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If you want to become an esthetician in the southern state of Louisiana, you will need formal training and to become licensed through the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology. Louisiana is an exciting place to work, and home to many stylish day spas and salons. As a skin care specialist, you will get to help people and have control over your own creativity and salary. Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed LA esthetician.

New Orleans with a river boat
New Orleans with a river boat by djnaquin67 [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

How Many Hours Does it Take To Graduate From A LA Aesthetics Program?

First, you will need to graduate from an esthetics program in Louisiana. The Board of Cosmetology requires that you have at least 750 hours of training at esthetician schools in Louisiana in order to qualify for a license. Your coursework will include topics like analyzing skin, discussing treatments, skin disorders, and makeup techniques. Although you only need the 750 hours to take the licensing exam, you may enroll in more comprehensive programs that will take longer to complete.

Exams & License

Your school will help you apply to take your licensing exam. There are three parts to this exam in Louisiana: the Esthetician National Exam, the Esthetician State Exam, and the Esthetician Practical Exam.

The National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) written exam is taken on a computer, and covers theoretical and scientific subjects. It may ask about sanitation, human anatomy, skin care products, exfoliation procedures, and anything else pertaining to the skin.

The state exam is administered by the Louisiana Board and will cover state laws, rules, and regulations that concern estheticians. The practical exam is a hands-on test that will cover preparation for facial, skin and treatments, facial procedures, and makeup application. Once you have completed the exams with a minimum score of 70%, then you are eligible to receive your license in the state of Louisiana.

If you are ready to work as an esthetician in the exciting state of Louisiana, home to the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, then the first step is getting your license. To get an idea of what jobs are available once you’re ready to start your career check out the LouisianaWorks website.

Also take a look at our page about online schools to get an idea if that option is good for you.

Some Esthetician Schools in Louisiana + Costs

NameAddress Cost Other Programs
Guy's Academy Hair Skin & Nails1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway, Shreveport, 71105Tuition and fees $11,280
Books and supplies $3,787
Omega Institute Of Cosmetology229 South Hollywood Road Suite B, Houma, 70360Tuition $6,900
Registration fee $100
Books/kits $900
Manicuring, Cosmetology
Champagne Cosmetology Institute7928 West Main Street, Houma, 70360Application fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
Tuition $5400.00
Books and Kit $500.00 (non-refundable)
TOTAL COST $6000.00
Pat Goins Beauty Schools1701 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, 71111Tuition $10,500.00
Re-registration fee (if applicable)
State Board Registration Fee = 10.00Books (Textbooks, Workbooks, State Law Book) =490.00
Kit/Supplies = 1,000.00
Total costs $12,000.00
Manicuring, Cosmetology
Blue Cliff College- Lafayette120 James Comeaux Road, Lafayette, 70508Program Length: 6 months
Tuition (Based on program length above)*: $9,470
Supplies and fees**: $2,050
Estimated Total: $11,520
Cosmetology, Continuing Education (single courses)
Cloyd's Beauty School2514 Ferrand Street, Monroe, 71201UnknownBarber, Manicuring, Cosmetology

Aldens School of Cosmetology & Barber School – Baker

Alexandria Academy of Beauty – Alexandria

Cosmetology Business and Management Institute – Gretna

John Jay Slidell Beauty College – Slidell

LaMaison of Cosmetology College – Amite

Aveda Institute – Covington

Aveda Institute – Hammond

Aveda Institute – Lafayette

Aveda Institute – Metairie

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