Ottawa School of Beauty Ltd

Professional Medical Esthetician Diploma Program

Experience the cutting-edge education you’ll need to succeed in this growing fast paced career. Industry leading instructors along with a medical spa environment and hands on client services ensures students will have the confidence and knowledge needed to be spa ready to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry. Attain hands-on experience with advanced equipment available throughout the course to build experience and confidence in Advanced Esthetics, Electrolysis, Microdermabrasion, Micro Needling, Micro Blading, Laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) and Hydro Facial.

Discover a Rewarding Career in Medical Esthetics

The Diploma program objective is to provide individuals with a well rounded knowledge of both traditional and advanced aesthetic treatments. Students will be well versed in providing traditional aesthetic services such as facials, body treatments, makeup applications, nail treatments, and waxing. Students will have proficient knowledge of a variety of retail and professional skin care lines and product ingredients.

Students will also learn advanced therapies such as microdermabrasion, micro needling, micro blading, laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, acne treatments, laser removal and other medical aesthetic therapies and modalities used in the medical spa environment. In-depth and detailed understanding and practical application of client consultations, sanitization and sterilization practices as per Canadian standards and professionalism in the workplace are emphasized throughout the program.

Students will be well prepared for a career in the aesthetics and medical aesthetics industries.

This comprehensive program is designed for individuals who wish to commence a career in a spa, medical spa, doctor’s office or home-based business.

Client Consultation
Career Opportunities Professional Development
Infection Control
Skin Care / Facial Analysis
Manicure / Pedicure
Hydra Facial
Oxygeneo Facial
Waxing / Sugar Waxing
Relaxation Body Massage / Body Wraps / Chocolate / Algae
Paraffin Treatment
IPL Treatment/Photo Laser practical use & theory
Laser Hair Removal
Microneedling practical use & theory
Micro Blading
Chemical Peel
Makeup Application
Business Basics Skills
Job Connect
Beauty Academy
Other Academies

Program Information

Course Start dates:

January, May, September

Program Length:

46 weeks, 1400 hours
Client services for practical experience scheduled during the week 

Education Requirements:

Grade 12 OR equivalent

Client services for practical experience scheduled during the week

This Diploma Program is not available at the London Campus

Our curriculum includes

Personal development

Self care, work ethics, human relations

Customer consultation

Health and Safety

Sterilization, disinfection, skin diseases, contraindications, sanitation standards, infection control, bacteria and viruses, material disposal, emergency situations and safety equipment health and well-being – proper body posture and positioning. Pollution and its effects

Skin care

Cleansing, exfoliating, extraction, 25 manipulations for facial massage


The training on facials addresses 12 cleansing manipulations, histology of the skin, bacteriology and sanitation, cell structure and disorders and diseases of the skin. You also learn skin types, how to perform extractions, structure of the skin and product knowledge. Practical knowledge will be provided to the student using the latest equipment and updated machines and high frequency. Student’s will be introduced different types of facials, such as acne facial rosacea facial, and eye treatments. Complete study of full facial massage with emphasis on different massage movements of the face.


Anatomy of hands and feet, nail diseases and disorders, hand and arm & leg massage, gel polish with UV, massage, French and much more

Hydro Facials

The Hydra facial is one of the most popular in-office facial treatments right now. HydraFacial removes dead skin cells via suction, and at the same time, infuses the skin with hydrating and moisturizing serums. You will learn the theory, instruction and practical hands-on experience using in-house equipment.


Learn the theory, knowledge and step by step procedures for safe and effective temporary hair removal, in all arears of the face and body. Theory of wax will cover bacteriology and sanitation, anatomy of the hair and contraindications.  Client consultation, pre and post instructions for after care.  Student will learn how to perform Brazilian waxing, different positioning of clients, based on the body size and skin elasticity. Practice opportunities available, (models are required), training also includes customer service and hot to promote new clientele and client retention. 

Sugar Waxing

This class will teach the art and theory of safely and effectively removing facial and body hair using an all-natural permanent method of hair removal.  Learn the benefits and professional technique using Sugaring and how this can be an alternative to traditional hair removal.  Using a paste of sugar, water, and lemon juice the hair is removed effortlessly from the face and body.  The curriculum includes:  Theory on hair growth stages and cycles, sanitation, and health regulations, pre and post care.  Practical experience using firm and regular sugar pates. 

The top Sugaring solution available in North America – Alexandria Professional is used in this course. This industry leading product is safer, has zero chances of burning and is 100% sanitary and hygienic. The course covers how to correctly remove unwanted hair using the Kennedy TheoryR for hair removal and skin conditioning with the 6 Steps to Achieve Perfect Sugaring Technique

Eyebrow /eyelash tinting

Lash and brow design, Eyelash and eyebrow tinting

Spa body therapy and Relaxation massage and treatments

Training and massage techniques for relaxation massage.  Learn the anatomy and physiology of the back as well as the body systems and how massage is beneficial to overall body health.  You will obtain the knowledge on the classic massage movements (i.e.: Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotement and cleansing techniques).  The course also teaches the students how to perform body wraps and introduction to cellulite treatments. Student will learn how to massage other parts of the body (stomach, legs, front & back, arms, hands and scalp).

Product knowledge Application and recommendation

Laser and IPL

Laser and light technologies, Hair removal, photo-rejuvenation, pigmentation and vascular. Interaction of laser light with tissue. Modes of laser and IPL operation and specification. Clinical results of laser hair removal – different types of Laser available


Deep skin exfoliating and cell rejuvenation. Use of Corundum Crystals Treatment protocol, plus the chemical exfoliation used in Hydra Facial.

Micro Needling

Microneedling practical use & theory

Electrolysis (permanent hair removal)

Histology and structure of the hair, Biological Causes of Hair Growth, Modalities of Electrolysis, Filaments Information, Bacteriology and Sterilization, Electricity, Neurology an Angiology, Dermatology, Practical Application and Techniques, Integrity in Electrolysis

IPL Treatment

IPL Treatment/Photo Laser practical use & theory.

Makeup Artistry

Training emphasizes techniques and practical applications. Color theory, eye make-up techniques, contouring, corrective techniques, lip enhancement are all including. Make-up application for day, evening and bridal techniques.

Color theory, Tools of the trade, Specialty application for the eyes, Contouring of the face, Lip correction techniques, Diminishing techniques for lines, wrinkles and scars, Different foundation choices, Eyelash and eyebrow tinting, Day make-up, Evening make-up, Bridal make-up, Runaway make-up and photography make-up.

Guest Speakers

ncluding experts in the beauty trade, technical reps and owners/managers of Spasgs.

SPA business basics

Entrepreneur skills, finances, work ethics, resume building, salon operations, marketing, promotion and sales strategies, time management, organizational skills, communication skills and conflict resolution. Profitability of the service.

Job Connect program

On-going job search assistance following graduation includes employer introductions and interviews plus our constantly up-dated in school job board. Numerous salon and spa owners are continuously recruiting our graduates.

Oxygeneo Facials

  • Breakthrough technology provides superior anti-aging results by treating the skin at a deeper level. Exfoliate, Oxygenate, and Nourish your way to youthful skin.
  • TripollarTM RF Skin Tightening and wrinkle reduction
  • Ultrasound Infusion – Low intensity ultrasound waves to increase infusion of therapeutic ingredients through the skin
  • Treatments on the skin

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