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Esthetician training must consist of a course of training of at least 600 hours.


The first 120 hours must be preclinical instruction in the theory of sciences of anatomy, dermatology, and chemistry as related to skin care; infection control; safety procedures related to the practice of skin care; and Minnesota statutes and rules that pertain to the regulation of the practice of skin care; student orientation; and elementary service skills. Elementary service skills must be limited to the observation of an instructor demonstration, or student-to-student application of basic services related to esthetics.


There must be instruction in applied science and skills in the procedures of cosmetic care of the skin, client consultation and skin analysis, applications of facials and makeup, and waxing.


There must be planned clinical instruction and experience of 200 hours in the applied sciences.


Each student must complete at least 60 facials, 40 makeup applications, and 20 face waxes and 20 body waxes with one-half of all waxes being hard waxes, and one-half of all waxes being soft waxes.


Documentation of the student's completion of the required facials, makeup applications, and waxing applications must be sent to the board with the documentation of successful completion of the entire course of training.


There must be instruction in business practices and in the Minnesota laws regulating those practices and labor relations.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 45.023; 154.45; 154.47; 154.48; 155A.05; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81


11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; L 2005 c 27 s 9; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 87; 41 SR 305; 43 SR 347

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2018

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes