Esthetician Schools in Maryland

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Cortiva Institute – Accredited

517 Progress Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Esthetics, Massage Therapy

8435 Old Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering
Hair Academy II – Accredited

3705 Branch Avenue
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

12450 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 984-8182
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

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Aveda Institute Maryland – Accredited

227 Archer Street #3639 #3639
Bel Air, MD 21014

Chesapeake School Of Esthetics – Accredited

1507 Ritchie Highway Suite 105
Arnold, MD 21012

Fortis Institute – Accredited

700 York Road
Towson, MD 21204

Institute of Epidermal Sciences – Accredited

312 Marshall Avenue Suite 102
Laurel, MD 20707


7700 Old Branch Avenue #D-205
Clinton, MD 20735
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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 Maryland

Maryland Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 12 month apprenticeship are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 6 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average for estheticians in Maryland is $33,870 ($16.28/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016 - 2026 for estheticians nationally.

Clients visit spas for all sorts of different reasons, and with an MD esthetics license, you can help all of your clients have the best experience possible.

Whether you work for a day spa providing face and body treatments or you find your place at a luxurious resort spa, Maryland is the place for you to find your true calling in esthetics

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 12 Month Apprenticeship

Required to earn a esthetics license

The final step in getting an esthetician license in Maryland is passing your exams through the Maryland Board of Cosmetologists. They verify your completion of 600 training hours and run a background check. Once you have your license in hand, you are ready to get out there and change the world of beauty.

Education Details

No matter which services you decide to offer or which employment setting is right for you, everything starts with your training. Excellent training from experienced teachers can put you in a position to jump start your skin care career. The topics listed below are mandatory at licensed Maryland schools.

What You Can Learn in an Esthetics Program

  • Safety, sanitation, and disinfection
  • Client consultation
  • Skin structure and anatomy
  • Skin conditions and disorders
  • Skin analysis
  • Procedures
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Steaming
  • Masks
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen
  • Massage manipulation
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup application

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

6 Hours

Continuing education required

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Maryland.

Maryland Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Maryland

The future appears bright for skin care specialists. In Maryland, demand for estheticians may increase 11% through the year 2026 (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a Maryland esthetician is $33,870 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

There is no doubt that esthetics is growing extremely quickly, with new treatment options and services targeting current and new clients. With the right training and a license, you can master these services and give clients what they need for beautiful skin. On top of spa employment options, consider hair salons that have separate rooms for skin care procedures. This option may allow you to draw in customers who otherwise wouldn't consider spa services. If you're ready to strike out on your own, why not become an entrepreneur and open your own specialty salon?

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Maryland Department of Labor

You can contact the board if you have additional questions about obtaining a Maryland state cosmetology license.

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