Humber’s Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program gives you the business management and vocational skills you need for a career in the $94 billion industry (Global Spa Industry, 2015). On the business side, learn the fundamentals of business writing, marketing, retail operation and day-to-day spa management. Hands-on courses focus on traditional services such as nail care technologies, advanced facial techniques, waxing, body treatments and makeup applications. As well, you will learn advanced medical esthetic services such as OxyGeneo, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
At Humber, you will practise what you are learning and improve your vocational skills at The Humber Spa, a simulated work environment and retail boutique open to the community. Working under the guidance of qualified lab technicians, you will manage the administrative functions of the spa, including frontline responsibilities, retail operations and providing spa services. You will provide a series of treatments including facials, hand and foot care, and body treatments to clientele.
In the first semester, you will be introduced to spa management and client services, physiology of the skin, and professional skin care, and begin to train in traditional esthetic services. In second semester, you will study computer applications, advanced facial techniques, waxing services and nail care. Later in the program, you will study marketing, cosmetic applications, human resource management and medical spa services.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Two work placements offer students experience working with clients. The placements will be onsite at The Humber Spa.
This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.
Our graduates are industry-ready upon graduation. We are proud to say that our students meet employer needs in today's growing wellness sector.
Start your career in the thriving health and wellness industry.
The explosion over the last decade in both the number and variety of spas is good news for your career. Toronto and southern Ontario are home to many spas and wellness centres. In addition, you can work around the world. Seek management opportunities at day spas, hotel and resort spas, destination spas, fitness and sports clinics, health and wellness clubs, condominium spas, nail bars, and medical spas. Business courses prepare you for the operations aspect of this industry.
With spas offering a broad range of services, you can also work as an esthetician, medical esthetician, skin care therapist, nail technician, frontline staff member or retail sales specialist.
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Bachelor of Commerce – Finance degree graduate, Yingni Wang, was accepted into the Master of Finance Program at Queen’s University.
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