Paramedical estheticians, often called medical estheticians, are cosmetology professionals who provide advanced skin care services. They work in spas, salons or medical offices, depending on the services they offer. Aspiring medical estheticians should attend trade or technical schools that offer cosmetology programs with advanced training in esthetics. Such programs typically range from two semesters to two years. The Tennessee Board of Cosmetology requires all estheticians to complete at least 750 hours of coursework and practice to take the state licensing exam.

Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College offers an esthetics technology certificate program at its Chattanooga campus. The esthetics technology program provides students with the skills needed for entry-level positions in the esthetics profession and for the state licensing exam. The program includes hands-on training in esthetics techniques such as microdermabrasion, facials and body treatments. Students also take classes that focus on skin structure, sanitation, bacteriology, skin diseases, esthetics technology, esthetics tools, professional development and business principles. In addition to the esthetics technology program, the college offers diploma programs in cosmetology and massage therapy, and a certificate program in nail technology.

Miller-Motte Technical College 6020 Shallowford Road, Ste. 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-510-9675 miller-motte.edu

The Salon Professional Academy

The Salon Professional Academy in Nashville offers a 750-hour esthetics program that prepares students for the state board examination. The program provides instruction in the latest skin care and makeup application techniques. Students take courses in skin analysis theory and principles, make-up artistry, business planning, guest services and communication. Using esthetics equipment and computerized technology, students receive hands-on training in facials, chemical treatments, hair removal, eyebrow design and advanced skin care. The Salon Professional Academy offers job placement services for its graduates.

The Salon Professional Academy 2710 Old Lebanon Road Nashville, TN 37214 615-828-1866 thesalonprofessionalacademy.com

Remington College

Remington College offers esthetics training at its Memphis and Nashville locations. The esthetics training is part of the cosmetology diploma program and prepares students for the state board licensing exam. The program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training in a clinical lab. Students study the fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, chemical theory, facial and cosmetic science, facial shapes and structures, make-up theory, cosmetology ethics, sales techniques and business management. Hands-on training is provided in esthetics services, such as hair removal, skin science, facials and make-up artistry.

Remington College Memphis Campus 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Nashville Campus 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 3721

800-496-0571 cosmo.remingtoncollege.edu