The Aesthetics Institute of Portland provides innovative education and training in the field of aesthetics and cosmetology. Our instructors and administrators are dedicated not just to developing the skills and expertise of our students, but also to molding and inspiring them to become successful professionals. This philosophy has distinguished the Aesthetics Institute as one of the leading beauty colleges in the Pacific Northwest, and we’ve built a reputation for producing the region’s best new estheticians and electrologists. There’s no better place to prepare yourself for a rewarding career in the fast-paced salon and spa market.

Advanced Aesthetics Program

Medical Aesthetics & Laser/ IPL

Since 1985 we have been training industry professionals in Advanced Aesthetics, and now more then ever the growth of the industry is at a boom. The medical esthetics field is increasing by a projected 57.2% between 2012 and 2020, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

This course is intended for licensed Estheticians and healthcare professionals who are interested in entering the medical esthetics field or those looking to meet the requirements of the new regulatory changes.

Our courses go through the theoretical and comprehensive hands-on skills you will need such as:

  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Laser & IPL Hair Removal
  • Micro Needling
  • Body Contouring
  • Skin Tightneing
  • Advanced Microdermabrasion Techniques
  • Chemical Peels
  • Derma planing

And so much more…..

Contact the Institute to schedule a tour of the school and receive a full information packet going into detail with all the courses we have to offer you.

Esthetics – Masters Certificate

The Masters certificate expands on the basic program to broaden and advance your spa service capabilities. It includes hands-on experience with state-of-the-art facial machines, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy and IPL Laser certification and MUCH more. With this hourly program you will be truly prepared to succeed in the Esthetics field. Our most popular program!


Our Masters Certificate program covers:

  • Custom facials with & without equipment
  • Microcurrent
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body treatments
  • Extractions and other acne therapies
  • Galvanic, high-frequency, and Lumi-Lift facials
  • European facials
  • Hydrotherapies
  • Aromatherapy
  • Shiatsu and Viennese massage
  • Lymph drainage
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Hard & soft wax
  • Photo light therapy
  • Lash extensions
  • Custom spray tanning
  • Custom product making class

Nail Technology

Our instructors provide trend-focused education and training to help you master a variety of manicure and pedicure services. Learn classic spa techniques as well as today’s most popular nail enhancement services. This comprehensive 500-hour program will allow you to get educated, gain experience, and get going in your career at your own pace!


Develop the skills you need to succeed in the fastest growing field of the beauty industry. Through 600 hours of traditional coursework and both lab and real-world training, you’ll be prepared to pass the state licensing exam and start a career that is both financially and emotionally rewarding.

Classes start every two months!

Want to take more than one course at a time? Contact us and talk with an instructor. We will work to accommodate your goals.

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