Esthetician Schools in Alabama

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Bevill State Community College

1411 Indiana Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501

Blue Cliff College – Accredited

2970 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36606

BodyLogic School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited

5511 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL 35242

Dreamers School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

844 Highway 31
Alabaster, AL 35007

European School of Esthetics – Accredited

1580 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816

Fortis College

3736 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811

John C Calhoun State Community College

6250 U.S. Highway 31 North
Tanner, AL 35671

LEARN School of Esthetics & Medical Esthetics

1612 Beltline Road Southwest
Decatur, AL 35601

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

1000 Dannelly Boulevard
Andalusia, AL 36420

Northeast Alabama Community College

138 Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35986

Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

St. John's School Of Esthetics – Accredited

7501 Memorial Parkway Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35802

Transitions Technical College – Accredited

6005 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
Accredited School

You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Esthetician in Alabama

Alabama Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours or 2,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average for estheticians in Alabama is $33,730 ($16.22). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016 - 2026 for estheticians nationally.

Youth and beauty two of the most sought after characteristics in the world. But even Ponce De Leon realized that age affects everyone eventually that's just one of the reasons that esthetics is one of the fastest-growing careers today.

People of all walks of life turn to estheticians to make their skin brighter, healthier, and softer. With the right credentials, you can spend your career working your magic on clients--making them look and feel youthful.

State License Requirements

1,000 Education Hours OR 2,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

When your training is done, you've reached 16 years of age, and completed the 10th grade or equivalent, you'll demonstrate your competency with both a written exam and a skills exam. You register for your exams through the Alabama Board of Cosmetology. You must also pay a $195 licensing fee. Once you have passed both exams and received a license, you can get out there and start building your base of loyal clients.

Education Details

Whether you decide to attend a beauty school, a community college, or technical school, you need to complete at least 1,000 hours of training to qualify for an AL esthetician license. Attending an approved school qualifies you to sit for your licensing exams, so be sure to ask about this when you contact schools.

Topics Covered at Alabama Esthetic Schools

  • Bacteriology and sanitation
  • Skin, cell, and tissues
  • Dermatology
  • Skin types and tones
  • Nutrition
  • Facial treatments
  • Massage
  • Facial analysis
  • Preparation of facial products
  • Hair removal, including depilatories, tweezing, and waxing

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Esthetics licenses in Alabama must be renewed every two years during odd-numbered years by the last day of your birth month. No continuing education hours are required for other standard beauty practitioner licenses in Alabama as long as your cosmetology license is renewed on time. If your license is expired for three or more years, you must re-take the practical exam. The cost is $80 to renew on time, or $130 if you are renewing late. Alabama recently began allowing online renewals.

Alabama Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Alabama

Skin care is an incredibly diverse field, so there's a lot you may be able to do. Spas in Alabama focus on everything from skin care to massage, so you can work at a resort if that's up your alley. Many hair salons also have dedicated esthetics services if that is more your style. If you develop your business savvy in esthetics, you may open your own spa or market yourself as an expert in waxing, anti-aging facial treatments, or skin tightening treatments at a plastic surgeon's office. The options are vast, and depend only on how far you want to take your esthetics career.

Alabama's skin care industry is growing, with job openings for skin care specialists expected to increase 11% by 2026 (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for estheticians in this state is $33,730 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

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Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
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