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Hair Schools for Styling and Design

If you want to use your creativity in a career field that lets you make an impact daily in other’s lives, then hair school is for you.  During a hair design program, you will combine textbook training with hands on learning with real clients to teach you everything hair styling and beauty related.  Once you have successfully completed your hair styling program you will be prepared to take your state’s cosmetology board exam.  Then you are on your way to an artistic career as a hair styling professional.

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Payson, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
West Valley City, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Avalon Institute – Accredited
Mesa, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Boca Beauty Academy – Accredited
Boca Raton, FL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Electrology / Barbering
Boca Beauty Academy – Accredited
Parkland, FL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Electrology / Barbering
Nanuet, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Newburgh, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Collectiv Academy – Accredited
Sandy, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
IBMC College – Accredited
Fort Collins, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
IBMC College – Accredited
Greeley, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
IBMC College – Accredited
Longmont, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Granada Hills, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design
Colorado Springs, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering

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El Paso, TX
Hair Design
North Wilkesboro, NC
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Anchorage, AK
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Las Vegas, NV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oklahoma City, OK
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Galesburg, IL
Hair Design
Deep River, CT
Hair Design
Burbank, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Waupun, WI
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
Everett, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Albany, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Chattanooga, TN
Hair Design
Glendale, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Binghamton, NY
Hair Design
Lakeside, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Barbering
Renton, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
West Palm Beach, FL
Hair Design
Jackson, MS
Hair Design
Athens, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Washington, DC
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Dover, DE
Hair Design
Denver, CO
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
Tempe, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Portland, OR
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design
Vancouver, WA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Provo, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Bale Beauty Academy – Accredited
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
St Petersburg, FL
Hair Design
Portland, OR
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Raleigh, NC
Hair Design
Yuma, AZ
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Beaverton, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Saint Clairsville, OH
Hair Design
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Washington, DC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Braiding / Barbering
Baldwin, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Daleville, VA
Hair Design
Mentor, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Strongsville, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Feasterville, PA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Niles, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Charm Beauty School – Accredited
Dearborn Heights, MI
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Loveland, CO
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Pine Brook, NJ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Goldsboro, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Seattle, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Klamath Falls, OR
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Salem, OR
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
West Seneca, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Downey, CA
Hair Design / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Las Vegas, NV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Modesto, CA
Hair Design / Barbering
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Kaysville, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Windsor, CO
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oklahoma City, OK
Hair Design
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Torrington, WY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
Orlando, FL
Hair Design
Albuquerque, NM
Hair Design
Moses Lake, WA
Hair Design
Westminster, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Elite Beauty School – Accredited
Vancouver, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Yakima, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Renton, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Shoreline, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Yakima, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Washington, MO
Hair Design / Nail Technology
Las Vegas, NV
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
North Las Vegas, NV
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Seattle, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Chattanooga, TN
Hair Design
Littleton, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hialeah, FL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Garland, TX
Hair Design / Nail Technology
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Rome, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Winston-Salem, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Albany, NY
Hair Design / Nail Technology
Lakewood, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Colchester, CT
Hair Design
Hillcrest Heights, MD
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Mount Vernon, WA
Hair Design
Hollywood, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Huntington, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Saline, MI
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Kahului, HI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Richland Hills, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Reno, NV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Martinsburg, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Graham, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Sikeston, MO
Teacher Training / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
Centennial, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Salem, OR
Hair Design / Barbering
Orem, UT
Hair Design
New York, NY
Hair Design
Scottsdale, AZ
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Lawrenceville, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Memphis, TN
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Kingsport, TN
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Kor Beauty Academy – Accredited
Peoria, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Springfield, MO
Hair Design
New York, NY
Hair Design
Memphis, TN
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
Morgantown, WV
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Williamsville, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Durham, NC
Hair Design
Bay Shore, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Hauppauge, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Levittown, NY
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Longview, WA
Hair Design
Greensboro, NC
Hair Design
Nashville, TN
Hair Design
Madisonville, KY
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Kirkland, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Cumming, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Duluth, GA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Alexandria, VA
Hair Design / Nail Technology
Anchorage, AK
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Los Angeles, CA
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Florence, KY
Hair Design
Greensboro, NC
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Springfield, MO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Alabaster, AL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Barbering
Morgantown, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Grand Rapids, MI
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Lehi, UT
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Denver, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Pasco, WA
Hair Design
New York, NY
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Clarkesville, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Sterling, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Beaverton, OR
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Happy Valley, OR
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Hillsboro, OR
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Medford, OR
Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Springfield, OR
Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Tualatin, OR
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Fort Worth, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Hurst, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Bremerton, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design
La Junta, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
New York, NY
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Las Vegas, NV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Penrose Academy – Accredited
Scottsdale, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Laser Training
Salem, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Happy Valley, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Corvallis, OR
Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Bend, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Grants Pass, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Medford, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Orlando, FL
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Greenville, NC
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Pittsburgh, PA
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Portland, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Pasadena, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Johnson City, TN
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Arvada, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Lakewood, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Cape Girardeau, MO
Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Baton Rouge, LA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Austin, MN
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Saint Paul, MN
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Prescott, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Jacksonville, FL
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Rincon, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Salinas, CA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Mobile, AL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
New Orleans, LA
Hair Design
Salon Institute – Accredited
Columbus, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Salon Institute – Accredited
Toledo, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Atlanta, GA
Hair Design / Barbering
Beverly Hills, CA
Hair Design
Boston, MA
Hair Design
McLean, VA
Hair Design
New York, NY
Hair Design
Lucasville, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Philadelphia, PA
Hair Design
Norfolk, VA
Hair Design
Shear Fire Design – Accredited
Palmer, AK
Hair Design / Nail Technology
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Barbering
Carson City, NV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Mansfield, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Huntington, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Lumberton, NC
Hair Design
Pittsburgh, PA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Griffin, GA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Saint Joseph, MO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Tampa, FL
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Tigard, OR
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Beaverton, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Barbering
THE Beauty School – Accredited
Wasilla, AK
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Union, NJ
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Chicago, IL
Hair Design
Oklahoma City, OK
Hair Design / Barbering
Houston, TX
Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
The Salon Academy – Accredited
Wilsonville, OR
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
The Spa School – Accredited
Columbus, OH
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Chandler, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Laser Training
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Tolleson, AZ
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Laser Training
TIGI – Accredited
Guilford, CT
Cosmetology / Hair Design
New York, NY
Hair Design
Oklahoma City, OK
Hair Design
Union City, NJ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Trend Setters – Accredited
Anchorage, AK
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Alamosa, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Trinidad, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Fort Collins, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Tucson, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Denver, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
North Charleston, SC
Hair Design
Little Rock, AR
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Vega's Academy – Accredited
Vancouver, WA
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Kennewick, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
West-Mec – Accredited
Buckeye, AZ
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care
Mount Vernon, NY
Cosmetology / Hair Design
Lakewood, CO
Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Birmingham, AL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology
Killeen, TX
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Barbering
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Barbering / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
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Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
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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.

