Esthetician Schools in New Mexico

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2434 Cerillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(866) 227-3779
Cosmetology, Esthetics

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Adorabella Beauty Academy – Accredited

800 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Aveda Institute – Accredited

1816 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Clovis Community College

417 Schepps Boulevard
Clovis, NM 88101

Glitz School of Cosmetology – Accredited

2460 Missouri Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

6300 San Mateo Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87109

The Avenue Academy – Accredited

1512 Eubank Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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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 New Mexico

New Mexico Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for estheticians in New Mexico is $31,690 ($15.24/hour). This is lower 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%.

There are dozens of ways that skilled estheticians can completely transform someone's skin and overall appearance. Natural ingredients, synthetic chemicals, machines, and skin care tools give you everything you need to remove dead skin, smooth out lines, even out skin tone, and bring a youthful glow to skin.

In New Mexico, you may use your NM esthetician license to help people keep their skin soft and moisturized during periods of dry desert weather.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

To apply for your esthetician license, contact the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. They verify your completed training hours, your exam scores, and your eligibility for licensure.

Education Details

Choosing the right training program is a big part of your future success. By contacting a range of New Mexico skin care programs and talking with instructors, you can find a program where you feel at home. Licensed schools must offer at least 600 hours of training in the topics listed below.

Required Topics at Esthetic Schools in New Mexico

  • Chemistry, electricity, and ethics
  • Safety
  • Preparation for procedures
  • Products and chemicals
  • Sanitation and sterilization Infection control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Massage
  • Facial treatments
  • Makeup application
  • Electrical appliances
  • Artificial eyelashes
  • Removal of unwanted hair
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
  • Light therapy
  • Client consultation
  • Salon management

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 New Mexico.

New Mexico Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in New Mexico

Skin care specialists in New Mexico earn an average salary of $31,690. Prospective estheticians can expect to receive 600 hours of training in skin care before being certified by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

There are tons of benefits to choosing esthetics as your beauty specialty. Not only do you learn how to offer classic and cutting-edge skin care procedures, you get to study basic and advanced makeup application as well. With this combination of skills, you can take clients from bare, rough skin to flawless skin and makeup. At a hotel or resort spa, you may provide clients with high-end procedures and products to help them relax. At a local hair salon, you may work in a designated skin care room to provide convenient, effective services.

Contact the New Mexico State Board of Esthetics

New Mexico Regulaiton and Licensing Department
Esthetics/Skin Care
New Mexico

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