Ohio is a beautiful state right in America’s heartland with a tradition of enjoying nature. But all that outdoors life is tough on the skin. If you’re passionate about your own skin care, you may consider a career as an esthetician. Ohio’s growing industry makes it a great place to find esthetician schools to learn your trade and begin your career!

Cincinnati's waterfront
Cincinnati’s waterfront

How Many Hours Of Training Do I Need?

In Ohio, you must complete a program that provides 600 hours of training in such topics as sanitation and bacteriology, anatomy, and massage. Once you have completed at least 50% of your base training at an approved school, the State of Ohio Board of Cosmetology allows you to begin practicing as an intern at a salon. But first, you need to find a school, some of which offer partial online training:

Aesthetics Internship In Ohio

If you wish to complete an internship, you must submit an application to the Ohio Board. Also, read the Ohio Internship program enrollment information, keep track of your hours on the Student Internship Record of Hours form, and submit the final 600-hour esthetics Student-Internship Assessment Report.

Exams and License for Ohio Estheticians

Once you’ve graduated from skin care school, the State of Ohio Board of Cosmetology will work with your alma mater to schedule your licensing exam. The Board will issue you a temporary work permit that will allow you to work until the date of your exam; however, it will expire on the date that you are scheduled to take your exam.

In order to get your license, you must pass two different exams: a theory and a practical exam. The practical exam requires you to perform services on a mannequin, such as set up and client protection, extractions, hair removal, and mask/massage. The written exam will require you to answer 110 multiple-choice questions, testing areas such as the principles of infection and esthetics procedures and practices.

Renewing Your License & Advancing Your Skin Care Career

Estheticians need to renew their license in odd-numbered years and must have completed 8 hours of continuing education in that timeframe. If you are ready to be in charge of your earnings, and use your creativity and people skills, then you can become an in-demand esthetician in the state of Ohio through formal training. You can get even more advanced by taking medical esthetics courses or microblading training. The added cost of longer advanced classes easily pays for itself in higher wages. Check wages and jobs available on Ohio job search sites.

Estimates suggest that the beauty profession in Ohio is a growing business and that jobs will increase by almost 23% in the coming years, 2.5 times greater than occupations as a whole. Another way to advance your skills and advance your skills is as a salon or spa manager. Owning your own salon is tough, but if you have the skills, it can be a great boost for your career. You’ll need to complete 2000 hours of work experience in a year or at least 150 hours of Esthetics Manager Training School. You’ll also have to pass another theory examination.

Some Ohio Esthetician Schools

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Summit Salon Academy - Perrysburg Ohio116 West South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, 43551Total tuition including fees, books and kit = $9,205Cosmetology, Nails
Akron Beauty School-Akron1915 West Market Street, Akron, 44313Registration $100.00
Tuition $4,750.00
Tools, Text, Uniform $650.00
TOTAL $5,500.00
Cosmetology, Manicurist
Raphael's School Beauty Culture Inc.815 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, 44446UnknownCosmetology, Barbering, Manicuring, Massage Therapy
Inner State Beauty School5150 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, 44124UnknownCosmetology, Manicuring, Continuing Education
Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture School3341 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, 43616$8,500.00 Nail Technology
Ohio State School of Cosmetology6077 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, 43110Total Course Fees $ 14,500
Registration $100
First Day Fees $400
Tuition $14,000
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

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