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Beauty & Wellness Programs

Brunswick Community College currently offers non-degree Beauty & Wellness Courses in Esthetics Technology, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, and Natural Hair Care. Please see the options below. To register, click on the REGISTER ONLINE button below and enter the course name in the Search field.

For additional information or to inquire about other non-degree courses, please email [email protected]. For information on pursuing a Cosmetology degree, certificate, or diploma at Brunswick Community College, CLICK HERE.



This course provides students with the opportunity to learn the art of cosmetology in BCC’s streamlined, non-degree licensure course. It prepares students to be work ready by focusing on safety, sanitation, theory, and hands-on training in the salon environment. Upon completion, students may sit for the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners State Board Licensure Exam.


Esthetician I

Students will focus on learning the foundational skills needed for a successful career in the field of esthetics. Topics will include safety and sanitation practices, facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion, makeup application and chemical peels. Students will learn customer service and receive hands on training in a simulated salon environment under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor. Additional cost for books, kits, and uniforms.

Esthetician II

Prerequisite: Esthetics Part I. Topics include advanced treatments as well as salon business and employment skills. Student will perform services and receive training in a simulated salon environment under the direction of a licensed instructor. Upon successful completion of this course the students are eligible to sit for NC state board licensure exams. Additional cost for licensure fees.

Massage Therapy

Massage I

This first part of the massage therapy course is designed to establish a solid professional foundation for a career as a massage therapist through class work and practical hands-on training. Topics include anatomy & physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and Swedish massage. Additional costs for books and uniforms.

Massage II

Prerequisite: Massage Therapy I. In the second part of the massage therapy program the coursework continues with instruction in sports and seated massage, business law and ethics as well as hands on training. The students will perform massage services in a simulated massage clinic under the direction of a licensed massage instructor. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to sit for the licensure exam administered by FSTMB (MBLEX). Additional cost for books and licensing exam.

Additional Beauty and Wellness Programs


This one semester course will focus on developing manicuring and pedicuring skills. Students will learn through traditional lecture and hands-on clinical training. Topics include safety and sanitation requirements, skills and techniques in artificial nail enhancements, nail art, and customer service. Students learn the latest procedures in a simulated salon environment and gain valuable experience providing clients with a complete range of manicuring and pedicuring services. This course prepares students to sit for the NC state board licensure exams. Additional Fees for kit, books, and uniform.

Natural Hair Care

This 300-hour NC State board approved course is designed to teach students how to care for natural hair without the use of chemicals such as perms/relaxers and hair color. The style techniques include braiding, twisting, wrapping, extending and locking natural hair.

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BCC esthetics student practicing facials

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