Esthetician Schools in Kansas

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1130 West Loop Place
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 539-1837
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

3804 West Douglas
Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 943-5516
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

12004 West 95th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

(913) 270-3979
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

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Eric Fisher Academy – Accredited

6727 West Central
Wichita, KS 67212

Johnson County Community College – Accredited

9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210

Mitsu Sato Hair Academy - Overland Park – Accredited

9062 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212

Paul Mitchell The School Overland Park – Accredited

8731 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Sami Haleseh Institute – Accredited

1034 North Andover Road Suite A
Andover, KS 67002

Trendsetters International Cosmetology School – Accredited

7908 Quivira Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
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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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Check out the Esthetics/Skin Care schools these cities in Kansas have to offer.

Cost of Esthetician School Across KS

Metro Average Tuition
Utica $17,663
Kansas City $12,700
Wichita / Hutchinson $11,850

Comparing Program Costs in KS

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $13,896 - $23,791
Lowest range: $4,000 - $13,896
Average: $15,769
Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $16,401 - $21,301
Lowest range: $11,500 - $16,401
Average: $14,071

How to Become a Esthetician in Kansas

Kansas Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 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.
  • Average salary for estheticians in Kansas is $40,800.
  • There is a predicted 17% job increase between 2021-2031 for estheticians nationally.

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology sets regulations and issues licenses for estheticians in the state. To become a licensed esthetician in Kansas, you must:

  • Be 17 years or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Pass a written exam and a practical exam.
  • Complete 1,000 instructional/training hours.
  • Do hands-on work (which the state refers to as an "apprenticeship") for a period determined by your school.
  • Complete a practitioner license application.
  • Pay a $60 fee.
  • Provide a copy of your social security card and a current government-issued ID.

Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Kansas


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Kansas

Estheticians in Kansas earn $40,800 on average per year, or $19.62 per hour. The bottom 10 percent of estheticians earn $19,860 or less, while the top 10% earn $71,680 or more.

Though Kansas does not publish job growth information for estheticians, the field is expected to grow by 17 percent nationwide between 2021 and 2031.

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

Metro Area 2022 Median Salary
Wichita, KS $37,340
Topeka, KS $35,730
Kansas City, MO-KS $35,520

Table information sourced from O*Net (2023)

What To Expect From an Esthetician Program in Kansas

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

To become an esthetician in Kansas, you must complete 1,000 hours of education in a school licensed by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

Depending on the beauty school you attend, your curriculum may include:

Infection control

  • 10 hours of theory instruction
  • 50 practical hours
  • You will learn about:
    • Public health
    • Universal precautions, like cross-contamination and bloodborne pathogens

Skin anatomy and physiology

  • 200 hours of theory instruction
  • You will learn about:
    • The body system and nerves
    • Dermatology
    • Cosmetic chemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Nutrition

Skin analysis and consultation

  • 80 hours of theory instruction
  • 40 practical hours
  • You will learn about:
    • Skin types and conditions
    • Contraindications
    • Health screenings
    • How to carry out consultations
    • Skin analysis equipment

Skin treatments

  • 120 hours of theory instruction
  • 120 practical hours
  • You must perform 80 facials
  • You will learn about:
    • Cleansing
    • Exfoliating
    • Extractions
    • Conditioning
    • Masque therapy
    • Skin protection
    • Massage
    • Basic facial equipment

Body treatments

  • 20 hours of theory instruction
  • 20 practical hours
  • You must perform a minimum of 10 procedures
  • You will learn about:
    • Back and chest treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Body exfoliation
    • Hydrogen therapy

Advanced skin treatments

  • 80 hours of theory instruction
  • 60 practical hours
  • You must perform a minimum of 45 procedures
  • You will learn about:
    • Advanced exfoliation
    • Extractions using a lancet
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Led
    • Chemical exfoliations
    • Equipment for advanced skin treatments

Temporary hair removal

  • 10 hours of theory instruction
  • 30 practical hours
  • You must perform 40 facial waxes and 10 body waxes
  • You will learn about:
    • Tweezing
    • Waxing
    • Depilatories
    • Sugaring
    • Threading
    • Contraindications and safety


  • 20 hours of theory instruction
  • 40 practical hours
  • You must perform at least 25 makeovers
  • You will learn about:
    • Purpose and effects
    • Eyebrow and eyelash services
    • Corrective
    • Camouflage

Business practices

  • 30 hours of theory instruction
  • You will learn about:
    • Business planning
    • Client records

State laws

  • 20 hours of theory instruction
  • You will learn about rules and regulations

Student specific needs

  • 50 hours of theory instruction

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Kansas?

You can't earn an esthetician license in Kansas via a traditional apprenticeship program. However, you must obtain an apprentice license when you enroll in an esthetician training program in the state. Without one, you can't practice on clients.

The number of apprentice hours you must complete is determined by your school.

Kansas Esthetician Licensing Requirements

Before completing the final steps to receive your esthetician license, you need to pass the Kansas Board of Cosmetology's written theory exam and written practical exam.

You can enroll for the tests within 80 hours of completing your 1,000-hour training program. However, you must complete your entire esthetician training program when you take the exam.

Let your school know when you're ready to take your exam so they can verify you've completed the training program, which is a registration requirement. You'll need to pay a $75 fee to register for each test. Finally, you'll select the date and location of your exam online.

You must receive 75 percent or better on the exams to pass.

You can expect the following on the theory exam:

  • 25% on Kansas State general laws, rules, and regulations
  • 40% on safety, sanitation, and infection control
  • 6% on implements, tools, and equipment
  • 6% on product knowledge and chemistry
  • 2% on anatomy and physiology
  • 21% on skincare and services

The written practical exam includes:

  • 8% on blood exposure
  • 22% on safety and sanitation
  • 2% on set up (secure draping of a client)
  • 27% on facials
  • 10% on facial masques
  • 6% on extractions
  • 16% on temporary hair removal
  • 6% on body treatments
  • 3% on advanced treatments

If you need ADA accommodations for your exams, request them when you log in to your registration account for the first time.

Kansas fully outlines the exam procedures. On exam day, you must bring a valid ID and ensure your name and date of birth match your online account. You must also pay the $75 testing fee by credit card online before you arrive at the testing site.

Kansas Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity  

Kansas does not offer direct reciprocity with other states. But, if you have an active license in another state and you've completed 1,000 training hours, you can earn your license in Kansas via a 20-question open-book exam.

The only other requirements are to:

  • Have the cosmetology board for the state you are licensed in send verification to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.
  • Submit a copy of your social security card and a valid U.S. government photo I.D.
  • Submit verification of your high school diploma or GED.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Kansas licenses expire every two years in the month of your birthday. You must renew your license by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew any type of beauty license is $45. Continuing education hours are only required for renewing permanent makeup artist licenses and cosmetology instructor licenses. Cosmetology continuing education is always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Contact the Kansas State Board of Esthetics

Kansas Board of Cosmetology

Resources for Estheticians in Kansas

National Coalition of Estheticians Association (NCEA)
This Facebook page from the NCEA keeps you up to date on laws and regulations concerning estheticians in Kansas.

Kansas Lawbook
Changes have been proposed for some of the regulations and curriculum requirements for estheticians in Kansas. Stay up to date through the state board.

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