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Nova has helped me achieve my dream of working for a successful Medispa! It was well worth the 1.25 hour drive every day for 3 months! I feel very prepared for the workforce! I have loved my time at Nova and feel confident as I graduate that I will be successful. The instructors were so helpful preparing me and helping me figure out Wisconsin’s esthiology requirements!- Ali Welch - Esthiology Student
Great School! I loved everything about Nova. They helped me achieve my career in every way they could!- Ashley York- Esthiology Student


Nova Academy strives to draw out the future cosmetology professional’s best technical and professional skills necessary to excel in their chosen career path.

The Esthiology course content is 216 hours of instruction in applied sciences and skills in facial treatments, make-up applications, and body waxing. A total of 384 hours of planned clinical instruction in the applier sciences and experience in facial treatments, make-up applications  and body waxing are required. Upon completion of training, you will have completed the  number of hours required by the state of Minnesota in coordinate theory and practical experience in the applied sciences of esthiology, to be eligible to take the Minnesota State    Licensing Exam to become an Esthetician.

A full-time Esthiology student must complete this course in 20 week.  The course is comprised of 600 hours of instruction.  Students are taught instruction techniques and methods through the Milady text books, hands on demonstration, and guest speakers.  Experienced and licensed instructors teach all classes.  Students are evaluated on subjects through written theory exams, assignments and practical exams completed either on an assigned mannequin or live model.


  • 200 Hours Theory
  • 400 Hours Practical
  • 600 Total Course Hours


  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Makeup Artist
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Hair Removal Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Instructor
  • Manager
  • Spa Owner
  • Beauty Editor
  • Sales Representative
  • State Board Member
  • State Board Inspector
  • State Board Examiner


  • Wellness or Day Spa
  • Salon
  • Medical Spa
  • Dermatology or Plastic Surgeon Office
  • Burn Center
  • Cruise Ship or Resort
  • Trade Shows
  • Runway Shows
  • Magazine
  • Own your own business

Esthiology Program Investment

  • Registration Fee $50 + Kit Fee $3,300 + Tuition Fee $10,780.00 =  Total $14,130

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