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Ontario has many good esthetics schools. There is no set number of hours that’s required of those wishing to become an aesthetician in Ont. Neither are there practical or written exams required as there is no licensing for skin care specialists in Ontario.

That’s not to say that Ontario doesn’t have educational standards in place, but those standards aren’t enforced in the realm of licensing of actual practicing aestheticians. For instance the document linked above describes a series of procedures and demonstrations of knowledge that a graduate of an esthetician program should show competence in:

  1. Do a variety of skin and body care treatments by using correct methods and safety precautions. These can include manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and threading, make up  and more.
  2. Demonstrate use of aesthetics products and equipment by following established policies.
  3. Use knowledge of human anatomy and biology in the performance of specialized treatments and client services.
  4. Complying with various safety and health guidelines in accordance with industry practices and government legislation…
  5. …and so on including showing aesthetics business acumen, appropriate client product recommendations, professional conduct to clients and colleagues, etc.

Take a look at our online schools page to see if online training makes sense for you.

School Listings

Academy of Aesthetics – Sudbury

Academy/Academie – Pembroke

Advanced School of Aesthetics International – Richmond Hill

Aesthetic Tutors – Oakville

Aesthetics College of Canada – Barrie

Barrie School Of Hair and Esthetics – Barrie

Beauty Design – Windsor


Beauty Exchange – Toronto

Britain Institute of Esthetics and Electrolysis – Mississauga

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Brampton

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – North York, Toronto, Mississauga

Edith Serei Institute of Advanced Esthetics – Toronto

Everest College – Nepean

First Canada Cosmetician & Hair Design Academy – Scarborough

International Aesthetic Academy – Toronto


Kingston Academy of Esthetics & Natural Therapies – Kingston

Salon + Spa Career College – Toronto

Sudbury College of Hairstyling and Esthetics – Sudbury

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Vaughan

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Etobicoke

Toronto, Ont. skyline with CN tower
By Dave Minogue from Toronto, Canada[CC BY-SA 2.0]

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Kleinburg


Vienna Academy of Arts & Sciences – Ottawa, Toronto

Canadian Beauty College – Newmarket

Canadian Beauty College – Brampton

Canadian Beauty College – Barrie

Canadian Beauty College – Oshawa

Canadian Beauty College – Toronto

Canadian Beauty College – Vaughan

Bluewater School of Hair Design – Sarnia

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Ontario schools for nail technicians, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.


More listings below.

Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

Schools for Estheticians in Canada


Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada

Art & Technique Academy of Hairstyling and Esthetics – Oshawa

Blush School of Cosmetics – Woodbridge

Body Pro Beauty & Aesthetics Academy – Brampton

Brampton Skin Care Academy – Brampton

Bryan College – Toronto

Canadian Beauty College

Cappa School of Professional Hairstyling Inc. – St. Catharines

Cestar College of Business, Heath and Technology– Toronto

Chellsey Institute of Aesthetics – Mississauga

Elegance Schools – London

Elmcrest College of Applied Health Sciences & Spa Management – North York

Georgian College – Barrie

Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics – Ottawa, Mississauga, Waterloo – Gina’s schools are CIDESCO-approved and, as such, provide some of the best training available worldwide (not just in Ontario or Canada!). Gina’s  long history of teaching (since 1979) combined with being dedicated to providing trainees an up-to-date education makes it a leader in the aesthetics education field. They have a track record of producing graduates who are ready to work as soon as they graduate.

Hamilton School of Careers & Hamilton Institute of Technology – Hamilton

International Beauty Institute – Mississauga

Lam School of Advanced Esthetics – Scarborough

Laurenzo’s School of Hair Design – Hamilton

Marca College Hair and Esthetics – Danforth, Mississauga, Toronto — Has shown in this report that they are leaders in Ontario beauty education. They have a graduation rate in the 90% range and what’s more their graduates are often quickly employed with a rate of over 70%.

Mellennia Institute of Aesthetics – Brampton

Modern Hairstyling School – North Bay

National Institute of Esthetics – Ancaster

Rinaldi College of Aesthetics – Barrie

Toronto Aesthetics & Hair Academy – Brampton, Scarborough

Toronto School of Aesthetics – Toronto

Trillium Esthetic and Beauty School of Canada – Richmond Hill

Universal Hair & Aesthetics Academy – Brampton

Versailles Academy of Make-up Arts, Esthetics, Hair – Ottawa

Did we miss any Ontario esthetics colleges? Please contact us to let us know.