Starting your career as an esthetician means hours of study, and knowledge of technology, chemicals and anatomy that goes way beyond makeup application. But it is an excellent career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that esthetician opportunities are growing 40% over the next ten years. Since there are fewer schools for estheticians, it’s a great place to start your career, with lots of opportunity for growth. But first, you’ll need to get your education at one of Vermont’s esthetics schools.
In Vermont, you can choose between a dedicated school for esthetics, or a beauty school which offers an esthetic certificate. In both cases, you’re required to have logged a total of 600 hours of coursework and training. If you specialize you may be looking at up to 1,200 of spa therapy training. Depending on the course, school and specialization, your education will include practice in facials, eyebrow arching, makeup techniques, and exfoliation and mask therapy.
Once you’ve logged 200 hours of study, you can choose to complete 800-1,200 hours of an apprenticeship program. This approach is designed to help you get the same practical experience you’ll get in a course, but fits easier into a schedule, and may also allow you to get paid while you finish. For help finding a school try your ZIP in the form below:
Exam and License
First of all, in case you don’t want to be a licensed pro, but instead just want some general skin care education you can try online videos and classes.
But, to be licensed, you need to have a high school education and be at least 18 years old. To sit your exams, you will also need to provide proof of your training and your ID. Exam info for VT esthetician candidates – pdf.
If you have a license from another state, you’ll need to provide proof of your current license and certification of exams. You’ll also need to provide proof of your GED. You’re also required to take an exam on Vermont’s regulations for barbers and cosmetologists. For more information on reciprocity license contact the State Board.
The written exam is 90 minutes long, and covers chemistry, infection control and other factors that affect the skin. You’ll need to score at least 75% to pass the exam. Your practical exam will be taken on a different day. You’ll need to bring your ID, and proof of education and training, as well as your own kit, and mannequin head.
Work and Continuing Education
If you get your license within 90 days of the renewal deadline you are not required to renew until the next renewal period. Vermont does not require continuing education to keep your license current. You will be informed by the board when you need to renew your license, but after the first license, you will be licensed for two years.
Though Vermont isn’t yet known for its estheticians, it’s a state known for it’s nature resorts, ski and spa resorts. That means it’s a great place to build a career in esthetics and even medical aesthetics. You can check out the jobs section online at the Burlington Free Press website, or apply at one of Vermont’s well-known lodges and resorts.
Also take a look at our school costs page to get an idea how much your training will be.
Esthetician Schools in Vermont
|O'Briens Aveda Institute||400 Cornerstone Drive #220, Williston, 05495||Application Fee $50|
Enrollment Fee $150
Lab Coat Fee $50
Academy of Cosmetology – North Bennington
The Salon Professional Academy – Williston
Did we miss any Vermont esthetics academies? Please contact us to let us know.