Prospective Students

Congratulations on thinking about becoming a licensed Aesthetician! We are honored that you are considering that journey with us at Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics ~ Where Caring is Natural.

Our mission is to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.We want you to be successful! Our graduates have outstanding pass rates for the Arizona Board of Cosmetology.
Below are the pass rates of our graduates who sat for the Arizona State Board practical examination in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Practical Exam 100%
Theory Exam 99%

Practical Exam 90%
Theory Exam 83%

Hands on Practical 100%
Written Practical 93%
Theory Exam 83%

Our 600-hour aesthetics program has been carefully designed to provide an integrative, holistic, natural, and clinical approach to skin care. In addition to teaching you the fundamentals of aesthetics as regulated by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, SWINA provides training in complimentary methods of touch therapies, aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Theory. In addition, our program also offers you an introduction to reflexology, microdermabrasion, and microcurrent, along with our signature “Conscious Touch Protocol.”

Many of our students choose to combine our Cassee_Swina2029180-hour Cosmetic Laser Technician certificate with our 600-hour Aesthetics program. For these students, we offer a combined 780-hour program. Our Laser Technician training exceeds the requirements of the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency by offering the required 40 hours of Laser Didactic and Intense Pulse Light training, as well as many hours of clinical observations and hands-on treatments. Cosmetic Laser Technician training is also offered as a 180-hour course for already licensed aestheticians and cosmetologists.

Our research shows that many employers request dually licensed therapists–graduates who are licensed as both Massage Therapists and as Aestheticians. We are very excited to be the leading school in Arizona to offer a combined 1000-hour program that combines Massage Therapy and Aesthetics. This program, along with our overall holistic approach, makes our graduates stand out above the rest!

What are your next steps? Call to set up a tour of our beautiful campus and/or connect with an Admissions Coach by emailing
We look forward to meeting you!