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379 Atwood Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 / (401) 228-6889

Formerly Aveda Institute of Rhode Island


Esthetics Program

The 600 hour Esthetics course has instructor-led classroom and clinical training as well as practical hands-on application. Individuals who enroll in this program will learn to perform facials, waxing, make-up application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.


The Esthetics curriculum provides skin care training with an emphasis on using pure plant and plant essences in treatment. Upon completion, students will have the skills to seek employment as a skin care specialist, spa manager or spa owner with the knowledge of spa products and spa techniques.


Additionally, every student gets an iPad® with their start-up student kit.


Program components

The Esthetics course covers material including:


  • Industry Regulations
  • Cosmetic Chemistry
  • Health and Safety
    • Electricity
    • Disinfection/Sanitation
    • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Facials
    • Manual
    • Electrical
    • Chemical
  • Waxing Techniques
  • Make-up Application


At the conclusion of the course, you will be prepared to sit for the Rhode Island state licensing exam.




I have always had a passion for the beauty industry but was afraid to take that first step in joining. As soon as I walked into the Academy, I knew that this was where I belong. I had so many questions on my tour and everyone was so easy to talk to and very informative. I joined the Aesthetics program and I loved it. My instructor, Kerri Santilli, helped me with my every need and made sure that I thoroughly understood a topic before moving forward. She truly made me feel welcomed in the academy. The relationships that I created with the staff and students are unforgettable. It’s a family. The Academy is a welcoming, friendly, caring place.


Start Dates

Full Time

Tuesday - Saturday 9AM-4PM

October 30, 2018

January 2, 2019

March 5, 2019

May 7, 2019

July 16, 2019

September 24, 2019

December 3, 2019



Monday - Thursday  5pM-9PM

December 3, 2018

March 25, 2019

July 22, 2019


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tuition & FEES

Registration Fee        $50



Student Kit                $1,750



Kit Sales Tax            $122.50



TUITION                  $10,572.50


TOTAL                      $12,495.00




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2018 © Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy

379 Atwood Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 / (401) 228-6889

FAFSA School Code: 042460