Whether you’re looking to make the world more beautiful or take care of tough health problems brought on by rough work, you can make a huge impact as an esthetician or medical esthetician if you are up for the training. Alberta offers great programs in Calgary, Edmonton, and so on, with schools to help get you started.

The prairies are famous for their cowboys and farmers. You might not think of them as skin care experts, but all the hard work outdoors in all weather can cause havoc on your skin. Alberta is the perfect place to learn the trade.

Edmonton, AB downtown skyline
Edmonton skyline by Darren Kirby [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Education Requirements for Esthetician Schools in Alberta? There Are None!

Alberta has no standard education requirements for estheticians.

There are esthetician courses to be found in other beauty and cosmetology schools and courses. High school courses in art, biology and practical chemistry are assets to being hired and specializing in esthetics. An interest in business can help you grow your own esthetician practice.

There aren’t specific education requirements (you can even study online), but Alberta has plenty of schools that specialize in esthetic training, which is undoubtedly an asset, especially if you’re looking to work in high-end spas and medical esthetician clinics.

School Example

The EIE MediSpa and Laser Training Centre is a great school that offers accredited diploma programs in esthetics, as well as certificate courses for laser treatments and other specialties. Since there are client services performed on the premises, you’re sure to get great on-the-job training as you study techniques that promise great new career opportunities!

The award-winning Esthetic Institute offers opportunities to learn massage and skin care techniques in a spa setting. If you excel, you may even find work within the institute when you graduate!

Getting Your License (Or Not!)

You do not need to be specifically certified to become an esthetician in Alberta. There are no specific laws around estheticians. But to get the most out of your education, you could consider specializing in makeup application at a cosmetology school and taking extra anatomy and chemistry courses.

Finding Esthetics Work in AB

Many estheticians in Alberta choose to establish themselves independently or to take vocational training so they can teach esthetician courses. You may also choose to extend your knowledge to massage therapy or be trained as an electrologist or microblading technician and earn a better salary.

As baby boomers continue to age and recognize the importance of skin care, Alberta is likely to see a growth in jobs and careers relating to skin care specialists. It’s a wide-open opportunity for anyone with an interest in business, whether you choose to build your own client base from home or join an established salon or spa!

Academy of Professional Hair Design – Red Deer

Alberta Academy of Aesthetics

European Institute of Esthetics

Eveline Charles Academy

Marvel College

Did we miss any Alta. skin care schools? Please contact us to let us know.

Health guidelines for Alberta estheticians – pdf.

Other Alberta schools for barbers, nail techs, cosmetologists and makeup artists.

Schools for Estheticians in Canada

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