How to become an esthetician?

Find an esthetician school in your area

You can use Google or word of mouth to find the esthetician school in your area. David Pressley School of Cosmetology has two NACCAS accredited locations in Michigan to choose from: Royal Oak and Taylor. Contact us for more information or to set-up a tour.

  • Make sure your school is NACCAS accredited as most salon owners look to this when hiring new estheticans.

Tour the esthetcian school Campus

Set up a tour of the campus and the esthetician school before applying to beauty hair school. You'll also get the opportunity to observe classes to see if this program is of interest to you. Ask the instructors questions and take note of anything you might want more information on as you tour schools. David Pressley School of Cosmetology offers 30 minute tours for both of our campuses so get started today.

Make Sure You are Qualified

The state of Michigan requires a high school diploma and for you to be at least 17 years old to attend cosmetology school. We'll need proof of a GED, social security card and a drivers license to confirm age.

Apply to David Pressley School of Cosmetology, esthetician school in michigan

In order to secure your placement, the following steps must be completed:

  • An enrollment application submitted in its entirety.
  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED, social security card, and driver’s license or state-issued identification are needed.
  • Class sizes are limited so you may want to consider calling or contacting us today.
  • For more information on admissions and to set up a tour, visit our admissions page here.

Apply for Financial Aid / save to Pay Tuition

If you are planning to apply for financial aid at David Pressley School of Cosmetology we have a Financial Aid Calculator here. Otherwise, plan to save money for tuition, books and supplies. For more information on pricing and how to save $500 on tuition, contact us.


To get your esthetician license in the state of Michigan you must attend esthetician school for 400 hours, apply for to take the admissions exam, and last but not least take the pass the practical and written exams. David Pressley School of Cosmetology will make sure you are prepped to being the process of getting your Michigan esthetician license through the Michigan Cosmetology Licensing Division.

Why Become an Esthetician

Change Lives by Transforming Skin

With skincare you can truly change someone's life by helping them find a better routine and solve skin issues they are facing. Whether it be teen or adult acne, wrinkles, scarring or just someone looking to find the best skincare routine, esthetics can be an overall rewarding career to have.

Esthetics are not just limited to skin however. Here is a list of career options you may end up having depending on your specific passion. Contact David Pressley to see what all we offer in these areas or visit our Esthetics Program page. We may not offer all of these services in house but offer a great base program to build upon more advanced techniques.

  • Lashes
  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Eyelashes
  • Laser Hair Removal (Not currently offered at David Pressley School of Cosmetology)
  • Laser Skin Treatments (Not currently offered at David Pressley School of Cosmetology)
  • Exfoliation Treatments
  • Make Up Application
  • Anti-Aging Techniques
  • Teen Facials & Acne Treatments
  • Adult Acne Treatments

Job Market Outlook is Positive

According to Best Accredited Colleges, the demand for skin care specialists and estheticians is predicted to be strong with growth at 17% through 2029. From the Kardashians to everyday folks, almost everyone is looking to feel and look better and skincare is a start to looking and feeling younger.

Jobs You Can have as an Esthetician:

  • Facial Specialist
  • Spa Owner
  • Waxing Hair Removal Specialist
  • Instructor
  • Eyelash/Lash Expert
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Cosmetics Buyer
  • Brand Representative
  • Professional Beauty Blogger

Look and Feel Younger Yourself

As an esthetician, you'll get to experiment with a wide variety of skincare and techniques both in and out of school. You'll also have dibs on the newest trends, make up products and skincare products. If you work for a dermatologist, you'll be able to get your hands on some medical grade skincare which is some of the best in the industry.

“95% OF YOUR SELFIE IS YOUR SKIN.” - Anonymous

Help others through skin Education

As an esthetician, you'll have the opportunity to help people find how to best take care of their skin. It is never too late to implement better techniques and preventative measures. You may even help people prevent acne/hormonal breakouts, skin cancer and melanoma through proper education of sunscreen and sun exposure.


Live your Passion

If you are considering this career, we're willing to bet you are already interested in skincare and make-up as a whole and this is a great way to live your passion. By doing something you love daily, you will be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself. By taking care of your own skin you can also set a great example for clients and future clientele willing to come to you.


Constant learning through skin education

Continuing education for skincare is readily available through pop-up classes, online classes and other training programs. You don't have to stop at mastering just one technique but can continue to build on what you know helping clients have the best skincare possible.

Be part of the important moments

Through custom facials, brows, lashes, waxing and make-up application, you might have the opportunity to be there for your clients during some of the largest moments of their lives. They will remember you helping them to feel and look their best during these special times.

Estheticians are commonly hired for:

  • Weddings, whether a bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride and/or guest
  • Sweet sixteen parties, Quincenaras and other coming of age celebrations
  • Baptisms, Bat Mitzvahs, Christenings and other religious ceremonies
  • Engagement Photo Sessions
  • Baby Announcement Photo Sessions
  • Family Pictures
  • Modeling Jobs
  • Proms/Dances
  • Other celebrations and special dates

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