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Aesthetics Training Program

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.

USTA’s aesthetics program includes multiple levels of training. Our curriculum includes advanced skin care education, makeup application, hair removal procedures, safety, and 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.

Our curriculum is continuously updated to include material on new industry trends, techniques and products. Our aesthetics courses cover the following topics:

  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Body Treatments
  • Machines
  • Waxing
  • Brow & Lashes
  • Nutrition
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Curriculum
  • Business Classes
  • and more..



Review our entire aesthetics curriculum.

Aesthetic students will also have the opportunity to complete a
Hands-On Laser Certification Course
provided by Aesthetics Exposed Education.

Read more about laser certification.


Graduates of aesthetics training programs typically find work in salons and spas, dermatology and plastic surgery practices, resorts, cruise ships and retail environments. Many licensed aestheticians open their own businesses and chose to specialize in specific areas, such as hair removal or spa services.

Advancing your aesthetics education through an accredited program offers many advantages, including:

  • Career advancement — You’ll learn the latest skin care advancements and time-tested techniques to enter the aesthetics industry immediately upon completing your studies. Or, take a continuing education aesthetics class to help you stay at the forefront of the industry. Enrolling in a medical aesthetics training program can give you the extra advantage needed to secure employment in advanced aesthetic practices.
  • Endless employment opportunities — You’ll become part of a constantly growing and profitable industry, which means you’ll have access to a wide range of career opportunities in the beauty and wellness field.
  • Rewarding career — As a licensed practitioner, you’ll help clients achieve their skin care goals and regain confidence in their looks.


When you choose to enroll in our aesthetic training near Chicago, 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.

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
  • Soft skills necessary to gain confidence in your career

More than 1,500 students have successfully fulfilled 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.

If you’re ready to become a licensed aesthetician, apply today by filling out our admissions form.


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*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). Student education may adjust subject to Director approvals.