Esthetics/Skin Care

Florida is one of the best states to get into the field of skin care! Tourists visit the state year-round, looking for relaxing spa treatments that can make them look and feel younger.

Residents need esthetic services as well, so they can counter the effects of the Florida sun with advanced skin care products and treatments.

State License Requirements

Once you make it through the training process, you can apply for your esthetician license in Florida. Next, you take your licensing exams through the Florida Board of Cosmetology. You need to pass a written exam and a skills exam before you are awarded your license.

Education Details

Approved schools offer at least 260 hours of training in the art of esthetics, giving you hands-on experience with important procedures and treatments. Training topics that are required at Florida schools can be found below.

Required Esthetics Courses and Subjects

  • Florida laws and rules
  • Sanitation
  • Facial techniques and contraindications
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup application
  • Skin theory, disease, and disorders
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Eyelash application
  • Extractions
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Between 2014 and 2024, job openings for Florida skin care specialists may increase 20% (O*Net, 2016). The average salary for a Florida skin care specialist is $34,150 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as an Esthetician

Licensed Florida estheticians work in a variety of settings and geographic areas. Tourist resorts often have on-site spas and beauty salons where estheticians provide effective, relaxing, and luxurious treatments to visitors from all over the world. At Florida spas and salons, you can work with both local residents and Florida tourists to help clients improve their skin health and appearance.

State board Contact Information

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone Number: 850-487-1395
Fax Number: 866-888-1176
E-mail Address:

The Florida State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Florida state cosmetology license.

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