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European Facials Part 1 Continuing Education CE


European Facials Part 1 (3 CE Hours) F14C


European Facials Part 1 (3 CE Hours) F14C

This course is approved for continuing education by the NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) and by state licensing boards in D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon and Florida.

In this CE course, Award-winning CIDESCO diplomat, Rita Page, demonstrates the steps of a thorough European facial with detailed massage techniques and a minimal amount of equipment. Part of an award-winning comprehensive three-part series, Part 1 includes discussion of facial bed set-up, equipment (stool, steamer, and other tools of the trade), and professionalism. Rita then begins the facial, starting with a client consultation, skin analysis, and an extensive cleansing massage on the face, neck, and décolleté. Massage, an important component of a European facial, is used for the application of products as well as a luxurious treatment that completes the spa experience.

This course is worth 3 CE hours.

Course Objective:

After completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between a basic facial and a European facial
  • Discuss the origin and history of European facials
  • Explain professionalism
  • Explain why you should wear an uniform and what it represents
  • Explain the characteristics of a uniform
  • Provide a thorough client consultation
  • List four things an esthetician’s appearance should portray
  • Explain why you don’t wear jewelry on the hands or wrists
  • Explain how hair, earrings and hands (especially nails) should look
  • Describe how to set up the room and the facial bed
  • Describe what products and tools will be needed
  • Explain where the products and tools should be located during the treatment
  • Describe how to use a steamer properly
  • Perform a skin analysis
  • Apply different products (cleanser, toner and massage cream)
  • Define 25 terms relevant to European facials
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher


Rita Page is a Licensed Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist, Cosmetologist and CIDESCO diplomat with decades of experience and a long list of credentials. She has been awarded the top honor of International CIDESCO Diplomat, the most prestigious esthetic credential in the world. She holds a Bachelor degree in Textiles and Chemistry from the University of Arizona. She is also a graduate of the Linda Seidel Institute for Corrective Makeup in Baltimore, Maryland; Christine Valmy, Inc. of New York City; the Dr. Vodder School – North American in Victoria, B.C., and the Cosmetology School of Vancouver, B.C. She perfected her makeup skills at the M.G. Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in California, which is considered to be the most advanced cosmetic training in the country. She has been a beauty therapist and educator at both the world-class Golden Door Spa and Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. Page founded the Paramedical Clinic, where physicians referred patients for treatment to alleviate the effects of postsurgical conditions, deformities, and burns. She founded ProLight Aesthetics. She also founded Primera Labs Skincare, which is a leader, manufacturer and supplier of sensitive skin care products for the wholesale and private label beauty industry. 

Customer Reviews:

“I liked that the massage portion was detailed … the information was good and she spoke clearly. Thank you.” Annette N.

It explained very well all the machines with a lot of details and tips. I loved the fact that every time when she was showing her personal way of using something, she was explaining why, mentioning that if some people prefers otherwise is perfectly ok. I totally adopted her way of replacing the hair using the wood stick, I wish I would have known it years ago...” Gabriela N.

“Rita is very thorough in her explanations which is a plus since it is video training versus hands on training. I was very impressed with this segment and am looking forward to the next 2 segments of this course.” Renee K.

“I really like the way this course is laid out.  As an educator I find the curriculum very easy to navigate through, even a first time user wouldn’t have a problem.  I didn’t see anything with the course that I would recommend changing.  The instructor is very thorough and that is one of the things I enjoy most about these videos.  It is a great refresher video and a great video for stylists who are wanting to break into the skin care industry.” Rhea K.



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.