Our Esthetics Program
The Germans have an interesting saying -
"Das Billige ist immer das Teuerste."
which means - "The cheapest is always the most expensive.”
This is a good thing to consider while you're shopping for an esthetics program to attend. If you don't get the advanced training you need in your basic program, you'll have to pay for it later. If you don't get the equipment that you need in your basic program, you'll have to pay for it later but then you won't know how to use it. If you don't get your own multifunction machine in your basic program, you'll have to get one later, for more money, and you won't know how to use it either.
So saving a few dollars by going to the cheap school will cost you much more in the long-run.
The MetrOasis Beauty School & Advanced Training Center Esthetics Program offers students realistic clinic room experience with the newest and most exciting aspects of esthetics training.
You will train on ultrasonic, galvanic, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and photorejuvenation equipment and be trained to provide traditional luxury treatments in one of our esthetics rooms. We are proud to provide the most extensive Esthetician Program in the State of Alaska.
You may work on a manikin head the first week of basic training to learn basic massage techniques and then you work on real people while some schools have you training on manikins your entire program instead of working on clients. Ask this question BEFORE you sign up!
Our students benefit from the vast knowledge of our staff, educational videos from around the world, and online links. Graduates from our Esthetician Program have gained employment in spas, doctorʼs offices, makeup counters in many different locations and many have opened their own businesses.
Esthetics Program Completion Requirements
Students who attend the Esthetics Program at MetrOasis are required to
complete the following requirements to earn their MetrOasis Certificate:
1. Complete a minimum of 350 hours.
2. Complete the following practical operations: manual facials (60),
Machine facials (40), Waxing (50), and Make-up applications (50).
3. Completion of the Esthetics Workbook.
4. Completion of all tests included in the textbook with minimum scores of 80%.
5. A passing score of at least 75% on the 110 questions comprehensive practice test.
6. Complete the Skillgoals Checklist
Students may also earn optional certificates in the following areas at no
additional cost by passing the specialized exams for the specific area of
interest to the student:
The MetrOasis Beauty School & Advanced Training Center typically accepts two to four esthetician students each month. The esthetician program takes our students about 10 weeks to complete.
New students learn the basics during the first two weeks of the program and then graduate onto the clinic floor where they complete the remainder of their training.
2021 - 2022 Esthetician Program Costs
Tuition .................... $2,700
Refundable according to Commission on PostSecondary Education regulations (student catalog)
Student Kit ............. $2,300
(Refundable ONLY if completely intact and unused)
Lab Fees ............... $ 560
(Refundable ONLY if completely intact and unused)
Books .................... $ 390
(Refundable ONLY if completely intact and unused)
Registration Fee ... $ 130
State Permit Fee ... $ 100
Total ...................... $6,180
Click these links for further information about the MetrOasis Beauty School & Advanced Training Center in Anchoragae, Alaska.
Estheticians, also called aestheticians, and are trained skincare professionals that provide cosmetic, anti-acne, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, microcurrent, galvanic, high frequency and other treatments for their clients.
Estheticians also work in dermatology and plastic surgery clinics.
Estheticians must have a professional, pleasant demeanor and possess the necessary skills required to work with the public the spa environment.
We recently added some new techniques that we learned from -
Frankfurt, Germany (Salon Culture Management, Spa Management & Pricing)
Rudesheim, Germany (Customer Service)
Cochem, Germany (Customer Service, Beauty Industry History, Natural Ingredients Formulation)
Tubingen, Germany (Super-Charged Customer Service, Spa Management, Water Therapy)
Lucerne, Switzerland (Customer Service & Pricing Strategies, Product Ingredients, Alpine Eye Treatment with Edelweiss Extract)
Colmar, France (Salon Culture Management & Customer Service, Green Fairy Facial)
Strasbourg, France (Ko Bi Do Facial Massage, Customer Service, Product Selection, Spa Design, Specialized Layering Facials, 5-Flower Facial)
Baden Baden, Germany (Cuprous Skin Treatments, Advanced Acne Extractions, Product Selection, Product Formulation, Blackthorn Brine Treatments)
We can now analyze numerous skin conditions.
