Esthetics/Skin Care

Estheticians in Idaho are specialists who focus on skin care, by offering skin care cleansing, services, regimens and products that make skin healthier and look younger. Estheticians typically work at salons, spas or doctors offices. Many estheticians choose to work either part-time or full-time, and there is potential for increasing income through tips and growing as an esthetician in the field.

The ability to help a person feel better is just one of the potential positive outcomes of being an esthetician. Esthetics training is a career path that, for many people, proves to be both financially and personally fulfilling - and it all starts with getting your education at one of the esthetics schools in Idaho.

State License Requirements

Licensed Idaho estheticians can provide non-invasive care for face and body skin. Esthetics schools teach specific materials and techniques to treat clients with massage, cleansing, exfoliation, waxing, tinting eyebrows and eyelashes, and using equipment to provide skin care. The Idaho Board of Cosmetology - Bureau of Occupational Licenses requires estheticians to be 16 ½ years old and have at least two years of high school. Esthetics schools involve a 600-hour course of instruction. Estheticians in Idaho have the option of completing 1200 hours as an apprentice instead, learning the same topics as in school students but over a longer period of time. After completion of school or the apprenticeship, students must pass a written and a practical exam before receiving their esthetician license.

Education Details

Attend an esthetics school in Idaho to become a professional who specializes in skin care, beauty, and cosmetics. Skin care services help people look younger and help them manage skin problems and conditions.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

Idaho requires license renewal every year by your birthday. The cost to renew your license is $50 annually. Currently, Idaho does not require cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license, but you may want to earn CEUs anyway in order to stay on top of your field and keep your skills fresh.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the annual average salary for estheticians throughout Idaho is $39,500 before tips. Estheticians in Idaho work at salons, spas, and resorts. Some work alongside doctors, providing specialty care to people with severely damaged skin. The profession should grow by 14 percent by 2026 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some estheticians go on to manufacture their own cosmetics lines.

Working as an Esthetician

Most Idaho estheticians provide skin care services in salons and spas. Some work for department stores, assisting customers with skin care and cosmetic selection. Estheticians working in retail may advance to management positions over time. Medical estheticians work in health care offices with plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Career opportunities for medical estheticians may also be at Medical Spas. Some estheticians work from their own home-based salon. Estheticians must focus on building a client base, regardless of where they work.

State board Contact Information

Idaho Board of Cosmetology - Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208-334-3233
Fax Number: 208-334-3945
E-mail Address:

The Idaho State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and can answer additional questions about obtaining an Idaho state cosmetology license.

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