Nebraska provides a fast-growing industry for estheticians. The expected job growth rate is about 20% as of two years ago. If you’re looking for schools to become a skin care specialist in, Nebraska is a great place to start your career.

But before you start, you’ll need to finish a program and get your esthetician license. Read on for information on your courses, licensing, and opportunities.

Omaha, Nebraska skyline
Omaha, Nebraska skyline, by Mawhamba [CC BY-SA 2.0], from Wikimedia Commons

How Long Does The Esthetics Training Take In Nebraska?

The State Board has prerequisites that you are at least 17 years old, with at least a high school education, before you begin your program.

The program itself is 600 hours, over half of which is devoted to practical experience, where you’ll learn everything from facials, skin analysis, hair removal, anatomy, and salon management and ethics.

Because Nebraska has so many beauty schools and a growing industry, you may also choose to take courses in para-medical makeup, facial massage, or other specializations.

So, the first thing you need to do is find a school near you using your ZIP:

License Requirements

When your coursework is done, you’ll be required to sit a written exam which will be administered by NIC. This requires various IDs and proofs that you’ve completed school and are who you say you are. It also requires that you pass a first aid course. You’ll be handling dangerous chemicals in your job, so first aid is important.

Your written exam is 90 minutes long, and you’ll need to score at least 75% to pass. When you pass your exams, you can apply for your license.

If you’re moving to Nebraska from another state, you can have the exam waived if you can provide proof of your exams and verify that you have completed at least 600 hours of study. You’ll still need all the documentation, including your citizenship and first aid certification.

Nebraska State Board requires that you get your license within two years of passing your exams, or you’ll need to take them again. It also requires you to renew your license every two years by September 30th in the even-numbered years (i.e., 2024, 2026, etc.).

Exam and License in Nebraska

When you renew your license, you’re required to get an additional 8 hours of CE study.

The state board allows you to earn these hours through a variety of courses, including any continuing education program, CPR or first aid course, specialized equipment use course, or people skills and special needs training.

It’s a great way to keep you learning about new techniques and skills that can help you advance your career!

Work and Further Education for NE Estheticians

Speaking of careers, Nebraska is a great place to get working. To get an idea of what jobs are available, try here.… you’re sure to find somewhere that fits perfectly into your future plans.

You may also consider applying for a salon license so that you can start your own business. You could also choose to study an additional 925 hours in a Nebraska instructor training course and teach at one of the many schools for estheticians. There are plenty of options, such as microblading or oncology esthetician school, if you want to advance your career!

Also, see our page on schools where you can study medical esthetics to get an idea of that aspect of the study of skin care.

Some Esthetician Schools in Nebraska

NameAddressCost Other Programs
Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics10803 John Galt Boulevard, Omaha, 68137Registration fee with application $150.00
Tuition $8,495.00
Kit fee (incl airbrush makeup!) with application $1,625.00
Supplies $1,000.00
Total Tuition and Fees $11,270.00
Xenon Academy8516 Park Drive, Omaha, 68127UnknownCosmetology
La' James International College1660 North Grant Street, Fremont, 68025UnknownCosmetology, Nail Technology
College of Hair Design9000 Andermatt Drive, Lincoln, 68526UnknownCosmetology, Barber Arts

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