We can show you where your skin pores need work.
We can show you where your sun damage areas are and provide you with the correct products, red light therapy and microcurrent treatments.
We can now analyze numerous skin conditions.
Esthetician Program Curriculum
Our Esthetician Program curriculum includes all the Milady's Esthetics Curriculum including -
Online Chapter Testing (above)
Comprehensive Testing (above)
NIC Testing (above)
Esto-Jeopardy - We have collected the hardest, trickiest, and the sneakiest questions on the state board exam over the years and have combined them into a Jeopardy Game.
Secrets to Passing The State Board Exam - We teach our students the publication "Secrets to Passing The State Board Exam with explanations for each of the question types and timing strategies.
Sigel's Secrets to Passing the State Board Exam - We teach our students Sigel's Secrets To Passing The State Board Exam which are inside tips that Sigel has collected during his 42+ years in the beauty industry and combined these tips into a strategy class.
We teach the above listed curriculum elements
as well as the following advanced curriculum that
other schools in Alaska simply do not teach.
(Think we're kidding? Ask them.)
Ultrasonic Deconstruction - We teach you how to perform polishing microdermabrasion using an ultrasonic device that vibrates between 1.1 and 1.2 million vibrations per second that pulverize dead skin cells so that you can remove this debris with typical esthetic cleansers. We learned these techniques in Los Angeles, Bologna, Barcelona, and Paris.
Ultrasonic Sonophoresis - We teach you to push products deeper into the skin with specific techniques using box-wave ultrasonic vibrations that help products penetrate into the skin without cavitating the moisture content out of your products. We learned these techniques in Long Beach, Paris, and Barcelona.
Ultrasonic Fine Line Reduction - We teach you how to use a chisel-point ultrasonic device to remove dead skin cells on critical flex points on your client's skin that make small lines less visible. We learned these techniques Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris.
High-Frequency Acne Treatments - We teach you how to use high-frequency equipment to kill Propionibacterium acnes that cause acne breakouts. This device uses about 20,000 volts and increases detox, microcirculation, and helps shrink pores. We learned these techniques in Barcelona, Seattle, Bologna, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Viennese Facials - We teach our students how to do Viennese Lifting Treatments that incorporate high-frequency equipment that causes the skin and underlying tissues to vibrate thousands of times per second which increases microcirculation, micro-respiration, detoxification and lifts saggy and tired skin. This treatment was developed in Poland but we learned it in Los Angeles.
High-Frequency Pore Treatments - We teach our students how to perform a deep-pore cleansing treatment followed up by high-frequency treatments to reduce the obviousness of large pores. This is especially effective around the nasal labial folds and the nose. We learned these techniques in Bologna, Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris.
Microcurrent Skin Treatments - We teach our students to perform microcurrent treatments that increase microcirculation, speed up mitochondrial activity that energizes and refreshes crepey skin. We learned these treatments in Paris-France and Bologna-Italy and through a class at Harvard.
Microcurrent No-Surgery Face Lift Treatments - We teach our students how to perform the Microcurrent No-Surgery Facelift Treatment using the microcurrent modality on their multifunction esthetician machine. This treatment resets the Golgi tendon organ and allows fatigued muscles to return to their normal resting state. We learned these treatments in Paris-France, Barcelona, Bologna-Italy, and Los Angeles-USA.
425NM Photorejuvenation (acne) - We teach our students how to use photon therapy in the blue wavelength range (near 425 NM) to kill the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, on the skin and this treatment can be combined with simultaneous microcurrent treatment if you desire. We learned these techniques in Paris-France, Bologna-Italy, Barcelona-Spain, and Los Angeles-USA.
550NM Photorejuvenation (Pigmentation) - We teach our students how to use green light in the near 550NM range to target dark circles, pigmentation, broken capillaries, and if used with red light in the near 677 NM range to treat sunspots. This treatment also calms irritated or over-stimulated skin. We learned these techniques in Paris-France, Bologna-Italy, Barcelona-Spain, and Los Angeles-USA.
