New Hampshire is a state rich in history and culture. It’s full of passionate people and beauty. If you’re passionate about the beauty world and understand the importance of taking care of healthy skin, you may want to look into a career in skin care.
Working as an esthetician can get you a rewarding career in massage therapy, as a spa specialist, or even in cosmetic surgery. And it all starts with an esthetician’s course at one of New Hampshire’s many certified schools.
How Long Does It Take To Train To Be An Esthetician In NH?
To begin your journey as an esthetician, you must be 18 years old at least and have at least a 12th-grade education.
You must complete a 600-hour esthetics course at state-approved schools, either a beauty school or a college degree program. NH doesn’t have as many places to study as California, for instance, but oversight by the state board ensures that your training will be good.
You’ll study business skills, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, infection control and safety procedures, as well as facials, waxing, and makeup.
If you find a college program doesn’t fit into your schedule, 1200 hours of work experience may be substituted in some cases. You will need a notarized letter and proof of your work hours.
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Get Your NH Esthetician License
Once your work or study hours have been confirmed, you can apply to take your NIC exams. These are a written and a practical exam. You’re required to score at least 75% on both to pass and must take both exams on the same day.
You will need to bring your own kit and mannequin for the practical. Once you’ve passed your exams, the board will be notified of your status and will issue your license.
If you are licensed in another state, you may be eligible for a license in the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire has reciprocity agreements on a case-by-case basis.
You will need to prove completion of either a 600-hour training course or 1200 hours of work experience. You’ll also need to provide your current license from your home state.
Renew Your Esthetician License in New Hampshire
Esthetician licenses must be renewed every odd year in your birth month. You will need to complete the renewal form and pay a fee. No continuing education is required, though keeping up-to-date — even if only online — with new skin care practices is an important part of any esthetician’s work.
Work Opportunities For Beauty Pros in NH
Recently, New Hampshire has been listed as the top salary state in the country for estheticians.
Some Esthetician Schools in New Hampshire
|Empire Beauty School||1328 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 03106||Tuition $9,700.00|
Kit/Books (non-refundable) $1,150.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Total $ 10,950.00
|Cosmetology, Barbering, Professional Make Up Classes|
|Laird Institute of Spa Therapy||981 Second Street, Manchester, 03102||Total Cost of Education: $10,596.00|
Registration Fee $100.00
Lab Fees $295.00
|Massage Therapy, Spa and Nails|
|Keene Beauty Academy||800 Park Avenue, Keene, 03431||Non-refundable Application Fee $100|
Lab Fee $475
Books and Equipmen $1,000
State Registration $25
|Elizabeth Grady||240 North Broadway, Salem, 03079||Unknown||Massage Therapy, Make Up Artistry|
|Michael's School of Hair Design & Esthetics, A Paul Mitchell Partner School||79-6 S River Road, Bedford, 03110||Tuition: $11,477.00|
Books, Kit, Supplies: $1,495.00
State License Fee: $25.00
Student Badge Fee: $6.00
Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00
Registration Fee: $50.00
|Cosmetology, Barbering, Barbering Crossover|
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