St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO

Missouri has quite a few good esthetician schools and that’s important because the demand for skin care specialists in MO is high. If you choose to get licensed in the state you will probably have a pretty easy time finding work or setting up your salon. The first order of business if you want to get licensed is to find an approved place to get your training. Enter your ZIP code below to see what’s available nearby:

But How Long Will It Take?

To get you certificate in Missouri first requires 750 hours of classes at a state school. Prerequisites for enrolling include having finished grade ten and being seventeen years old or older. If you fill those requirements you can get approved by the state board to start a program.

An alternative to sometimes expensive schools is to do an apprenticeship. Though it is cheaper it also takes longer to complete doubling the required hours to 1,500.

What Will You Learn?

Whether you choose an apprenticeship or a school for your training you will learn a lot of the same things. Of course you will learn the things you’d expect to like hair removal, facials, and makeup but you’ll also learn about ingredients of beauty products, how to run a salon, cosmetology laws and protecting the safety of both yourself and your client. Some schools may even allow you to take part of your training online.

Exams & License for Aesthetics in Missouri

If you’ve graduated from school you may feel “That’s it! Now I can work!”. Truth is you can work but only using a temporary license until you take and pass the licensing exams. You apply for the work permit and exam at the same time. You are required to send in transcripts and your student license, etc.

You will be tested on your knowledge both in a theory exam and a practical exam. The theory exam is designed to make sure you know everything you need to to be a professional esthetician in Missouri. The practical exam shows the licensing board that you are capable of doing everything that a skin care specialist needs to do.

If you pass these exams you have finished everything you need to to become a MO professional and will be able to get your license from the state board. You must renew your license every two years. You aren’t required to take any course in order to renew but many decide to upgrade anyway with courses like laser technician or medical esthetician.

Employment as an Esthetician in MO

As mentioned before, getting work as an esthetician in Missouri shouldn’t be too difficult as they are in demand. However, you can look for work online even before you graduate to get an idea of salaries and the jobs available.

And don’t forget… if you have an entrepreneurial nature you can even open your own salon!

Some Esthetician Schools in Missouri with Costs

Name Address Cost Other Programs
Academy of Hair Design1834 South Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, 65804Tuition: $8,375
Kit/Books: $525
Registration Fee: $100
Total: $9,000
Cosmetology, Barber, Manicuring
American College of Hair Design125 Winchester Drive, Sedalia, 65301Tuition: $7,280
Kit: $370
Books: $250
Application Fee: $100
Total: $8,000
Cosmetology, Barbering
Missouri College of Cosmetology – South Campus3014 East Sunshine Street, Springfield, 65804Tuition:$9,073
Registration Fee:$100
State Testing Fee:$140
Cosmetology, Manicuring
Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science 1753 Woodclift Drive, Jefferson City, 65109Tuition:$12,150Cosmetology, Manicuring
Neosho Beauty College116 North Wood Street, Neosho, 64850Tuition: $7,500
Supplies: $500 (plus tax)
Books: $250
Enrollment Fee: $50
Application Fee: $50
Total: $8,350
Cosmetology, Manicuring
Independence College of Cosmetology815 West 23rd Street South, Independence, 64055Tuition: $13,950Cosmetology

…and more

Aesthetics Institute – Overland

Artistic College of Cosmetology – Kirkwood

Class Act School of Cosmetology – Joplin

A Cut Up Curl Up & Dye Academy – Willard

Abbott Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences – St. Peters

Duvardo Academy of Hair Design – St Louis

Esthetics Institute Of St. Louis – Saint Louis

Lake University of Cosmetology – Camdenton

The Skin Institute – Affton

The Salon Professional Academy – Branson

National Academy of Beauty Arts – Crystal City

The Salon Elite Academy – Branson – CLOSED

The Salon Professional Academy – St. Charles

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

About esthetician exams in Missouri pdf.

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