How to Become a Licensed Esthetician Online

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Check with Your State Department of Licensing if Online Education hours are Accepted

(Some states can only accept hours from schools from their state, not outside of it.)

Even though there are numerous establishments in which a student can enroll for an esthetician program, learning online can be a smart decision for someone who wants to become a licensed esthetician. Estheticians provide numerous essential spa treatment services including exfoliation, waxing, and skin revitalization. They also guide clients on how to correctly take care of their skin, and where need be, may refer the client to a dermatologist.

Online courses are offered by Evergreen Beauty College. This is an option in Washington State that requires a portion of the training to be onsite.

Types of Programs Offered For Estheticians

Esthetician courses can be offered as certificate programs, diplomas and associate’s degrees. Certificate programs may be centered on general education and an overview of the techniques used in skin care. Diplomas can provide more theory, whereas associate’s degrees cover natural sciences and medical esthetician lessons.

How to Become a Licensed Esthetician

Many learners with an interest in skin care can sign up for an esthetician program, however there are requirements that must be met. This includes getting a high school diploma or GED. It’s also important for students to have some basic competency in reading and mathematics. In general, online esthetician programs are targeted at adults, though in most schools, students who are at least 16 years of age can get registered. Every state varies when it comes to online education and in Washington State a portion of the hours required for your licensed has been approved through online training for approved schools such as Evergreen Beauty College.

Before taking practical lessons, students must cover the theory part of the course. The theory covers a lot of what you may be required to do as a professional esthetician, and the practical sections encompass numerous procedures including:

  • Deep cleansing
  • Facial massage
  • Masks
  • Day and evening make up application
  • Make up for men
  • Manicure and pedicure

The good thing about registering for an esthetician course online is that you can learn from any location; you do not have to attend the lessons in person.

Before you sign up, it’s important to confirm the total costs of the course upfront. Other than that, once you get enrolled, you should aim to create contact with those already in the industry since these connections will be very useful once you complete your studies.

What Online Esthetician Training Involves

The courses offered in esthetician schools vary; some focus on cosmetology while others lean toward skin care. Therefore, it’s essential for someone who wants to become an esthetician to decide on what they want to concentrate on. If you are uncertain of what to go for, you can talk to salon managers or workers to guide you on what to do.

The online esthetician training programs can cover different aspects including:

  • A foundation in skin care
  • Makeup application
  • Hair removal
  • Cosmetic chemistry
  • Color theory
  • Human anatomy
  • Physiology

Depending on where you enroll, you can find a job upon completion of the program. Even so, just like other schools, an online institution will require you to take part in some level of hands-on training in the form of an internship. At this time, you can get a chance to experience what it feels like to work in a salon or a spa as a professional aesthetician.

The Benefits of Taking an Esthetician Course Online

Online courses can offer many benefits to students, but the biggest factor is the ability to do school from anywhere. However, if you do esthetics school online, you may not receive the in-person learning that is necessary to understand client relations. Online esthetician courses have opened doors for many, and particularly for those who would otherwise be too busy to attend class. In this regard, the only thing that may come in your way is you; this means you have to commit yourself in order to successfully complete the program and get an esthetician license.

The Benefits of Taking an In-Person Esthetician Course

While you do have to make room in your schedule to attend classes, Evergreen offers several schedules to choose from that combine online and onsite training to provide you the flexibility you need. You also may have the chance to participate in school-wide fashion shows or community projects, which can only add to your resume. The ability to participate in performing services in our student spa and salon* can better help you hone your people skills. Client relations are one of the most important factors in being a great esthetician.

As an established beauty college, we strive to offer all learners the best; we not only have the required resources, but we also employ the most qualified instructors to guide students in every step of the way. We want to provide the general public what is up and coming for future planning. We endeavor to provide you with a platform to turn your dream of becoming a licensed esthetician into reality.

*All services provided by students who are supervised by licensed professionals.

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Chelsea
Chelsea
2 years ago

Do you offer a full online program for someone interested in becoming an esthetician?

Erica
Erica
2 years ago

Hi i don’t live in the US am a foreigner but I will love become licensed esthetician

Lisha Nagrani
Lisha Nagrani
1 year ago
Reply to  Erica

Hey. Me too. Do you have any recommendations?

Miranda grant
Miranda grant
5 months ago
Reply to  Erica

Also interested

Adi Litia
Adi Litia
1 month ago
Reply to  Erica

Me too

Adriana Desousa
Adriana Desousa
1 year ago

Once attending the school would I graduate with a associate degree in beauty? How long is the program?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago

Adriana, it depends on which schedule you attend. You could be done in as little of 5 months going to school 3 days a week, or we also have an evening program where you could finish in approximately 9-10 months.

Rhythm nepal
Rhythm nepal
11 months ago

i AM LOOKING LICENSING

Nancy Gordon
Nancy Gordon
9 months ago

Hello, I live in California. Can I still do your online class for skin care??

