Pursue your love of skincare through the Esthetics program at Don Roberts School of Hair Design!

Are you ready to start a career in the beauty industry where you can help others feel great in their own skin? The esthetics program at Don Roberts School of Hair Design focuses on preparing motivated, serious students for successful futures as licensed estheticians in spas, salons, or medical offices.

Learn in a Great Environment

If you’re considering our esthetics program, you can expect to receive individualized attention from our seasoned educators while learning in a calm, relaxing environment. Our educators are highly experienced in the esthetics field, as well as in the beauty education space. In addition to learning theory, students have plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning* and one-on-one time with guests in our student spa.

You may notice that our program is longer than most programs in Indiana. We choose to offer this longer program to include advanced studies and techniques that aren’t always included in standard esthetics programs and to better prepare our students for their future careers.

*All services provided by students are under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Work With Professional Brands

At Don Roberts School of Hair Design, our esthetics students can expect to work with professional products and equipment from the following brands to prepare for a future in the esthetics field:

  • Aesthe Skin Care
  • Beyond Glow
  • Derma Med Solutions
  • Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics

What You Can Learn

As part of our esthetics program, you can learn:

  • Infection Control
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Cleansing and Exfoliation
  • Facial Treatments
  • Mask and Hydration Treatment
  • Massage
  • Makeup Application
  • Hair Removal
  • Career Planning

Advanced studies include:

  • Non-Surgical Face Lifts
  • Electric Modalities (Iontophoresis, Desincrustation)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermaplaning

Career Possibilities

After completing our esthetics program, you could choose from a wide variety of exciting careers in skincare and makeup. The industry is always shifting, which means new opportunities are constantly arising.

Some career options for licensed estheticians are:

  • Salon/Spa Esthetician
  • Esthetician in a Medical Office
  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Platform Artist
  • Beauty Advisor
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Esthetics Educator

Schedule Your Tour

Don Roberts School of Hair Design is dedicated to training future skincare specialists who are serious about starting a career in the esthetics field. If you want more information about enrolling in our esthetics program, contact us today! We’d love to set up a campus tour and talk to you about a future in the beauty industry.

If you are a licensed manicurist and have an interest in esthetics; we offer crossover study/hours to those that qualify. Please contact us for detailed information.

Best Esthetician Program Award

We have been chosen as one of the best esthetician programs by estheticianedu.org

Badge from estheticianedu.com for Best Esthetician Program in 2019-2020

What Financial Aid Options Are Available?

We offer financial aid to those who qualify. The financial aid programs we offer include:

  • Institutional Choice Scholarship
  • Pell and SEOG Grants
  • Direct Student Loans, Subsidized and Unsubsidized
  • Parent Plus Loans

We are also approved by the Veterans Administration* and Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation. Applicants who are approved by these agencies can use the benefits on educational expenses.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Learn more about financial aid at our school here.

All financial aid applications are completed at www.studentaid.gov

When And How Can I Find Employment?

There is no charge for DR alumni employment referrals.

We have successfully placed many graduates in the past and continue to offer career resources for future graduates. During the last 20% of the program, you can participate in interviews, internships, and off-campus job shadowing.

We are connected with several employers in the area who want to hire qualified graduates. Our staff also connects with all alumni, for both the verification of employment and for networking opportunities for graduates.

Students who benefit from the Choice Scholarship program (by maintaining a 95% GPA) can receive their license prior to graduation can become employed while still in school.

Additional Program and Licensing Details

Program Begins

Class starts are program dependent. Book your Discovery Day with Us to Learn More.


A diploma is issued at graduation.


Application can be submitted immediately upon graduation. A license is obtained and maintained through the State of Indiana.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code

Esthetics: 12.0409

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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  • I was excited to enroll in the crossover Barber Program. I was required to first have a valid cosmetology license as 900 hours from my cosmetology training rolled over to the Barber Program. The cosmetology education received at DR made the Barber program very easy. I now have both my Cosmetology and Barbers licenses. I professionally practice and teach within both curriculums.

    R. Ducret

    The entire staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and refreshing. Each Instructor’s passion and commitment to their craft encouraged me to go farther. I am multi-licensed and now proud owner of Catina’s Tranquil Garden. This is an amazing industry!

    C. Radford
  • My journey started with the Manicuring program. My second year I graduated from the Instructors program, on a full scholarship. In my third year of study, I completed the Esthetics program. All my needs exceeded my expectations. As a current staff member, I work with a team of exceptional educators. I am now able to give back to my students what was given to me.

    V. Eenigenburg

    I was referred to Don Robert’s from a successful Don Robert’s graduate and am currently enrolled in the esthetics program. I thrive on the relaxation energy, essential oils, and massage. I enjoy helping all my clients relax and enjoy the moment. At graduation, I look forward to a new and very different career change.

    P. Smagacz
  • In life you get what you invest. At DR, my instructors didn’t meet me half way, they met me the whole way. I gave my education 100% of my everything; desire and effort. This school is for serious minded individuals who want to thrive in the beauty industry. I worked hard and earned the Choice Scholarship. My training allowed me to obtain my license; one week out of school I opened my own suite/Loft Salon and Suites-Jade on The Set. I am able to book my own hours around the needs of my family.

    C. Lucas

    My educational journey at Don Roberts began in cosmetology and continued in the instructor’s program. Since I had the cosmetology curriculum fresh in my brain, I was then able to crossover 900 hours from the cosmetology program and into the barber’s crossover program and then only had to complete 600 hours for the barbering program. At a more accelerated rate, I was then able to pass my state test for barbering. The crossover program was such a great way to fast-track my learning path.

    J. DeWindt