Esthetician Education & Licensing Requirements in Washington

Esthetics/Skin Care
IN
Washington

Esthetics is the one beauty specialty that can completely overhaul a customer's appearance and make them look younger.

If you're looking for a beauty career that allows you to spend plenty of time with your clients, put your problem-solving skills to work, and experiment with the latest technology in cosmetology, skin care is the specialty for you.

State License Requirements
750
Hours
800
Apprenticeship

Training is the biggest part of earning a WA esthetician license, so you should feel proud after graduating from a skin care program. Next, go to the Washington State Department of Licensing. After passing both licensing exams and proving that you have at least 750 hours of training, you may secure your esthetician license.

Education Details

If you are ready to explore the world of skin care, give yourself a running start by choosing a great school. The training you get affects your performance on licensing tests and your confidence with clients. Make the time to visit a variety of schools and find out where you feel at home. The state of Washington has several mandatory topics for skin care programs.

Required Training Topics: 

  • Skin compresses, massage, facials, wraps, masks, and exfoliation
  • Use of mechanical appliances and chemical compounds
  • Removal of superfluous hair with sugaring, chemicals, lotions, creams, tweezing, and waxing
  • Sanitation and disinfection
  • Skin disorders and diseases
  • Safety First aid
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Washington.

Careers
$46,520
Salary
26%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Across Washington, demand for skin care specialists is expected to increase 26% by the year 2026 (O*Net, 2019). The average salary for a skin care specialist is $46,520 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as an Esthetician

With esthetics training and a license, you can really focus on building a career that fits you. Some new estheticians work standard full-time hours at a spa or salon, using the spa's reputation to build their customer base. Others work part-time to meet family obligations. If you want to make a go of self-employment, esthetics is definitely an option. Self-employed estheticians rent chairs or rooms at local beauty facilities or open their own spas.

State board Contact Information

State of Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Licensing Program
Seattle, WA 98124
405 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98502
PO Box 3856
Phone Number: 360-664-6626
Fax Number: 360-664-2550
E-mail Address: plssunit@dol.wa.gov

The Washington State Department of Licensing can help with the entire process, as well as answer any other questions your have about obtaining a Washington cosmetology license.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Washington that interest you below,

Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy - Couer D'Alene

410 W Neider Ave, Suite B,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Program: Cosmetology

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy cosmetology school in Coeur d’Alene offers a classic education in hair design. Open since 2017, our beauty school is part of a thriving resort community located minutes from the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy cosmetology school in Coeur d’Alene offers a classic education in hair design. Open since 2017, our beauty school is part of a thriving resort community located minutes from the stunning Lake Coeur d’Alene and near Spokane, Washington – giving students a wide urban area to pursue professionally upon graduation. Only one hour from Montana, TONI&GUY CDA is central to the beautiful Greater Northwest region. Our spacious CDA campus is led by a passionate team of instructors and staff members that are dedicated to excellence in the beauty industry. Our 15,000 square foot facility features roomy classrooms using the latest in educational technology and a busy, modern clinic floor. As the premiere hair school in CDA, we offer cosmetology courses in hair, skin and nails.
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Gene Juarez Academy

2222 South 314th Street,
Federal Way, WA 98003

Program: Cosmetology

Since 1987, we have trained thousands of successful cosmetology professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our graduates go on to stand center-stage at industry events, provide style counsel to celebrities and Since 1987, we have trained thousands of successful cosmetology professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our graduates go on to stand center-stage at industry events, provide style counsel to celebrities and help people feel beautiful inside and out at well-known salon establishments around the world. Your success is our #1 priority. Our curriculum is designed to teach you the necessary technical, artistic & professional skills to be successful in the industry. The student experience also includes opportunities to participate in artistic competitions, photo shoots, fashion shows, industry events as well as provide services to those in need at community outreach events. Our association with a premiere salon organization attracts a wide variety of clients to your chair so you gain experience with an abundance of hair types in a salon-like setting. We also provide placement assistance services including externships, career fair events, lunch & learn presentations plus job boards.
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Gene Juarez Academy

6007 A - 244th Street SW,
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Program: Cosmetology

Since 1987, we have trained thousands of successful cosmetology professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our graduates go on to stand center-stage at industry events, provide style counsel to celebrities and Since 1987, we have trained thousands of successful cosmetology professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our graduates go on to stand center-stage at industry events, provide style counsel to celebrities and help people feel beautiful inside and out at well-known salon establishments around the world. Your success is our #1 priority. Our curriculum is designed to teach you the necessary technical, artistic & professional skills to be successful in the industry. The student experience also includes opportunities to participate in artistic competitions, photo shoots, fashion shows, industry events as well as provide services to those in need at community outreach events. Our association with a premiere salon organization attracts a wide variety of clients to your chair so you gain experience with an abundance of hair types in a salon-like setting. We also provide placement assistance services including externships, career fair events, lunch & learn presentations plus job boards.
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