9599 fcnh.com/programs.html

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics offers a variety of esthetician programs. The 600-hour Natural Aesthetics Practitioner Diploma program includes 20.25 credits in such classes as state-of-the-art skin care, anti-aging and facial techniques, waxing, spa treatments and cosmetic applications. Students also learn reflexology, aromatherapy, natural grain microdermabrasion and cranio-sacral therapy training. The program prepares students to take the Arizona State Board exam to become a licensed esthetician. The school also offers a combined 1,000-hour Natural Aesthetics & Master Massage Practitioner program, and if you're already a licensed esthetician, you can take a 200-hour Laser Technician Certification program, an 800-hour Laser Technician Certification or a 500-Hour Natural Aesthetics Educator Diploma program.

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics 1460 East Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85282 888-504-9106 naturalbeautyaz.com/programs.php