Skin Care Specialist Program

Summit Salon Academy Tampa is a Dermalogica partner school. Our skin care specialist program curriculum addresses every aspect of the skill set needed to succeed in our industry, from performing painless extractions, face mapping® and delivering an exceptional guest experience.

Skin care specialist training at Summit Salon Academy includes theory and practical instruction that prepares the student to perform advanced skin care services on the public.

Program Objective

The objective is to prepare the student to qualify for state registration and to become a Licensed Skin Care Specialist and enter the field of beauty and wellness.

Program Costs

Registration Fee: $100.00
Tuition: $8,750.00
Books & Kit: $4,000.00
Program length: 6 Months - Full Time
8 Months - Part Time
Payment plan: $4,000.00 down payment due 30 days before class starts
$1,458.34 due each month after for 6 months - Full Time
$1,093.75 due each month after for 8 months - Part Time

**The above down payment and payment plan is for cash paying students. If a student uses financial assistance their payment plan will be customized to their unique situation on their finance plan.

For a detailed Cost of Attendance that includes direct costs (charged by the institution such as tuition, fees, books, course materials, supplies, and equipment) and indirect costs (costs that may be incurred outside the institution such as living expenses, miscellaneous personal expenses, loan fees, and transportation) please visit our Financial Need, Cost of Attendance, and Net Price Calculator page

Program Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Program Outline

SC 201 Orientation and Professional Ethics

Overview of Summit Salon Academy’s skin care program and general ethics.

SC 202 Laws and Regulations

An overview of Florida law and rules and regulations in relation to consumer protection for both health and economic matters.

SC 203 Bacteriology, Sanitation, HIV, AIDS

The use of chemical agents and ultraviolet rays to sanitize implements and equipment in the salon and promote and protect good health in the community.

SC 204 Cells, Tissues, Organs, & Systems

The study of cells, tissues, organs, hormones, and systems affecting skin.

SC 205 The Skin

Product ingredients and skin issues

SC 206 Anatomy

The application of anatomy in skin care.

SC 207 Chemistry

Techniques and procedures used in achieving the proper chemistry service following acceptable safety precautions.

SC 208 Practices and Procedures

Facial manipulations, analysis, masques, lash tinting, brow tinting, eye lash application, and manual extractions.

SC 209 Hair Removal

General classification of hair removal; identification of acceptable techniques involved in permanent removal, temporary removal, electrical devices.

SC 210 Aging Factors and Cosmetic Surgery

Enemies of the skin and the application of cosmetic surgery.

SC 211 Make-up Application

The art of facial analysis, skin tones, ethnic, fantasy, photographic, and camouflage makeup; safety and sanitation.

SC 212 Salon Management

The basic principles needed to manage a salon as a successful business.

SC 213 Employment Skills

Interview training, salon and medical office visits and resume preparation.

SC 214 Medical

Terminology, laser light frequency, advanced facial devices, pharmacology, working in medical settings, esthetician’s role in pre- and post-surgical, medical intervention, and plastic surgery procedures.

SC 215 Advanced Skin Care

Skin typing, disorders, techniques and massage spa treatment, aromatherapy, complimentary wellness, and histology.

Summit Salon Academy Global Platform:

  • Dermalogica Partner School
  • Real-world salon and spa experience
  • Access to the International Summit Salon™ Community
  • Summit Salon™ career path
  • Summit Salon™ business building skills
  • Job placement services
  • Scholarships available

Upon completion of our skin care specialist program, you will receive a certificate.

Have a question? Call the admissions office directly at (813) 908-8020 or send us an email.