Pursue Your Ideal Career at Our Esthetician School in Iowa

Do you love skincare and want to help others achieve glowing vibrant skin? Are you passionate about finding a future in a flexible industry? If so, an education in esthetics may be right for you. Estheticians help clients achieve their skincare goals through facials, brow tinting, lash lifts, and other services. If you’re ready to pamper people and help them achieve the skin they deserve, the esthetics program at La’ James International College in Iowa is a great place to start!

Learn the Science of Skincare with Our Esthetics Degree

Esthetics is more than just beauty, it’s also a science. Our esthetics program is designed to teach you a wide range of skincare techniques and the science behind them. The esthetics curriculum at LJIC is separated into three terms that can teach you the fundamentals of esthetics and prepare you for a successful future.

During your first term and second term, you can learn different skincare procedures and the principles of esthetics. As you progress, you’ll learn more advanced techniques and after you’ve completed 10% of our esthetics curriculum you’ll be given the opportunity to show what you’ve learned to real clients in our student spa, under the supervision of licensed professionals.

The third term heavily focuses on your journey as a student. As you start to prepare to graduate, a majority of your third term is spent practicing and perfecting skills learned in the first two terms with a focus on perfecting and using LJIC’s Seven Standards. The third term is intended to be an internship-like atmosphere as you prepare for your career within the industry.

Our goal is to set each student up for success, which is why we have a unique LJIC tracker to make sure you have the opportunity to learn all the skills required to become a licensed esthetician.

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See What Our Students Are Saying!

I would recommend everyone come to LJIC because you get to meet a lot of new people and this field can take you anywhere.

Alexis L.

Alexis L.

The opportunities are endless here at LJIC and the tools for success are given to you. You just have to apply them! I love Wednesday and Thursday mornings We [student & staff] meet to discuss the week ahead and build together as a team.

Holly D.

Holly D.

I chose LJIC because it gave me more options to learn different areas rather than just hair only. You learn nails, the spa side of Cosmetology, and everything else.

Betty L.

Betty L.

Start Your New Career with Our Licensed Esthetician School

Are you wondering where a license in esthetics can take you? That is up to you! There are plenty of opportunities within the industry and it is our goal to be able to prepare you to become a skincare professional, but there are a variety of careers you can choose to do with your esthetics license.

While we can’t guarantee employment, we do offer job placement assistance to graduates. We can help you build your resume, build interviewing skills, and help guide you on which jobs you should apply for.

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Esthetics Program FAQs

At which locations can I enroll in your esthetics program?

Our esthetics program is available at LJIC at our conveniently located campuses in Davenport, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and Fort Dodge.

How long is your esthetics program?

Our esthetics program is 750 hours. This means you could finish in as little as 8 months.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes! La’ James International College is an accredited school. This means we can offer financial aid to those who qualify.

Our Admissions Process

Now that you have more information about our esthetics program, are you ready to apply? If yes, our team would be more than happy to help you get started! Take the first step and schedule a tour of one of our Iowa esthetic school campuses.

It is also important to note that before you can apply, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a valid high school diploma, official high school transcript, or GED equivalent
  • A valid form of a government photo ID
  • A completed Enrollment Application
  • Payment of the $50 application fee

Feel free to contact our team with any questions you have about enrolling. Our team is ready to help you start your future in esthetics!

Our Partners






Fort Dodge

2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

515-576-3119

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Falls

6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

319-277-2150

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Rapids

4444 1st Ave NE #12
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

319-378-6456

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Davenport

5205 North Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52806

563-441-7900

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Des Moines

8805 Chambery Boulevard
Johnston, Iowa 50131

515-278-2208

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*