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Maryland has a few good schools where you can study esthetics. If you wish to work in the exciting field of esthetics in Maryland, there are educational and licensing procedures you need to satisfactorily complete.

In brief to become a skin care specialist in Maryland a minimum of 600 hours of training is required as well as passing MD board exams and paying the licensing fee. Maryland offers two accredited pathways for licensure – via school and via apprenticeship. Just so you know, the metro areas in Maryland have the largest job growth for skin care specialists in our country! Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed MD esthetician.

The Maryland Board of Cosmetology requires that you successfully follow an accredited formal coursework program and clinical training at a state-approved esthetician college. Alternatively you may enroll in an apprenticeship program. Each provides an opportunity to learn basic and cutting-edge science of skin health. Esthetic training, especially learning to apply make-up, is an art form you learn in preparation for a successful career in this field.

The esthetics curriculum consists of several components. You’ll learn about dermatology, chemistry, and sanitation procedures. You are introduced to the business aspects of your career and Maryland’s laws and regulations regarding licensure and client safety guidelines. The formal schooling route and the apprenticeship teach you how to do facials, masks, hair removal procedures, and how to apply makeup.

After successful completion of your training, you begin the licensure process. The Maryland Board requires that you pass two exams. One exam is written and the other is a practical exam. The practical exam requires you to demonstrate procedures you learned. In order to have an idea of what to expect, download and read the Candidate Information Bulletin. It states what you need to do step-by-step — beginning with registration — and outlines the exams. The PSI testing company oversee the practice exam.

After passing the tests, you’re ready to apply for your license. Submit the Online Esthetician Original License Application (here) and licensing fee. The license is valid for two years before renewal.

Take a look at our online training information page to see if that might be an option for you.

The Fila Academy – Glen Burnie

Fortis Institute – Woodlawn

Fortis Institute – Baltimore

Maryland Board of Cosmetologists

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Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology – Gaithersburg

Baltimore School of Massage’s Steiner Institute of Esthetics – Linthicum

Fortis Institute

Hair Expressions Academy – Rockville

Von Lee International School of Aesthetics – Baltimore

Did we miss any Maryland esthiology institutes? Please contact us to let us know.

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Maryland schools for nail techs, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.

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Links to schools:
Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

Baltimore School of Massage’s Steiner Institute of Esthetics

Fortis Institute

Hair Expressions Academy

Von Lee International School of Aesthetics