Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology
907 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666

Call us 512.392.8862


Grad Testimonials

After my learning experience at Total Transformation I feel completely prepared to work out in the professional world and become an experienced, successful esthetician.
- Mackenzie
After a few weeks of being enrolled in my esthetics program, I came to realize my true potential and saw how much of a responsible and organized person I was. I honestly didn't believe that was me prior to enrolling. I realized, when you want something and want to be the best at something, you just keep trying. You keep trying to be better than who you were yesterday. There comes a time, when you feel a bit alienated, because your classmates aren't as enthusiased, and you get looked at differently because you actually completed your homework over the weekend not the night before the due date. That's when you have to embrace your independence, and keep you eyes on the dream. I love being different, I love being happy. I love knowing my future has endless possibilities.
- Valarie



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SOC Program Code: 39-5094.00
Textbook Information
Salon Fundamentals Esthetics 2nd Edition
  • Textbook ISBN-13: 978-0-9742723-1-3
ISBN-10: 0-9742723-1-0
  • Study Guide ISBN-13: 978-0-9742723-7-5
ISBN-10: 0-9742723-7-X
  • Exam Prep ISBN-13: 978-0-9742723-6-8
ISBN-10: 0-9742723-6-1

750 Clock Hours

In the esthetics program, you will gain the knowledge to become a licensed Esthetician through demonstrations by licensed professionals, hands-on experience, classroom theory, self-paced projects and practical applications.

In Phase 1, learn the fundamentals of skin care including facial treatments, makeup application, hair removal and electrotherapy. Pass the Phase 1 practical evaluation to begin the advanced phase.
In Phase 2, you perform skin services on clients with the supervision and support of an instructor. Develop professional techniques and client care skills as you advance through the program. Assist clients with    booking and paying for services at the reception center and administer professional products and supplies in the dispensary. Pass a practical exam to be eligible for graduation.
After completing the program and passing the Texas written and practical exams, you obtain a license and are fully qualified to begin  working as an entry level Esthetician.

Esthetics Curriculum

Facial Treatment, Cleansing, Masking, Therapy: Explains procedures to cleanse, tone and treat the skin through facials, massage, body wraps, microdermabrasion and reflexology 225
Anatomy and Physiology: Covers the structure and function of skin, bones, muscles and nerves in the face and upper body 90
Electricity, Machines and Related Equipment: Focuses on applying galvanic, high frequency, faradic and sinusoidal electric currents in skin care treatment to improve skin and muscle tone 75
Makeup: Combines color theory, facial shape and features in  techniques for day, evening and formal makeup 75
Orientation: Introduces the skin care curriculum 50
Chemistry: Explains the functions and properties of skin and the effect of skin care products and treatments 50
Client Care: Focuses on interpersonal and consultation services to build lasting relationships with clients 50
Sanitation, Safety and First Aid: Covers infection control and safety procedures 50
Management: Discusses the business side of a skin care center 35
Hair Removal: Explains waxing procedures to remove hair from brows, lip, chin, bikini, underarm and legs 25
Aroma Therapy: Covers the application and benefit of essential oils in skin care 15
Nutrition:   10
Color Psychology: 10

Total hours

(One clock hour equals 60 minutes.)


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are the responsibility of the future professional. Tuition payments can be made in the form of any of the following: Total Transformation Institute’s payment plan, Title IV funding (if applicable) or Scholarships.  A future professional’s End of Contract date (EOC) is calculated to include 80 hours for unforeseen absences. Total Transformation Institute will charge an additional fee for any TDLR required clock hours, practical applications, or written work remaining after the EOC at the rate of $10.00 per hour or any part thereof until graduation requirements are fulfilled.

Tuition for 750 clock hours

(6 months full time)

Down payment due by start of class
Future professional kit $2000
Due by start of class
Future professional Textbooks
Due by start of class
Enrollment fee
Due with Enrollment Contract
Texas student permit fee $25
Due by start of class
Sales Tax $165
Due by start of class
Total $11,087 *All prices are subject to change

Other Costs

In addition to the program requirements, the future professional must pass the Texas Esthetician Written Exam and Practical Exam to become licensed. Testing fees are payable to PSI Exams and can be found on their web page.
Additional equipment and supplies may be required to complete the chosen course of study and by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for practical evaluations and the State Board Practical exam. The Texas Esthetician license fee, payable to TDLR, can be found on their web site. On occasion, Total Transformation Institute travels to outside educational events, which could require the future professional to pay admission.


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