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Spokane Esthetics School to open October 2014
The Skin Studio Academy will specialize in skin care instruction
Dana Ware, owner and Master instructor, is pleased to announce a new training program in esthetics. The Skin Studio Academy, LLC (Skin Studio) is an Esthetics school and training program that will teach students all phases of skin care. The Skin Studio will offer Basic Esthetics, Master Esthetics and also an Instructor Training program. The business is located just south of the Northtown Mall at 220 E. Wellesley Street, #201, Spokane.
The Esthetics and Master Esthetics course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing exam and employment in the industry. The instructor training course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing exam and employment in the industry.
The school will be open to the public for esthetics services at a reduced cost. Students will gain practical experience by providing skin care, dermabrasion, spray tanning, full-body waxing and facials.
Dana Ware, owner, holds a Master Esthetician and National Instructor certification from The National Coalition of Estheticians (NCEA). NCEA Certified is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.
Ware has been in the industry since 1995. “I enjoy teaching and have wanted to open an esthetics-only school for years,” commented Ware. “With the focus on skin care, we are able to provide smaller classes, more one-on-one instruction and personalized education.” She has owned and operated Headz N Tailz, a full-body waxing salon for five years.
Skin care is one of the fastest growing sectors within the beauty industry. According to Washington State Employment Security, Hairdressers and Cosmetologists are in demand in all counties in Washington State. The outlook for jobs in Washington State is in growth mode for both short and long term trends. Estimated employment in Washington (2011) is 18,805 and average annual openings (2011-2021) is 650, with an estimated annual growth rate of 1.3%. A graduate that passes the certification can start off making around $16.00 an hour, and average annual wage for 2013 is $34,788 (March 2013). (ESD Reports-Publications, Occupations-in-demand, 4/2014).
Effective January 2014, the Master Esthetics license was implemented by Washington State. This certification will enable students to look for employment with dermatologists and plastic surgeons, which will draw a higher wage. Demand is also growing in cosmetic dentistry to employ skin care specialists at the Master level.
Classes are scheduled to begin in early October and the school will offer services to the public starting in November. Additional employees are a bookkeeper, office manager and an additional certified instructor.