Esthetic Academy

Application Process Open for September 2018 Class!

Spring has finally arrived which means that the application and enrolment launch is here! We are super pumped and hope you are too 

Until then:

  • Join our Esthetic Academy Facebook Group  to stay connected, brainstorm ideas, and share tips with other individuals interested in Esthetics across Northwestern Ontario! 
  • Take a tour of our facility and meet our instructors.  Fill out your application for the fall class. 
  • Think about potential friends and family members who might want to be your models (don’t worry we always being learning on each other) – but it is always a great idea to start developing your personal model list – we are always here to help you as well.

Class Intake January & September

Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Starting in January 2018 we will be offering a full-time esthetics course! Whether you’re looking for a career change or just leaving highschool, Esthetics Academy will suit your learning needs!

We are Thunder Bay’s Newest Private Career College and we are excited to offer a Diploma Program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry.

For the last 16 years A Spa For You Inc. has successfully brought top quality spa services to the Thunder Bay area. We have created a beautiful facility where it has been proven to be a relaxing, rejuvenating atmosphere for both body and mind. With over 16 years of dedicated experience we feel a great direction for our spa to take is to educate the next generation of estheticians. The beauty market has been growing rapidly and there is an ever growing need of trained personnel to fill the salons, cosmetic counters, spas, esthetic boutiques, suppliers and manufacturing facilities.

Esthetic Academy will be offering 1000 hours of instructor led training, with 16 modules being offered.

  • Introduction to Esthetics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Bacteriology and Decontamination
  • Cells, Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Chemistry, Cosmetic Ingredients and Product Analysis
  • Facials
  • Electrotherapy for Estheticians
  • Hair Removal
  • Make- Up Artistry
  • Manicure/Pedicures
  • Cosmetic Massage
  • Salon / Spa Business Management
  • Career Planning and Employment Skills

Thunder Bay sustains over 100 beauty businesses including (salons, spas, beauty counters, and independent beauty consultants), and we have discovered there is a real need for trained individual to service the ever growing beauty industry. Our program provides a mixture of in class and hands-on skills training and we are excited to share A Spa For You as a training facility for our future students.

For more info call 807-475-6977.

Learn more about our new Esthetic Academy on our Facebook page

Mission Statement

Esthetic Academy is a training institution dedicated to producing esthetic professionals, under a comforting and stimulating atmosphere where students are taught both the techniques of esthetic services and the business component.

Our vision is striving to be a world renowned academy in the production of high quality professionals for the Beauty Industry.

Our Facility

Esthetic Academy is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and it occupies 3,500 square feet ground floor – which makes it easily accessible. The facility will offer a classroom, 3 treatment rooms, a front desk and an area for student/faculty communications. To ensure high quality training, the maximum size per practical labs is no more than 10 students.

Our Staff

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Erika Maki
April Shimkoff
Debbie Davidson Kordek

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to apply?
Where can I find grants, scholarships and loans that I may qualify for or that may be able to assist me?
What is the academic Calendar?
Am I responsible for finding my own models?
Do professors hold office hours, will they meet outside of class time if needed?
What is a typical day like?
I already have work experience related to some of the courses – but now I want to obtain a diploma in Esthetics?
What is the Cost?
Can I work anywhere in Canada with my training?

CBC – Superior Morning Interview (Dec 2017)


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