600NM Photorejuvenation (Lymphatic Drainage) - We teach our students how to use photons (near 600 NM) in yellow light range to reduce redness and wrinkle-causing inflammation while boosting circulation and increasing lymphatic drainage which works by stimulating the rejuvenation process within your cells to improve the density of our client's skin. We learned these techniques in Paris-France, Bologna-Italy, Barcelona-Spain, and Los Angeles-USA.
677NM Photorejuvenation (Therapeutic) - We teach our students how to provide photorejuvenation treatments in the near 677 NM range which supercharges mitochondria and if used in conjunction with microcurrent also helps distribute this additional energy to surrounding cells. This refreshes your skin, helps increase circulation, and evens out blotchy skin. We learned these techniques in Paris-France, Bologna-Italy, Barcelona-Spain, and Los Angeles-USA.
Power-mist Moisturizing Treatments - The multifunction esthetician we provide our students in their Esthetician Student Kit includes a power sprayer function so we can mist the face with warm or cold mists as well as infused mists of green tea, Earl Gray tea, moisturizers, serums and a host of other infusing ingredients without flaring rosacea which is impossible for hot salon steamers to do.
Power-mist Occlusion Treatments - We teach our students to apply the correct molecular-sized moisturizers and serums with a micro-power-mister and then to occlude those products deeper into the skin with an impermeable membrane and/or product.
Galvanic Desincrustation Treatments - We teach our students how to use the galvanic modality on their multifunction esthetician machine to soften hardened sebaceous oil and to convert this oil with the salt on their client's skin through the process of saponification into soap. This makes dealing with acne much easier and much more effective.
Galvanic Iontophoresis Treatments - We teach our students how to use the galvanic modality on their multifunction esthetician machine to induce anti-acne products into the skin through cataphoresis.
Occlusion Facials - We teach our students occlusion facials which are also known as "infusion facials" in France where we learned this technique. We layer specific molecularly sized products in a particular order and occlude them deeper into the skin with various other materials as diverse as cucumbers, seashells, organic chocolate, etc. We learned these techniques in Paris, Baden-Baden, Colmar, Cochem, Lucerne, Strasbourg, and Tubingen.
Vacuum Acne Treatments - We teach our students how to use the vacuum function on their multifunction machine which includes three venteuses to remove dead skin cells, debris and cosmetic left-overs from the skin while increasing microcirculation, and increasing elasticity.
Diamond Microdermabrasion Treatments - We teach our students the proper way to use diamond microdermabrasion equipment to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and follow this treatment up with ultrasonic polishing techniques. We've learned these techniques throughout Europe, Canada and the US.
Computerized Skin Analysis - We teach our students
Skin Scope Analysis - We teach our students how to use our skin scope to analyze their client's skin under a specific light spectrum and how to identify sun damage, scars, dead skin cells, two types of acne bacteria, and oil deposits. The viewing port of our skin scope also allows for photos to be taken for the client's covenience.
European Facial Massage - We teach our students our students various massage techniques that we've learned from various locations in Europe, and the US and the philosophies behind each of these techniques.
KoBiDo Facial Massage - We teach our students Ko Bi Do Japanese Facial Massage techniques that have been around since 1472. We first learned these techniques in Colmar, France, and have found that this type of massage is a wonderful type of massage for our clients that are trying to improve specific areas of their face. We have since learned many different techniques throughout Europe.
Hot Stone Facial - We teach our students how to perform hot stone facials and include hot stones in their student kit so they can add these facial treatments to their service menu after they graduate.
Indian Honey-Ginger Facial - We teach our students how to perform the Indian Honey-Ginger Facial which provides added flexibility and elasticity to the skin, detoxes the skin while providing essential nutrients back into the skin. The word "radiant" has been used frequently when describing the results of this facial.
Hot Crystal Facial - We teach our students this variation to the hot stone facial which is very relaxing as well as theraputic. We learned these techniques in Strasbourg, Barcelona, Paris, and London.
Alpine Eye Treatment - We teach our students how to perform the Extreme Alpine Eye Treatment which we brought back from Lucerne, Switzerland a few years ago. We use our own eye treatment product and Edelweiss extract (Leontopodium Alpinum) from Switzerland.
