Esthetics/Skin Care

Your skin is always glowing, everyone you know relies on you for product recommendations, and you fully believe that healthy skin is the key to beauty.

If this describes you, it sounds like you may be the right candidate for a Georgia esthetician license.

Esthetician Schools in Atlanta
State License Requirements

Once your education is complete, you can apply to take your GA esthetician license exams. Passing scores on these exams, an approved application, and a $30 application fee may qualify you for licensure through the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers.

Education Details

Esthetics is a highly regulated part of the beauty industry, and you need to earn your license before you can start working in this field. In Georgia, that means getting at least 1000 hours of training at a licensed beauty school. To pass your licensing exams and meet state licensing requirements, you need to learn about specific topics in your training.

Required Esthetician Education Topics

  • Hygiene, safety, bacteriology, and disinfection
  • Business practices, ethics, laws, and statutes
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cleaning and disinfection of tools, implements, and equipment
  • Massage, Wraps and Cellulite treatment
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Facials
  • Makeup application
  • Hair removal
  • Spa management
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Georgia license renewal requirements differ between license types. Master cosmetologists must renew by March 31 of even-numbered years. Cosmetology instructors, esthetician instructors, nail technician instructors, and barber instructors must renew by June 30 of odd-numbered years. Estheticians and nail technicians must renew by August 31 of odd-numbered years. Barbers are expected to renew by December 31 of even-numbered years. During each two-year renewal period, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

The beauty industry is growing quickly in Georgia, so this is a great time to get started. O*Net anticipates a 16% increase in job openings for skin care specialists by the year 2026 (2019). On average, Georgia skin care specialists earn $27,390 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as an Esthetician

What’s your ideal work setting? Maybe you see yourself as a salon owner, providing services to clients while hiring staff and expanding your business. You may be interested in traditional employment options at Georgia salons and spas. If you have always wanted to explore self-employment options, you could rent a chair at a local spa and provide services to clients.

State board Contact Information

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone Number: 404-656-2881

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers 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 Georgia state cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Georgia that interest you below,

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics

2 Dunwoody Park S #102,
Atlanta, GA 30338

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy

5600 Roswell Road North East,
Atlanta, GA 30342

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Georgia Career Institute (GA)

900 Flat Shoals Rd SE,
Conyers, GA 30094

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Health and Style Institute, LLC

615 Ernest W Barrett Parkway,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Empire Beauty School - Northlake

Briarcliff Village, 2190 Henderson Mill Road,
Atlanta, GA 30345

Program: Cosmetology

Health and Style Institute, LLC

2450 Piedmont Road,
Atlanta, GA 30324

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Dunwoody

4719 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Suite 205,
Atlanta-Dunwoody, GA 30338

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Kennesaw

2615 George Busbee Pkwy,
Atlanta-Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Lawrenceville

1455 Pleasant Road, Suite 105,
Atlanta-Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Morrow

Southlake Pavilion II,1958 Mt. Zion Rd. Ste. 205
Atlanta-Morrow, GA 30260

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Augusta

3241 Washington Road,
Augusta, GA 30909

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Savannah

7400 Abercorn Street, Suite 901,
Savannah, GA 31406

Program: Cosmetology

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