What Can I Learn in Skin Care School?

Do you know what an education in facials and skin care from The Salon Professional Academy, Melbourne and Delray Beach entails? Whether you’re considering attending facial/skin care school or just dipping your toe into the idea, it’s important to know about the curriculum. Here are the basic subjects you’ll learn if you choose to study with us.

Skin Analysis

A skin analysis is when a skin care specialist looks at a client’s skin under a magnifying lamp to determine skin type, skin conditions, and the best course of action. During skin care school, it’s standard to be trained on how to identify conditions like oily, acne-prone skin; dry, dull, aging skin; red or sensitive skin; and fine lines and wrinkles. When performing a skin analysis, a skin care specialist looks for skin type (oily, dry, combination) and skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, sun damage, rosacea, and more. In your facial/skin care education, you can learn about which products, regimens, and lifestyle changes can help with skin conditions and improve overall skin quality.

Dark haired woman receives skin analysis.


Facial/skin care education can teach you the anatomy and physiology of the skin, hair growth cycles, and the different properties of light, dark, and sensitive skin. This information is crucial in performing effective, safe, and hygienic waxing services. Another key part of waxing is learning the different techniques for the underarms, face, legs, chest, and arms. It’s you can also learn the difference between hard and soft wax, how to minimize waxing pain, sanitation techniques, and the best aftercare methods for waxing.

A woman getting her legs waxed.


Learning to perform facials starts with the skin analysis and then involves cleansing. Your skin care education can teach you cleansing techniques that remove dirt and toxins from the skin. The next step of a facial is exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells so skin can regenerate new ones. This can also release congestion and brighten the skin. During school you can learn about using ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin C, and enzyme treatments to treat different skin conditions. Following exfoliation comes extraction, which helps remove impurities from the pores and eliminate bacteria that causes acne. In skin care school, you have the chance to learn about these impurities, the issues they cause, and how to remove them.

Brunette woman getting a facial.

Makeup application

If you want to make clients look their best, you need to know the ins and outs of makeup techniques, products, trends, and more. In our program at TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach, you can learn how to build a makeup kit, the importance of color theory, how to apply makeup to different face shapes and skin tones, how to properly apply standard products like mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation, eyeliner, contour, eyeshadow, and concealer, and much more. You will also have the chance to learn about different styles of makeup (bridal, avant-garde, editorial) and how to create those looks.

Professional makeup artist does a man's makeup for an event.

Contact Us to Learn More

Get started on an exciting future in skin care! To learn more about our facial/skin care program at TSPA Melbourne and Delray, call us now. You can ask us any questions or schedule a tour of the campus.