Esthetician Schools in Kentucky

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

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Ashland Community and Technical College

1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101

Edge Academy of Beauty – Accredited

356 Manchester Square Shopping Center
Manchester, KY 40962

Great Ambitions School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1102 Paris Road
Mayfield, KY 42066

Ideal Beauty Academy – Accredited

10213 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223

Katharos School of Aesthetics – Accredited

2670 Wilhite Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

Kentucky Community & Technical College System – Accredited

1897 Oakview Road
Ashland, KY 41101

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1901 Russellville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

PJ's College of Cosmetology

920 Happy Valley Road
Glasgow, KY 42141

Regina Webb Academy – Accredited

2425 Scottsville Road Greenwood Courtyard
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

1300 New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40505
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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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How to Become a Esthetician in Kentucky

Kentucky Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 1 year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for estheticians in Kentucky is $36,600 ($17.60/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

Walk into a Kentucky spa, and you'll see how exciting the field of esthetics is. Spas and salons offer cutting-edge skin care treatments like stem cell facials, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing. This is one of the most diverse areas of cosmetology, letting estheticians like you choose your ideal work setting.

Some spas focus on holistic treatments that use natural ingredients and the healing power of touch. Others pride themselves on using the latest technologies to achieve mind blowing results.

State License Requirements

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

In Kentucky, licensing goes through the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. They administer your license after you pass your licensing exams.

Education Details

Picking a good school is a key part of your new career, since your training is where you may learn and master dozens of skills. Experts recommend talking to several different schools, visiting schools to get a feel for their teaching culture, and talking to instructors. While completing your 750 hours of required training, you should cover many exciting and useful topics.

What Can I Learn at a KY Esthetic School?

  • Sterilization, sanitation, and safety
  • Chemistry of skin care products
  • Facial treatments
  • Makeup application
  • Plain facials
  • Cosmetic ingredients Implements and supplies
  • Massage movements
  • Eyebrow arching
  • Lash and brow dye and enhancements

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

A licensing fee is required every year to keep the license valid in the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Kentucky

In Kentucky, skin care is really becoming popular. Demand for estheticians is expected to increase 10% between 2016 and 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020). Earn an average salary of $36,600 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Since estheticians can work in so many different settings, you really have some space to figure out where your passions lie and how you want to spend your career. You may enjoy the field of esthetics as a whole, so you may offer the whole range of services to clients and see what each day brings. You may find that you have a knack for a certain type of service and to choose to focus on that service for most of your career. As you build your client base, you may have the opportunity to try new techniques and technology to see if they fit your clients' needs and expectations.

Contact the Kentucky State Board of Esthetics

Kentucky Board of Cosmetology
Esthetics/Skin Care

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