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Esthetics is a two semester, fall entrance only program. The Esthetic curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, artistic principles and hands on fundamentals associated with the esthetic industry. Course covers topics in all phases of professional esthetic technology, product knowledge, business/human relations and other related topics. The curriculum is taught in a simulated salon environment where students will develop their skills in back facials, facials, hair removal services, chemical peels, body wrapping, eyelash extensions, makeup applications and much more. Pamlico Community College offers top of the line equipment and spa product lines. Our department is equipped with a microdermabrasion machine, hydraulic beds, and a 9 in 1- electrical facial unit. Graduates will be qualified to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Esthetics program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of esthetics. (COS 119)
  • Appropriately perform esthetics procedures including skin analysis and procedures related to consultation, and treatments. (COS 120, COS 125, COS 126)
  • Demonstrate advanced services including: reflexology, water hydrotherapy, algae treatments, body wraps, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, microderm abrasion, aromatherapy, chemical peels, and camouflage makeup. (COS 125, COS 126)

PDF The Check list for required Esthetics courses.

Its a win-win for students and clients. The PCC Esthetic School performs work for public clients Tuesday Thursday, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.

Esthetics Services

Price lists for Esthetics Services

Hair removal

Tweezing and Arching$3.00
Facial Waxing$4.00 (1 area)
$ 6.00 (2 areas)
$8.00 (3 areas)
Body Waxing*Underarm wax $8.00
*Leg wax$ 15.00
*Bikini wax $10.00

Skin care

Machine facials: ( high frequency and galvanic current) $15.00
Bacial(Back facial) $15.00
Machine bacial: (high frequency and galvanic current) $20.00
Make up application$8.00
Facial and makeup: $25.00
Facial, bodywrap and makeup: $50.00
Facial and makeup: $15.00

Power treatments

(Basic facial plus $2.00 choose one of the following)
Flax-c anti-aging Pumice peel manual microderm
Acne clearing treatment Stress solution spa
Oxygenation Light Plex pigment balancing

Chemical peels

Lactic plus: $20.00


Lash and Brow Tint$4.00
*Lash Extensions (band lashes) $6.00
*Lash Extensions (individual) $10.00

The body

All body treatments$20.00
Citrus fruit
Mud therapy

To learn more, contact:
Shanna Lewis
Instructor of Esthetics

Pamlico Community College does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.