Esthetician Schools in Louisiana

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2834 South Sherwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 295-1435
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Teacher Training

102 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70403

(985) 520-4124
Cosmetology, Esthetics

2922 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503

(337) 233-0511
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Teacher Training

3330 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Suite A
Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 454-1400
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Teacher Training

1505 Metro Drive Suite I
Alexandria, LA 71301

(318) 445-2778
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

120 James Comeaux Road
Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 269-0620
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

3908 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Suite A
Metairie, LA 70003

(504) 456-3141
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

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BELBO Beauty Institute - Shreveport – Accredited

1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

Celebrity Stylist Beauty Barber School – Accredited

3220 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Celebrity Stylist Beauty School – Accredited

3138 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Cloyd's Beauty School - Monroe – Accredited

2514 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71294

Cloyd's Beauty School - West Monroe – Accredited

603 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71294

Compass Career College – Accredited

42353 Deluxe Plaza Suite 16
Hammond, LA 70403

Cosmetology Training Center - Lafayette – Accredited

5520 Johnston Street Suite H2
Lafayette, LA 70503

Delgado Community College - Sidney Collier Site – Accredited

3727 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

Envy Beauty Bar

800 East 70th Street
Shreveport, LA 71106

John Jay Beauty College – Accredited

2844 Tennessee Avenue
Kenner, LA 70062

LaSalle Tech - Baton Rouge – Accredited

5921 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70836

LaSalle Tech - Houma – Accredited

300 Howard Avenue
Houma, LA 70363

My Le's Beauty College - Gretna – Accredited

601 Terry Parkway Suite A
Gretna, LA 70056

Omega Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

229B South Hollywood Road
Houma, LA 70360

Pat Goins Beauty Schools – Accredited

7460 Youree Drive Suite 130
Shreveport, LA 71105

Paul Mitchell The School Baton Rouge – Accredited

12158 Coursey Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Paul Mitchell The School New Orleans – Accredited

3321 Hessmer Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

Richport Technical College – Accredited

5921 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
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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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Cost of Esthetician School Across LA

Metro Average Tuition
Alexandria $12,502
Lafayette $11,876
Shreveport $11,700
New Orleans $9,813
Baton Rouge $9,750

Comparing Program Costs in LA

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $17,403 - $24,805
Lowest range: $10,000 - $17,403
Average: $16,715
Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $8,875 - $12,900
Lowest range: $4,850 - $8,875
Average: $10,184

How to Become a Esthetician in Louisiana

Louisiana Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 750 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average for estheticians in Louisiana is $34,540.
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2023 - 2030 for estheticians.

All estheticians in Louisiana must be licensed by the state board. License requirements include, but aren't limited to:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have completed 10th grade at an approved high school
  • Have taken 750 training hours in an approved esthetician school
  • Pass tests
  • Pay fees

Can I Specialize in an Esthetics Area in Louisiana?

There are several special permits estheticians in Louisiana can apply for. These include:

  • Alternative hair design (500 hours of training required)
  • Shampoo assistant (40 training hours required)
  • Threading (sanitation training required)
  • Microdermabrasion

Not all these specialists need esthetics licenses. But, having permits for these different skills could make you more desirable to clients.

Louisiana Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Louisiana

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Louisiana estheticians earn an average of $34,540 ($16.60 per hour). This is somewhat lower than the national average of $47,790 per year ($22.98 per hour).

Louisiana esthetician pay depends on location, experience, services offered, and more. Estheticians in Louisiana make between $20,800 and $50,340 per year working full-time.

Louisiana esthetician jobs are expected to rise by 11% between 2020 and 2030.

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

Metro Area 2022 Median Salary
Baton Rouge, LA $37,060
Monroe, LA $33,280
New Orleans-Metairie, LA $32,550

Table information from O*Net (2023)

How to Become an Esthetician in Louisiana

750 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Before you get your license, you need to spend 750 hours in a Louisiana-approved esthetician school.

The exact curriculum varies by program. But, every Louisiana esthetician school must cover the following:

Scientific Concepts:

  • General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Skin Histology


  • Aromatherapy
  • Cleansing Procedures
  • Draping
  • Electricity and Various Electrical Apparatus
  • Hair Removal by Cosmetic Preparations, Threading, Waxing or Other Similar Means
  • Hazards to Skin
  • Makeup
  • Product Selections
  • Selecting and Employing Mask Therapy
  • Selecting and Employing Massage
  • Skin analysis
  • Spa

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Louisiana?  

