Montana is a great place to enjoy natural beauty, whether the natural beauty of the mountains in one of the many resorts, or the natural beauty of gorgeous, glowing skin. Montana’s cities are bustling with life and tourism, and the outdoor tourism attracts a wide range of clients, including wealthy celebrities. It’s a great place for an esthetician to choose among schools, to set up a salon, or to join one of the spas or luxury hotels in Montana as a skin care specialist. If you’re interested in working as an esthetician in Montana, read how to become one below, and you’ll soon have a great career making other people feel beautiful!
How Many Hours Does Training Take?
The Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists stipulates that your esthetician program be comprised of 650 hours of classes some of which can be online depending on your school. If, after you’ve been certified, you choose to become a teacher in an accredited program, it will take another 650 hours.
At least 70 hours of the basic program is just for sanitation and sterilization: very important when you’re working with the chemicals you’ll be regularly using in your business.
You’ll also get 70 hours in salon management and business principles, which will provide a great start when you’re ready to open your own salon or spa!
Exam and License
When you finish your course requirements, you will need to prepare for your licensing exams. These include a practical exam, where you’ll be tested on a variety of services. These could include hair removal, makeup, and more, but all things that you’ve been trained on in school.
You’ll be required to bring your own smock, kit, and a mannequin. The written exam is a multiple choice exam. It measures your knowledge on the scientific concepts behind skincare treatments.The test also covers care, sanitation and safety practices. You need a 75% on both tests to qualify for a license.
When you apply for your licence, you’ll need your application, and various IDs and proofs of schooling. The diploma and records should come from your school, and be notarized, rather than coming from you.
If you are moving, and have an out-of-state license, you can still get your license to work in Montana. Submit your application with proof of date of birth, and your educational transcripts and verification of a valid, active license, along with your original exam scores.
Once you can legally work as an esthetician in Montana, you’ll need to renew your license once every two years, starting from March 1st.
Getting To Work & CE
After you are licensed, your career has a lot of potential for growth. Montana attracts a lot of wealthy visitors its many spas and hotels. Being a licensed esthetician also means you can work at high end department stores, with medical professionals if you go to medical esthetician school, and even in the film and fashion industries! Check with your school to find the best places to build the foundation of your new career.
Also take a look at our school costs page to get an idea how much your training will be.
Esthetician School of Montana – Bozeman
Bold Beauty Academy – Billings
Creviers School of Cosmetology – Kalispell
Montana Academy of Salons – Great Falls
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