Esthetician Schools in Arizona
With its dry climate and plenty of sunshine, Arizona is a perfect place to work as an esthetician helping people take care of their parched skin. A variety of high-end and themed spas and salons in the state provide a bright outlook for aspiring estheticians who want to begin a successful career in skin care.
Browse our directory of esthetician schools, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.
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2111 South Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ 85210
410 East Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022
3030 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
7547 West Greenway Road #500
Peoria, AZ 85381
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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How to Become a Esthetician in Arizona
- 600 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 salary for estheticians in Arizona is $39,130.
- There is a predicted 15% job increase between 2018–2028 for estheticians.
An esthetician is a skin care specialist who performs treatments like cleansing, manipulating, or beautifying the skin; arching, tinting, or threading eyebrows; and other hair removal services.
To become an esthetician in Arizona, you must:
You must apply for your esthetician license online in Arizona. First, you’ll pay the fee using the payment portal. When you receive payment confirmation, the page should have an application link you can click to upload the required documents and submit your application. Make sure to use a desktop or laptop computer to apply, as the portal isn’t compatible with all phones.
After applying for your license online, it takes between 5 and 8 weeks to process.
Esthetician Salary in Arizona and Projected Job Growth
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Arizona
The projected job growth for skin care specialists in Arizona is very promising. According to O*Net, esthetician jobs in the state are projected to grow 15% through 2028.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average yearly salary for skin care specialists in Arizona was $39,130 or $18.81 per hour in 2021. Salaries vary based on industry, with physicians’ offices offering the highest salaries.
The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Arizona are:
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Table information sourced from O*Net (2022)
What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Arizona
Required to earn a esthetics license
In Arizona, the state board of cosmetology requires estheticians to complete 600 training hours for licensure. Programs generally follow a curriculum that includes:
An esthetician school in Arizona with a 600-hour program must have access to certain facilities, supplies, and equipment, such as:
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Arizona?
Arizona doesn’t currently offer apprenticeships for estheticians. However, you can find cosmetologist apprenticeships in the state that take around a year and a half to complete and include some training in esthetics.
Arizona Esthetician Licensing Requirements
To earn an esthetician license in Arizona, you must complete your training and pass the written and practical exams. Both tests are available online through Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS). You must apply with PCS and the state board before taking the examinations.
First, you need to submit an examination application, then register through PCS. You’ll include a 2x2 passport photo and verification of your 600 required training hours with your application. Expect to pay $177 to PCS for the written and practical exams and a non-refundable $70 fee to the state board.
When the state board receives your completed examination application, they notify PCS that you qualify for the exam. PCS will then contact you by email and provide your practical examination date and instructions on scheduling your written exam.
When you arrive for your practical examination, you need the Admission Notice that PCS emailed you. The practical portion of the exam is in English, and this exam cannot be rescheduled once assigned unless you pay an additional fee. The written exam is available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese.
You should receive an unofficial score immediately following your written exam. PCS emails the official results of your practical and written exams within 10 business days. You can also track your scores online, but you must pay to retake the exams if you fail. However, there is no limit to how many times you can attempt the tests.
If you require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, submit a request form with supporting medical documentation when registering for the exam with PCS. The form is available when you fill out the online application to take your exams.
Arizona Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity
You can transfer your esthetician license to Arizona if you’ve held a license in another state for at least 12 months. The license must be in good standing, and you need to prove Arizona residency.
You can apply for reciprocity online and pay the $140 fee using the online portal. You must also pay $25 to complete an Infection Protection Law review class.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
You have to renew your esthetician license in Arizona every two years on your birthdate. You have 60 days before the renewal date to pay the $60 fee and apply online. Late renewals come with an additional $30 late fee. If your license has been inactive for more than two years, you can contact the state board for reactivation.
To apply for renewal, sign in to the portal to pay your fee and submit your application under Licensing Information on the state board’s website. You should receive your license within 10 to 15 business days.
Contact the Arizona State Board of Esthetics
- 1740 West Adams Suite #4400, Phoenix, AZ 85007
- Website: Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
- Email: Contact the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
- Call: 480-784-4539
Resources for Estheticians in Arizona
Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
The state board website includes information about the licensure requirements and application process.
PCS Aesthetician Candidate Handbook
The handbook includes comprehensive information on the application process, examination requirements and procedures, candidate information bulletins, and much more.