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
9 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Gordon

Hello Nancy, although we would love to have you as a student, it’s best to find a school in California. That way you can meet the qualification for your state, get licensed and work 🙂

Christine
Christine
7 months ago

I live in Nebraska. Would your program allow and prepare me for the NE license exam?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
6 months ago
Reply to  Christine

Hello Christine, unfortunately no. Our program will prepare students for the Washington State exam. There are some great schools in Nebraska and visiting some of those schools will help you find the right fit. Good luck! It’s an awesome industry!

Mariam
Mariam
5 months ago

Hi frank I would like to apply for online program I am from Egypt is it possible

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
4 months ago
Reply to  Mariam

Mariam, at this time, we do not have a program that is 100% online.

Leah
Leah
4 months ago

I’m licensed in Virginia and Maryland as a cosmetologist. Will I have to take the entire course since I’m already a licensed cosmetologist?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
4 months ago
Reply to  Leah

Leah, are you looking to be licensed in Washington State as well?

Pam
Pam
1 year ago

No you will not have an associates degree! You will get a ‘certificate’ that allows you to be certified to perform skin care in your particular state.

Chris kaplan
Chris kaplan
1 year ago

Is there an online estatician program
Please respond. I am really only interested in skin care etc. No hair nails etc

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris kaplan

Chris, are you looking for strictly a ‘online program’? With the current COVID-19 Emergency, we are offering some of our programs temporary via distance education during this limited period, but it would convert to in class training after the emergency is lifted.. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at https://www.evergreenbeauty.edu or reply back with you email or phone number, and I can have one our admission counselors reach out to you.

Brenda
Brenda
1 year ago

Are credits transferable. My city is not offering online esthetician classes and I am aware at one point I’ll need to do hands on but in the mean time can I take online courses?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  Brenda

Brenda, typically online credits are not transferable, however you will need to contact the individual schools (and state regulators) to see what the specific requirements are.

Desiree Ozuna
Desiree Ozuna
1 year ago

Hello is there a esthetician program strictly online ?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  Desiree Ozuna

Desiree, I don’t know of any that are 100% online. There are some that are hybrid, meaning they offer both online and in person training. During this COVID-19 Emergency, a number of schools are approved to offer the online training ‘temporarily’. If you are interested, you should contact some schools. I know that Evergreen Beauty College can help you.

Cynelle
Cynelle
1 year ago

Is the online program yet available in Washington State?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  Cynelle

Cynelle, during the COVID-19 Emergency, many of the schools have offered a temporary option for Distance Education / Online Education. If you are interested, I would recommend reaching out now.

Matter ha Raffanelli
Matter ha Raffanelli
11 months ago

re I can’t do all that’s needed to be a nice addition online but I’d like to do every single thing that I possibly can online and I hope that you can help me achieve that goal

Nanita
Nanita
11 months ago

How will I get the handson for the skin care /esthetician course?
How much is the course?

Mayra Diaz
Mayra Diaz
11 months ago

Looking to do the aesthetics on line , would like to do to get license . I have an internship that is waiting for me

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
11 months ago
Reply to  Mayra Diaz

That is fantastic! Mayra, what state do you reside in? Does it allow for distance education?

Laura Petitt
Laura Petitt
9 months ago

Is there a license pertaining to facials only? I don’t need the manicure/pedicure

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
9 months ago
Reply to  Laura Petitt

Laura, I would suggest that you reach out to your state regulatory agency for clarification. Licenses vary from state to state.

Ambur
Ambur
9 months ago

I currently have decided to switch my career to a passion I have had, which is skin care. I have a 4 year degree in another field. How long does it take to complete an Esthetician licence?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
9 months ago
Reply to  Ambur

Amber, great question. It depends on the state. In Washington State, there are two pathways. One is 750 hours and the second is 1200 hours. Depending on how many hours you attend, it could take you anywhere from 5 months to about a year to complete your training.

Lily
Lily
9 months ago

I’m looking for online aesthetics. With Covid impacting how we live our lives these days. is it possible to obtain online aesthetics education and training that would prepare me for state testing/licensing?

Ciera
Ciera
9 months ago

Hello, currently looking into becoming a licensed Esthetician. I currently work at a med spa as a licensed laser hair removal technician and currently have many aesthetic certification (microneedling, chemical peel, and microdermabrasion certification). But no license.. so can I do all my hands on at work and classes online. Is this something I can do? State of Texas

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
9 months ago
Reply to  Ciera

Ciera, the best thing to do is to reach out the Texas Board of Cosmetology. Here is the website: tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm

Ariel
Ariel
9 months ago

Will I be certified in my state ?
– Oklahoma

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
9 months ago
Reply to  Ariel

Ariel, great question. If you are referring to Evergreen, we are only approved in Washington State.

deniz
deniz
8 months ago

Hi,
I am a foreigner from turkey and I have a high school diploma from a foreign school. I am currently 18 and I want to work at a clinic as an estetichian. Can I attain a work visa find a job if I complete this training and get a certificate?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
8 months ago
Reply to  deniz

Deniz, that is a great question. Work Visa and student visas are independent applications, and you will want to contact Homeland Securities and/or US Immigration for clarification.

