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Help Others Look Good & Feel Good

You can have the skills to help clients achieve healthy, glowing skin in just a few months! Learn facials, waxing, and makeup with our comprehensive training program.

Fast Track

Graduate and get licensed in just a few months!

On-Campus Spa

Real-world training in skin analysis, treatments, and product recommendations

Career Placement

Meet Employers, Resumé Building - we help you get licensed AND hired!

Tour our campus in person! Contact our Admissions Department to schedule a visit.

Cortiva Institute is not your typical beauty school - we are a team of dedicated, determined, and passionate instructors and staff commitied to helping you succeed!


Nationally Accredited


Day and Evening Classes

Guest Speakers, Employers, Events, Projects & More!

Dermalogica Partnership School

Financial Aid is Available to Those Who Qualify


If Not Now, When?

You’re here for a reason, so don’t wait. Reach out to us TODAY by filling out our quick and easy form

Chat with Admissions

Once you fill out our form, an Admissions representative will help you take the next step toward a rewarding career!

Discover Your Future

Invest a few months with us, and we will help you on your journey to a new and exciting career in Paramedical Skin Care!




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Student Success is Our #1 Priority

We measure our success by yours. That's why we go the extra mile to ensure you excel and thrive long after graduation.

Cortiva Institution adopts a 360-degree approach, tailored to meet you at your level and help you develop into a well-rounded esthetician!

Our goals are simple: help you graduate, obtain your license, and start your dream career. Whether you aspire to be a facial specialist, makeup artist, or brow designer, our program can help you get there.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Live Hands-On Training

Passionate Instructors

Graduate with 5+ Certifications

Dermalogica Education & Esthetics Kit

FREE Tutoring and Exam Reviews

Track Progress with Online Quizzes & Tests

Creative Projects, Seminars, Events & More

Ready to take the next step?

Getting started with us is easy, so why wait? Take that next step toward the career you want today!

What Can I Expect?

As a Licensed Esthetician, you have the opportunity to use your creativity to help clients achieve their ideal skin. From customizing treatments to recommending homecare, skin care is more than just science; it's truly an art form.

Our Basic Skin Care program prepares you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful Licensed Esthetician. You'll learn how to assess skin and develop personalized treatment plans to help clients achieve healthy, glowing skin.

At Cortiva Institute, we provide students with foundational knowledge of the skin and hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology. Our program will teach you how to perform the following:




Chemical Peels


Makeup Application & More

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We ensure our students and staff are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills by providing training from Dermalogica business consultants and educators from the International Dermal Institute. This enables them to provide the best treatments and products to help clients achieve healthy, beautiful skin.

Program Details By Campus

Arlington, TX

  • 42.5 Credit Hours

  • Accredited by ACCSC

  • 5 Certifications

Baltimore, MD

  • 660 HOURS

  • Accredited by ACCSC

  • 10 Certifications

Cromwell, CT

  • 660 HOURS

  • Accredited by MSA-CSS

  • 8 Certifications

Skin health has always been my passion. I told myself I’d have my own business before graduating, and I would never work for anyone else again in my life unless I wanted to. Failure was never an option. Dominique owns and operates her own business, Royale Skin LLC.


Dominique Ramsey


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Your future starts now!

In a few short months, you'll have what it takes to be a Licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Specialist)!

What happens next?

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the exciting field of skincare? Our program offers expert instruction, hands-on training, and assistance in finding employment. Don't wait to invest in your future. Take the first step towards success!

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Our graduates pursue various career paths like:

Spa or Salon Esthetician

Mobile Beautician

Cosmetic Sales

Spa or Salon Manager

Makeup Artist

Skincare Influencer

Cruise or Resort Facialist

Beauty Brand Rep.

Beauty Blogger

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