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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?

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.

List of Schools

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

Did we miss any Louisiana schools for the study of esthetics? Please contact us to let us know.

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

LA Goldbook for Beauty Arts pdf.

More listings below…

Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

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Blue Cliff College – Shreveport

Cloyd’s Beauty School – West Monroe

Guy’s Academy – Shreveport

John Jay Beauty College – New Orleans

John Jay Kenner Academy – Kenner

My-Le’s Beauty College – Gretna

Did we miss any Louisiana esthetician schools in our list? Please let us know.