Project Description

Body Spa Esthetics

// Program Overview

44 Weeks | 20 Hours per week | 16 Students per Class

We developed this program to offer students like you the most advanced body spa and esthetics curriculum out there. That’s why we teamed up with the top medical estheticians, aromatherapists, nail technicians, and holistic massage practitioners in the industry — to make sure that your coursework and methods are always cutting-edge. To top it off, our beautiful, modern facilities ensure your training takes place in a realistic spa setting.

The program is 44-weeks long, and is one-of-a-kind in professional spa training, encompassing basic and advanced spa services. As a student, you’ll study in-depth theory and gain practical knowledge. You’ll have constant opportunities to practice and hone your skills — on family members and friends to start, then eventually on real clients. You’ll also take weekly tests, work on creative projects and master spa floor services. By the end of the program, you’ll be spa-ready—projecting professionalism and confidence when it comes to every spa service in the book.

Admissions Information

// Course Outline

This segment of the course will teach students:

  • Spa atmosphere
  • Course kits / textbook
  • Consultation
  • Client protocol
  • Communication skills
  • Professional ethics


  • Organizational skills
  • Preparation
  • Poise
  • Pre and post service

Nail Shaping

  • Analyzing hand and nail shape
  • Nail anatomy
  • Nail clipping
  • Nail shaping
  • Nail buffing

Basic Manicure

  • Polish application / removal
  • Hand massage
  • Hand anatomy

Spa Manicure

  • Hand masks
  • Exfoliation

Basic Pedicure

  • Polish application / removal
  • Foot massage
  • Foot anatomy

Spa Pedicure

  • Foot masks
  • Exfoliation

Paraffin Treatment

  • Hands and feet

Acrylic Nails

  • Full set of sculpture nails
  • Full set of tip and overlay
  • Overlay
  • Backfill

Gel Nails

  • Full set of sculpture nails
  • Full set of tip and overlay
  • Overlay
  • Backfill

Electric Filing

Nail Shaping

  • Pain Art
  • Jewelery placement
  • Airbrushing
  • Leg
  • Underarm
  • Lip
  • Brow
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian
  • Day looks
  • Evening looks
  • Wedding / bridal
  • Special occasions
  • Lash treatments
  • Brow treatments
  • Tinting
  • Lash extensions
  • Lash perming

In the first segment, you will learn about layers of the skin, skin analysis, aging, nutrition, and cosmetic chemistry. You will build upon this knowledge in the following segments of this learning module.

Body Systems

  • Cellular
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Nervous
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive
  • Respiratory
  • Reproductive

Basic Facials

  • Preparation
  • Cleansing
  • Analysis
  • Toning
  • Exfoliation
  • Extraction
  • Massage
  • Mask
  • Moisturize

Treatments For:

  • Normal skin
  • Dry skin
  • Combination skin
  • Oily skin
  • Acne skin

Specialty Masks

Machine Facials

  • Steamer
  • Brushing Machine
  • Galvanic Machine
  • Suction Machine
  • High Frequency Apparatus
  • Lucas Spray
  • Hot Cabinet

Treatment Facials

  • Chemical Peels
  • Glycolic
  • Enzyme Peels

Back Facials

  • Cleansing
  • Toning
  • Exfoliation
  • Extraction
  • Massage
  • Mask
  • Moisturize

Scalp Massage

  • Shiatsu
  • Effleurage
  • Friction

Body Treatments

  • Body exfoliation
  • Wrapping techniques
  • Body wraps
  • Localized treatments

Full Body Relaxation Massage (blend of):

  • Swedish
  • Shiatsu
  • Lymphatic

Stone Massage


  • Custom blending


  • Diamond tip facial for exfoliation, scar treatment
  • Topical cosmeceutical applications
  • Ultrasonic facial and cellulite treatments infused with tropical cosmeceutical applications

LED (Light Emitting Diode)

Light treatment depending on skin type:

  • Acne – blue light
  • Combination – white light
  • Lymphatic Stimulation – yellow light
  • Hyper pigmentation – green light

Introduction to Laser & Micro Current

  • Understanding the salon and spa business
  • Promoting and selling retail products and services
  • Setting product and service prices
  • Marketing, advertising, and promotions
  • Tracking success
  • Resume
  • Interview practice
  • Advancing your career
  • Professional image
  • Students will spend 1 week (20 hours) working in a spa to gain valuable work experience


Absolute Spa is celebrating our 20th year as an industry leader and as one of Canada’s top-rated spa chains. We love to hire estheticians, makeup artists, and front desk coordinators from JCI! We feel our values strongly align and we’ve had great success stories with many of our team members that hailed from various programs at JCI.

Jill Bryan, Absolute Spa Group

// Instructors

Heather Haslam
Heather HaslamDirector & Industry Liaison
Jenifer Sterling
Jenifer SterlingInstructor
Caitlin Ramage
Caitlin RamageInstructor


Our company is committed to beauty from the inside out. Both Eccotique and Zennkai are driven by integrity, accountability, positivity, and excellence. Over the years we’ve found that the students from John Casablancas have these same core values. We, as a company, embody the success of all our team members.

Diane Bettencourt, Zennkai Salon and Ecotique Salon & Spa

// Portfolio


I’ve had great experiences hiring from JCI and would absolutely feel confident to hire another JCI grad. Claudine has been a great addition to our team—she let me know during the interview that she graduated at the top of her class with honours and I was very excited to see her skills. Usually grads need 3 months of training on the job, however, after only a few weeks, I was able to take her off probation and she took on a full client load. If I see another resume with a JCI graduate, I would absolutely give them an interview.

Brandi & Claudine, Estheticians | Spa Haven Boutique For The Body