Oklahoma is the home of wheat, farms, and red dirt. It might surprise you, but it’s also known for skin care. There are many high-quality esthetician schools that can get you certified and give you access to the apprenticeships you need to be licensed. Before you start, there are a few things you need to know.

Tulsa, OK skyline
Tulsa, OK skyline

Oklahoma Coursework and Education Requirements For Estheticians

To begin your facialist journey, you need to attend esthetician school. You’ll need to be at least 16 years old and have at least a middle school education.

Your coursework is 600 hours and covers all subjects related to facial and makeup techniques and advanced skin care. This includes subjects like manual facials, make-up application, color theory, skin care products, and chemistry.

If you’re not able to attend due to cost or other factors, you can still participate in an apprenticeship program. You’ll need to find a licensed instructor in a licensed spa, salon, or another establishment, and complete 1200 hours of training in total. After that, you’re eligible for your written and practical exams.

You may be able to do some skin care training online or at least attend a hybrid school. Check to see which schools are closest to you by entering your ZIP below:

Esthetician Exam and License in Oklahoma

After completing a full course or apprenticeship, you’ll have to take your written and practical exams. The written theory exam can be scheduled at a registered testing location through PSI Exams Online. It takes 90 minutes. It covers a variety of topics but nothing different from what you learned in your training.

Next, you’ll take the Oklahoma Board’s practical exam. The board will schedule a time, date, and location. You’ll need to bring your own kit and can be expected to be graded on your setup and client protection, massage, steaming, manual extraction, hair removal, and facial makeup, just to name a few. Once that’s finished, you will need to apply for your initial license.

Submit your application for a license to the Oklahoma State Board, along with your official transcripts and application fee. Once you’re approved, you can begin your new career!

Esthetician Work and Future Education in OK

Once you’re licensed, you’re free to work in salons, spas, makeup counters, and hotels in Oklahoma. Check out oklahomacity-ok.com for ideas, or talk to your instructors about potential apprenticeships. If you’re looking to advance your career, you can try oncology aesthetics or even become an instructor. It does require an additional 1000 hours of studies if you let your license lapse and 300 if you are currently licensed. You also need to have a high school diploma to instruct. In either case, you’ll have to pass a written and practical instructor exam.

To keep your license active, remember to renew it every year on your birth month.

Some Esthetician Schools in Oklahoma

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Yukon Beauty Schools 221 West Main Street, Yukon, 73099TUITION $5550.00

BOOKS & KIT $800.00


LAB FEES $150.00
Cosmetology, Hairstylist, Manicuring and Pedicuring,
Broken Arrow Beauty College400 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow,74012Tuition $5,400
Kit/Uniform $588
Books $362
Pre-Clinic Lab Fees $100
Application Fee $75
State Board Fee $5
Total Cost $6,530
Cosmetology, Manicuring
Cosmetology Education Center11122 East 71st Street, Tulsa, 74133Tuition $5,400
Kit/Uniform $588
Books $362
Pre-Clinic Lab Fees $100
Application Fee $75
State Board Fee $5
Total Cost $6,530
I.T.S. BEAUTY ACADEMY200 Southwest C Avenue, Lawton, 73501UnknownCosmetology, Nail Technology
Jenks Beauty College535 West Main Street, Jenks, 74037Total Tuition @ $8.75 per hour: $5,250.00
Kit, Books and Uniform: $1,300.00
Enrollment Fee: $100.00
Administration Fee: $50.00
TOTAL COST: $6,700.00
Cosmetology, Nail Technology
Paul Mitchell The School Ardmore607 North Commerce Street, Ardmore, 73401Tuition: $10,600.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $75.00

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (nonrefundable): $0.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,190.00

Drop Fee: $100.00
Cosmetology, Nail Academy

Oklahoma State Board

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

Cosmetology rules for Oklahoma – pdf.

Bethany Beauty College – Bethany

Central State Beauty and Wellness College – Oklahoma City

Clary Sage College – Tulsa

Heritage College – Oklahoma City

Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy – Paul’s Valley

Sand Springs Beauty College – Sand Springs

Yukon Beauty College – Yukon

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