DOTHAN,Ala.--The community and students at Wallace Community College voiced the want and need for an esthetics technology program and the school obliged by adding it this semester's course schedule.
"I enjoy it"
Alex Axtell graduated Cosmetology School at Wallace but like many others wanted to further her education in the field.
"The world of esthetics is growing all the time because people want to feel good about the way they look, they want to look good.They want to slow down that aging process,"said Instructor Lori Godwin.
Growing interest is what prompted the school to add the new program.
"We learn about the skin, how it reacts to certain things. We learn about problems like acne or hyper pigmentation you get from sun damage," said Godwin.
Students are taught a variety of techniques
One of the many things students learn in the program is how to give a facial, which revitalizes and deep cleanses the skin
"We will do body treatment so body scrubs and wraps. We will also learn how to do chemical peels micro-derm abrasion," said Godwin.
The program gives students a broad career path.
"You definitely can work in a spa environment. They also can teach and educated. They can work for a skin care company," said Godwin.
"I like the spa area of it and being able to work in a doctor's office if I wanted to. I also enjoy make up as well so I'm kind of playing with exactly what i'm going to do when I get out of school," said said student Alex Axtell.
Godwin says the purpose of the program is to help others achieve a healthier more balanced life
The esthetics program is in its first semester but there is already a waiting list for next year.
Graduates of the program obtain a certificate from Wallace and are prepared to obtain a state licensure in esthetics.