Esthetician Schools in Virginia

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671 North Glebe Road Suite 1280
Arlington, VA 22203

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
Centura College – Accredited

932 Ventures Way
Chesapeake, VA 23320

(757) 549-2121
Esthetics, Massage Therapy
Jolie Hair Academy – Accredited

10134 Colvin Run Road Suite C
Great Falls, VA 22066

(703) 624-6666
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Permanent Makeup

A Head Of The Times Beauty School – Accredited

6799 Wilson Boulevard Suite 9
Falls Church, VA 22044

Academy of Esthetics – Accredited

5900 Fort Drive Suite 202
Centreville, VA 20121

Alure Hair Academy – Accredited

1020 East Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132

American Spirit Institute – Accredited

221 Carlton Road
Charlottesvle, VA 22902

American Spirit Institute – Accredited

1624 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Asher Institute of Hampton – Accredited

107 West Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669

AVI Career Training – Accredited

10130 Colvin Run Road Suites A And B
Great Falls, VA 22066

Belle Sante School Of Esthetics – Accredited

1906 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018

Blue Ridge School Of Esthetics – Accredited

934 North Augusta Street Suite B
Staunton, VA 24401

Bristol School of Hair Design – Accredited

805 Commonwealth Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201

Cedar Stone School Of Massage – Accredited

1834 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School – Accredited

4201 John Marr Drive #206
Annandale, VA 22003

Derma Elite Academy – Accredited

9734 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23233

Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy – Accredited

11425 Isaac Newton Square South Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190

Eastern Virginia Career College – Accredited

10304 Spotsylvania Avenue Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Fast Track Health Care Education – Accredited

105 Poplar Avenue
Salem, VA 24153

Hues Aesthetic Institute – Accredited

4 Penningcroft Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics – Accredited

405 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005

Ivy Glam Academy – Accredited

4724 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

LB Beauty Academy – Accredited

3114 West Marshall Street Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230

Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

8630 Lee Highway Suite J
Farifax, VA 22031

Lilique Training Institute – Accredited

3609D Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Lotus School of Integrated Professions Inc – Accredited

10960 Three Chopt Road Suite A
Henrico, VA 23233

Miracle Beauty & Nails Academy – Accredited

3420 Holland Road Suites 102 & 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Miracle University Inc. – Accredited

16990 A.L. Philpott Highway
Martinsville, VA 24112

Miracle University – Accredited

2511 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 23666

Miracle University – Accredited

624 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

Naturally Yours Barber & Beauty Salon – Accredited

7146 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225

Neroli Skin Care – Accredited

1880 Howard Avenue #203
Vienna, VA 22182

Nova Derm Institute – Accredited

19450 Deerfield Avenue Suite 325
Leesburg, VA 20176

Nova Laser And Esthestic Training – Accredited

2785 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA 22554

Paulette de Paris, International Beauty Academy – Accredited

8229 Boone Boulevard Suite 120
Vienna, VA 22182

Pro Nail & Skin Care School – Accredited

161 Fort Evans Road Northeast Suite 125
Leesburg, VA 20176

Skin Care Institute – Accredited

8403 Richmond Highway Suite G
Alexandria, VA 22309

Spectrum Beauty Academy – Accredited

25 South Quaker Lane Suite 15
Alexandria, VA 22314

Sugaring House Beauty Academy – Accredited

44355 Premier Plaza Suite 220
Ashburn, VA 20147

Synergy Beauty Academy – Accredited

8206 Leesburg Pike Suite 301
Vienna, VA 22182

The Chrysm Insitute of Esthetics – Accredited

281 Independence Boulevard Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The Esthetic Institute – Accredited

8381 Old Courthouse Road Suite 320
Vienna, VA 22182

The Institute of Epidermal Cell Therapy – Accredited

445 North Battlefield Boulevard Suite O
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Unique U Academy – Accredited

8961 Ox Road Suite 120
Lorton, VA 22079

Winks Esthetics Academy – Accredited

802 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

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How to Become a Esthetician in Virginia

Virginia Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 2,144 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.
  • The average for estheticians in Virginia is $32,540 ($15.64/hour). This is lower than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016 - 2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

Imagine spending every day working with clients and making them feel better about themselves, all while getting to use the latest and greatest technology in the beauty industry. That's what you can look forward to as a Virginia esthetician!

Esthetics is one of the most diverse specialties in cosmetology, since it involves the use of chemicals, products, machines, tools, and manual techniques to achieve different skin care results.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 2,144 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Esthetics licensing goes through the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology. They require that applicants provide proof of at least 600 hours of training. You can then take your exams to get your VA esthetician license. A Master Esthetician license can be obtained after 1,200 hours of training.

Education Details

After attending an esthetics program, you can confidently discuss skin care procedures, make a skin care plan with clients, and effectively execute dozens of procedures in an approved beauty setting. The training you get makes a huge difference in your career, so take some time to evaluate different programs and contact ones that catch your eye. Licensed schools cover mandatory training topics, in addition to current trends and styles.

Topics Covered in Esthetics Programs

  • Business management
  • Laws and regulations
  • Bacteriology, dermatology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Skin structure and function
  • Skin types and conditions
  • Health screening
  • Skin analysis and consultation
  • Cleansing procedures
  • Masks
  • Extraction techniques
  • Machines, equipment, and electricity
  • Manual facials
  • Makeup application
  • Body wraps
  • Body masks
  • Body scrubs
  • Hair removal

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Virginia happens every two years at the end of the month in which your license was first issued. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner license is $105. Cosmetology instructors must pay a license renewal fee of $150. Permanent makeup artists must complete a minimum of 5 hours of safety and sanitation continuing education. Otherwise, cosmetology continuing education hours are not required for most beauty professions in Virginia.

Virginia Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Virginia

No matter which work environments bring out your creativity and natural talent, you can find an esthetics career that suits you. At modern, minimalist spas, you can achieve maximum results in minimal time with high-end technology and cutting-edge chemical products. In a resort spa that aims for relaxation, you may experiment with natural ingredients and time-tested esthetic techniques. The experience you get in a skin care training program can help you find your niche, whether you're great at body scrubs, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy, or something completely different. In general, esthetics is growing in Virginia. Job openings for estheticians are expected to jump 12% between 2016 and 2026 (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a Virginia skin care specialist is $32,540 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Estheticians focus exclusively on helping people, both male and female, look their very best. Be it through laser peels, makeup application, or a full skin care regimen, the esthetician offers valuable services to those seeking to enhance and maintain their physical appearance. Job options for trained estheticians include work in beauty salons, spas, and skin care clinics. A mounting number of jobs are opening up for estheticians in Virginia, making the job outlook good for those entering the profession.

Contact the Virginia State Board of Esthetics

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Esthetics/Skin Care