Esthetics/Skin Care

If you love working with different skin care products, learning about the latest anti-aging techniques, and mastering makeup styles, you could do a lot for the people of Kansas by becoming an esthetician.

The field of esthetics deals directly with skin health and appearance, creating a beautiful base for makeup, fashion, and whatever else a client may do to beautify themselves. Your daily work can run the whole range of skin care, from aromatherapy and sauna treatments to mud wraps and skin reviving facials.

State License Requirements

After completing your training, your last hurdle is licensing exams. In Kansas, you have to take a written test on the theory of esthetics and a practical test. You can apply for license through the Kansas Board of Cosmetology after you pass both exams.

Education Details

At Kansas esthetic schools, you can learn the ropes of skin care from licensed professionals who have dedicated their careers to this field. Kansas licensing law requires you to get at least 1,000 hours of education. Check out each school's curriculum to make sure that it offers the required esthetics topics.

Topics Taught at KS Esthetic Schools

  • Infection control
  • Skin anatomy and physiology
  • Skin analysis and consultation
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Exfoliation
  • Extraction
  • Conditioning
  • Mask therapy
  • Massage
  • Facial equipment
  • Body treatments
  • Exfoliation
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Makeup application
  • Business practices
  • Kansas state law
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Kansas licenses expire every two years in the month of your birthday. You must renew your license by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew any type of beauty license is $45. Continuing education hours are only required for renewing permanent makeup artist licenses and cosmetology instructor licenses. As a permanent makeup artist, you must earn five CEUs during each renewal period. Cosmetology continuing education is always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

In Kansas, by 2026, O*Net anticipates a 0% increase in job openings for skin care specialists (2019). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Kansas estheticians earn an average salary of $34,820 per year (2019).

Working as an Esthetician

There’s no doubt that working in the beauty industry can be super rewarding for you. Just think about it, clients sit down in your chair feeling insecure about their fine lines, acne, or wrinkles. By the time they leave, they have a plan of action and may even see immediate improvements from your services. In a medical spa or luxury spa, you may focus more on offering effective, high-end services that may take more time. In a hair salon that also offers skin care services, your clients may be on a tighter schedule. Self-employed estheticians may work in different spas throughout the area or rent their own space.

State board Contact Information

Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66617-1139
Phone Number: 785-296-3155
Fax Number: 785-296-3002
E-mail Address:

Find the Beauty Schools in Kansas that interest you below,

Bellus Academy

1130 West Loop Place, Westloop Shopping Center
Manhattan, KS 66502

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Eric Fisher Academy

6727 West Central,
Wichita, KS 67212

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

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