Mission Statement

American Academy of Esthetics mission is to prepare students for a successful career in esthetics with an affordable, high-quality, and well-rounded education in a friendly and professional environment.


Now Accepting Applications

American Academy of Esthetics offers flexible programs for students interested in becoming estheticians.

Financing and Scholarships


Why AAE?

American Academy of Esthetics is an Illinois approved educational institution that provides students with a well-rounded education in the esthetics industry. Our 750 hours program consists of classroom education, online studies, spa hours and an internship with a licensed esthetician.  

What sets us apart from other schools, is that our focus is on giving the student all the tools they need to succeed.  We do this by helping them see what they would like their future to look like, providing strategies based on their vision, creating a plan and supporting them every step of the way.

Affordable Schooling

The average undergraduate cost in Illinois colleges in 2019 was $15,094 for residents and $41,012 for non-residents per year.  Tuition’s have risen at a rate of 102.64% from 2017. That does not include housing, books, supplies and other costs. You will pay approximately $60,000 within 4 years in a traditional college. Your education at American Academy of Esthetics will cost $10,500.  Saving students over $49,500! Your education at American Academy of Esthetics will take less than a year!

Flexible Classes

Students have a choice in morning, afternoon or evening programs.

Online & On-site Learning

Coursework consists of:

  • Assigned Chapter reading

  • Review chapter questions

  • Questions of the day

  • Research assignments

  • Test review essays

  • Video requirements

Student classes consist of:

  • Review previous lectures in preparation for examination

  • Take Examinations/Showcase work

  • New lectures

  • Group assignments

  • Demonstrations/Video

  • Observe protocols by fellow students

  • Evaluation of protocols observed

  • Performing protocols

What to Expect

Student will be provided with bi-weekly progress reports. These progress reports will break down grades, attendance, protocols accomplished to date and protocol evaluations. Student will be required to provide weekly progress reports/evaluations of education as well as apprenticeship in a esthetics environment (School will assist in apprenticeship program).

Potential Careers

  • Spas and retreats

  • Physician’s offices

  • Surgical arts centers

  • Eyelash and eyebrow salons

  • Waxing Salons

  • Retail cosmetics counters and sales

  • Plastic surgery offices

  • Funeral

  • Theatre/Movie Studios


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