Esthetician Schools in Maine

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Aveda Institute Maine – Accredited

43 Bridge Street
Augusta, ME 4330

Spa Tech Institute – Accredited

100 Larrabee Road
Westbrook, ME 4092
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

How to Become a Esthetician in Maine

Maine Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 1,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for estheticians in Maine is $33,110 ($15.92/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 2% job increase between 2016-2026 for estheticians. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

Esthetics isn't about getting clients in and out as quickly as possible. Instead, it's all about building a relationship with your clients, making them feel comfortable, and nurturing their spirit while improving the appearance of their skin.

If you are looking for a beauty career that allows you to build long, rewarding relationships with clients, esthetics is the field for you.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 1,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Before applying for licensure as an esthetician in Maine, you must meet specific training standards. You need a minimum of 600 training hours or 1,000 apprenticeship hours to apply for your licensing exams. The combined application fee is $41. Upon passing your written and practical exams through DL Roope, you can become licensed.

Education Details

Since beauty is such a big industry in Maine, there are plenty of schools that offer licensed skin care programs. Esthetics training in Maine must include specific topics to prepare students for licensure.

Topics Taught at ME Esthetic Schools

  • Sterilization and sanitation
  • Chemistry and bacteriology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cleansing the skin
  • Client preparation
  • Skin treatments with and without the use of machines
  • Superfluous hair removal
  • Makeup techniques
  • Electricity, machines, and apparatus
  • Business management
  • Human relations
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Laws and rules

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Maine requires you to renew your license every year in October. The cost to renew your license is $20. Only cosmetology instructors are required to take continuing education hours to renew their licenses, for a total of 14 CEU hours each year. Even if you have a different type of license, you should plan on completing continuing education hours as part of growing in your career. Many employers require employees of all specialties to complete a certain amount of continuing education hours each year.

Maine Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Maine

This field is stable in Maine, so you may have different employment options to consider. By the year 2026, O*Net expects a 2% jump in skin care specialist jobs (2019). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $33,110 per year for Maine estheticians (2019).

The wide variety of skin care careers in Maine definitely makes this an appealing specialty to work in. Maine is a big tourist location, so there are many luxury and resort spas located all over the state. These spas have different themes and services, with some focusing on romantic couples' services and others offering holistic Eastern services and products.

Contact the Maine State Board of Esthetics

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation
Esthetics/Skin Care

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