Esthetician Schools in Nevada

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2650 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102

(702) 478-4599
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

9340 West Sahara Avenue Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV 89117

(702) 341-8111
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

2250 Rancho Drive Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV 89102

(702) 853-7799
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

950 Industrial Way
Sparks, NV 89431

(775) 393-2093
Esthetics, Massage Therapy

4020 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502

(775) 393-1708
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas – Accredited

5191 West Charleston Boulevard 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146

AM Beauty Institute

2186 Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801

Aveda Institute Las Vegas – Accredited

4856 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cosmetology Institute of Las Vegas – Accredited

3249 West Craig Road Suite 100
North Las Vegas, NV 89031

Expertise Cosmetology Institute - Las Vegas – Accredited

1911 North Stella Lake
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Expertise Cosmetology Institute - North Las Vegas

535 East Lake Mead South Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

G Skin & Beauty Institute - Henderson – Accredited

1300 West Warm Springs
Henderson, NV 89014

G Skin & Beauty Institute - Reno – Accredited

3255 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

International Academy of Style – Accredited

2295 Market Street
Reno, NV 89502

LivBay Lash Training

8872 South Eastern Avenue Suite 104
Las Vegas, NV 89119

NIMA Institute - Las Vegas – Accredited

3993 Howard Hughes Parkway 150
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas – Accredited

9490 South Eastern Avenue Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Sierra Academy of Style – Accredited

1851 South Roop Street 100
Carson City, NV 89701
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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 NV

Metro Average Tuition
Reno $11,257
Las Vegas $11,252

Comparing Program Costs in NV

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $19,970 - $22,340
Lowest range: $17,600 - $19,970
Average: $19,829
Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $12,550 - $16,100
Lowest range: $9,000 - $12,550
Average: $11,458

How to Become a Esthetician in Nevada

Nevada Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 1,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2-4 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for estheticians in Nevada is $33,220.
  • There is a predicted 16% job increase between 2018-2028 for estheticians.

In Nevada, an esthetician is a beauty professional who provides skincare, makeup application, massage therapy, and hair removal services. Before pursuing an esthetician career, you need to:

Nevada Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Nevada

Estheticians in Nevada earn an average of $33,220 annually or $15.97 per hour. The esthetician industry in Nevada is expected to increase by 16% from 2018-2028.

Pay ranges from about $18,470-$49,470, with a median wage of $29,980 annually. As of 2021, the highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in the Nevada area are:

Metro Area 2021 Median Salary
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada $28,980
Reno, Nevada $28,840

Table information sourced from the O*Net (2022)

These look lower than average on the surface. But remember: The numbers above are the median (exact middle) while the average is the mean (factors in all salaries).

What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Nevada

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Before taking your exams, you must complete 600 hours of esthetician training at a state-approved esthetics school.

A standard esthetics curriculum includes:

  • Esthetic theory: >10% of hours
  • Facial machines
  • Facials
  • Hair removal
  • Infection control and prevention: >3% of hours
  • Makeup and eyelash application
  • Management of a cosmetology establishment
  • Optional field trips and modeling: >5% of hours
  • Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 644A and Revised Statutes Chapter 644A: >2% of hours

Unlike some states, licensed estheticians can’t perform manicures or pedicures in Nevada without additional licensure. So, nail technology isn’t part of the Nevada esthetics curriculum.

For a school to remain licensed, it must adhere to the board’s standards, including:

  • Comply with state provisions
  • Have adequate floor space to accommodate a set number of students
  • Have licensed instructors on staff
  • Keep daily records of attendance and a grading system
  • Maintain the necessary equipment to teach its curriculum
  • Maintain the required set of coursework for each cosmetology discipline

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Nevada?

1,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

You can earn your esthetician license via an apprenticeship in Nevada. To do this, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have completed 10th grade or the equivalent
  • Have undergone 1,200 hours at a licensed salon located 60 miles from the closest licensed beauty school (i.e., getting to the beauty school would be a hardship)
  • Turn in monthly time cards tracking training progress
  • Submit an apprenticeship application and pay the $115 fee
  • Apply and pay $125 for the tests
  • Pass the written, practical, and state law exams

Nevada Esthetician Licensing Requirements

After completing 600 training or 1,200 apprenticeship hours, you must take written, practical, and state law exams. You must score a 75% or higher on all three tests to pass.

You must submit a testing application and a $125 exam fee. Nevada’s testing provider, Pearson VUE, will contact you to set up your account and schedule your exams.

Applicants needing Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations must submit a request through Pearson VUE’s website and the documentation detailing their condition and how it affects their test-taking abilities.

The theory exam can be taken in other languages. However, to apply for an interpreter, you must submit a request to the state board before scheduling your exam.

On the day of the test, arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time and bring two current, signature-bearing identification forms. One must have your photo on it.

The theory exam comprises 75 scored items and takes one hour and 30 minutes to complete. You receive your score on the day of the test.

