Esthetician Schools in Massachusetts

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

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300 Wildwood Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801

(781) 935-3344
Continuing Education, Esthetics

347 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Hair Design, Esthetics

Aesthetics Institute of Boston

47 Spring Street
Boston, MA 02132

Ali May Academy

1459 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy – Accredited

222 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Jolie Academy – Accredited

44 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

Jupiter Beauty Academy – Accredited

95 Freeport Street
Boston, MA 02122

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

260 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 2721

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

150 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Spa Tech Institute – Accredited

126 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Spa Tech Institute – Accredited

59 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Spa Tech Institute – Accredited

227 Turnpike Road Suite 1
Westboro, MA 01581

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

6 Park Avenue
Braintree, MA 02184

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

727A Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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How to Become a Esthetician in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 300 education 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 salary for estheticians in Massachusetts is $44,060 ($21.18/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 9% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

Esthetics combines skin care and makeup, two of the fastest-growing aspects of the beauty industry.

When you become an esthetics professional, you never know what each day will bring, whether it's professional makeup application for a wedding, a chemical peel that takes years of age off of a client's face, or temporary hair removal that gets your clients ready for the beach.

State License Requirements

300 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

To get an MA esthetician license, go to the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering. In addition to requiring two licensing exams, they evaluate your school hours to make sure that you've had enough training. Once you receive your esthetician license, you can use it in approved beauty shops, salons, and spas throughout Massachusetts, or even open your own business.

Education Details

Education is a required part of securing an esthetician license in Massachusetts. You must complete a course of study that is at least 600 hours long. At a licensed esthetics school, you can study the following theory and practical topics.

What Do You Learn at Esthetic Schools in MA?

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Skin disorders and diseases
  • Cosmetic chemistry ingredients
  • Sterilization, bacteriology, and sanitation
  • Management
  • Massachusetts law
  • Massage
  • Make-up application
  • Electricity
  • Esthetics equipment
  • Depilation and waxing
  • Eyebrow and eyelash tinting

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

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

Massachusetts Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a strong and vibrant beauty industry, with the demand for estheticians set to increase 9% in Massachusetts (CareerOneStop, 2020) by the year 2026. On average, skin care specialists in Massachusetts earn $44,060 annually (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

When you complete your esthetics training, you may put your knowledge to work in local spas, resort hotels, specialized beauty shops, or hair salons. The more time you spend in this industry and the more you build your base of clients, the more flexibility you may have in terms of where and when you work.

Contact the Massachusetts State Board of Esthetics

Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

Esthetics/Skin Care