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Esthetician Schools in Ohio

State requirements for esthetician licensing in Ohio:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Has attained 10th-grade education or equivalent
  • Completion of an esthetician program that offers at least 600 hours of training.
  • Mandatory license renewal every 2 years.

Estimated cost: Beauty-related services are growing. Particularly in Ohio, it’s estimated that this field will increase by almost 23% in the coming years which is 2.5 times greater than occupations as a whole. Here is a list of esthetician schools that will aid students to reach that goal:

  • Summit Salon Academy – Perrysburg Ohio $9,205
  • Akron Beauty School – Akron $5,500
  • Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture School – $8,500

Required skills and classes: The 600-hour training program can be broken down into the following:

  • Anatomy: 30 hours
  • Artificial Lashes & Extensions: 8 hours
  • Chemistry: 30 hours
  • Cosmetology Laws & Rules: 20 hours (including one hour on human trafficking)
  • Infection Control & Principles/Practices: 60 hours
  • Makeup: 67 hours
  • Massage: 60 hours
  • Salon Operations and Communication Skills: 40 hours
  • Skin Care Procedures & Practices: 200 hours
  • Specialized Equipment: 30 hours
  • Study of Skin: 55 hours

State licensing exam: To work as an esthetician in Ohio, applicants must pass the licensure exams.

  • Practical Exam – the Ohio Board will evaluate the examinee’s ability to perform the following tasks:
    • Set Up and Client Protection
    • Cleansing/Steaming
    • Extractions
    • Hair Removal
    • Mask/Massage
  • Written Exam – this exam consists of 110 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within 90 minutes that can be broken into the following topics:
    • Principles of Infection (45 Questions)
    • Electricity/Chemistry (10 Questions)
    • Anatomy (15 Questions)
    • Esthetics Procedures and Practices (30 Questions)
    • Pilot Questions (10 Questions)

The Ohio Board allows a maximum of five (5) years for would-be examinees to partake in the said exams. If the exam is postponed beyond the aforementioned period, students must enroll again before taking the exams.

Average salary: The average salary in Ohio is $40,690 per year or $19.56 per hour. For comparison, the highest paying areas within the state are as follows:

  • Canton-Massillon, OH: $59,070
  • Cleveland-Elyria, OH: $40,140
  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN: $34,890
  • Dayton, OH: $34,310
  • Toledo, OH: $34,280

Continuing education requirements: Eight (8) hours as continued education will be required to renew this license.

Contact information for state licensing boards:

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
Address: 1929 Gateway Circle Grove City, OH 43123
Email: [email protected]
Call: 614-466-3834
Fax: 614-644-6880