Basic Esthetic Licensure Program

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Esthetics is the #1 fastest growing industry in the beauty arena.  Estheticians require detailed knowledge of the skin to compete in this exciting, fast-paced, and constantly changing field.  The goal here at The Esthetics Learning Center is to produce the very best Estheticians in the industry so they may go forward into their careers with passion and with the skills necessary to become successful skincare professionals within our community and beyond.

Class Information

15-week daytime class
450-hour requirement for licensure in the state of South Carolina


Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday, June 6, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022

Monday through Friday, 9:00 till 4:00

SC LLR Board of Cosmetology Approved Curriculum

Skin Science
Facial Treatments
Hair Removal
Makeup Application
Body Treatments
State Rules


Milady’s Standard Fundamentals Esthetics book
Milady’s Fundamental Theory Study book

Clinical Hours

Student clinic days will be performed under a Licensed Esthetic Instructor’s supervision utilizing products, tools, machines, and chemicals provided by The Esthetics Learning Center.

Student Kit

ELC will provide all students with a kit that will include the following: water bowl, product bowls, facial brush, tweezers, small scissors, comedone extractor, and a mannequin head.

Bringing over 20 years industry experience, our Lead Licensed Esthetics Instructor, Tamara Palmer will provide real-world experience in the classroom.

Course Content

  • Changes in Esthetics
  • Infection Control
  • Histology of the cell
  • Hormones
  • Anatomy/ muscles
  • Physiology/ the cardiovascular system
  • Chemistry
  • Skin Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin care products
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ingredients
  • Pharmacology
  • Facial Techniques
  • Skin care massage
  • Facial Devices
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup
  • Spa treatments
  • The treatment room
  • Wellness Therapies
  • Nutrition
  • Professional Image and Life Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Marketing

Graduates of the Esthetic Learning Center will be able to perform the following:

  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Waxing
  • LED
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Back rejuvenation
  • Body scrubs
  • Makeup
  • Essential oils
  • Proper consultations
  • Facial massage
  • Nutrition
  • Sales skills
  • Job interviewing skills
  • Customer service skills
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Our Office

The Esthetic Learning Center1410 Blanding Street Suite 203 – Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9am – 4pm