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Education Requirements for Becoming an Esthetician in California

If you are dedicated to starting a career in the beauty industry, is there any better place to be than California? Not only does California have one of the largest and most diverse beauty industries in the entire country, it is known as a place where people like to stay young and beautiful for as long as possible. If you want to go into the field of esthetics, which includes facials, anti-aging skin care, and makeup, this means that you have a large base of potential clients.

When you welcome people to your salon chair, they may want a wide variety of services. Esthetics is an in-depth specialty, which is why it is so important to get plenty of training before you begin your career.

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, which oversees the field of esthetics, requires you to learn specific skills before you can get your California esthetician license.

The curriculum for your esthetics program must cover the following subjects:

• Manual, electrical, and chemical facials (210 hours)
• Facial preparation (15 hours)
• Laws and regulations (10 hours)
• Health and safety considerations (40 hours)
• Disinfection and sanitation (10 hours)
• Anatomy and physiology (15 hours)
• Eyebrow beautification (75 hours)
• Makeup (60 hours)

These curriculum requirements give each instructor some freedom in the subjects they cover and how they teach them.

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology recommends that the following subjects be covered in addition to the required topics above:

• Salon communication
• Tax information for salon stylists and self-employed stylists
• Maintaining client service records

Education is generally the most time-consuming part of California esthetician license requirements. Once you finish your training, you can continue through the rest of the process. Ready to start your training? Contact California esthetics programs below for more information.

California Esthetician License Requirements

From the time you select a beauty school to the day you stop working in the beauty industry of California, your career is regulated by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. They process your school records and application to ensure that you have met their educational CA esthetician license requirements.

From there, they allow you to take your practical and written exams. Once you pass these exams, you can become a fully licensed esthetics specialist.

Keep in mind the following fees and expectations usually apply:

• $9 preapplication fee (California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology)
• $75 application and testing fee
• $50 initial licensing fee
• Fees must be paid by check
• 600 hours of training

By completing each licensure step in a prompt and efficient manner, you can begin your career and start exploring the world of skin care. Licensing is crucial to the cosmetology industry, as it shows the public that they can trust licensed professionals in the field of beauty. This is quite helpful to you, especially in the early days of your career.

How to Get Your California Esthetician’s License Renewed

Like all other beauty licenses, esthetics licenses must be renewed periodically in California. Once you get your California esthetics license, you must renew it every two years by your original licensing date to avoid extra fees and training requirements. Renewal occurs in odd-numbered years. The current renewal fee is $50 and no continuing education hours are required.

The field of esthetics is always growing and changing in response to new types of technology and new techniques. Become part of this exciting field and contact esthetics programs near you to get your CA esthetician license.

Find Esthetics / Skin Care Programs in California

Bellus Academy – Accredited
Chula Vista, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Bellus Academy – Accredited
El Cajon, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Bellus Academy – Accredited
Poway, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Stockton, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Clovis, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Merced, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Visalia, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Vacaville, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Granada Hills, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Reseda, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology

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Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
ABA Beauty School – Accredited
Panorama City, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Northridge, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Academy of Beauty – Accredited
Culver City, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
San Fernando, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Tracy, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Turlock, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Garden Grove, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Laguna Hills, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Brawley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Amy Beauty School – Accredited
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Asel Beauty College – Accredited
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Barbering
Asel Beauty College – Accredited
Tustin, CA
Barbering / Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Westminster, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
San Leandro, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Lakewood, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Seaside, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
La Mesa, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Garden Grove, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Cen Beauty Academy – Accredited
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Cerritos College – Accredited
Norwalk, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Citrus College – Accredited
Glendora, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Citrus Heights, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Hemet, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
La Quinta, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Coba Academy – Accredited
Anaheim, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Cosmotek College – Accredited
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Fairfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Paso Robles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
South El Monte, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Federico College – Accredited
Fresno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Clarita, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Eureka, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Fremont, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Woodland Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Bakersfield, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Golden West College – Accredited
Huntington Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
La Puente, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Hoss Lee Academy – Accredited
Roseville, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Stockton, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Maria, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
South Gate, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Canoga Park, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Danville, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
JLC Beauty School – Accredited
City of Industry, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Katie Skills Center – Accredited
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
KC Beauty Academy – Accredited
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Lancaster, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Selma, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
El Centro, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Lu Ross Academy – Accredited
Ventura, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Fresno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Santa Rosa, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
North Hollywood, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Hayward, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Barbering
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Modesto, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Santa Monica, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
San Marcos, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Concord, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Costa Mesa, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Pleasant Hill, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Pasadena, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Sacramento, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
San Diego, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Sherman Oaks, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Temecula, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Costa Mesa, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Reedley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Reseda, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Redondo Beach, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
RTC College – Accredited
Jurupa Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
SABA Beauty School – Accredited
Lake Forest, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Corona, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Redlands, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Upland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
West Covina, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
San Bernardino, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Santa Ana, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Santa Ana, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Woodland Hills, CA
Esthetics/Skin Care
Redding, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Merced, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Simi Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Skyline College – Accredited
San Bruno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Escondido, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Torrance, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Salinas, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Woodland Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
ZMS The Academy – Accredited
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Electrology / Barbering
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.