Esthetician Schools in Missouri

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1834 South Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Academy of Salon Professionals – Accredited

2414 South Limit Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301

Aesthetics Institute – Accredited

50 Grasso Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63123

City Pointe Beauty Academy – Accredited

501 South Madison Street
Webb City, MO 64870

Crave Beauty Academy – Accredited

14858 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Accredited

5720 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1753 Woodclift Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1101 Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Missouri College of Cosmetology North – Accredited

3014 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65804

Neosho Beauty College – Accredited

116 North Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850

Parkway Beauty Academy – Accredited

913 Preacher Roe Boulevard
West Plains, MO 65775

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1101 Hutchens Drive
Columbia, MO 65203

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3017 South Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65807

Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center – Accredited

3203 Oak Grove Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Renaissance Beauty Academy

268 South Mount Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Skin Institute – Accredited

25 Ronnies Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63126

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

815 West 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64055
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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 Missouri

Missouri Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 750 education hours or 1,500 apprentice 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 Missouri is $31,790 ($15.28/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%.

From resort towns like Branson to busy cities like St. Louis, Missouri estheticians enjoy a large base of potential clients. You may offer relaxing body scrubs and wraps that smooth and tone skin, or you may make clients look younger with facial peels and resurfacing procedures.

With the right training, you can feel confident that you have the skills needed to fulfill each client's requests.

State License Requirements

750 Education Hours OR 1,500 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Making sure that you meet Missouri license requirements can help you move through the licensing process more quickly. It is also essential to choose a program that meets state licensing requirements. The Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners requires at least 750 hours of education, as well as passing scores on a written exam and a practical exam.

Education Details

Whether you're still exploring your options or you know exactly how you want to use an esthetician's license, education should be your first priority. Licensed Missouri esthetics schools delve into core skin care theory, techniques, and procedures.

What You Can Study in an Esthetics Program

  • Facials and Cleansing
  • Toning and Massaging
  • Makeup application
  • Hair removal
  • Body treatments and wraps
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Cosmetic sciences, chemistry and products
  • Salon management and salesmanship
  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • State laws for Estheticians

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

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

Missouri Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Missouri

Esthetics is a field that appeals to many people, in part because you can choose the work setting and client base that best fits your skills and preferences. For example, you might work with clients who suffer from acne and help them achieve clear skin, improving confidence and self-esteem. You might also choose to work in a medical spa and help clients improve quality of life after a burn or while recovering from another medical event. If you are entrepreneurial in nature and love working with people of all ages and skin types, opening your own spa or salon might be the natural choice for you. This may be a viable career to embrace, according to recent career statistics. Through the year 2026, CareerOneStop expects demand for skin care specialists to increase 10% in Missouri (2020). Missouri estheticians report an average salary of $31,790 annually (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

If you are considering a career in skin care, there are many excellent opportunities in Missouri. Estheticians specialize in skin care, including facials, waxing and make up application in order to enhance the client's beauty. Skin care specialists are trained at certified cosmetology schools and can begin working when they have passed a written and practical exam at the state board testing facility. Work hours for estheticians can vary, but peak during the weekends and holiday seasons. Successful spas in Missouri

Contact the Missouri State Board of Esthetics

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Esthetics/Skin Care

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