Become An Esthetician

What is an Esthetician?
An Esthetician is a licensed skin care professional who provides preventive care for the skin and offers treatments to keep the skin healthy and attractive. Estheticians are also trained to detect skin problems that may require medical attention.
Pronunciation: es-the-TI-shun
Also Known As: Skin care therapist
Alternate Spellings: Aesthetician



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Do you have these personal qualities that make a great esthetician?

  • Have a desire to help and nurture others
  • Work well with your hands
  • You care for your own skin and well being of your body
  • You find the beauty field interesting and love learning new things
  • You connect well with people and have a genuine caring personality
  • You have personal endurance and strive to make a difference
  • Excellent sales and communication skills

Here are some career opportunities for estheticians


  • Professional Esthetician in Spa’s or Medical offices
  • Cosmetic Buyer or Assistant
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Beauty Advisor at a Cosmetic Counter or Dept. Stores
  • Guest Artist or Demonstrator for Cosmetic Manufacturer

Make-up Artist

  • Professional Make-Up Artist
  • Cosmetic Buyer or Assistant
  • Beauty Advisor at a Cosmetic Counter or Department Store
  • Guest Artist or Demonstrator for Cosmetic Manufacturer


  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is a prerequisite to enrollment in a Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy program, unless otherwise specified in the program outline.
  • Physician’s certification if student has any physical limitations to participate fully in clinical and practical treatments experience
  • Two forms of identification
  • A completed application with a $100 non-refundable application fee
  • A one page Essay about yourself and why you decided on the field of Esthetics.

When all information is received from the prospective student an interview process will be scheduled.


At Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy, we are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Makana Academy’s enrollment, instruction, certification and graduation policies do not discriminate.  Makana Academy will not tolerate discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, financial status, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. Makana Academy will take strict and immediate disciplinary action, including student dismissal, against any student acting prejudicial towards another student or school staff member.


Tuition is all inclusive and includes a student kit with implements, uniforms, required curriculum for State licensing, as well as Makana’s proprietary protocols.
Please download the Tuition Schedule above for the most current tuition costs.


Refund policy is stated in our Student guidelines.


Applicants must attach required documents and a $100 application fee with completed application. The application will be considered incomplete without the necessary documents and deposit. Prospective students may submit the completed application and deposit first, and then submit the required documents separately. However, all documentation must be submitted no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the selected program.
For the purpose of securing enrollment, completed applications may be submitted by fax to (808) 591-6092. However, students must still submit the original application (with original signatures), including all documentation and application deposits prior to the start of their program.
Submit complete application by mail to:

Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy
560 N. Nimitz Hwy
Suite 125D
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817