Become an Esthetician

Your road to becoming an expert in skincare, beauty, and wellness starts here with Academy of Hair Design. Our gorgeous facility and diverse staff of professional instructors will help you gain hands-on esthetic experience and develop your own unique sense of style. Graduating from our program as a licensed esthetician can open doors to new opportunities in professional skincare, be it in an established professional spa or your very own business.

As a Redken school, Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to providing our future graduates and professionals with all the technical skills, resources, and real-world experiences needed to build a name for themselves in the beauty industry. Schedule a tour today to see the campus for yourself!

see what our students have to say

Academy of Hair Design has been an amazing experience. The teachers are informative and dedicated to what they do and want to see us all succeed. The environment is filling and educational but also fun. I would encourage anyone to at least check it out and see for yourself. Plenty of tools and lessons and also hands on experience.

Destiny H.

Extremely pleased with my progress in the Nail Tech Program at Academy of Hair Design! Signing up was the first step toward opening my own shop. Truly feel that every hour I'm in school I'm literally taking a step toward my business.


The first time I came to this school I knew that this school fits me. I'm glad I made the right choice. I learned a lot and made friends too. All the instructors are nice and I love how they teach their students. Now that I'm graduating I am very proud of myself and can't wait to show my diploma to everyone. Thank you Academy of Hair Design for making my dreams come true.


I graduated from [Academy of Hair Design] and I had a great experience! All the educators were very knowledgeable and taught me so much … The atmosphere, all the patrons I was able to work on, and how versatile the school is, was a great advantage. I appreciate how well prepared I was for the state board and to get out in the field. I have watched [Academy of Hair Design] grow and I decided I wanted to come back to educate and give back to this industry … It's so rewarding seeing how amazing and well [the students] excel!


Thank you Academy of Hair Design for pushing me, being there for me, challenging me, and most helping me have confidence in the beauty industry. I am very glad I chose this school. It has been a very positive place to be. Everyone is so welcoming and it's something I'll never forget! Thank you!!

Olesea R.

What You Can Learn

Our esthetician educators know the value of good, healthy skin, and how life changing it can be to look and feel your best. Immerse yourself in training and learn how to help clients glow from the inside out through facials, waxing, makeup, and more. In the esthetics program, we cover different application techniques with professional products and help you learn how various skin types respond to treatment.

With our 600-hour esthetics program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in things like skincare, eyelashing, and waxing, and learn how to grow a social media following for your business.

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Get Ready to Do What You Love

We’ve been in the business of producing beauty professionals for more than 50 years — and with a long track record comes access to tons of resources for your professional development. From our lovely facility to tons of experience working with financial aid to find tuition plans that work for any circumstance, our programs are each designed to ensure your success. And while we can’t guarantee employment, we have network connections with local spas to get you started in your esthetics career once you’ve graduated!

Esthetics Program FAQs

How long does it take to complete this esthetics program?

We aim to educate, graduate and place students in a career in 6 months or less. However, the 600 hours required to complete our full esthetics course can be taken at a pace tailored to fit your unique schedule — including night classes!

Is it possible to pay tuition and other expenses with financial aid?

Yes! Our financial aid experts will help you explore all scholarships, grants, and student loan options, along with other possibilities for financial aid, to develop a tuition plan that works for you. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

What techniques will the esthetics course teach me?

In addition to the critical business components of the esthetics industry, you’ll also learn popular cosmetic treatments including spa facials, face and body waxing, professional makeup application, and all things eyelashes.

How do I enroll in Academy of Hair Design’s Esthetics course?

Easy! Submit your contact info on our introduction form and a member of our team will reach out to schedule a tour and discuss further details with you shortly.

Are there any prerequisites to applying for enrollment?

The State Board of Cosmetology in Nevada requires applicants to be 17 years of age before enrolling, with a high school diploma (or equivalency) and a valid social security number. You do not need to be a U.S. Citizen to attend Academy of Hair Design, however, if you plan to apply for financial aid through the Department of Education, you will need a permanent residency card.

Our Admission Process

Ready to enroll in our esthetics program? The admissions team at Academy of Hair Design is here to help!

The first step to enrolling in our esthetics program is to schedule a tour with us. Your tour is your opportunity to get a feel for our culture, see students in action, and ask any questions you may have. Call us, or fill out the form below to schedule your tour.

After your tour, you’ll want to fill out your application packet. As part of the application packet, we do require a short essay on why you believe you’d be a great fit for our esthetics program.

Once your application is submitted and approved, the next step is to answer any additional questions about schedules, start dates, financial aid, and more!

Our admission team is here to help. They’ll go over your goals and help guide you to your next steps. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Academy of Hair Design

5191 West Charleston Blvd 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146


Working hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday