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Cosmetology Programs in Georgia

Cosmetology training can offer rewarding careers and opportunities for advancement, pleasant working conditions, creative expression, and social interaction on a personal level. Cosmetologists can enjoy the freedom to chat while working, unlike many nine-to-five jobs.

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Cosmetology careers can offer great job security and the flexibility of working for others of opening your own salon!

BeautySchools.com understands that you want to get started in your career right away. That’s why we have created an online place where you can quickly view your options and start requesting information. Below you will find information about attending school, and what to expect with you complete your training. We strongly recommend contacting 2-3 schools to be sure you make the best decision for your future.

Georgia Licensing Requirements

The state requires accredited cosmetology training to meet licensing requirements, but students enjoy great freedom in how they complete their educations. The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology issues licenses to students meeting the course requirements and passing the state licensing examination. The follow course requirements comprise the prerequisites for taking the exam for different cosmetology specialties.

  • Cosmetologist—1,500 hours of class study must be reinforced with 3,000 hours of apprenticeship.
  • Hair Design—1,325 hours of class study must be reinforced with 2,650 hours of apprenticeship.
  • Esthetician—1,000 hours of class study must be reinforced with 2,000 hours of apprenticeship.
  • Nail Technician—525 hours of class study must be reinforced with 1,050 hours of apprenticeship.
  • People who have qualified in other states or countries that extend reciprocity to Georgia’s cosmetology graduates and have similar requirements for qualifying may receive a license by paying the appropriate fee without taking the examination.

Pursue Job Security and Flexibility!

Cosmetology careers can offer great job security and the flexibility of working for others of opening your own salon. Many schools offer continuing educational opportunities to learn new technology and techniques. Skin treatments, laser techniques, and esthetic skin-care products offer cutting-edge growth and marketing opportunities.

Training takes about a year to prepare students for exciting careers. In addition to cosmetology procedures, students can learn how to start their own cosmetology businesses. Customer-service skills, advertising, keeping records, and learning how to use the Internet to increase income are just a few of the exciting possibilities.

Enjoy Control and Freedom of Location

Cosmetologists can usually control how much they earn by working longer hours, handling private customers on the side, working on commission, or starting their own shops. Average salaries for cosmetologists in Georgia range from $16,200-$36,900. In Georgia, numerous opportunities for training and employment suit individual tastes very well. The state of Georgia features metropolitan cities, suburban lifestyles, or the charm of rural communities. Atlanta provides the greatest selection of schools and job choices. Cosmetologists can choose from seven accredited schools in the city that train more than 5,400 students to enter careers in hair-styling, makeup artistry, skin care, or nail-care technology.

Atlanta Technical College ranks as the largest cosmetology school in Atlanta, according to student enrollment figures. The annual graduating class numbers between 100 and 200 students that join a cosmetology workforce in the city expected to grow 35 percent by 2018. Prospects in Atlanta and throughout Georgia make careers in cosmetology exceptionally promising.

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Featured Cosmetology Schools in GA


Paul Mitchell the School Esani Alpharetta, GA
Aveda Institute Atlanta Atlanta, GA
International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy Atlanta, GA
Iverson Institute Atlanta, GA
Empire Beauty Schools Atlanta Dunwoody Atlanta Dunwoody, GA
Empire Beauty Schools Atlanta Kennesaw Atlanta Kennesaw, GA
Empire Beauty Schools Atlanta Lawrenceville Atlanta Lawrenceville, GA
Empire Beauty School Morrow Atlanta Morrow, GA
Empire Beauty School Augusta Augusta, GA
Miller Motte Technical College Augusta, GA
Virginia College Augusta Augusta, GA
Virginia College Columbus Columbus, GA
Georgia Career Institute (GA) Conyers, GA
Genesis Career College of Dalton Dalton, GA
Georgia Beauty Academy Dalton, GA
The Process Institute of Cosmetology A Redken Partner School Lawrenceville, GA
Virginia College Macon Macon, GA
Toni & Guy Academy Marietta, GA
Empire Beauty School Savannah Savannah, GA
Virginia College Savannah Savannah, GA