Esthetics/Skin Care

In the dry Arizona heat, it’s tough to keep skin moisturized and healthy. That’s one reason estheticians are found all over the state. From longtime residents, to the tourists who indulge while on vacation, estheticians may enjoy a large base of potential clients in Arizona.

From giving anti-aging treatments in Phoenix, to using Ayurveda facial massage in Sedona, your options for working as an esthetician in Arizona could be quite vast.

State License Requirements

The Arizona State Board of Cosmetology verifies your completion of 600 or more hours. However, you also have to pass a written test and a skills exam. The current exam fee in Arizona is $177, and the licensing fee is $70. Once you are licensed, you can choose whether to join an established spa or open your own. Your imagination and your education are your two greatest allies when it comes to your esthetics career.

Education Details

Like other beauty careers, esthetics is based in practical, hands-on experience. It’s important to attend an accredited program that can provide you with the education you need. Esthetic schools in AZ must offer at least 600 hours of training to qualify for licensure, and should include many of the courses below.

Required Subjects at Esthetic Schools

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Disease recognition
  • Morphology and treatment of skin
  • Product pharmacology and chemistry interaction
  • Client consultation
  • Esthetics machines, tools, and instruments
  • Spa body modalities
  • Exfoliation modalities
  • Body and face massage
  • Body and face manipulations
  • Body and facial hair removal
  • Cosmetic enhancement applications
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

As an Arizona licensee, you must renew your license every two years by your birthday. Beauty licenses cost $60 to renew. Arizona does not currently require you to complete continuing education hours to renew your license, though CEUs (Continu-ing Education Units) are one of the best ways to learn about changes in the cosmetology industry.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

With your license, you may work at salons, spas, department store beauty counters, or medical spas. Overall, the average salary for an Arizona skin care specialist is $35,340 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as an Esthetician

Licensed estheticians provide a variety of services, so your career options can focus around what you enjoy and are good at. If you like seeing the same clients month after month and you have a knack for keeping clients calm, you may specialize in waxing and hair removal. If you can mix up the ideal potion for any skin type, you might dedicate your career to anti-aging procedures and masks for high end clients.

State board Contact Information

Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Phone Number: 480-784-4539
Fax Number: 480-784-4962
E-mail Address:

The Arizona Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology li-cense, updating a change of name or change of address information, getting the forms you need for licensure or renewal, and answering any questions you may have.

Find the Beauty Schools in Arizona that interest you below,

Studio Academy of Beauty

610 North Alma School Road,Suite 38
Chandler, AZ 85224

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Avalon School of Cosmetology

2111 S. Alma School Rd # 21,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona

7547 West Greenway Road,Suite 500
Peoria, AZ 85381

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Avalon School of Cosmetology

1107 East Bell Road, #104,
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Studio Academy of Beauty

8046 N. 19th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

IMAj Institute

8370 E. Via de Ventura. Suite K200,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics

1538 E. Southern Ave.,
Tempe, AZ 85282

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Aveda Institute - Tucson

845 N. Park,Suite #105
Tucson, AZ 85719

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Empire Beauty School - Avondale-Goodyear

9945 W. McDowell Rd (Gateway Shopping Center) ,
Avondale-Goodyear, AZ 85323

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Chandler-Gilbert

2978 North Alma School Road,
Chandler-Gilbert, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Flagstaff

1790 E. Route 66,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - NW Phoenix

2727 W. Glendale Avenue,
Phoenix-Glendale, AZ 85051

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - C Tucson

3030 East Speedway Blvd.,
Tucson-University Area, AZ 85716

Program: Cosmetology

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