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Education Requirements for Cosmetologists in Georgia

Looking great is a priority for lots of people, but only a handful of people have the skills and talent it takes to help others reach their full potential. If you find yourself trimming your friends’ hair, doing their makeup before a big event, or offering advice on hair colors and styles, a career in the beauty industry could be a natural choice for you. In Georgia, you have to earn a GA cosmetology license before you can work your magic on clients.

The licensing process include several steps, and the first one is getting the right training behind you. Georgia beauty schools provide comprehensive cosmetology programs that teach you the skills you need for any cosmetology procedure.

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requires all approved schools to teach the following topics, followed here by the amount of hours that must be dedicated to that topic:

• Cosmetology theory (150 hours)
• Permanent waving (20 hours)
• Hair coloring (45 hours)
• Hair and scalp treatments (70 hours)
• Haircutting (30 hours)
• Shampooing (15 hours)
• Hairdressing (45 hours)
• Nail care and skin care (25 hours)
• Social skills (50 hours)
• Laboratory hours (50 hours)
• Advanced shampooing and hairdressing (280 hours)
• Advanced haircutting (125 hours)
• Advanced waving (180 hours)
• Chemical hair treatments (100 hours)
• Advanced hair coloring (140 hours)
• Advanced hair treatment (50 hours)
• Hair removal (30 hours)
• Manicures and pedicures (90 hours)

It’s very important to spend plenty of time working with clients so you can practice your skills on real people, enhance your client communication skills, and find out where you can improve. In Georgia, you are expected to begin supervised client work after completing 250 training hours.

A career in cosmetology can make you wake up excited for work every day. Get started now by contacting beauty schools in Georgia.

Georgia Cosmetology License Requirements

A GA cosmetology license is within reach once you’ve completed your training hours! You’re just a little bit of work away from becoming a licensed, working cosmetologist in Georgia. First, you have to pass both a written test and a practical test.

Other Georgia state cosmetology license requirements are listed here:

• $90 apprentice fee for applicants who gain their experience via an apprenticeship
• Fees paid by check or money order
• Application fee of $30
• 1,500 hours of traditional training or 3,000 hours of apprenticeship training required
• Testing administered through PSI

Licensing in the cosmetology profession strengthens the field as a whole. It allows you to use the title of cosmetologist without worrying about untrained people claiming the title for themselves. This also empowers you to gain your customers’ trust more easily.

Requirements for Renewing Your Cosmetology License in Georgia

After following the steps for how to get a cosmetology license in Georgia, it is important to keep your license valid and up-to-date. In Georgia, this means renewing your license by March 31 of every even-numbered year. During each license renewal cycle, you must complete five hours of continuing education. When you renew on time, the fee is $50. If you renew late, the fee is $100.

In less than one year, you could earn your GA state cosmetology license and have the experience you need to confidently carry out any beauty procedure. Learn more about how you can get started by requesting information from Georgia beauty schools below.

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Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology
Augusta, GA
Cosmetology
Kennesaw, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Lawrenceville, GA
Cosmetology
Morrow, GA
Cosmetology
Savannah, GA
Cosmetology
Conyers, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Kennesaw, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Sandy Springs, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Marietta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Alpharetta, GA
Cosmetology
Albany, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Albany, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lilburn, GA
Cosmetology
Stone Mountain, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Athens, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Doraville, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Augusta, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Fayetteville, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Warner Robins, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Marietta, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Waycross, GA
Cosmetology
Columbus, GA
Cosmetology
Dalton, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Mableton, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Snellville, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Norcross, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Athens, GA
Cosmetology
Rome, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Clarkston, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Covington, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education
Lawrenceville, GA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lilburn, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology
Duluth, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Lawrenceville, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Gainesville, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Lake City, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Norcross, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Cumming, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Duluth, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Norcross, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology
Clarkesville, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
McDonough, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Sandersville, GA
Cosmetology
Statesboro, GA
Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Roswell, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Decatur, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Pro Way Hair School – Accredited
Stone Mountain, GA
Barbering / Cosmetology
Columbus, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Rincon, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Savannah, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Savannah, GA
Cosmetology
Decatur, GA
Cosmetology
Lithia Springs, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Americus, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Vidalia, GA
Cosmetology
Griffin, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Thomasville, GA
Cosmetology
Augusta, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Jonesboro, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Lawrenceville, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Waco, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.