Esthetician Schools in Colorado

Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Colorado, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Accredited School

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.

Avalon Institute – Accredited

2231 South Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80014

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
IBMC College – Accredited

3842 South Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 223-2669
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design, Massage Therapy
IBMC College – Accredited

2863 35th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634

(970) 356-4733
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design
IBMC College – Accredited

2315 North Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 651-6819
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

5707 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 597-1413
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

16534 Keystone Boulevard
Parker, CO 80134

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

5125 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

Academy of Cosmetology Arts

5500 East Yale Avenue Suite 400A
Denver, CO 80222

Aveda Institute – Accredited

700 16th Street Mall
Denver, CO 80202

Beautiful You Skincare Academy

2026 Pepper Lane
Pueblo, CO 81005

Cheeks Beauty Academy – Accredited

5010 Granite Street
Loveland, CO 80538

Cuttin'up Beauty Academy – Accredited

8101 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80220

Denver Esthetician School

1221 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204

Designing Beauty Academy

419 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80550

Elevate Salon Institute – Accredited

6775 West 88th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031

Emily Griffith Technical College

1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

Emily's Salon & Barbershop

200 East 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Exquisite College of Health and Beauty

5140 South Federal Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80123

Eye of the Tiger Esthetics

3333 South Bannock Street
Englewood, CO 80110

Lash and Company, ED

16677 Washington Street
Thornton, CO 80023

National Beauty College – Accredited

1513 West 70Th Avenue
Denver, CO 80221

New Dimensions Beauty Academy – Accredited

10158 South Parker Road Unit 101
Parker, CO 80138

Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050

Pickens Technical College – Accredited

500 Airport Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80011

Red Rocks Community College

10280 West 55th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80002

Red Rocks Community College

13300 West 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

4388 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

432 North Avenue Grand
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Trinidad State Junior College

1011 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101

Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect Street
Trinidad, CO 81082

Tuana European Academy – Accredited

826 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

United Beauty College – Accredited

1701 South Federal Boulevard Unit A
Denver, CO 80219

United College of Health and Beauty – Accredited

4219 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113

Westland Beauty Academy

2484 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215

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How to Become a Esthetician in Colorado

Colorado Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 20 education hours or 600 apprentice 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 Colorado is $41,340 ($19.88/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 24% job increase between 2016 - 2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

There is no faster way to change someone's appearance than to improve the health of their skin. Healthy skin can make almost anyone look happier and more beautiful. That's just one of the reasons to get started in the field of esthetics in Colorado.

With a Colorado esthetician license, you can provide personalized advice to clients, find solutions to life-long skin problems, and build a loyal client base.

State License Requirements

20 Education Hours OR 600 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

The process of earning an esthetics license is regulated by the Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. They verify your completion of 600 training hours and allow you to schedule your licensing exams, which include a $127 testing fee. With passing scores on the practical and skills exams, you earn your esthetician's license and can get started in the field. Whether you want to work in an Ayurveda inspired spa in Boulder, or work in a plastic surgeon's office in Denver, you should have many options to choose from.

Education Details

Before you can start your career in this field, you have to meet the state's rigorous training standards. To qualify for an esthetician's license in Colorado, you need at least 600 hours of education.

Required Esthetician Course Topics in Colorado

  • Sanitation, sterilization, and safety
  • Electricity, light therapy, and chemistry
  • Massage, makeup, and skin care
  • Laws, rules, and regulations
  • Management and ethics
  • Occupational safety

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Barber, esthetician, hairstylist and manicurist licenses expire on March 31 of even-numbered years and cost $26 to renew or $41 to reinstate if you have allowed your license to lapse. All cosmetologist licenses expire on April 30 on an annual basis. These licenses cost $32 to renew or $47 to reinstate. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew your cosmetology license in Colorado. However, continuing education should be considered part of the field and part of doing business as a cosmetologist.


Colorado Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Colorado

Overall, demand for estheticians is expected to increase 24% in Colorado by the year 2026 (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a skin care specialist in Colorado is $41,340 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

One of the most exciting parts of working in esthetics is the fact that you can work in so many different settings. Many hair salons have staff estheticians, and spas rely on esthetics services for most of their business. In Colorado, you may find opportunities at ski resorts and other tourist sites.

Contact the Colorado State Board of Esthetics

Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
Esthetics/Skin Care