In Arizona, there is a high demand for estheticians in the cities like Phoenix and Tempe; that is where there are a number of schools that will teach you how to become a skin care professional.

Tempe, AZ skyline
Tempe, AZ skyline by Alan Stark [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

How Long Does It Take?

To become a licensed aesthetician in Arizona, there are some requirements you must meet. You need to complete a training program of at least 600 hours at a licensed school of aesthetics or cosmetology. More hours will be required to become a medical skin care specialist. You also need to have at least two years of high school education or be 23 years of age or older. You will learn about skin physiology, sanitation and disinfections, makeup and design, treatments, body wraps, and more. First things first: find your school by using your ZIP to locate one nearby:

The Exams

After completing the training (and BTW, you might be able to do some training online), you need to submit an Application for Examination along with a licensing fee to the state board. The Board will review your application, and then you need to take a written and a practical test. They will email you instructions on how to schedule these exams.

When you go to take the test, you need to have a current passport-sized picture and two forms of ID. This way, the examiners know that you are taking the test and not sending someone in your place.

You need to pass both exams with a score of at least 75 percent. Once you have done so, you will get a “Notice of Completion.” Once you have this official notice, you will get your license for the state of Arizona, and you will be ready to work in the field of skin care.

At this time, you can begin your job search. To get a position with a good salary, it is best to search far and wide and via as many means as you can. An online job search can begin via the state’s website.

Take a look at our summary of esthetician classes to get an idea of what you’ll be studying.

Some Top Arizona Esthetician Schools

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Avalon School of Cosmetology 2111 South Alma School Road, Mesa, 85210Tuition & Fees: $8,400
Books & Supplies: $1,255
Cosmetology, Makeup Artistry
G Skin & Beauty Institute5080 South Gilbert Road, Chandler, 85249Tuition & Fees: $11,860
Books & Supplies: $475
Cosmetology, Makeup, Nail Technology, Continuing Education
Maricopa Beauty College515 West Western Avenue, Avondale, 85323Tuition & Fees: $8,100.00Cosmetology, Nail Technician
Paul Mitchell The School3423 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, 85017Tuition: $17,630.00
Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,885.00

Sales Tax (nonrefundable): $162.11
Drop Fee: $100.00
Penrose Academy Cosmetology13402 North Scottsdale Road
Suite B-160
Scottsdale, 85254
Student Kit
Total Investment
Cosmetology Hybrid,
Nail Technician Hybrid,
Laser Technician,
Hair Hybrid,
Educator Training,
Continuing Education
Pure Aesthetics - Tucson Natural Skin Care School2850 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, 85716Tuition $11,990.00
Fees $200.00
Books/Supplies $1,610.00
Continuing Education

Academy of Aesthetics Arts and Sciences – Tempe

CCIC of Cosmetology – Peoria

D’Armi Esthetics University of Scottsdale – Scottsdale

Kerisma Aesthetic & Laser Training Institute – Scottsdale

National Aesthetics Institute – Scottsdale

The Skin Institute – Prescott

Aveda Institute – Tucson

Aveda Institute – Tempe

IMAj Institute – Scottsdale

International Academy of Beauty – Tempe

Safety procedure for estheticians in AZ – pdf.

Other Arizona schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists. – Mesa, Phoenix – Tempe – Avondale – Phoenix – Tucson – Tempe – Avondale-Tolleson, Chandler, Phoenix – Peoria – Tucson

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