Esthetician Schools in Alabama
If you enjoy beauty and helping others feel good in their skin, an esthetician career in Alabama may be for you! Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Alabama, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.
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3200 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, AL 35244
2970 Cottage Hill Road Suite 175
Mobile, AL 36606
BodyLogic School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited
Birmingham, AL 35242
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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- 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 $37,560.
- There is a predicted 16% job increase between 2018 - 2028 for estheticians nationally.
Estheticians in Alabama perform skin care services, including facials, waxing, and makeup application.
To qualify for an esthetics license in Alabama, you must:
Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Alabama
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Alabama
On average, estheticians in Alabama earn an average salary of $37,560 per year or $18.06 per hour. Though this is 10% below the national average of $41,700 for annual esthetician pay, the cost of living in Alabama is also 12% lower than average. Housing is particularly inexpensive on average, costing 30% less than the national average.
Salaries for estheticians in Alabama range from around $17,720 to $71,750. Factors like location, specialty, and experience may affect earnings.
The job outlook for estheticians in Alabama is bright. The state expects positions to grow by 16% from 2020 to 2030.
The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Alabama are:
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Table information sourced from O*Net (2022)
State License Requirements
Required to earn a esthetics license
Before your esthetics exams, you must take 1,000 training hours at a board-approved school.
Curriculum topics vary from program to program but include:
Estheticians in Alabama can't perform microblading and micro-needling without specific permits or licenses, so these topics are not part of the standard curriculum.
Like individual practitioners, Alabama esthetics schools need licensure. They need to provide the necessary space, equipment, and instructors to stay licensed.
In Alabama, schools must have at least 1,200 square feet of floor space to accommodate 20 students. For each extra student, they need 15 more square feet.
Schools with fewer than 20 students need at least one full-time and one on-call instructor. Beyond that, at least one more full-time instructor must join the staff per 20 students.
Esthetician schools must have the following equipment available to maintain licensure:
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Alabama?
Required to complete an esthetician apprenticeship
Alabama allows esthetician licensure through apprenticeship. Apprentices must apply for a work permit and pay a $75 fee before training can begin.
Esthetician apprentices must complete 2,000 training hours within three years. Subjects may include:
Alabaman Esthetician Licensing Requirements
You should be ready for exams after 1,000 training or 2,000 apprenticeship hours. After getting board authorization, you can register for the tests on the Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) website. The written exam costs $75, and the practical test costs $130.
You must bring a printed admission letter and two forms of ID to your test.
If you need accommodations, you must apply through Alabama's ADA process. The state board must approve ADA documents for submission to IQT before you can take the exam.
The theory exam for esthetics in Alabama lasts 90 minutes and is made up of 110 items, of which 100 are scored. The written test content includes:
1. Scientific Concepts (55%)
2. Skin care and services (45%)
The practical exam for esthetics in Alabama consists of:
The practical exam is only offered in English. You must achieve a score of 70% to qualify as passing. You have three chances to pass each test. If you fail on the third try, you must complete 375 hours of school before applying for re-examination.
Esthetician students and apprentices have two years to pass their tests after training. If you go beyond that, you must complete an extra 375 hours of schooling before applying to take the exams.
Alabaman Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity
If you hold an esthetician's license in another state, you can apply for an Alabama license through reciprocity.
To apply, you must:
The board will notify you if you need to take the practical test, written exam, or both.
Active duty military spouses may waive reciprocity fees and get expedited reciprocal licenses. They do this by filling out a military spouse fee waiver form.
Esthetician License Renewal in Alabama
License renewal period
Continuing education required
There are no continuing education requirements for Alabama estheticians to renew their licenses.
Expired licenses may be reinstated within four years of the expiration date. After that, you must pay renewal fees for the lapsed period, a current renewal fee, and a late fee.
Licenses that have expired for more than four years may be reinstated, too. It's just more complicated. You must show proof of prior licensure, pass exams, and pay several fees.
Contact the Alabama State Board of Esthetics
National Coalition of Estheticians Association - Alabama Branch
Organization helping Alabama estheticians further their careers via certification and continuing education
Alabama Esthetician Group
Facebook group where Alabama estheticians can network, post opportunities, and share advice