Esthetician Schools in New Hampshire

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American Academy of Health and Beauty – Accredited

981 2nd Street
Manchester, NH 03102

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

556 Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

456 High Street
Somersworth, NH 03878

Keene Beauty Academy – Accredited

800 Park Avenue
Keene, NH 03431

Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics – Accredited

79-6 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Accredited School

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 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 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.
  • Average salary for estheticians in New Hampshire is $28,120 ($13.52/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

When you start a career in esthetics, you can use products, tools, and machines to combat skin problems and help clients improve skin quality.

Whether clients come to you for relaxation or relief from a skin care issue, you can use your skills and experience to make sure they leave happy.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Once your education is behind you, it's time to apply for your license through the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics. To qualify, you need 600 hours of training or a 1200-hour apprenticeship. You can use your education to take your licensing exams.

Education Details

The more you can do for your clients, the more valuable you can be in a local salon or spa. That's why it's crucial to pick the right training program. Licensed NH esthetic schools teach the following topics in their courses.

Required Skin Care Classes and Topics

  • Infection control Safety procedures
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Skin disorders and diseases
  • Skin analysis Skin types and conditions
  • Contraindications
  • Cleansing and steaming procedures
  • Exfoliation and extraction procedures
  • Massage
  • Masks with clay, mud, gel, and cream
  • Hair removal
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Body treatments

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 New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in New Hampshire

The job outlook is bright in New Hampshire, making this an excellent time to look into your career options. Through the year 2026, O*Net expects a 13% boost in job openings for skin care specialists (2019). On average, New Hampshire estheticians earn $28,120 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Esthetics is one of the most diverse beauty specialties, so you can use your training in lots of different ways. You may work in a spa in one of New Hampshire's resort towns, working with visitors from all over the world. You may find your ideal career in a local spa or hair salon, building a base of regular clients and finding new ways to make their skin like better and better. Self-employment is another option to consider. This path involves renting your own space at a spa or salon and establishing your own base of clients.

Contact the New Hampshire State Board of Esthetics

New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Esthetics/Skin Care
New Hampshire

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