The theory test is comprised of:

  • Rules, Regulations, and Safety (30%-40%)
    • Client contact
    • Draping
    • First aid/OSHA
    • Predisposition/Patch Tests
    • Prevention of salon accidents
    • Sanitation and disinfection
  • Esthetic Science and Skin Analysis (15%-20%)
    • Purpose of skin analysis
    • Skin conditions that benefit from services
    • Skin conditions that preclude skin services
    • Skin disorders and diseases
    • Skin structure and anatomy
  • Facials (20%-25%)
    • Application, removal, and purpose of products
    • Facial procedures,
    • Massage/Anatomy
    • Special considerations
    • Tools, implements, materials, and equipment
  • Hair Removal (16%-20%)
    • Tools, implements, materials, and equipment
    • Tweezing
    • Waxing
  • Makeup (10%-15%)
    • Application and removal of artificial eyelashes
    • Brushes and other implements, tools, and materials
    • Color theory
    • Corrective makeup
    • Makeup application and removal procedures
    • Purpose
    • Types of cosmetics
  • Electricity and Electrotherapy (5% to 10%)
    • Galvanic current
    • High-frequency current
    • Light therapy

If you received your esthetics education from a school in Nevada, you must take the practical test at the school you graduated from. Otherwise, you must take the test at the board offices.

For your practical exam, bring bags (labeled in English), a clear plastic container, hand sanitizer, mannequin head and stand, three grocery paper bags lined with a plastic bag, a paper towel, a spray bottle of pre-mixed barbicide, and a first aid kit containing a pair of disposable gloves, plastic baggie, gauze or tissue, band-aid, and antiseptic wipe.

The practical exam is made up of:

  • Basic setup (15 minutes)
  • Blood exposure procedure
  • Eyebrow wax (10 minutes)
  • Facial (25 minutes)

The Nevada state law test covers legal and consumer protection requirements within the beauty industry as outlined in the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code 644. The exam includes 25 questions and can be taken in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese.

You can retake the exams by paying a $95 retake test fee online. You must schedule your next exam no sooner than 24 hours after the failed test.

Nevada Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity

Estheticians licensed outside of Nevada can have their license transferred via reciprocity.

To qualify, you must have an active license and submit a reciprocity application, a $325 fee, and license verification. Applicants must also pass the state’s law exam. Facial specialist licenses from Florida may require theory testing as well.

Candidates with licenses from the following states don’t need to contact their current state for licensing verification: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Those in any other state or territory must have their state board send verification to Nevada.

​Even though esthetics education from California is recognized by the state of Nevada, esthetics schooling from several schools in California are not recognized by the state of Nevada. These are:

  • 1st Academy of Beauty
  • Amy Beauty School
  • John Ridgel’s Academy
  • Orange Valley College
  • Queenston College of America
  • San Diego Beauty College
  • Santa Ana Beauty College
  • Tammy Beauty Academy
  • United Beauty College
  • Victoria Beauty College

These applicants will have their applications reviewed in further detail by the board.

Esthetician Specialties in Nevada

Nevada offers additional esthetician licenses, including Advanced Esthetician and Esthetician and Advanced Esthetician Instructor.

Nevada Advanced Esthetician License

Advanced estheticians can perform many procedures standard estheticians may not. The Nevada Board of Cosmetology provides an extensive list of procedures estheticians, advanced estheticians, and skincare specialists to be monitored by healthcare providers can perform. The list also includes practices that may be allowed in other states but aren’t allowed for Nevada estheticians.

A few popular procedures from the list include:

Procedure Estheticians Advanced Estheticians Healthcare Supervision Required Prohibited
Coolsculpting   X X  
Fillers (e.g., Botox)       X
Laser Hair Removal   X X  
Microdermabrasion X X    
Microneedling   X    
Permanent Makeup       X
Tattoo Removal   X X  
Waxing/Sugaring X X    

Nevada Board of Cosmetology Senate Bill 291, Updated June 8, 2022

These are only a few of the many procedures provided by the department as of 2022. Please check the link above if you’re interested in any practices not listed.

“Prohibited” doesn’t necessarily mean “banned” in the state. Some, like permanent makeup, are regulated by different departments. Others, like laser hair removal, may require additional training even if it is allowed.

Those requiring the supervision of a healthcare professional by default become similar to the job of a medical esthetician.

Nurse estheticians, on the other hand, must have a nursing degree in addition to their esthetics license.

The advanced esthetician program lasts for 900 hours; its licenses are $70 for two years or $140 for four years. You may not skip the standard esthetician program and go straight to advanced, though no work hours are required before you can begin advanced training.

Nevada Esthetician Instructor and Advanced Esthetician Instructor Licenses

Esthetician instructors can teach esthetics, and advanced esthetician instructors can teach advanced esthetics.

Standard esthetician Instructors must have worked in the field full time before going for their instructor license and received:

  • 700 hours of student instructor training, OR
  • 500 hours of instructor training, OR
  • 500 hours of work as a licensed provisional instructor

Advanced esthetician instructors have the same training requirements as standard instructors. But, they must have worked as advanced estheticians, not strictly as standard estheticians.

Instructors, unlike estheticians, need to undergo continuing education and renew their licenses every two years.

License Renewal

2-4 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Esthetician licenses must be renewed by your birthdate every two or four years. To do this, submit a license renewal application and a two-year $70 license fee or four-year $140 fee.

If your license has been inactive for four or more years, you need to retake all exams before applying for reinstatement.

Contact the Nevada State Board of Esthetics

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology – Student Resources
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