Esthetics/Skin Care

You know that beauty starts with healthy, smooth skin, so if you’re ready to take your skin care skills to the people of Minnesota, you should look into esthetics. When you become an esthetician, you can use your knowledge of skin care theory, products, tools, and technology to treat all sorts of skin issues.

On any given day, you may help clients who struggle with signs of aging, acne, excess oil, excessive dryness, and more. If you’re excited to get started, let help you find the right school for your needs!

State License Requirements

Licensing is regulated by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. To start, they require 600 hours of training from an approved school. They also require you to take a written exam, a skills exam, and a state law exam. Passing scores on all three tests demonstrate that you have what it takes to work in esthetics.

Education Details

How do you get started in this growing field? Education, of course. Estheticians work with tons of chemicals, tools and machines that must be carefully handled. In a Minnesota esthetician training program, you can learn necessary techniques and procedures that help you use these items safely and effectively.

Required Training Topics at MN

  • Esthetic Schools
  • Anatomy, dermatology, and chemistry
  • Infection control
  • Safety procedures
  • Cleansing of skin
  • Skin conditioning and moisturizing
  • Facials
  • Makeup application
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
3 Years
License Renewal Period

A licensing fee is required every 3 years to keep the license valid in the state of Minnesota.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

In general, Minnesota is a solid place to start an esthetics career. Demand for skin care specialists may increase 9% by the year 2026 (O*Net, 2019). Currently, Minnesota estheticians claim a mean income of $36,820 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as an Esthetician

Minnesota can give you plenty of options to consider when it comes to an esthetics career. As the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota estheticians have access to tons of natural ingredients that are excellent for the skin. There are also diverse areas to choose from when it comes to work environment. In a rural area, you may work at a resort spa with clients who are escaping from reality for a few days. If you would rather make a name for yourself in a big city, the Twin Cities have salons and spas that offer full service esthetics options to students, professionals, families, and couples.

State board Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 651-201-2742
Fax Number: 612-617-2601
E-mail Address:

The Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology 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 Minnesota state cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Minnesota that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Bloomington

9749 Lyndale Avenue,
Bloomington, MN 55420

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Medspa Institute of America

4444 W 76th Street,Suite 200
Edina, MN 55435

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Aveda Institute Rochester

701 Apache Mall,
Rochester, MN 55902

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Empire Beauty School - Brooklyn Park-Fridley

University IV Shopping Center, 8205 University Ave.,
Brooklyn Park-Fridley, MN 55432

Program: Cosmetology

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