January 26, 2023
How To Become An Esthetician In Pennsylvania
Do you have a passion for skincare and have considered pursuing a career in esthetics? When you decide on a career in beauty, you get to look forward to a future in a field that’s rewarding, fulfilling and growing.
Becoming an esthetician is a career choice filled with many benefits, and we’re excited you want to join the field! We’re going to tell you how to become an esthetician in Pennsylvania!
Enroll In An Esthetics Program
The first step to becoming an esthetician is to enroll in a program. The state of Pennsylvania requires you to graduate from a 300-hour esthetician program. Our esthetics program at Queen Beauty Institute is 300 clock hours and is designed to last 13 weeks, which is a little over 3 months!
Being a part of our esthetics education means that you can learn a wide range of skincare skills and best practices. Our curriculum is split up into five main sections:
- Professional practices: learn essential information such as salon safety, sanitation, disinfection, and professional image
- Sciences: learn sciences that relate to skincare, including chemistry and product ingredients
- Facial treatment: learn advanced facials, lash tinting, brow lamination, and more
- Temporary hair removal: learn waxing and tweezing
- Makeup: allows students to express their creativity
We also believe in giving our students the experience of working in the beauty industry so they feel prepared for a career after graduation. We offer our students hands-on experience and put a lot of emphasis on practical knowledge.
Choosing A School
Choosing the right school is vital to your success in your education and career. Queen Beauty Institute’s mission is to prepare our students so that they can achieve long-term success in the beauty industry. We do this by:
- Working with each student to understand their needs
- Providing students with guidance to achieve their goals
- Offering education and guidance in different languages
- Maintaining an intimate class size
- Creating flexible schedules
- Encouraging continued education
- Offering fundamental business and professional classes
- Graduate with a skill resume
- And more
We truly want our students to succeed and do whatever we can to achieve that.
Submit Your Application For Licensure
Once you’ve graduated from esthetics school, it’s time to apply for a license! We help our students with all their paperwork or you can do this on your own. You can do this here. You’ll have to fill out the information needed and pay the required fees by mail to:
Pearson VUE C/O Dasher: PO Box 1652: Harrisburg PA, 17105
Receive Eligibility And Approval To Test
Once you’ve submitted your application and are approved, you will receive your temporary license via email and a separate email with an approval to test confirmation code. This email will come with a detailed step list for scheduling your Exams!
Schedule The Exams
To schedule your exams, create or log into your Pearson VUE account. You must take the exam within one year from the application authorization date.
Pass The Exams
The exams will consist of two parts: a state-specific exam and a general theory test. The state-specific exam will cover all areas of the aforementioned regulations/laws and are not specific to license types. The general theory test will consist of multiple choice questions and *pretest questions. You will have 1 hour 45 mins to complete the exam and it will consist of 100 total questions: 85 scored questions and 15 pretest questions. Here is a content outline for the test:
- Rules, regulations, and safety (30% to 40%)
- Esthetic science and skin analysis (15% to 20%)
- Facials (20% to 25%)
- Hair removal (15% to 20%)
- Makeup (10% to 15%)
*Pretest questions do not affect your score and are questions where information is being collected for future tests.
Begin Your Career!
Now that you’re a licensed esthetician, it’s time to begin your career! While we can’t guarantee employment, Queen Beauty Institute provides career placement services to help students go into the workforce! Here are just a couple potential careers you can choose from:
- Makeup artist
- Day spa manager or owner
- Eyelash specialist
- Eyebrow specialist
- Medical esthetician
- Hair removal specialist
- Beauty school instructor or owner
Ready To Become An Esthetician?
Are you ready to pursue a career you’re passionate about? Contact us and schedule a tour of our campus today! We’d love to help you pursue your dreams and love for skincare. We can’t wait to hear from you!