Esthetician Schools in Arizona

With its dry climate and plenty of sunshine, Arizona is a perfect place to work as an esthetician helping people take care of their parched skin. A variety of high-end and themed spas and salons in the state provide a bright outlook for aspiring estheticians who want to begin a successful career in skin care.

Browse our directory of esthetician schools, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Avalon Institute – Accredited

2111 South Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 897-1688
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design, Makeup Artistry
Avalon Institute – Accredited

410 East Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

(602) 443-0076
Programs:
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Cosmetology Teacher Training

3030 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 399-6149
Programs:
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology

7547 West Greenway Road #500
Peoria, AZ 85381

Programs:
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
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Advanced Permanent Cosmetics Academy

7119 East Sahuaro Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Arizona Permanent Makeup Academy

20542 North Lake Pleasant Road #107
Peoria, AZ 85382

Aveda Institute – Accredited

8475 South Emerald Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284

Aveda Institute – Accredited

145 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

AzBrowAcademy

1061 North Dobson Road Suite 108
Mesa, AZ 85201

Beebe's Academy of Beauty – Accredited

2607 South 4th Avenue Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85365

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

D'Image Beauty College – Accredited

2539 North 35 Avenue Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Don Villa Beauty School – Accredited

1837 West Guadalupe Road Suite 118
Mesa, AZ 85202

East Valley Institute of Technology – Accredited

1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Eii Images Enterprises

6002 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85043

G Skin & Beauty Institute – Accredited

5080 South Gilbert Road
Chandler, AZ 85249

GateWay Community College Deer Valley Campus – Accredited

2931 West Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053

GateWay Community College Washington Campus

108 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

IMAj Institute – Accredited

8370 East Via De Ventura Suite K200
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Maricopa Beauty College – Accredited

515 West Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323

Mima's Beauty College

12806 North 28th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85209

Penrose Academy – Accredited

13402 North Scottsdale Road Suite B160
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Pure Aesthetics – Accredited

2850 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716

Roger's Academy of Beauty – Accredited

2375 East State Route 69
Prescott, AZ 86301

Saigon Beauty Institute – Accredited

1833 West Main Street Suite 105
Mesa, AZ 85201

Sigma Cuts School Of Beauty

6409 West Glendale Avenue Suite B
Glendale, AZ 85301

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

1538 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics – Accredited

1460 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Stylin In Class – Accredited

24601 North 29th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85083

The Lash Professional

7343 East Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Studio Academy of Beauty – Accredited

610 North Alma School Road #38
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Studio Academy of Beauty – Accredited

8046 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

The Studio Academy of Beauty – Accredited

9897 West Mcdowell Road
Tolleson, AZ 85353

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

8939 East Talking Stick Way Suite B2
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Tucson College of Beauty – Accredited

3955 North Flowing Wells Road
Tucson, AZ 85705

Utah College of Massage Therapy

10000 North 31 Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Utah College of Massage Therapy

1409 West Southern Avenue Suite 6
Tempe, AZ 85282

West-Mec – Accredited

500 North Verrado Way
Buckeye, AZ 85326

West-Mec – Accredited

5487 North 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
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How to Become a Esthetician in Arizona

Arizona Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education 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 salary for estheticians in Arizona is $39,740.
  • There is a predicted 15% job increase between 2018–2028 for estheticians.

An esthetician is a skin care specialist who performs treatments like cleansing, manipulating, or beautifying the skin; arching, tinting, or threading eyebrows; and other hair removal services.

To become an esthetician in Arizona, you must:

  • Be 16 years of age and show proof of high school education, or be over 18 years old
  • Complete training hour requirements
  • Pass written and practical exams
  • Apply for a license and pay the $70 fee online

You must apply for your esthetician license online in Arizona. First, you’ll pay the fee using the payment portal. When you receive payment confirmation, the page should have an application link you can click to upload the required documents and submit your application. Make sure to use a desktop or laptop computer to apply, as the portal isn’t compatible with all phones.

After applying for your license online, it takes between 5 and 8 weeks to process.

