Esthetics/Skin Care
New Mexico

There are dozens of ways that skilled estheticians can completely transform someone's skin and overall appearance. Natural ingredients, synthetic chemicals, machines, and skin care tools give you everything you need to remove dead skin, smooth out lines, even out skin tone, and bring a youthful glow to skin.

In New Mexico, you may use your NM esthetician license to help people keep their skin soft and moisturized during periods of dry desert weather.

State License Requirements

To apply for your esthetician license, contact the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. They verify your completed training hours, your exam scores, and your eligibility for licensure.

Education Details

Choosing the right training program is a big part of your future success. By contacting a range of New Mexico skin care programs and talking with instructors, you can find a program where you feel at home. Licensed schools must offer at least 600 hours of training in the topics listed below.

Required Topics at Esthetic Schools in New Mexico

  • Chemistry, electricity, and ethics
  • Safety
  • Preparation for procedures
  • Products and chemicals
  • Sanitation and sterilization Infection control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Massage
  • Facial treatments
  • Makeup application
  • Electrical appliances
  • Artificial eyelashes
  • Removal of unwanted hair
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
  • Light therapy
  • Client consultation
  • Salon management
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

A licensing fee is required every year to keep the license valid in the state of New Mexico.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Skin care specialists in New Mexico earn an average salary of $37,540. Prospective estheticians can expect to receive 600 hours of training in skin care before being certified by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Here is a list of salons offering esthetics in New Mexico:

Working as an Esthetician

There are tons of benefits to choosing esthetics as your beauty specialty. Not only do you learn how to offer classic and cutting-edge skin care procedures, you get to study basic and advanced makeup application as well. With this combination of skills, you can take clients from bare, rough skin to flawless skin and makeup. At a hotel or resort spa, you may provide clients with high-end procedures and products to help them relax. At a local hair salon, you may work in a designated skin care room to provide convenient, effective services.

State board Contact Information

New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
2550 Cerillos Road, 2nd Floor Toney Anaya Building
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505-476-4622
Fax Number: 505-476-44665

The New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists can help you with renewing your cosmetology license, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a New Mexico cosmetology license from out of state.

Find the Beauty Schools in New Mexico that interest you below,

The Avenue Academy

6600 Menaul Blvd NE Suite M-002,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Program: Cosmetology

Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College

850 North Teshor Boulevard,
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Program: Cosmetology

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