No, you can't apprentice as an esthetician in Louisiana. Instead, you need to go through an esthetician school or program.

Louisiana Esthetician Licensing Requirements

Becoming a licensed esthetician requires more than schooling. After completing 750 hours in a Louisiana esthetician school, it's time for exams. You need to pass three esthetician tests: National theory, state, and practical.

You'll get the results of each test around two weeks after completion. You need at least 70% to pass. If you fail one part of the practical esthetician test, you can retake that bit and not worry about the rest.

After passing all three esthetician tests, it's time to submit your application and $25 fee.

Louisiana Esthetician State and Practical Exams

The state board administers the Louisiana state and practical esthetics exams. These tests cost $25 each.

The state exam covers Louisiana's beauty industry laws, rules, and regulations. Luckily, there's a one-stop shop for this information: The GoldBook, a comprehensive guide to Louisiana’s professional and occupational standards for cosmetology.

You show off your hands-on skills from esthetician school during the practical exam. These skills include sanitation, client prep, facials, makeup, and more.

All practical exam supplies need to be labeled in English, with no brand names visible.

Louisiana Esthetician Theory Examination

The National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) administers the theory exam. You have 90 minutes to complete 110 questions, 100 of which factor into your final score.

The test covers all things esthetics, including:

Domain I: Scientific Concepts (55%)

  • Basic chemistry
  • Basic microbiology
  • Function and composition of the hair
  • Histology and physiology of the skin
  • Human physiology and anatomy
  • Infection control procedures
  • Safety procedures and guidelines
  • Skin disorders and diseases

Domain II: Skin Care and Services (45%)

  • Cleansing procedures
  • Client consultation and documentation
  • Client protection
  • Contraindications for skin services
  • Electrical equipment used in skin services
  • Exfoliation procedures
  • Facial services
  • Functions and applications of masks
  • Makeup
  • Massage movements
  • Methods of extraction
  • Skin analysis
  • Steaming procedures
  • Treatment protocol
  • Other services (facials, body treatments, eyelash and eyebrow services, hair removal, wellness, etc.)

This test costs $83.

ADA Accommodations for Louisiana Esthetician Tests

The Louisiana state board complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It can provide esthetician exam accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

These can include:

  • Separate testing rooms
  • Extra test time
  • A reader, recorder, or large print tests

Both you and your doctor need to turn in information about your needs.

Louisiana Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity

Do you have an esthetics license from another state and want to work in Louisiana? You may be eligible for reciprocity.

You need to turn in a reciprocity application and:

  • A current passport-sized photo
  • A copy of your driver's license or state-issued ID
  • A copy of your social security card
  • Your current, original license
  • Certification of licensure sent from that state's board
  • Pay the $25 fee

If your last state didn't need a practical test, you need to take the one in Louisiana.

Of course, there's almost always an exception to the rule. In this case, that's Florida.

If you have a full specialist or facial specialist license in Florida, you need to take more classes. Facial specialists can transfer 260 hours to their chosen Louisiana esthetician program. Full specialists can transfer up to 500 hours.

Options are also available for military reciprocity.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

You have to renew your Louisiana esthetician license every year for $25. There are no required continuing education hours. But, it's a good idea to stay up to date to ensure you can offer your clients the best possible services.

If your license has expired, you have to pay extra fees when submitting your application:

  • Expired by one year: $50
  • Expired by two years: $100

And if it's been longer? You have to pass a Louisiana esthetician license restoration exam before renewing.

Contact the Louisiana State Board of Esthetics

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology

Resources for Estheticians in Louisiana

Louisiana State Beauticians and Barbers Association
This group focuses on the standards and ethics of the Louisiana beauty industry.

Louisiana Estheticians
This NCEA-run organization supports the Louisiana esthetics industry through certification and continuing education.

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology New Rules and Laws / GoldBook
Have a question about a rule or a law? The GoldBook is the Gold Standard for answering questions. This page should link to the most recent PDF if laws change.

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