Esthetics Technology

Within esthetics technology, you help people improve skin conditions and get healthy, glowing skin. You care for the skin of the face and body.¬†Sometimes called aestheticians or skin care specialists, estheticians undergo training in both high-tech and low-tech ways of cleansing and rejuvenating skin. As an esthetician, you listen to your client’s needs and perform the services that will handle skin conditions or produce the desired look. Your job will also involve handling disinfection and sanitation duties, working around harsh chemicals, and standing for long periods of time.

The Esthetics Technology program will provide students with hands-on experience in the art of skin care, including electrical facials, basic facials, hair removal, and many custom facial principles. Students learn about general health and wellness, cosmetics, and basic dermatology, chemistry and anatomy.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic and skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Program Chair

Ronald Wolfe


College Station

Skin is the human body's largest organ and accounts for around 15% of a person's body weight.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary in North Carolina was $43,390 as of May 2019.

In this field, you have a choice to work in salon or medical settings.

Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average.

The instructors were great. They really took the time to make sure every student got what they needed.
Kaila Greer


I choose Rowan-Cabarrus because of the convenience. I learned a lot from my instructors and now I’m ready to pursue my dream of owing my own business.
Michelle Funderburk