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Education Requirements for Cosmetologists in Virginia

It takes a special type of person to work as a cosmetologist. You have to love working with people, know how to communicate clearly and efficiently, and be able to put people at ease. If you can bring these traits to the table, then you can likely learn everything else you need to know to get a Virginia cosmetology license.

The Virginia Board for Barbers & Cosmetology is very clear about what it takes to become a cosmetologist. That is why they decide which schools are approved and what approved schools must teach. If you have the right passion and personality for beauty, you can develop your knowledge and skills in a beauty program.

Topics and skills that must be addressed in a cosmetology program include:

• Orientation covering state law, personal hygiene, and sanitation
• Manicuring and pedicuring
• Shampooing and rinsing
• Scalp treatments
• Hair styling
• Haircutting
• Permanent waving and chemical relaxing
• Hair coloring and relaxing
• Skin care and makeup
• Wigs and hair pieces
• Salon management

Hair is the main topic covered in a cosmetology program, but you should also be completely comfortable working with skin and hair by the time you graduate. You never know what each workday will bring, but this curriculum allows you to be ready for anything. Beauty schools often have program start dates throughout the year.

If you are ready to start your cosmetology career, contact Virginia schools below to learn more about start dates and admission requirements.

Virginia Cosmetology License Requirements

The skills you master on your way to a VA cosmetology license are required for your career, but they are also a huge part of the examination process. Once you have met the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology license requirements regarding training, you must go on to take your exams and meet the passing score requirements. The written test covers theory, terminology, and Virginia cosmetology laws. The skills test verifies that you have the right skills and procedural knowledge to safely provide services to customers.

The following fees and standards are part of earning a Virginia state cosmetology license:

• $90 for each exam (written and practical)
• Fees must be paid by money order or cashier’s check
• 1500 school hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours required
• National Testing Network offers testing in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean

Statewide beauty licensing requirements help you make a name for yourself in the early days of your career. In non-licensed fields, professionals have to prove their abilities with experience, internships, and a bit of luck. With a license, any Virginia salon employer can look up your license number and know that you meet the state Board of Cosmetology licensing requirements.

Requirements for Renewing Your Cosmetology License in Virginia

You’ve made it through the licensure process and you’re ready to get behind the salon chair and start working with clients! Now you just need to make sure you keep your license valid throughout your career. Every two years, you submit a renewal application and pay a fee of $105. Your application is due by the end of the month in which you got your initial license. No continuing education hours are required in Virginia.

Become a cosmetologist and become part of one of the fastest changing industries in the country.

Find out how by requesting information from Virginia beauty schools near you.

Find Cosmetology Programs in Virginia

Arlington, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Midlothian, VA
Cosmetology
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Lynchburg, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

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Glen Allen, VA
Cosmetology
Farmville, VA
Cosmetology
A&E Nail Studio – Accredited
Suffolk, VA
Cosmetology
Adars Institute – Accredited
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Abingdon, VA
Cosmetology
Alma Beauty Academy – Accredited
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology
Alure Hair Academy – Accredited
Purcellville, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Williamsburg, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Anna Beauty Academy – Accredited
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Petersburg, VA
Cosmetology
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology
Chesapeake, VA
Cosmetology
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Kenbridge, VA
Cosmetology
AVI Career Training – Accredited
Great Falls, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Electrology
Chesapeake, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology
Alexandria, VA
Cosmetology
Belleza Academy – Accredited
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology
Roanoke, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Bristol, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
C & S Beauty School – Accredited
Manassas, VA
Cosmetology
C.J. Hair School – Accredited
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Cana, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chesapeake, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chester, VA
Cosmetology
Chesterfield, VA
Cosmetology
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Lansdowne, VA
Cosmetology
Suffolk, VA
Cosmetology
Columbia College – Accredited
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Annandale, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Culpeper, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Boston, VA
Cosmetology
Danville, VA
Cosmetology
Daydreamers Academy – Accredited
Manassas, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Chester, VA
Cosmetology
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology
Springfield, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Lynchburg, VA
Cosmetology
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
New Church, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Bristol, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Carrollton, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Roanoke, VA
Cosmetology
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology
Midlothian, VA
Cosmetology
Portsmouth, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Independence, VA
Cosmetology
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Aylett, VA
Cosmetology
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Falls Church, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Stafford, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Mechanicsville, VA
Cosmetology
Chantilly, VA
Cosmetology
North Chesterfield, VA
Cosmetology
Manassas, VA
Cosmetology
J's Hair Design – Accredited
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Petersburg, VA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Chester, VA
Cosmetology
Jolie Hair Academy – Accredited
Great Falls, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Permanent Make-Up
Fredericksburg, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Kim Nail – Accredited
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Jarratt, VA
Cosmetology
Wakefield, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Hopewell, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Falls Church, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
LB Beauty Academy – Accredited
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Farifax, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Weber City, VA
Cosmetology
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Lina's Beauty Salon – Accredited
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Lina's Beauty Salon – Accredited
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Lotus Miracle – Accredited
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology
Martinsville, VA
Cosmetology
Norton, VA
Cosmetology
Roanoke, VA
Cosmetology
Fairfax, VA
Cosmetology
Quantico, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Martinsville, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Miracle University – Accredited
Martinsville, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology
Moda Beauty School – Accredited
Manassas, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Hayes, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Annandale, VA
Cosmetology
Blackstone, VA
Cosmetology
Salem, VA
Cosmetology
Farmville, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Norton, VA
Cosmetology
Scottsburg, VA
Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Mclean, VA
Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Roanoke, VA
Cosmetology
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Martinsville, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology
PR Partners Academy – Accredited
Manassas, VA
Cosmetology
Lansdowne, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Petersburg, VA
Cosmetology
Annandale, VA
Cosmetology
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Front Royal, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Sterling, VA
Cosmetology
Harrisonburg, VA
Cosmetology
Salon LaBelle – Accredited
Wytheville, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Alexandria, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chase City, VA
Cosmetology
Alexandria, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Annandale, VA
Cosmetology
Star Beauty School – Accredited
Winchester, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Alexandria, VA
Cosmetology
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology
Staunton, VA
Cosmetology
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Scottsburg, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Richmond, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Radford, VA
Cosmetology
Newport News, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Norfolk, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Falls Church, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Colonial Heights, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Martinsville, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Barbering
Unique U Academy – Accredited
Lorton, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
V Salon & Academy – Accredited
Lansdowne, VA
Cosmetology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
VA Beauty College – Accredited
North Chesterfield, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Salem, VA
Cosmetology
Annandale, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Victory Nails – Accredited
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Virginia Beach, VA
Cosmetology
Visions Hair Studio – Accredited
Petersburg, VA
Cosmetology
Whairhouse Academy – Accredited
Lynchburg, VA
Cosmetology
Williamsburg, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering
Yen Beauty Academy – Accredited
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology
Yorktown, VA
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.