Esthetician Schools in Wisconsin

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Aveda Institute – Accredited

353 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715

(608) 250-3100
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering

327 East Saint Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 227-2889
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

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First Class Cosmetology School – Accredited

306 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

Mequon Thinesville School of Esthetics – Accredited

11135 North Wauwatosa Road
Mequon, WI 53097

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

State College of Beauty Culture – Accredited

1930 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

3355 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54915

The Washington County School Of Esthetics – Accredited

425 East Washington Street Suite B
Slinger, WI 53086
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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 Wisconsin

Wisconsin Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 450 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 4 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for estheticians in Wisconsin is $33,990 ($16.34/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 9% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

Skin is prone to tons of problems, which makes it hard for the average person to keep their skin healthy, glowing, and smooth! Estheticians are the solution to this problem.

When you become a skin care specialist, you can learn all about the products, tools, machines, and chemicals used to fix dozens of skin issues. As a result, you can become an indispensable part of your clients' beauty routines.

State License Requirements

450 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

There are two licensing exams you have to pass after completing your education: a written exam and a skills exam. The Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board verifies your passing scores and your completion of at least 450 training hours. At that point, they award your Wisconsin esthetics license.

Education Details

So, how do you give yourself the best start in this industry? It all comes down to your training. The more you learn as a student, the more confident you may be when you start working on your own with customers. Below, you can find a comprehensive list of esthetics programs in Wisconsin. Compare multiple schools in your area and contact those that interest you. By contacting schools and talking to advisors, you can find a program that fits your schedule and learning style.

Required Courses and Subjects

  • Wisconsin laws and statutes
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Treatment protocols and techniques
  • Electricity, machines, and equipment
  • Makeup theory and application
  • Product chemistry

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

4 Hours

Continuing education required

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

Wisconsin Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Wisconsin

On average, Wisconsin estheticians earn $33,990 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

With an esthetics license, you have lots of career options to explore in Wisconsin. Are you looking for a traditional full-time job with hourly pay and benefits? You can apply for jobs at salons and spas, where you may provide a huge range of cutting-edge skin care services like aromatherapy, chemical peels, mud facials, and body wraps. If you want to strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, you can look into opening your own spa or renting a space at a local beauty salon. The more experience you get, the more opportunities you can explore.

Contact the Wisconsin State Board of Esthetics

Department of Safety and Professional Services
Esthetics/Skin Care

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