Esthetics/Skin Care

Everyone wants healthy skin that ages well, but very few people know how to make it happen. After earning a Utah esthetician license, you can become part of this group and help clients achieve the smooth, bright, youthful skin they desire!

From the skin-healing effects of Salt Lake City’s sea salt to hydrating facials, you can do it all with the right education

State License Requirements

You can sign up to take your licensing exams after completing your esthetics training. Once you accomplish passing scores on both exams, you can apply for a license through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. They double check your credentials to make sure you have at least 600 hours of training and passing exam scores. You will be required to complete an apprentanceship of 800 hours over a minimum of 5 months. Utah also offers a Master Esthetician license which requires a 1500 hours apprenticeship.

Education Details

In a local beauty school, you can delve into the theory of esthetics and get hundreds of hours of hands-on practice. The topics listed below are required at Utah-approved schools.

Required Training Topics

  • History of esthetics
  • Personal, client, and salon safety
  • Aseptic techniques and sanitary procedures
  • Health risks
  • Salon management
  • Human immune system
  • Implements, tools, and equipment
  • High frequency and galvanic currents
  • Skin analysis
  • Mechanical and manual facials
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Waxing
  • Skin treatments
  • Skin packs and masks
  • Aromatherapy
  • Makeup application
  • Chemistry of cosmetics
  • Manual and mechanical skin treatments
  • Face and neck massage
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Utah cosmetology license renewal is required every two years on September 30. The renewal fee for beauty practitioner licenses is $52. Utah does not currently require cosmetology continuing education hours to renew licenses, but CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

The field of skin care has plenty of career options for new esthetics professionals. Utah has plenty of sports resorts that make full use of the region’s mountains, and these resorts often have on-site spas that help tourists unwind from a long day of skiing or hiking. In major cities, you may help clients get beautiful skin at a day spa or hair salon. Each day may bring new client requests your way, from age-defying skin treatments and color-correcting facials to clinical skin peels and mineral makeup. By the year 2026, job openings for Utah skin care specialists are expected to increase 35% (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a Utah skin care specialist is $23,940 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as an Esthetician

A variety of job options exist for a Utah esthetician. The first, and perhaps most popular option, is to work in a salon and spa. However, an esthetician also has the option of working in a skin care clinic with those exclusively interested in the services of a trained esthetician. Job growth for Utah estheticians is on the rise. The job outlook is optimistic.

State board Contact Information

Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing, Board of Cosmetology
160 East, 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 841141
Phone Number: 801-530-6628
Fax Number: 801-530-6511
E-mail Address:

The Utah DOPL can help you answer any questions you might have about obtaining or renewing a Utah cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Utah that interest you below,

Avalon School of Cosmetology

1992 Antelope Drive,
Layton, UT 84041

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Skin Science Institute

1256 South State Street,
Orem, UT 84097

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Aveda Institute Provo

210 N. University Ave,
Provo, UT 84601

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Skin Science Institute

10299 S 1300 E,
Sandy, UT 84094

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care


10301 S. 1300 E.,
Sandy, UT 84094

Program: Cosmetology

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