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Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy

Accredited by the Council of Educational Evaluation-Accreditation (S.E.K.A.P.)

Subsided by the Government of Cyprus

Duration:Two (2) years for obtaining the Diploma.
Language:Greek Language
Location: Intercollege Nicosia

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The need for beauty care is becoming more and more essential in our fast-paced everyday life. The significantly updated aesthetics programme can now provide a comprehensive education in aesthetics and beauty therapy. The programme aims to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills and competences required by this ever popular industry. Within the programme students will acquire a variety of skills, beauty techniques and professional qualities that are necessary for a successful career in aesthetics and beauty care. The faculty and instructors of the programme are highly qualified and have many years’ experience in the field both in Cyprus and abroad.


The aim of the program is to provide professional training through a successful combination of theoretical underpinning courses and practical skills. Training on topics directly related to beauty and health, with emphasis on the latest technological and cosmetic advances, and the ever-increasing market needs.
Within the two academic years of the program emphasis is placed both on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will complete their diploma course with specialization in 3 simultaneous occupations:

Beauty therapy

The programme includes all topics related to the profession of aesthetics and beauty therapy such as depilation, manicure and pedicure, facial skin care and body treatments, introduction to salon management, human anatomy & physiology, dermatology, exercise and nutrition, specialized facial and body electrical treatments, slimming treatments and holistic body massage.


Included in the programme is a complete syllabus for specialized Aromatherapy massage to include 43 essential oils and their therapeutic uses. Successful students will be eligible to achieve additional certification in this complementary massage therapy from ITEC U.K.

Professional makeup

Students will also complete 3 specialized makeup courses within their studies on the diploma,  The Basic makeup (level 1) Professional makeup – photographic (level 2) and Theatrical makeup (level 3).


Intercollege offers modern facilities and aesthetics equipment for all practical classes that aim to support training for the necessary skills required for this profession. Students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in presentations and workshops on the latest developments in the beauty profession utilizing specialized treatments and products. Throughout the second year students will have the opportunity to further improve their skills within a working salon environment setup, by offering a variety of beauty and aromatherapy treatments for a better preparation for their career.


Upon completion of the diploma students may continue their studies on the 3 year HND programme or the 4 year BA degree. These professional qualifications aim to better prepare the students and provide the necessary skills to manage a beauty salon, provide IPL (photothermolysis) applications as well as develop their expertise and specialize in facial skin care and bodycare/slimming treatments.

Successful graduates would also be eligible to specialize in other beauty or complementary therapies such as:

  • Reflexology
  • Electro Epilation
  • Nail Extensions and Nail Art
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Permanent Makeup / Microblading (Tattoo)

Career Prospects

Once their program is complete, graduates could be prospectively employed in beauty salons, cosmetics and beauty trading companies and health & fitness centers as an aesthetician. In addition students may utilize their makeup skills for employment in television production, theatre, advertising production and magazine editorials. As a qualified Aromatherapist graduates could be successfully employed within health centers, Spa resorts and hotels as a masseur and an aromatherapist.

The Intercollege aesthetics programs are accredited by ITEC U.K.  as one of the largest international examination bodies for beauty and complementary therapies.  Intercollege offers its’ students the opportunity to sit ITEC external examinations to gain additional international recognition for their studies
As graduates of the 2 year Diploma programme students are eligible for registration with the Cyprus Association of Beauticians (S.A.K.) and the Cyprus Ministry of Health for their Professional (but restricted) Working License and the Cyprus National Register of qualified aestheticians.


Academic Path

Aest 100          Professional Ethics

Aest 101T       Facial Therapy Theory I

Aest 101P       Facial Therapy Practical I

Aest 102T       Facial Electrotherapy Theory II

Aest 102P       Facial Electrotherapy Practical II

Aest 103T       Body Treatment Theory I

Aest 103P       Body Treatment Practical I

Aest 107T       Epilation Theory

Aest 107P       Depilation Practical

Aest 108T       Makeup Theory I

Aest 109P       Makeup Practical II

Aest 110          Dermatology I

Aest 112          Human Anatomy & Physiology I

Aest 113          Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Aest 115          Electrotechnology

Aest 116          Cosmetic Science

Aest 118T       Aromatherapy Theory I

Aest 118P       Aromatherapy Practical I

Aest 128T       Manicure & Pedicure Theory

Aest 128P       Manicure and Pedicure Practical

Aest 131          Occupational Health and Safety

Aest 200          Exercise

Aest 201          Salon Management

Aest 203P       Facial Electrotherapy Practical III

Aest 204T       Body Electrotherapy Theory II

Aest 204P       Body Electrotherapy Practical II

Aest 205P       Body Electrotherapy Practical III

Aest 210          Dermatology II

Aest 214          Human Anatomy and Physiology III

Aest 208T       Theatrical Makeup Theory

Aest 208P       Theatrical Makeup Practical

Aest 218T       Aromatherapy Theory II

Aest 218P       Aromatherapy Practical II

Aest 219P       Aromatherapy Practical III

Aest 220          Nutrition and Diet

Aest 234          Plastic Surgery

Aest 291          Practicum I

Aest 292          Practicum II

Aest 293          Advanced Aesthetics Techniques

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