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Education Requirements for Cosmetologists in North Carolina

You’re looking for a career, but you don’t want to spend 40 hours a week sitting behind a desk, waiting for the clock to hit 5:00 every day. You want a job that makes the days fly by and gives you something new to look forward to every day.

This is what the field of cosmetology offers you. From day to day, your appointments and your clients’ needs can change. The North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners is the government agency that oversees licensing of cosmetologists in this state. If you want to earn an NC cosmetology license and start a rewarding career in this industry, you’ll need to meet the training expectations of this agency.

The training hour requirements in North Carolina are split into two areas.

First, you complete a beginning course of 300 hours. You complete the rest of your education in a 1200-hour advanced training course. Your curriculum must cover the following topics, and you have to complete the amount of services listed in parentheses to get a license:

• Scalp and hair treatments (10 treatments)
• Fingerwaving and styling (10 treatments)
• Pincurling and styling (10 treatments)
• Hairstyling (170 treatments)
• Haircutting (85 treatments)
• Chemical reformation (35 treatments)
• Temporary color (2 treatments)
• Color application (40 treatments)
• Multidimensional color (25 treatments)
• Lash and brow color (2 treatments)
• Nail care (15 treatments)
• Artificial nail sets (10 treatments)
• Makeup application (2 treatments)
• Hair removal (5 treatments)

By meeting the training requirements outlined above, you can learn all the skills needed in cosmetology and feel confident about your ability to carry them out independently.

If you are ready to get started in this industry, scroll down and request information from cosmetology programs in North Carolina.

North Carolina Cosmetology License Requirements

By far, training is the most time-consuming part of getting a cosmetology license. However, there are other North Carolina Board of Cosmetology license requirements you have to meet. Shortly after graduation, you take a written test and a skills test. You must earn passing scores on both to get your license.

These are the fees and standards associated with cosmetology licensure in this state:

• $79 practical examination fee and $69 written examination fee
• Fees paid by credit card or money order
• $49 application fee
• 1500 hours of education required
• Tests administered by NIC

The licensing process of North Carolina upholds the high standards of the beauty industry. By requiring all students to meet the same expectations for an NC state cosmetology license, salon and beauty shop owners can feel confident hiring licensed cosmetologists.

Requirements for Renewing Your Cosmetology License in North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners has strict license renewal requirements in place. Requiring cosmetologists to renew their licenses on a regular basis ensures that everyone who calls themselves a licensed cosmetologist is still working and growing in the field.

License renewal in North Carolina runs on a three-year cycle. You must renew your license by October 1 every three years. This involves paying a $49 licensing fee. During each renewal cycle, you must earn 24 continuing education credits. This works out to eight credits per year. You can select approved events through the State Board of Cosmetology NC.

Ready to learn how to work magic on hair, nails, and skin? If you are, contact schools near you now to start working toward a North Carolina cosmetology license.

Find Cosmetology Programs in North Carolina

Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Concord, NC
Cosmetology
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology
Winston-Salem, NC
Cosmetology
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

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Durham, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Aberdeen, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Burlington, NC
Cosmetology
Graham, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Greenville, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Wadesboro, NC
Cosmetology
Asheville, NC
Cosmetology
Asheville, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Chapel Hill, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology
Washington, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Dublin, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Flat Rock, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Bolivia, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Hudson, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Castle Hayne, NC
Cosmetology
Wilmington, NC
Cosmetology
Asheville, NC
Cosmetology
Morehead City, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hickory, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Lillington, NC
Cosmetology
Sanford, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Siler City, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Fayetteville, NC
Cosmetology
Dudley, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding
Goldsboro, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Jacksonville, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Elizabeth City, NC
Cosmetology
Wilmington, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
New Bern, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Thomasville, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Dermacademy Spa Lab – Accredited
Kernersville, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology
Durham Technical – Accredited
Durham, NC
Cosmetology
Rocky Mount, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Tarboro, NC
Cosmetology
Durham, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Fayetteville, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Gaston College – Accredited
Belmont, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Dallas, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Gaston College – Accredited
Lincolnton, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Winston-Salem, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Jamestown, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Weldon, NC
Cosmetology
Clyde, NC
Cosmetology
Raeford, NC
Cosmetology
Durham, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Spindale, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Burlington, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Graham, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Kenansville, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Smithfield, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy
Kinston, NC
Cosmetology
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Williamston, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Spruce Pine, NC
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Marion, NC
Cosmetology
Marion, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Statesville, NC
Cosmetology
Mitchell's Academy – Accredited
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Mitchell's Academy – Accredited
Wilson, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Rocky Mount, NC
Cosmetology
NC Skincare Academy – Accredited
Greensboro, NC
Cosmetology
Huntersville, NC
Cosmetology
Bayboro, NC
Cosmetology
Grantsboro, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Fayetteville, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Gastonia, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Roxboro, NC
Cosmetology
Yanceyville, NC
Cosmetology
Mooresville, NC
Cosmetology
Greenville, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Winterville, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Asheboro, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Fayetteville, NC
Cosmetology
Ahoskie, NC
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lumberton, NC
Cosmetology
Wentworth, NC
Cosmetology
Kannapolis, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Salisbury, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Clinton, NC
Cosmetology
Pinehurst, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Hickory, NC
Cosmetology
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Whiteville, NC
Cosmetology
Sylva, NC
Cosmetology
Albemarle, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Dobson, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Murphy, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Creedmoor, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Louisburg, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Monroe, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Goldsboro, NC
Cosmetology
Jefferson, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Charlotte, NC
Cosmetology
Morganton, NC
Cosmetology
Clemmons, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Winston-Salem, NC
Cosmetology
Durham, NC
Cosmetology
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.