Hairstylist Training and Certification Requirements

There are a few different ways to become a professional hairstylist. First you must have a high school diploma or GED before working to obtain a certification or diploma from a cosmetology program. Certification is obtained by enrolling in a cosmetology school or hair design school and undergoing a program that takes around nine months. Most cosmetology schools require that hairstylists take part in an apprenticeship with a lot of on-the-job experience. Afterwards a licensing exam must be taken.

An associate degree in cosmetology is another way to get the requisite training. Associate degrees will give you more in-depth knowledge of hairstyling and specific subjects such as facial anatomy and skin problems. If you choose to get an associate degree, you will be taught to perform other services such as facials, scalp treatment, and other things. This makes you more likely to have better job opportunities because of their education.

Licensing is the final step to becoming a hairstylist. You must take an exam that tests your abilities on the skills gained in your hair design school.

Because of the ever-changing nature of style, as a hairstylist, you should regularly attend seminars and workshops in order to learn about the latest trends.

Hair Design Career Path and Opportunities

Once you are ready to get started in the beauty industry, you may start out as apprentices who work under hair styling and cosmetology professionals. This will allow you to watch, learn, and perform tasks to further refine your talent. They’ll answer phones, clean the shop, schedule appointments, and do various other jobs.

 

My mum’s hairdresser was looking for an apprentice…the rest is history!- Anne Veck, salon owner

Taking an apprenticeship in hair styling is not a requirement though.  You may instead decide to find employment at a hair salon, barbershop, hospitals, and even hotels and resorts. There is a demand for hairstylists, and the need for them is set to increase with time. However, higher positions in a salon can become quite competitive.

You may also be interested in working for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire if you wish to style for editorial pieces and photo shoots.

The salary of a hairstylist starts out at around 20,000 dollars a year and can increase up to 40,000 depending on the clientèle.

Hair Styling Day to Day Responsibilities

Hairstylists have many responsibilities. They must be able to cut, buzz, and style the hair of many clients each day. They can also be expected to do more complicated, specialized work like frosting hair and doing hair extensions if they are certified in that area. The hairstylist needs to be able to communicate with their client so they can produce the kind of result their client wants. They must also be able to foresee what hairstyles work best with the client’s face and give the client advice when prompted.

Hairstylists are expected to take care of other responsibilities around the salon as well. Cleaning the shop, sanitizing work spaces, and ordering more supplies when necessary are all part of the job. They also may have to accept payments and try to encourage clients to buy gel, mousse, or other hair supplies that are sold at the shop.

If the hairstylist is a freelancer, they will have to deal with the business and extra tax implications of freelancing.

To become a hairstylist, one must be willing to enroll in a cosmetology program and apprenticeship and cater to individual’s needs and desires to look their best. Juggling many responsibilities and working long days are necessities that people must consider before entering the profession. Passion plays a large role in hairstyling!