Esthetician Schools in New Hampshire
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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.
- 600 education hours or 1,000 apprenticeship 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 New Hampshire is $40,750.
- There is a predicted 32% job increase between 2020-2030 for estheticians.
When you start a career in esthetics, you can use products, tools, and machines to combat skin problems and help clients improve skin quality.
Whether clients come to you for relaxation or relief from a skin care issue, you can use your skills and experience to make sure they leave happy.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a esthetics license
To become an esthetician in New Hampshire, you must graduate from an esthetician program and pass two exams.
Additionally, you need to meet the following requirements:
What to Expect from an Esthetician Program in New Hampshire
Required to earn a esthetics license
Esthetician programs in New Hampshire require 600 hours of training on skin care, hair removal methods, science, and state regulations.
Specifically, you may take classes on:
State-approved beauty schools in New Hampshire must meet certain requirements to remain licensed. This includes providing textbooks and supplies to each student, having a published mission statement, and having 1,000 square feet of space for esthetics instruction. Programs should have a completion rate of at least 50% and a job or postsecondary school placement rate of at least 60%.
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in New Hampshire?
Required to earn a esthetics license
Yes, you can become a licensed esthetician in New Hampshire by completing a 1,200-hour apprenticeship. Apprentices must learn under the supervision of a licensed esthetician and instructor. Subjects must be the same as those taught in esthetician school.
Esthetician apprentices (who are not already licensed cosmetologists) can't practice on customers until they've completed 150 hours of training. Further, they can't apply cosmetic exfoliation chemicals on clients until they've completed 400 hours of training.
New Hampshire Esthetician Licensing Requirements
To get your New Hampshire esthetician license, you must pass a theory and practical exam and pay testing and licensing fees.
To sign up for the tests, send an application, a $74 written exam fee, and the $119 practical exam fee to testing proctor D.L. Roope Administrations. It's recommended to arrive 30 minutes before your testing appointment on exam day. You need to present your admission letter and a valid, government-issued ID with a photo and signature to enter.
The written exam lasts 90 minutes and consists of 100 items comprising:
Scientific concepts: 55%
Skincare and services: 45%
The practical exam lasts three hours and contains:
You need to earn 75% on both exams to pass. You receive your scores in a result letter available on D.L. Roope Administration's website after seven to ten days. The practical exam is only offered in English. In contrast, the written exam is also offered in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. If your language isn't available, you can request to have a translation dictionary with you during the exam.
Candidates needing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations can request these by contacting their esthetician school or D.L. Roope Administrations for the required forms. You need to have a medical professional complete one form, or you can provide medical documentation along with your accommodation request. If you can't receive a physician's approval, contact the board to determine your eligibility for accommodations.
You also need to have a school official fill out another form detailing accommodations provided during school testing. Forms must be submitted to D.L. Roope Administrations along with your exam application.
New Hampshire Esthetician License Reciprocity
Estheticians outside New Hampshire can transfer their licenses through endorsement or reciprocity.
To do so, candidates must:
Candidates whose training hours don't match New Hampshire's requirements must provide proof of at least 1,200 hours of esthetician work experience.
Members of the military and their spouses who are licensed estheticians can receive a temporary license in New Hampshire, valid for 180 days, while completing the state's requirements.
Esthetician Specialties in New Hampshire
Medical esthetics, microdermabrasion, and advanced skin care services are popular specialties for New Hampshire estheticians. However, these generally require additional certification.
Estheticians in New Hampshire need to undergo additional training to offer the following services:
Working with more advanced equipment may also lead to a higher salary. For instance, in New Hampshire, medical estheticians generally perform more advanced skin care techniques and earn $52,260 on average.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
You need to renew your New Hampshire esthetician license every two years. To renew, submit an application, fill out a questionnaire detailing your criminal history, mental health, and substance use, and pay the $50 fee before the license's expiration date.
Continuing education isn't required to renew your esthetician license in New Hampshire. However, it would help if you took classes to help you stay current with the profession.
New Hampshire Esthetics Careers
Average yearly salary for esthetics in New Hampshire
The average salary for estheticians in New Hampshire is $40,750 annually or $19.59 per hour. The number of esthetician jobs in New Hampshire is projected to grow by 32% between 2020 and 2030.
Esthetician salaries in the state range from about $25,810 to $55,180. Factors such as location or services offered often affect an esthetician's income. Nashua, New Hampshire, is the state's highest-paying metropolitan area for estheticians, with professionals earning $46,610 annually.
Contact the New Hampshire State Board of Esthetics
- 7 Eagle Square Concord NH, 03301
- Website: New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 603-271-2152
Resources for Estheticians in New Hampshire
National Coalition of Estheticians Association New Hampshire Branch
An organization offering continuing education activities and helping estheticians become certified.
National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (NACAMS)
This national association serves professionals in the health, wellness, and beauty industries with resources for liability insurance and support with their practices. The site offers information about esthetician insurance for those working in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Licensed Estheticians, Cosmetologists, and Barbering
A Facebook group for licensed beauty professionals in New Hampshire to share product and treatment recommendations and business advice.