Jasmine
Jasmine
8 months ago

Hello I’m from Jackson Mississippi and I’m interested in your program do you know if it would be acceptable from my state in order to become licensed?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
8 months ago
Reply to  Jasmine

Hello Jasmine, the best thing to do is reach out to your state regulatory agency in Mississippi. Here is the link: msbc.ms.gov/

Nancy J Owens
Nancy J Owens
7 months ago

Hello… Can you please tell me if I would be able to get a certificate from you that would be valid in the state of Texas? I am on disability, and would like to do something part time to supplement my income.. I am only interested in doing acne treatments, such as knowing the differences between the types of acne, the best treatments, and be able to pop pimples. I already do this for friends and family, and they are very happy with the end results. Occasionally, I also do hand massages and foot soak/exfoliate/messages, as well. I do not want to work on things like cysts, etc., that requires cutting and suturing. Those types of things would be referred to a specialist or doctor. Do you have anything in your black bag that will help me Mr. Wizard (Of Oz)?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
7 months ago
Reply to  Nancy J Owens

Hello Nancy, I would recommend that you reach out to school in Texas. The licenses are based on individual states, so it’s best go to a school that is within your area. Good luck!

Cassandra Chike
Cassandra Chike
7 months ago

Hello, I live in Georgia can I take this class on work in my state?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
7 months ago

Cassandra, licenses are regulated on a state level. It would be best for you to take a class from a licensed school in your state! Good luck!

Jen
Jen
7 months ago

Do your credits transfer over to Illinois?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
7 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Jen, that is a great question. You would need to reach out to schools in Illinois. If you resided in Washington State, our regulatory agency would not allow transfer credits to recognized out of state towards standard licensing.

Monet
Monet
7 months ago

Does your Aesthetics course certify Wisconsin residents?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
7 months ago
Reply to  Monet

Monet, there are a number of great schools in Wisconsin. Where do you live?

Monet
Monet
7 months ago

Milwaukee

S.P
S.P
7 months ago

Hello,

Do the school accept transfer hours. I have 176 hours left on a 600 hour course but can’t not continue due to hours. I have completed all my hands on and just have to finish my final midterm & prepare for boards.

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
7 months ago
Reply to  S.P

Schools typically recognize transfer hours, but each school is different how they process it. Some schools have caps on the hours they will accept, while other don’t. There is typically a transfer process stated in a schools a catalog that outlines the steps. Good luck!

letty
letty
6 months ago

hi i live in indiana how many hours or for esthetician in the online program?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
6 months ago
Reply to  letty

Letty, you can find the information at this link: in.gov/pla/professions/state-board-of-cosmetology-and-barber-examiners/

Sylvia Franco
Sylvia Franco
6 months ago

hello would like some more information on online classes on esthetician

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
6 months ago
Reply to  Sylvia Franco

Sylvia, which campus campus are interested in? evergreenbeauty.edu

Sharis
Sharis
6 months ago

Hi, I’m not from the US, can I take the online program?

Keisha jenkins
Keisha jenkins
5 months ago

Can I take your online class for Mississippi?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
5 months ago
Reply to  Keisha jenkins

Keisha, that is a great question. You’ll want to reach out schools in Mississippi or you can contact Mississippi Board of Cosmetology. Here is the link if you need it: https://www.msbc.ms.gov/

Leah
Leah
4 months ago

I’m a licensed cosmetologist but want to become an aesthetician as well. Will I have to do the full course since I’m already licensed in cosmetology? I’m licensed in Virginia and Maryland.

ANITA ADHIKARI
ANITA ADHIKARI
4 months ago

HI THSI ME ANITA ADHIKARI .DO YOU OFFER A ONLINE PROGRAM TO BECOME AN ESTHETICIAN . IF SO CAN YOU PLEASE CONTECT ME

Jhoanna
Jhoanna
4 months ago

I live near Albany NY I’m interested in becoming an aesthetician

Terrell
Terrell
3 months ago

I’m am looking for a online esthetician school in North Carolina so they offer it here and if so what is the best site to choose from

Nisha sethia
Nisha sethia
2 months ago

Need licence

Hallie
Hallie
1 month ago

I am in Everett Washington and was looking to become a licensed esthetician. Is there a way for me to do online?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 month ago
Reply to  Hallie

In Washington, there are options to do a hybrid education experience (online/onsite). If you would like to learn more, visit: https://www.evergreenbeauty.edu

Abigail Williams
Abigail Williams
18 days ago

Hi, I’m all the way in the Caribbean can I still study online ?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
17 days ago

It really depends on which state. I believe most state that have a Distance Education option still require onsite training. Plus, the licenses are state specific.

chantelle andrews
chantelle andrews
23 hours ago

IS THERE ONLINE COURSE FOR NYS