Esthetician Schools in Utah
If you're looking for a beauty career with a bright future, attending an esthetician school in Utah may be right for you, as the state offers esthetician employment projections and average salaries above the national average. Plus, Utah is unique in that you can choose between a basic esthetician program, a master esthetician track, or an apprenticeship for your education.
Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Utah, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.
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3695 South Redwood Road
West Valley City, UT 84119
1992 West Antelope Drive
Layton, UT 84041
10714 South River Front Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
360 South State Street
Orem, UT 84058
10299 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT 84094
Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited
Heber City, UT 84032
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- 600 education hours or 800 apprentice 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 Utah is $43,150.
- There is a predicted 38% job increase between 2020-2030 for estheticians.
The state board licenses estheticians in Utah to perform skin care and skin beautification in the form of facials and other cosmetic treatments. Estheticians in Utah may also evaluate a person’s skin condition, recommend treatments or products, and remove unwanted hair.
The requirements to become an esthetician in Utah include:
You may also need to submit information about any criminal convictions. A criminal history may exclude you from applying for licensure in Utah. When applying for a license, make sure to report any misdemeanors and felonies in the past 10 years or active criminal actions against you.
Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Utah
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Utah
The outlook for estheticians in Utah is very bright, with jobs projected to grow a whopping 38% in the state by 2030, which is much faster than the national average of 29%.
Esthetician salaries in the state are also above average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that skin care specialists in Utah earned an annual mean wage of $43,150, or $20.75 per hour, in 2021. This is slightly above the $41,700 mean salary or $20.05 average hourly wage that the BLS reports for skin care specialists nationwide.
However, salaries vary based on your industry and exact location. For example, estheticians catering to locals and tourists in the quickly growing St. George area report the highest median salaries among Utah metro areas.
The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Utah are:
|Metro Area||2021 Median Salary|
|St. George, UT||$45,850|
|Salt Lake City, UT||$32,510|
|Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area||$25,030|
Table information sourced from the O*Net (2022)
What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Utah
Required to earn a esthetics license
Becoming a licensed esthetician in Utah includes completing at least 600 hours in a board-approved program. You can apply for an esthetician license online in the state.
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Utah?
In Utah, you can also become an esthetician through an apprenticeship. Approved esthetician apprenticeships in the state require at least 800 hours of training from an approved supervisor. Your supervisor must be licensed as an esthetician instructor in Utah and provide one-on-one direction during the program.
You may further your career even more with a master esthetician program. Licensed master-level esthetician instructors teach the 1,500-hour master esthetician apprenticeship.
Utah Esthetician Licensing Requirements
After completing 600 training hours in an approved esthetics program, you must pass the exams. In Utah, you take written and practical licensing exams administered by Prov.
To sign up for your licensing exams, set up an account and schedule your tests through Prov. You must pay a $10 exam fee when your schedule your exam time and location. The exams are available at 19 Prov testing centers throughout the state, and four out-of-state testing center options are available if needed. The theory exam costs $96, while the practical exam is $98.
The written (theory) exam covers scientific concepts and skin care. The practical exam takes place in a testing environment that enables you to demonstrate your skills. Both exams are only available in English. NIC Candidate Information Bulletins provide details about the content of the exams.
On the test day, you need a picture ID for entry. You will also need a supply kit and mannequin for the practical exam. After your test, the examination results are electronically uploaded to the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) from Prov.
Utah Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity
If you have completed an esthetics program outside of Utah with at least 600 training hours, you can apply for endorsement. The state where you hold your license must have the equivalent training of Utah's requirements, and you need to have held your license in active, good standing for at least a year.
To apply, complete an application, pay the application fee, and submit documentation of your education, license, and passing scores on the NIC Esthetics Theory and Practical Examinations. You must also complete a questionnaire about your experience. If you have ever been subject to disciplinary actions, you will also need to provide more information about the incidents.
If you completed your education in any jurisdiction that doesn't match Utah's requirements, you could still use your current license for some of the licensure requirements. However, you may be asked to submit additional verification.
Esthetician Specialties in Utah
A master esthetician program allows you to learn and practice more advanced techniques. Utah offers a master esthetician license requiring 1,200 hours of training at a state-recognized esthetics school (though up to 600 of the hours may be completed at a recognized cosmetology/barbering school under certain conditions). If you're interested in learning how to perform lymphatic massage as an advanced esthetics technique, you need to enroll in a 200-hour course on the process before applying for master esthetics licensure.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
Unlike many other states, Utah groups licensure renewal due dates based on profession. This means that rather than having a renewal date on your license that's unique from others in your field, all estheticians renew simultaneously.
In Utah, estheticians renew licensure every other year on the September 30th of odd years. The Utah licensing department (DOPL) will mail you a renewal notice at least 60 days before expiration, and you are responsible for renewing before the expiration date.
Renewal only takes two minutes if you apply online. All you need to do is enter and verify your licensure information, answer a few questions, and pay your renewal fee. You should receive your updated license in the mail within two weeks of approval.
Contact the Utah State Board of Cosmetology
- 160 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
- Website: Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 801-530-6628
Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
This Cosmetology/Barbering page is the state board site for licensing estheticians in Utah. Head to their website for information on licensure, exams, and state laws.
You can find testing centers and more information about what's on the test through the Prov's Candidate Information Bulletins.
The National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology provides resources to help students study for the national esthetics examinations.