Esthetician Schools in Tennessee

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1765 Galleria Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067

Cosmetology, Esthetics

7106 Moore's Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Cosmetology Teacher Training

755 Chancery Street
Mcminnville, TN 37110

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

1233 Comerce Park Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

222 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 926-9095
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Austin's Beauty College Inc – Accredited

585A South Riverside Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040

Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers – Accredited

248 Northgate Mall Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

516 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Franklin Academy

1605 Professional Park Drive Northwest
Cleveland, TN 37312

Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology – Accredited

595 Hillsboro Road Suite 325
Franklin, TN 37064

Genesis Career College – Accredited

880-A East 10Th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501

Genesis Career College – Accredited

30 Rachel Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Global Beauty and Barber Institute – Accredited

720 Rivergate Parkway Suite A
Goodlettsville, TN 37070

Gould's Academy – Accredited

8000 U.S. Highway 64
Bartlett, TN 38133

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

235 East Main Suite 200
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1720 Old Fort Parkway Suite L200
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Queen City College – Accredited

1594 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Clarksville, TN 37042

Shear Perfection Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

5620 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Accredited

813 West Main
Hohenwald, TN 38462

The Hair Academy – Accredited

513 West College Street
Fayetteville, TN 37334
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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.

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How to Become a Esthetician in Tennessee

Tennessee Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 750 education 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 for estheticians in Tennessee is $30,460 ($14.65/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 19% job increase between 2016 - 2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

Years of smiling, frowning, talking, and even gravity can take a lot out of your skin. With high-quality skin care training, you can help Tennessee residents and tourists get the healthy, smooth skin they want.

Whether a procedure calls for chemicals, skin care tools, or machines, an esthetics license gives you the expertise you need.

State License Requirements

750 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

After you graduate from a Tennessee beauty school, you can sign up to take your licensing exams through the Tennessee Division of Regulatory Boards, Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. You must pass both licensing exams to get your license and be able to work freely. Submit your application, your testing fees, and proof of your educational hours to get started.

Education Details

The path to licensure starts at a Tennessee school. Esthetics programs must offer at least 750 hours of training, and their curricula must meet strict state standards.

Courses Required at Tennessee Esthetic Schools

  • Sterilization and sanitation
  • Professional practices
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Tennessee law
  • Skin conditions and disorders
  • Aging factors
  • Product ingredients
  • Waxing
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Massage movements and manipulations
  • Masks and facials
  • Skin analysis
  • Application practice
  • Color psychology
  • Makeup application
  • Brow arching

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Tennessee is required every two years, and you can renew your license up to 60 days before its expiration date. Barber license renewal costs $80. Cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, natural hairstylist and shampooer license renewal costs $50. Instructor license renewal costs $60. You must pay a $25 late fee if your application is received after the expiration date. Cosmetology and barber instructors must complete 16 approved CEUs every two years. There are currently no continuing education requirements for beauty practitioners.

Tennessee Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Tennessee

Demand for skin care specialists is growing rapidly in Tennessee, which is why this is one of the best times to check out skin care career options. By the year 2026, demand for skin care specialists is expected to increase 19% (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a Tennessee skin care specialist is $30,460 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

As an esthetician, you can build your brand by offering cutting-edge skin care services. Spas and resorts throughout Tennessee offer clients luxurious treatments like exfoliating body scrubs, body wraps, skin resurfacing, and hot stone therapy. Find out what you're passionate about, whether it's facial skin care, body skin care, or something else entirely, and make it happen with an esthetics career.

Contact the Tennessee State Board of Esthetics

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Esthetics/Skin Care

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