How To Become An Esthetician In Michigan


Multimedia michigan esthetician blog share december 2022

Do you have a passion for skincare and beauty? Let’s turn that passion into a career! As an esthetician in Michigan, you’ll be able to help others in the art of beautifying their skin. Your knowledge of esthetics will help others feel beautiful and confident! It’s a rewarding career and we’re excited to help you take the next step.

Pursuing a career in the beauty industry can seem daunting at first, which is why we want to help! We created a step-by-step guide to becoming an esthetician. Every state has its own licensing requirements so we’ll dive into what’s required in Michigan.

Complete A State Approved Esthetics Program

Your first step to becoming an esthetician is to attend a beauty school! To get your license in Michigan, you must complete at least 400 hours of training. At Multimedia Makeup Academy, we provide you with a well-rounded education so you can enter the world of esthetics with confidence!

About Our Programs

The core of our esthetics program is designed to provide our students with extensive knowledge of facial, lash, brow, and makeup services. Throughout the duration of our esthetics programs, our students can expect to learn:

  • Extensive Facial Knowledge
  • Extensive Facial Anatomy
  • Brow Design
  • Brow Laminating
  • Brow Henna
  • Lash Perm
  • Lash Tint
  • Lash Extensions
  • Spray Tanning
  • Face and Body Waxing

You can also expect to learn makeup fundamentals and business development skills. We believe that content creation is an important part of the beauty industry and vital in this day and age. Students will learn the fundamentals of photography, videography, and editing. Take your skills to the next level with us!

Submit Application For Exams

Now that you’ve found and graduated from a school, it’s time to take your exams! First, you’ll need to submit an application through the Michigan Professional Licensing User System. For the online application for an Esthetician License, you must:

  • Complete all fields, answer all questions and upload any supporting documents
    • The application is housed under “Cosmetology”
  • Pay the application fee + 2-year license fee

Pass The Exams

As soon as the Board accepts your application, you will receive a notice. With this notice, you can schedule your exams! The licensing exams consist of 2 parts: the practical and written exam.

Practical Exam

This exam is where you will perform esthetic services with your own kit and mannequin. You must pass this exam with at least a score of 75%. This exam is approximately 90 minutes and will cover the following:

  • Workstation preparation (10 minutes)
  • Basic facial (25 minutes)
  • Eyebrow waxing and tweezing (varied timing)
  • Makeup application (25 minutes)
  • End-of-day clean-up (10 minutes)

Written Exam

This exam is where you will be tested on your theoretical knowledge of esthetic services. The exam will take about 90 minutes and it will consist of 85 scored questions and 10 unscored experimental questions. The exam will cover the following:

  • Safety and Infection Control (34%)
  • Client Consultation (4%)
  • Skin Analysis (13%)
  • Skin Care (27%)
  • Makeup (4%)
  • Hair Removal (13%)
  • Advanced Treatments (5%)

Start Your Career

Congrats! You’ve passed all your exams! It’s time to start your dream career. Many people find that esthetics is a rewarding career filled with opportunities and growth. You can do anything you set your mind to. Some job careers you can explore are:

  • Eyebrow Specialist
  • Lash Specialist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Fashion Makeup Artist
  • Esthetician at a Salon or Spa
  • Beauty Consultant

Renew Your Esthetician License

Don’t forget that in order to keep your esthetician, you’ll need to renew every 2 years. Your license will expire in 2 years from the date it was granted. If you fail to renew your license, you may be required to go through a reinstatement process. But luckily, The Board will mail you a renewal notification at least 60 days before to help you remember!

Get Started On Your Career Today

If you’re ready to take the next steps in your dream career, contact us today! We’d love to schedule a tour with you so you can explore our campus and see what we have to offer! There are so many opportunities for you in the beauty industry and we can’t wait to see where it takes you. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along the way!

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