Esthetician Schools in Oklahoma

Since the number of Oklahoma esthetician careers is having a heyday, now may be the time to get going! Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Oklahoma, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

8510 East 131st South
Bixby, OK 74008

Academy of Cosmetology, Barbering, and Esthetics – Accredited

9210 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Artisan Institute of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics – Accredited

215 East Rogers Boulevard Suite 1
Skiatook, OK 74070

Bethany Beauty College – Accredited

3900 North Peniel
Bethany, OK 73008

Broken Arrow Beauty College – Accredited

11122 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Canadian Valley Technology Center – Accredited

6505 East Highway 66
El Reno, OK 73036

Central Oklahoma College – Accredited

14820 Serenita Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Chisholm Trail Technology Center – Accredited

283 State Highway 33
Omega, OK 73764

Clary Sage College – Accredited

3131 South Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74145

Elite Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

912 Southwest C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Elite Beauty College – Accredited

221 North 32nd Street
Muskogee, OK 74402

Formations Institute – Accredited

3905 South La Mesa Drive
Enid, OK 73703

Formations Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

502 Texas Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801

Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno Campus – Accredited

7301 West Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Jenks Beauty College – Accredited

535 West Main
Jenks, OK 74037

Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka – Accredited

1763 West Liberty Road
Atoka, OK 74525

Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel – Accredited

3205 Lincoln Road Northeast
Idabel, OK 74745

Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler – Accredited

1410 Old Military Road
Stigler, OK 74462

Moore Norman Technology Center – Accredited

4701 12Th Avenue Northwest
Norman, OK 73069

Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

212 West Paul Avenue
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Premier Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

910 North Main Street
McAlester, OK 74501

River Valley Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

1309 South Broadway
Poteau, OK 74953

Shawnee Beauty College – Accredited

2024 North Harrison
Shawnee, OK 74804

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center – Accredited

2610 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

The Hair Cafe Cosmetology and Barber College – Accredited

8494 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Tom Sollock School of Hair – Accredited

6444 Northwest Expressway Suite 460
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Yukon Beauty College – Accredited

221 West Main
Yukon, OK 73099
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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.

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How to Become a Esthetician in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 1,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average for estheticians in Oklahoma is $27,950.
  • There is a predicted 26% job increase between 2020 - 2030 for estheticians.

You must get a license to work as an esthetician in Oklahoma. But it takes more than a few classes or a test.

To receive your esthetician license, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16
  • Have at least an eighth-grade education
  • Complete 600 hours of approved academic study or an approved 1,200-hour apprenticeship
  • Pass a written and practical exam for licensure and pay $35
  • Apply for licensure and pay $25

The state may deny esthetician licenses to those with a history of criminal offenses. So, you should submit a written request to have your history not work against you.

You need to include a copy of your record, explaining or describing each conviction. This should include dates, courts involved, and sentences imposed.

Your request can also include other information you think would help your case. This could mean details about your life, rehabilitation, and goals. Personal references may also help.

Can I Specialize in an Esthetics Area in Oklahoma?

Estheticians who want to teach in Oklahoma can earn facial instructor licenses.

This requires a 1,000-clock-hour program with academics, clinic time, and teaching practice.

Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Oklahoma


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Oklahoma

Oklahoma skin care specialists earned a mean annual salary of $27,950 ($13.44 per hour) in May 2022.

The top-paid 10% of estheticians in Oklahoma earned $45,770, while the lowest-paid 10% made $18,101, per 2022 wage data. Larger urban centers tend to offer higher incomes.

The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Oklahoma are:  

Metro Area 2022 Median Salary
Tulsa $22,810
Oklahoma City $22,510

Table information sourced from O*Net (2023).

The future for estheticians in Oklahoma appears to be sunny. Esthetician jobs in the state could grow by 26% between 2021 and 2031!

How to Become an Esthetician in Oklahoma

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

If going the esthetician school route, you need to take 600 clock hours (or equivalent credit hours) in an esthetician program.

Training includes the following subjects:

  • Bacteriology, disinfection, sanitation, and safety: 80 hours
  • Board rules, regulations, and statutes: 40 hours
  • Facials: 200 hours
  • Non-permanent hair removal: 40 hours
  • Salon development: 60 hours
  • Sciences (histology, dermatology, physiology of skin): 180 hours

All esthetician schools must have (at a minimum):

  • One textbook or manual
  • Makeup and disposable applicators
  • Set of five makeup brushes
  • One comb-out cape
  • One pair of tweezers
  • An adequate supply of protective disposable gloves
  • An adequately supplied dispensary of skin care products
  • Visual aid equipment, as well as a chalkboard or dry-erase board

After 80 hours under strict teacher supervision, you can start working with clients.

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Oklahoma?

1,200 Apprenticeship Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Yes, you can apprentice as an esthetician in Oklahoma. Apprenticeships run for 1,200 hours as opposed to 600 hours in an esthetician school.

Apprentices work with a licensed instructor or practicing esthetician approved by the state. Only one apprentice can work in an establishment at a time.

To apprentice, you must be at least 16, have an eighth-grade education, and train for at least eight hours per day. They also take weekly tests and final practice and theory exams.

Oklahoma Esthetician Licensing Requirements

After finishing your education, it's time for your Esthetician/Facial Operator licensing exam. The test has a written, theory-based part and a practical part in which you show your skills. You must score at least 75% on the esthetician exam to pass. If you take the exam four times and don't pass both parts, you have to take 120 training hours before trying again.

Register for your exam within a year of finishing training. After that, you could have to take 40 more hours of training.

To get ADA accommodations, you need to send the board a written request when you enroll in school. This should include a note from a healthcare professional. Accommodations might include oral exams, adjustments to test scheduling, extra time, and more.

Turn in your license application within 30 days of learning that you passed your test. A first-time esthetician's license fee is $25. Fees must be paid with cashier's checks, money orders, or business checks. If you fail to apply for a license within 60 days to a year, you have to pay a penalty of $10. After that, things get complicated.

Oklahoma Esthetician License Reciprocity

If you're a licensed esthetician in another state and want to practice in Oklahoma, you need to:

  • Prove you've met the requirements to be a licensed esthetician in another state
  • Have a current license in good standing
  • Have practiced continuously for at least three years
  • Pass Oklahoma's test of rules and regulations in esthetics

The fee for an initial reciprocity license is $30. There's also a $30 processing fee for out-of-state transfer of hours.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In Oklahoma, an esthetician license is good for one year. To renew, you must apply on or before the last day of your birthday month.

After this day, your license becomes void, and the state may fine you for practicing without a license. Renewals more than two months late are subject to a late fee of $10.

Submit your renewal application with a $30 fee. If you use public assistance or earn below 140% of the poverty line, you can ask for a fee waiver. You may have to show relevant documentation.

You don't have to undergo continuing education to renew your Oklahoma esthetician license. But it's always good to learn more to stay ahead of the competition.

Contact the Oklahoma State Board of Esthetics

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

Resources for Estheticians in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Estheticians
This Facebook page by the NCEA is a great resource for becoming an esthetician in Oklahoma.

ASCP Oklahoma Esthetician Schools
ASCP offers many benefits to its members, like liability insurance. This Oklahoma-specific page focuses on the field in the state.

Estheticians of Oklahoma
This private Facebook group is for current estheticians or esthetics students in Oklahoma. It's there for professional advice, networking opportunities, client help, and more.

National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (NACAMS)
This association serves health, wellness, and beauty professionals with insurance resources and support. The site offers information about esthetician insurance for those working in Oklahoma.

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