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Recent Reviews

Denise Hitchman
6/27/2024 via Google
via Google

As a licensed Cosmetologist I am VERY impressed with the student clinic at Catherine Hinds. Always carefully proctored students who will be fabulous technicians one day. Highly recommended!!

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Anne Carroll
6/4/2024 via Google
via Google

Every time I go the students are always nice and knowledgeable of my skin and my concerns. You are getting quality experience as well as an educational background on your skin and products. They also always have sales on high quality sunscreens as well, I highly recommend!

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Michelle Roberts
6/4/2024 via Google
via Google

I absolutely love going for my facials once or twice a month! All the students have done an amazing job making my face look healthier in my mid 59’s and are so knowledgeable. I always have a list of my next treatments planned out with their help. You must try them out!

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Editor's Description

The Catherine Hinds Institute was opened by its namesake in 1977. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges has recognized the award-winning school since 1979.

About Approximately 10,000 estheticians have graduated from the program since it its years of operation! In addition, students who began in the 2018-2019 school year enjoyed saw a higher-than-average graduation rate of 96 percent%.

Founder Catherine Hinds is considered one of the earliest female beauty industry entrepreneurs and was an early promoter of exfoliation. This could be because of Hinds' scientific view of skincare, as she thought skincare was about health, as much as it was about beauty.

She ran the school until 2001, when her daughter, An, took the reins. One of her granddaughters is also an esthetician. So, this is truly a family passion.

To this day, the Catherine Hinds Institute focuses exclusively on esthetics. It uses a robust and cutting-edge curriculum to help its students leave the school ready for the workforce.

The Catherine Hinds Institute offers Core Esthetics and Master Esthetics programs and continuing education when possible. Classes may include:

  • American and European facials
  • Fantasy makeup
  • HydraFacials
  • Makeup
  • Skin treatments for aging, acne, etc.

Master esthetics students could can learn advanced versions of treatments, as well as plus microneedling, dermaplaning, and more.

Both programs are state-approved and strive to ensure esthetician training can cross state lines with few hiccups.

Full-time students attend classes on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Part-time students may attend from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 6:15 to 10:15 p.m.

Chronic tardiness to any program could result in dismissal, and students only get credit for the actual time spent at school.


Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics offers the following programs:


Master Esthetics

Program Length 900 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $13,820

Facial Treatment

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $9,392

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

33% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $3,250 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

97% Female, 3% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

64% White, 23% Hispanic / Latino, 3% African American, 3% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 1% Two or More, 6% Unknown

190 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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