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Massachusetts has a number of good skin care institutes, but are you ready for a career as an aesthetician?

In the state of Massachusetts, you will be in high demand for a job. There are many licensed aestheticians in the state, and yet salons still have trouble meeting demand for services. If you want to start your career, you must become licensed through the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists. Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed MA esthetician.

At an accredited aesthetician school, you will need at least 300 hours of training to qualify for your license. The curriculum includes subjects such as dermatology fundamentals, chemistry, sterilization and sanitation, treatment procedures, histology, and waxing. If you want to expand your skill set, consider taking advanced courses as well. Your school will work with you to complete your Massachusetts Application for a Cosmetology License. Once the board accepts your application, you can call Pearson VUE to make a reservation for an exam time.

The written exam takes ninety minutes to complete, and covers topics such as rules, regulations, safety, skin analysis, facials, hair removal, and makeup types. The practical exam takes two hours to complete. You will need to bring your own kit and model to perform certain tasks such as the basic facial, masque, exfoliation and extraction, and makeup application. Once you pass the exams, you will receive a Massachusetts aesthetician license.

There are many opportunities for skin care specialists in Massachusetts. They work in spas, salons, hotels, resorts, and even in dermatologist’s offices. You could also become a skin care product representative, beauty advisor, or makeup artist. You could even open your own spa or salon!

Your license needs to be renewed every two years, and a fee is charged to keep it current. If you are ready to impress clients in the Boston, Cambridge, or Nantucket area, then the first step is getting your license from an accredited school.

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Ailano School of Aesthetics, Inc. – Brockton

Asthetics Institute of Boston – West Roxberry

Danielle Kennedy Academy of Esthetics – Pembroke

Fantasia Cosmetology Center – Farnham

Le Petit School of Aesthetics – South Dennis

Marinello Schools of Beauty – Northampton

Nail Techniques – Pembroke

Rob Roy Academy – New Bedford

Rob Roy Academy – Taunton

Rob Roy Academy – Worcester

Spa Tech Institute – Ipswich

Spa Tech Institute – 126 High Street, Ipswich, MA has been a Better Business Bureau accredited school for many years. They teach esthetics, massage etc. and have something of a holistic bent – something that is getting more important as more people become aware of the harmful effects of chemicals in beauty products.

Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology

Post Office in Plymouth
Post Office in Plymouth

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


Upgrading your esthetician license in Mass. pdf.

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Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

Schools for Estheticians in Canada


Alexander Academy – Fitchburg

Catherine Hinds Institute – Woburn

Cosmix School of Beauty Sciences – Malborough

EINE – Tewksbury

Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics – Medford

Empire Beauty School – Waltham

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy – Ludlow

North Shore Community College – Danvers

Rob Roy Academy – Fall River

Spa Tech Institute – Westboro

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