21 NCAC 14T .0604          Esthetics Curriculum

(a)  To meet the approval of the Board, an esthetician training course shall consist of at least 600 hours of instruction in theory and practical performances as set forth in Paragraph (b) of this Rule as follows:

(1)           Anatomy or physiology;

(2)           Hygiene;

(3)           Disinfection;

(4)           First aid;

(5)           Chemistry;

(6)           Draping;

(7)           Facial or body treatment (cleansing, manipulations, masks);

(8)           Hair removal;

(9)           Basic dermatology;

(10          Skin care machines, electricity, and apparatus;

(11)         Aromatherapy;

(12)         Nutrition;

(13)         Make-up or color theory;

(14)         Styles and techniques of esthetics services including:

(A)          Facials;

(B)          Makeup application;

(C)          Performing skin care;

(D)          Hair removal;

(E)           Eyelash extensions;

(F)           Applying brow and lash color;

(G)          Business management; and

(H)          Professional ethics.

(b)  Performances shall be defined as the systematic completion of the steps for safe and effective cosmetic art services to a client and shall include the following:


Performance Requirements


Facials Manual (skin analysis, cleansing, surface  manipulations, packs, and masks)


Facials Electronic (the use of electrical modalitus, including dermal lights, and electrical apparatus for facials and skin care including galvanic and faradic)


Eyebrow arching


Hair removal (hard wax, soft wax, and depilatories)


Makeup application (skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup)


Eyelash extensions


Brow and lash color



(c)  Certification of performance completions shall be required on the graduation form and Board's application for the examination.

(d)  Sharing of performance completions shall not be allowed.

(e)  Credit for a performance shall be given to only one student.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 88B-2; 88B-4; 88B-16; 88B-17;

Eff. January 1, 2012;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; August 1, 2014;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2016.