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At the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, conveniently located 7 miles northwest of Boston, MA, our mission is to offer the finest education and training in skin care and esthetics in New England and across the U.S. Since 1979 Catherine Hinds has graduated and placed thousands of talented and expertly trained estheticians.

Our school envisions the esthetician, also known as skin care specialists, and spa therapist of the 21st century as a primary force in skin health, integrating traditional and whole health care practices in a variety of settings. Today’s professional esthetician must be prepared to meet a far greater demand for knowledge in the vast area of wellness. The Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics is prepared to meet that demand in our skin care and spa training programs.

We pride ourselves on training our students using state of the art skin care technology. The esthetics field is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. The growth the esthetics industry is experiencing, along with an education from our Institute, has helped to create financial independence through the lucrative field of esthetics. As a result, our graduates have found promising careers as skin care specialists, spa therapists and make-up artists. They work in various settings, such as salons, med spas, traditional day spas, doctors’ offices and cruise ships. Many successful spa owners across the country are proud to say that they got their start at our school.

Come for a tour and get a firsthand look at our spacious and tranquil facility. You will see for yourself why we are one of the top esthetics schools in the country.

See what a difference a Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics education can make!

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Facial Oils - Yes You Can Use Them!

Facial Oils - Yes You Can Use Them!

Moisturizing is part of our daily beauty routine and there are many great lotions and creams available. Have you thought about moisturizing with oil? It almost seems absurd to apply an oil to the face, especially if you have acne prone skin. Believe it or not, facial oils are quite beneficial and there are different types that can work specifically for various skin types. Yes, the facial oil trend is indeed catching on! They are wonderful moisturizers and give skin a beautiful glow. Jojoba is a common facial oil. Argan oils are known for their anti-aging benefits, since it contains high amounts of vitamin E. Other high quality types of facial oils are camellia, macadamia, and squalane. Facial oils contain essential fatty acids and vitamins which help to hydrate the skin. They should be used after cleansing and can replace your traditional moisturizer for maximum benefits. Use a small amount and your skin will absorb the oil fairly quickly. If you use a little too much, you can simply use a tissue to blot off any excess. and just remember to use less in the future. Makeup can be applied next, but you may find that your skin requires less due to the improved hydration and healthier look of your skin. Lastly, sunscreen is essential since any oil will reflect sunlight.
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Skin Care—Important for Men, Too!

Skin Care—Important for Men, Too!

When it comes to skincare, men are a different breed. It turns out that men are the lucky ones in that their skin ages more slowly than women’s skin. Men naturally have more collagen and elastin, which makes for firmer and thicker skin overall. In fact, their skin is approximately 25% thicker than women’s skin! Studies have also shown that men’s skin tends to be less acidic on the pH scale than women’s. When aging signs do appear, they start around the eyes with dark circles, bags and wrinkles. To fight this problem, there are various eye creams on the market that are specially formulated for men.
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Serum vs. Lotion: What’s the Difference?

Serum vs. Lotion: What’s the Difference?

There are an abundance of skin care products on the market today. It can sometimes be confusing to sort it all out. Facial lotions and facial serums are one example. You might want to know just what the difference is between the two products. Can you use both at the same time? Do they really serve different purposes?

Facial serums are lighter, more gel-like products that absorb quickly. They are highly concentrated and provide both moisture and nutrients to the skin. A serum is not meant to replace your daily moisturizer. It is an optional product that can help address skin concerns and is applied after cleansing but before moisturizing. There are a variety of serums available today. Some examples are anti-aging, brightening and anti-acne serums.
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The mission of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics|Aesthetics in Massachusetts is to offer the finest education and training in skin care and esthetics|aesthetics in the New England (MA, NH, ME, RI, CT and VT) area. We are state of the art school and an industry leader which is why we have been in business longer than any other institute.