Esthetician Salary in Arizona and Projected Job Growth

$39,740

Average yearly salary for esthetics in Arizona

The projected job growth for skin care specialists in Arizona is very promising. According to O*Net, esthetician jobs in the state are projected to grow 15% through 2028.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average yearly salary for skin care specialists in Arizona was $39,740 or $19.10 per hour in 2020, which is on par with the $41,230 mean annual wage for estheticians nationwide. Salaries vary based on industry, with physicians’ offices offering the highest salaries. But overall, Arizona has the second-highest concentration of esthetician jobs available in the U.S.

The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Arizona are:

Metro Area 2020 Median Salary
Tucson $40,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale $34,100

Table information sourced from O*Net (2021)

What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Arizona

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

In Arizona, the state board of cosmetology requires estheticians to complete 600 training hours for licensure. Programs generally follow a curriculum that includes:

  • Principles and practices of infection control and safety
  • Recognition of skin diseases and disorders
  • Interpersonal skills and professional esthetics
  • Clinical and classroom practice working on the face and body
  • Product, pharmacology, and chemistry interaction
  • Aesthetics machines, tools, and instruments
  • Alternative skin technology
  • Client consultation and documentation
  • Spa body modalities
  • Exfoliation modalities
  • Body and face massage
  • Body and facial hair removal
  • Introduction to light therapy
  • Cosmetic enhancement applications

An esthetician school in Arizona with a 600-hour program must have access to certain facilities, supplies, and equipment, such as:

  • A workstation for each student
  • A steamer machine
  • A microdermabrasion machine
  • A magnifying lamp of at least five diopters
  • A container for contaminated tools
  • Cleansers
  • Massage mediums
  • Toners
  • Exfoliants
  • Masks

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Arizona?

Arizona doesn’t currently offer apprenticeships for estheticians. However, you can find cosmetologist apprenticeships in the state that take around a year and a half to complete and include some training in esthetics.

Arizona Esthetician Licensing Requirements

To earn an esthetician license in Arizona, you must complete your training and pass the written and practical exams. Both tests are available online through Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS). You must apply with PCS and the state board before taking the examinations.

First, you need to submit an examination application, then register through PCS. You’ll include a 2x2 passport photo and verification of your 600 required training hours with your application. Expect to pay $177 to PCS for the written and practical exams and a non-refundable $70 fee to the state board.

When the state board receives your completed examination application, they notify PCS that you qualify for the exam. PCS will then contact you by email and provide your practical examination date and instructions on scheduling your written exam.

When you arrive for your practical examination, you need the Admission Notice that PCS emailed you. The practical portion of the exam is in English, and this exam cannot be rescheduled once assigned unless you pay an additional fee. The written exam is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese.

You should receive an unofficial score immediately following your written exam. PCS emails the official results of your practical and written exams within 10 business days. You can also track your scores online, but you must pay to retake the exams if you fail. However, there is no limit to how many times you can attempt the tests.

If you require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, submit a request form with supporting medical documentation when registering for the exam with PCS. The form is available when you fill out the online application to take your exams.

Arizona Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity

You can transfer your esthetician license to Arizona if you’ve held a license in another state for at least 12 months. The license must be in good standing, and you need to prove Arizona residency.

You can apply for reciprocity online and pay the $140 fee using the online portal. You must also pay $25 to complete an Infection Protection Law review class.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

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Continuing education required

You have to renew your esthetician license in Arizona every two years on your birthdate. You have 60 days before the renewal date to pay the $60 fee and apply online. Late renewals come with an additional $30 late fee. If your license has been inactive for more than two years, you can contact the state board for reactivation.

To apply for renewal, sign in to the portal to pay your fee and submit your application under Licensing Information on the state board’s website. You should receive your license within 10 to 15 business days.

Contact the Arizona State Board of Esthetics

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology

Resources for Estheticians in Arizona

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
The state board website includes information about the licensure requirements and application process.

PCS Aesthetician Candidate Handbook
The handbook includes comprehensive information on the application process, examination requirements and procedures, candidate information bulletins, and much more.

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