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

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In brief, to become a skin care specialist in Maryland, a minimum of 600 hours of training is required, passing MD board exams and paying the licensing fee. Maryland offers two accredited pathways for licensure – via school and apprenticeship. So that 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 the beauty schools closest to you:

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. Both provide an opportunity to learn the basic and cutting-edge science of skin health. Esthetic training, especially learning to apply makeup, is an art form you learn in preparation for a successful career in this field.

The esthetics curriculum consists of several components. First, 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. Finally, the formal schooling route and the apprenticeship teach you how to do facials, masks, hair removal procedures, and how to apply makeup.

The Licensing Procedure For Estheticians in Maryland

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 the procedures you learned. 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 oversees 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.

Find A Good Aesthetics Job In Maryland

You shouldn’t have trouble finding a good starter position in MD. Just follow usual work-finding techniques like letting people know you are looking and searching online.

If you want to improve your salary, retrain for higher paying employment like medical esthetician.

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

Some Maryland Esthetician Schools

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Chesapeake School of Esthetics1507 Ritchie Highway #105, Arnold, 21012Tuition $9200
Enrollment Fee $600
Total $9800
Make Up Artistry
Von Lee International School309 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,21208UnknownMake Up Artistry
Cortiva Institute Baltimore Campus 517 Progress Drive Suite A-J, Linthicum Heights, 21090UnknownMassage Therapy
Dermal Science International Aesthetics Academy11301 Sunset Hills Road A-5, Reston, 20190$10,369Make Up, Massage, Nail Technician
Aveda Institute Maryland3639, 227 Archer Street, Bel Air, 21014Tuition: $9,950
Kit Fee (includes books & supplies): $2,150
Application Fee: $25
Enrollment Fee: $125
Tech Fee: $300
Hair Expressions, A Paul Mitchell Partner School12450 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, 20852Tuition: $10,000.00
Registration Fee: $100.00
Books/DVD's: $250.00
Student Kit: $350.00
Drop Fee: $100.00
Barbering, Cosmetology

The Fila Academy – Glen Burnie

Fortis Institute – Woodlawn

Fortis Institute – Baltimore

Maryland Board of Cosmetologists

Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology – Gaithersburg

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

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

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

Links to schools:
Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

Fortis Institute

Von Lee International School of Aesthetics