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

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

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Between 2016 and 2026, job openings for Florida skin care specialists may increase 19% (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a Florida skin care specialist is $29,730 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

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.

Find the Beauty Schools in Florida that interest you below,

Boca Beauty Academy

7820 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

4951 Adamo Drive,
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Sunstate Academy - Clearwater

2525 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

American Institute of Beauty Inc.

3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164,
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Hollywood

420 S State Road 7,
Hollywood, FL 33020

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

985 E. Memorial Blvd.,
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 33801

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Cortiva Institute - Orlando Campus

2600 Lake Lucien Drive,Suite 100
Maitland, FL 32751

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Orlando

1271 East Semoran Blvd,Suite 131
Orlando, FL 32707

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Daytona College

425 South Nova Road,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Boca Beauty Academy

7329 North State Road 7,
Parkland, FL 33073

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Florida Barber Academy

51 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL 33317

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Cortiva Institute - Pompano Campus

2001 West Sample Road,Suite #100
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Cortiva Institute - Tampa Campus

2370 34th St North ,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach Campus

7587 S. Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Empire Beauty School - Fort Lauderdale-Lauderhill

Boulevard Shoppes, 4806 N. University Drive,
Fort Lauderdale-Lauderhill, FL 33351

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lakeland-Winter Haven

5101 U.S Highway 98 North,
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Margate

5000-C Coconut Creek Parkway,
Margate, FL 33063

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Tampa-Brandon

Brandon Crossings, 10083 East Adamo Drive,
Tampa, FL 33619

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Palm Beach

Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd,(Intersection of Okeechobee & Military Trail)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Program: Cosmetology

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