Esthetics Program

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At the HDC, there are five start dates for the Esthetics Program, traditionally in: January, April, July, September and November. To create an atmosphere that helps our students learn, group sizes are kept intentionally small. To secure your space, ensure that your application is completed 4 weeks prior the start date. Once processed, students usually find out if they have been admitted to the program 2 weeks after their submission was received.

Upcoming Start Dates

January 2023

April 2023

July 2023

September 2023

November 2023

$500 Bursary available

The HDC is proud to offer a bursary for students enrolling in the Esthetics Program.



The esthetics industry is thriving in Atlantic Canada, and if you’re passionate about making people look and feel their best, the HDC’s Esthetics Program is for you. You will love the creativity and flexibility that your esthetics career gives you, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing that your clients leave your treatment with more confidence than they had when they came in.

This unique, comprehensive program offers students the opportunity to learn in a traditional classroom, and refine their skills in our on-site, fully functional spa. In fact, our Esthetics Program is so robust that 9/10 graduates secure a job in the industry within a month of graduation. Designed and taught by cosmetology experts, the Esthetics Program gives students a solid foundation in the critical skills they need to build an exciting and rewarding career as an esthetician. To begin, students train to develop a fundamental understanding of esthetic services such as facial services, hair removal, makeup techniques, nail services and enhancements.

Following this, students are given a grounding in the skills required to give their clients high-quality treatments. This includes general sciences such as infection control, anatomy, chemistry and skin sciences. Finally, to ensure our students are able to build and manage a successful career, our course includes training in business-building skills. Graduates will learn how to manage clientele relationships and retention, deliver product recommendations, and plan their careers—all critical skills for the development of a long and successful career in esthetics.


  • Manicuring – including permanent gel polish and nail art
  • Pedicuring
  • Advanced and diabetic foot care
  • Skin mapping
  • Skin therapy treatments – face and body
  • Advanced facials
  • Intro to Microdermabrasion
  • Intro to Chemical peels
  • Intro to Dermaplaning
  • Into to Laser Hair Removal
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Makeup techniques
  • Waxing – facial, body, bikini
  • Relaxation and hot stone massage
  • Sanitation and infection control