Esthetician Schools near Raleigh / Durham / Fayetteville, NC

If you want to work as an esthetician in North Carolina, consider employment in Raleigh, Durham, or Fayetteville. In a 2016 study of the quality of skin health and skincare services in cities in the U.S., Durham ranked 50th, Raleigh 76th, Fayetteville 136th.  The prevalence of skin cancer and the number of skincare services provided were the most significant areas for potential improvement. This shows that there's a need for excellent estheticians in all three cities.

As of 2019, estheticians in Raleigh earned $52,280 per year ($25.14 per hour), and those in Durham made $24,850 ($20.60). Fayetteville doesn't publish average salaries for estheticians, but the state as a whole averaged $39,440 per year ($18.96) in 2018. North Carolina also expects its number of esthetician jobs to grow by 18%, higher than the national average, between 2016 and 2026.

North Carolina requires estheticians to complete 600 hours of training and pass both a written and a practical exam. The schools below will all help you on your way to an exciting esthetics career in Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville.

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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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5 T Beauty Academy

3306 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604

A.R.T.C. Beaute & Aesthetics College – Accredited

4853 NC Highway 55
Durham, NC 27703

Aveda Institute – Accredited

201 South Estes Drive Sutie 200-B
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Circle of Love Academy – Accredited

409 Stanley Chapel Church Road
Dudley, NC 28333

Elevate Beauty Institute – Accredited

300 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Mitchell's Academy – Accredited

1301 Buck Jones Road
Raleigh, NC 27606

Soft Ink Academy

700 Exposition Place
Raleigh, NC 27615

Wake Technical Community College – Accredited

9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
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