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Education Requirements for Cosmetologists in Hawaii

Your career should be something you enjoy and something you look forward to doing every day! If you want to work in a dynamic environment that is always changing and expanding, learn more about becoming a cosmetologist in Hawaii. Hawaii has a successful, exciting beauty industry. As a cosmetologist, you have the chance to work with Hawaii residents and tourists who want to be pampered during their break from real life.

Across all of Hawaii’s islands, the field of cosmetology is regulated by the Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. You must choose an accredited school if you want to earn a Hawaii cosmetology license.

During the time you spend in beauty school, the Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requires you to study the following topics:

• Infection control and bacteriology
• Client protection
• Salon ethics and safety
• Hair and scalp: structure, growth, conditions, analysis
• Skin: structure, growth, conditions, analysis
• Nails: Structure, growth, conditions, analysis
• Shampoos and rinses
• Scalp and hair care
• Skin care and facials
• Temporary hair removal
• Manicuring and Pedicuring
• Chemical relaxing
• Chemical waving
• Hair coloring, lightening, styling and shaping
• Wigs and extensions
• Hawaii statutes, laws, and regulations

These topics are covered in the written exam and the skills exam that you have to take as part of the HI state cosmetology licensing requirements. That is why schools cover the theory of cosmetology and give you lots of time to get practice with mannequin heads and clients.

Hawaii is home to lots of great schools that can get you started on the path to becoming a cosmetologist. Use our list of schools below to contact beauty schools in Hawaii.

Hawaii Cosmetology License Requirements

The subjects you cover in cosmetology school are part of the testing process in Hawaii, a crucial component of becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Once you have completed your training or apprentice hours, you can start the rest of the application process, which is outlined below:

• $20 application fee
• Testing administered by ProMetric
• Check payable to Commerce and Consumer Affairs
• $40 temporary permit fee (may pay both at once with a single check of $60)
• 1800 training hours or 3600 apprenticeship hours accepted for licensure
• May apply for temporary permit if you wish to work while you are waiting for your standard license

Once you have a Hawaii state cosmetology license, you are part of an elite group in this state. With your cosmetology license, you can quickly and easily show potential employers what you’re capable of, assure clients that you have met rigorous training standards, and enjoy the legal benefits of occupational licensing.

Requirements for Renewing Your Cosmetology License in Hawaii

As is the case in almost any licensed career, you do need to renew your license occasionally to keep working as a cosmetologist in Hawaii. To keep your license valid, you must apply for renewal by December 31 of every odd-numbered year. You must also pay a $100 renewal fee at this time.

Currently, the Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology does not require any continuing education units for renewing cosmetologists. However, remember that continuing education is a great way to learn new skills, attract new clients, and network with others in the industry.

Now that you know the requirements to get a beauty license in Hawaii, it’s time to prepare for your new career. Request information from cosmetology programs in Hawaii to find out what the next step is.

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Kailua-Kona, HI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Kahului, HI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
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.