Green Fairy Facial - We teach our students how to do Green Fairy Facials using our special in-house Green Fairy Masque with influences we brought back from Paris, France. Our Green Fairy Mask includes the herbs of anise, grand wormwood, green anise, sweet fennel, hyssop, star anise, peppermint, elecampane, dittany, petite wormwood, lemon balm. This is the most moisturizing facial that we've ever had.
Pearl Facial - We teach our students how to perform pearl facials which include the application of powdered pearls which provide nutrients to the skin, help detox the skin and helps create smoother skin with every treatment.
Seaweed Facial - We teach our students the moisturizing secrets of seaweed facials which help to detox the skin and provide moisture from polysaccharide rich seeweeds. We learned these techniques in various locations in France.
Croatian Nettle Facial - We teach our students the Croatian Nettle Facial which help to detox the skin, is a strong defender of the skin against acne bacteria and helps our clients in their battle againt acne breakouts.
Moisturizing Treatments - We teach our students various moisturizing treatments which combine many different humectants and moisturizers that are sprayed, painted, and smoothed onto the skin using various techniques.
Signature Facials - We teach our students how to perform our signature facials which is one of our luxury facials which is a great introduction to clients that are just beginning to discover the various beauty treatments that are available to them. This facial includes cleansing, ultrasonic, power-brush, massage, serum application, moisturizer application, masque application, hot steaming towels, high frequency application and treatment of either galvanic or microcurrent depending on the specific condition of the client's skin.
Japanese Matcha Tea Facial - We teach our students the Japanese Matcha Tea Facial which helps to reduce inflammation, fights stress, promotes a clear and even complexion, and helps restore sun damaged/dry skin with many strong antioxidants.
Basic Facials - We teach our students how to perform basic facials for those clients that want no frills or are seeking entry level pricing on beauty treatments. Just because you don't have a giant beauty budget doesn't mean that you have to scrimp. You can still have lots of fun.
Paraffin Facial - We teach our students the moisturizing secrets of layering special moisturizers which help to moisturize the skin under a layer of liquid warm paraffin which helps our products penetrate deeper into the skin in this luxury specialty facial treatment.
Traditional Makeup - We teach our students the makeup techniques that we've learned in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Paris-France, Bologna-Italy, Seattle, Barcelona-Spain, London-UK, and many other locations.
Airbrush Makeup - We teach our students airbrush makeup and pressurized serum infusion using techniques that we learned in Hollywood from Emmy award winner Dina Ousley and in Bologna, Italy.
European Waxing Techniques - We teach our students waxing techniques we learned in Paris, France and Bologna, Italy.
Sukar Sugar Waxing Techniques - Even though a local school tells people that they are the only school in Alaska that teaches sugaring, this is not true. We have been teaching sugaring for about 26 years. They've been around for just a few years. Oops! We don't just teach you how to do sugaring, we teach you how to make your own Sukar sugaring product. Oops, Oops! (This means that we've been teaching sugaring almost nine times longer than they've even been in business.)
Product Formulation and Development - We teach our students how to formulate skin-care products from scratch from training and experience we've gained in far too many places and classes to mention. I've been making hair-care and skin-care products since 1979. Unlike "formulating" products at some other places where they sprinkle flowers onto a gel, these are real skin-care products in containers with labels and sold in spas and salons.
The Business of Esthetics - We teach our students how to creat their own service menu, how to develop an income pool, how to reduce their costs, how to design their own web pages, how to use SEO strategies to help them to succeed in their chosen careers.
Introduction to (RF) Radio Frequency - We teach our students an introductory class in Facial RF and they can check out a RF machine to use on each other. This service is not used on clients as it is not included on our service menu. We learned these techniques in Bologna-Italy, Barcelona-Spain, and Paris-France.
Introduction Ultrasonic Cavitation - We teach our students an introductory class in Ultrasonic Cavitation and they can check out an ultrasonic cavitation machine to use on each other. This service is not used on clients as it is not included on our service menu. We learned these techniques in Barcelona-Spain, Bologna-Italy, Los Angeles, and Paris-France.