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Our 325-hour esthetics program includes extensive education in human anatomy, chemistry, electricity, skin analysis, and conditions and disorders of the skin. We provide comprehensive instruction of facial massage, the use of facial machines, hair removal, makeup, and full body treatments. We will teach you how to perform these services in our student spa.

What sets our school apart is that we also cover advanced topics that explore paramedical treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and enzyme treatments. We cover their purpose, benefits, and contraindications.

Upon completion of our esthetics course, you will receive a Diploma, a certificate in DMK fundamentals, and a MUD Makeup Level 1 Certification. If you consider yourself to be a person who loves making others feel great about themselves, this is the career for you. Our esthetics course in Pittsburgh is perfect for anyone in the western Pennsylvania area, or even parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Your ticket to a great career is right here at our beauty academy.


In our esthetics course, you’ll study Milady’s Standard Esthetics Textbook with Digital interactive Cengage Mind Tap, and exam Review book.


Students at our beauty school will receive (2) uniform sets, a kit that includes supplies, tools, a MUD makeup Beauty Essentials Kit, and a DMK Skincare Kit. You will be equipped with all the necessary tools and materials needed to learn from and perform the required services.


After a student completes 325 hours, performs all required services, passes exams, and fulfills all financial obligations to the school, a diploma will be awarded along with a MUD Makeup Level 1 Certification and a DMK Fundamentals Certification.

Tuition | $7,635.00

Tuition Balances can be satisfied as follows: Paid in full | Monthly installments | Financial Aid Awards: Direct Student Loans |PA Forward Loan| Scholarships


The tuition includes all books, Kit, (2) uniforms and supplies necessary to complete the course of study.


  1. To prepare students in all academic and practical aspects of the course.
  2. To project a positive attitude and self-confidence to facilitate effective communication skills to provide a valuable service to the public.
  3. To educate students on professional conduct and improve interpersonal skills.
  4. To prepare students to successfully pass PA State Board Examinations, obtain their license and a position as an entry level esthetican or related career field.
Click Here to View our Esthetics and Skin Care Course Outline

Read our ESTHETICIAN COURSE OUTLINE to decide if our classes in facial, skin analysis, temporary hair removal, and more are right for you.

Esthetician scholarships available

You can receive up to $1,000 while being currently enrolled at South Hills Beauty Academy or North Hills Beauty Academy. Contact a member of our friendly team today to learn more about this exciting scholarship opportunity, or read about the details online.


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Enroll in advanced classes

Want to learn more about the skincare industry and take your career to the next level? With our advanced classes, you have the ability to enhance your learning experience and immerse yourself in a deeper level of skincare than you ever thought possible. Read more about our advanced classes today.

MUD MAKE UP Partner School

As a MUD Make-up Partner School, South Hills & North Hills Beauty Academies will immerse you in the fundamentals of makeup artistry.

As an Esthetics or Cosmetology student, you will receive a MUD Make up Kit and Course books for the level I make-up artist certification. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate for the completion of the 84-hour Beauty Essentials course. Based on the same education methodology that helped make MUD a bedrock in makeup education, the beauty essentials course plus the Level II Certification is transferable to their main campuses in Los Angeles and New York.

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