How Long Does it Take to Finish Aesthetician School and Work in a Salon?

So you’ve decided to follow your dream and become an aesthetician. Perhaps you want to some day own your own spa specializing in skin care, or maybe you just enjoy making people feel beautiful and confident: whatever your eventual goals, the first step is to enter into an aesthetician program.

The good news is that while rigorous and valuable, aesthetician programs are generally not that lengthy. The programs are usually flexible enough to allow for a work schedule in between classes.You can find a quick rundown here If you decide to take the course full time, it will normally be from 4 months to 6 months long. If you decide to do part time, it can take from 9 months to a year. Course time can vary with program as well as focus of study, and many cosmetology programs will allow you to proceed at your own pace. Medical aestheticians will have somewhat more demanding course work, but will also have a wider variety of procedures available to them.

After you have completed your aesthetician program, you will need to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary from state to state and include a licensing exam, and medical aestheticians will have additional requirements and classes that need to be taken.

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