Now more than ever, people realize the importance of proper skincare, making esthetics one of the fastest growing segments of the salon/spa industry. Estheticians (soc) 39-5094.00 perform a variety of treatments to help provide the client with lasting skin health.

Keene Beauty Academy’s Esthetics Program utilizes Dermalogica, one of the leading skin care systems in the world. Being a Dermalogica Partnership School enables us to provide the latest innovations in applications and products. Our program of study is approved by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, The New Hampshire State Board (and states with reciprocal agreements) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Esthetics program consists of 600 hours, approximately 8 to 9 months, 20 hrs a week. The objective of this program is for students to develop knowledge and skills in all areas of esthetics. The students must complete 600 hours of training in the blocks listed below.

Financial Aid:

We are a fully accredited institution. Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Plus Loans, and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Cash payment plans are also available.

Training Hours

Block 1

  • Skin History
  •  Bed and Client Draping
  •  Treatment Room Theory
  •  Cleansing Procedure
  •  Professional Development
  •  Bacteriology and Sanitation
  •  Product Knowledge
  •  Exfoliation
  •  Skin Analysis
  •  European Facial Massage
  •  Pressure Point Facial Massage
  •  Mask Application
  •  Back Treatments
  •  Hand and Foot Treatments

Block 2

  • Waxing
  • Skin Histology
  • Skin Disorders
  • Extractions
  • Clinic Prep
  • Make-up
  • Lash Tinting
  • Body Treatments

Block 3

  • PH
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Electricity
  • Machines
  • State Laws
  • Salon/Spa Management
  • Pedicures

Total Cost

Non-refundable Application Fee – $100
Lab Fee – $475
Uniform – $35
Books & Equipment – $1,500
Tuition & Basic Cost – $10,500
State Registration – $25 


Mon. & Wed. – 9AM to 4PM
Tues. – 9AM to Noon
Thurs. – 9AM to 3PM
(Lunch – 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM)

2018 Start Dates

January 15
May 14
September 10
January 22, 2019

*Keene Beauty Academy reserves the right to postpone a start date if less than two people have enrolled.

Student Kit & Equipment

Students may purchase a kit of professional tools and textbooks from Keene Beauty Academy. The student kit consists of the following:


  • Milady Textbook of Esthetics
  • Chromebook & Mindtap for Esthetics
  • State Board Exam Review
    • Mannequin
    • Makeup & body brushes
    • Headband & tweezers
    • Facial sponges
    • Manicuring tools
    • Pedicure tools
  • Dermalogica student skin care kit including:
    • Daily microfoliant
    • UltraCalming Cleanser
    • Active Moist
    • Colloidal Masque Base
    • Massage Cream
    • Calming Botanical Mixer
    • Solar Defense Cream
    • Multi-active Toner
    • Oil Free Massage
  • MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque
  • Special Cleansing Gel
  • PreCleanse
  • Concealing Spot Treatment Scaling Fluid
  • Post Extraction Solution
  • Welcome Pack
  • Dermalogica Fan Masque Brush
  • Facial Sponges
  • “The Book”