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Founded on principle and developed with passion, Universal Spa Training Academy (USTA) has built a reputation as one of the leading aesthetics schools in the Chicagoland area since opening our doors in 2006. Graduates of aesthetics training programs typically find work in salons and spas, dermatology and plastic surgery practices, resorts, cruise ships and retail environments. Advancing your aesthetics education through a nationally accredited program offers many advantages in staying ahead of your competition.

USTA’s aesthetics program includes multiple levels of training and is continuously updated to include material on new industry trends, techniques and products. Our curriculum includes advanced skin care education, brows and lashes, medical aesthetics training, makeup application, hair removal procedures, safety, sanitation and sterilization as well as business entrepreneurship courses. Students will get hands-on instruction and gain expertise in addressing and treating clients’ unique skin care concerns.

Aesthetic students will also have the opportunity to complete a



You’ll learn the latest skin care advancements, techniques and protocols to give you a competitive advantage over your competition. By offering advanced areas of training as part of the aesthetics basic program is another reason why entrepreneurs choose USTA for their education. Simply put, USTA gives a fantastic return on investment!


USTA graduates take our reputation with them. Employers recognize USTA's brand and understand the training behind our aesthetics program. Join USTA's growing network of graduates and Chicagoland employers and part of a growing and profitable industry.


From the beginning of our program, you will learn how to help clients achieve their best skincare self. Seeing the positive impact you can make on people's lives can be highly rewarding and fulfilling. Whether working for yourself, for a medical practice or for a company; taking control starts with the first step...classes start soon.

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Through our aesthetic classes and team of dedicated instructors, you will gain:

  • A quality education delivered by a nationally accredited program in a safe and professional environment.
  • Hands-on experience from skilled instructors who are trained in all aspects of skin care, massage therapy, body care and related subjects.
  • Business knowledge to set you up for success.
  • Advanced training necessary to gain a competitive edge.

More than 2,000 students have successfully met USTA’s program standards. Our 750-hour nationally accredited program was developed to stay on top of industry trends and to enhance the income potential and marketability of our graduates.


Being accepted into the aesthetician program at USTA carries a reputation that is recognized throughout Chicagoland. Employers know the training behind every USTA graduate. You’ll be able to confidently consult with clients, evaluate their skin care needs and deliver effective treatments. You can finish our aesthetics program in as little as five and a half months, so you can get started on making your mark in the beauty and wellness field.

Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation Statements:

*advanced and medical courses are not esthetics but constitute medical training that might assist a student in obtaining employment as an unlicensed physician’s assistant in a medical clinic (Illinois Dept of Prof Reg).