The Elizabeth Grady School 600 hour Esthetician Program provides participants the opportuntity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques necessary to become a successful licensed professional in today's industry. The experiential environment at Elizabeth Grady supports aspiring estheticians as they practice and perfect their hands-on skills. The following are examined from both theoretical and real world perspectives: Skin care and waxing services; product knowledge, business operations, and sales; the art and technique for application of make-up; and the scientific foundations of skin, health, and wellness.

Note: Per MA State Board regulations, students may elect to take their MA state board examination at 300 hours. Prerequisites for completing and/or testing at 300 hours include being in Satisfactory Progress in academics and attendance. Additionally, students must be paid in full for a 300 hour program. Please be reminded that 80% of the U.S. require 600 hours or more for licensure.

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Three-quarter time day- 600 Clock Hour

January 30, 2019-September 25, 2019

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Full-time day- 600 Clock Hour

March 11, 2018- August 8, 2019*

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Three-quarter time day- 300 click Hour

January 30, 2019- May 31, 2019*

Monday & Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Part-time Evenings and Saturdays- 600 Clock Hour

April 22, 2019- May 26, 2020*

*Completion dates are subject to change due to class cancellations because of weather or other unforeseen events. Graduations are typyically scheduled two business days following the completion of 600 hours. Above dates reflect 600 hour programs. Per MA, students may elect to take their examination for licensure at 300 hours, however school policy requires any student that elects to do so must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress and be in good financial standing with the school prior to doing so.

The US Department of Labor and Statistics defines a Skin Care Specialist (SOC 39-5094) as someone who "provides skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance."

The following link to the department outlines national estimates and provides both an industry and geographic profile:

Advanced Education Offerings:

Check back for upcoming classes or call Admissions at 781-960-0120 for details.

The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy offers advanced, continuing education for the licensed esthetician. These programs are held intermittingly and include, but are not limited to:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Spa Therapy
  • Essential Oil Therapy
  • Advanced Waxing Techniques and Brazilian Waxing
  • Elizabeth Grady LashOn™ Professional Eyelash Extensions
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Advanced Facial Massage
  • Clear Complexions: Advanced Treatments for Acne
  • Firmalift: Advanced Treatments for Aging Skin
  • Bright and Light: Advanced Treatments for Hyperpigmentation
  • Reiki

Check our calendar for upcoming program dates.



Full-Time Day Spa and Massage Therapy - 750 clock hours


Full-Time Day Massage Therapy - 650 clock hours


Full-Time Day Esthetics - 300 clock hours



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