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Each student is trained in basic skills, proper work habits, safety judgements, and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain their license, and for competency positions as an Esthetician.


SOC CODE 25-1194

CIP CODE 12.0409




Bela’s School of Cosmetology does not discriminate in its employment, admission, instruction, or graduation policies on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, financial status, national or ethnic origin or disability to the extent of the law. Each student enrolling must be above the compulsory age of 17; if the student is under the age of 18 they must have parent/guardian approval. The School does not make any effort to recruit students that are already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study. The School requires that each student enrolling in the Cosmetology, Esthetician, Manicuring, and Cosmetology Instructor program must:


    • Complete an application for enrollment.


  • Provide proof of secondary education such as a high school diploma, a GED certificate, an official transcript showing secondary school completion, or a state certification of home-school completion.


In the absence of the above documentation, the applicant must take and pass an approved ability-to-benefit test administered according to the test publisher’s guidelines by an approved Independent Test Administrator. In lieu of passing an ability-to-benefit test, the applicant may enroll in and successfully complete at least 6 credit hours or 225 clock hours, if the program is longer than 600 clock hours.


Cosmetology Instructor applicants must meet all of the above requirements and:


    • Hold a current license as a practitioner in the field they wish to teach


  • Complete an application for enrollment


Former students of Bela’s School of Cosmetology who wish to re-enter must request approval from the school administration. The request will be reviewed and a decision made within thirty days of the request. Students who wish to re-enter within thirty days of the original withdrawal date will be charged for hours remaining plus a re-entry fee. Students who re-enter more than thirty days after the original exit date may be evaluated scholastically in the same manner as a transfer student to determine class level assignment. Tuition rates current at the time of re-entry will apply to hours remaining in the program. Satisfactory arrangements for payment of any balance owed under the previous enrollment must be made prior to re-entry. Students who withdraw from enrollment two (2) times may not be considered for re-enrollment. Re-entry students will be responsible for purchasing the required books, kits, and supplies to satisfy the training requirements in the applicable program.


Individuals wishing to transfer credits earned at other institutions will be tested by a member of our staff, and based on test results, if applicable, Bela’s School of Cosmetology may recognize all or part of the applicant’s previous training or work experience, provided said training is recognized by the Department of Labor and Economic Growth. Transfer students must comply with the class level assigned as a result of the scholastic evaluation. In addition, such students must meet all regular entrance and registration requirements. If approved for enrollment, tuition will be charged at the hourly rate for the course study at the time of enrollment plus the applicable registration fee. All applicants must purchase a kit, the applicable texts, and uniform according to the standard policy for full course students. Contact the school administration office or visit our website at for applicable kit prices.

To be eligible to receive title IV funding a student must have obtained either a high school diploma or GED. If a student is denied admission to the school, their records will be destroyed.   All candidates will be informed of the responsibilities and dedication they must be willing to extend, in class and in the field in which they can be trained. Transfer students will be given credit in accordance with the regulations of the MI State Board of Cosmetology


Description: The primary purpose of the Esthetician Program is to train the student in basic skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in entry-level positions as an Esthetician or related career fields. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career-oriented activities.

Graduation requirements consist of completing 600 hours of training, obtaining a passing grade of 75% or greater, in compliance with state regulations, and all fees being paid in full. Upon completion of the program and graduation requirements, the student is awarded a diploma. Upon graduation and licensure, positions could include, but are not limited to: An Esthetician or spa owner, an educator, a product representative, a platform artist and much more.


 Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  1. Practice effective communication skills, visual poise, and proper grooming.
  2. Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employer/employee relationship.
  3. Perform basic skills in the areas of skin analysis, skin care, and makeup application.
  4. Apply learned theory, technical information, and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development as an Esthetician or related career fields.


Theory Hrs.

Practical Hrs.

Sanitation/Patron protection



Mechanical and Electrical equipment safety



Anatomy and Disorders



Artistic Principles/Make-Up



Facials/Skin Care Techniques






Temporary Removal of Hair



Unassigned Hours






**Students must purchase a tackle box and two (2) small, hard, plastic containers.




All programs offered by Bela’s School of Cosmetology follow similar procedures in that the same instructional methods apply and the same grading procedures are followed for each course. Those policies are stated here and considered to be an integral part of each of the course outlines contained in this section of the catalog.


Grading procedures: Students are assigned theory study and a minimum number of practical assignments are required for course completion. Theory is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and the Practical Cosmetology Skills Competency Evaluation Criteria. Students must maintain a theory grade average of 75% and pass a final written and practical exam prior to graduation. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:


Numerical Grade

Letter Grade









Below 75



Esthetician 600 Hours:                       Theory 200 Hours, Lab 400 Hours


Instructional Methods: The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation, and entry-level job skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. The course is presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect effective educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of lecture, demonstration, and interactive student participation. Audiovisual aids, guest speakers, field trips, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are used for course delivery.



The contents of the units of instruction in each program along with the applicable hours devoted to each unit are listed in the following section of the Curriculum Course Outlines: Health, sanitation, infection control, chemistry, electricity, anatomy and physiology, the use and safety of products, and the use and safety of tools and equipment are included in both theory and practical study within the applicable units of study. In addition, students learn career and employment information including professional ethics, effective communications and human relations, compensation packages and payroll deductions, and the fundamentals of business management applicable to the program.

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