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Hawaii Cosmetology Programs

Cosmetology students may decide to enroll at Bella Torre Academy in Alea, Hawaii, or they may choose to enroll in Remington College in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bella Torre Academy offers cosmetology certifications and workshops for general education purposes. Remington College offers a diploma for cosmetology programs with a specialization in fields like nail art, facial makeup and hair styling.

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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.

Cosmetology Schools and Curriculum in Hawaii

The typical curriculum for cosmetology schools in Hawaii includes the following courses:

– Anatomy and physiology
– Nail structure
– Salon Management
– Professional Etiquette
– Hair styling
– Hair coloring
– Permanent waxing

Before you enroll in a Hawaii cosmetology school, you should make sure that the school offers the specific courses in which you seek to refine your skills or specialize.

Cosmetologist Licensing Requirements in Hawaii

The Hawaii Board of Cosmetology provides licensing requirements for individuals seeking to work as cosmetologists. To become a cosmetologist, a student will need to complete 1600 hours of coursework, exams and instruction. In addition, a student is required to complete 3600 hours in an apprenticeship position. A cosmetologist is required to renew his or her license every two years. The total cost to renew a license is $100. If you decide not to renew a license, then you will have only three years to be able to reinstate the license without a penalty. If you wish to renew a license outside of this time frame, then you will have to file an appeal with the Hawaii Board of Cosmetology. If you wish to transfer a license, then you will also need to file a special appeal with the Hawaii Board of Cosmetology. Depending on your circumstances, you may be required to complete an additional exam or coursework. You may also need to submit a filing fee with your application.

For those who wish to become a hairstylist, 1250 hours of instruction, coursework and examinations is required. A hairstylist also needs to complete 2500 hours in an apprenticeship position. A nail technician needs to complete 350 hours of instruction and coursework. A nail technician also needs to complete a total of 700 hours in an apprenticeship position.

Employment Outlook for Cosmetologists in Hawaii

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average median salary for a cosmetologist in Hawaii is $35,690 a year. The average hourly wage for a cosmetologist in Hawaii is $17.50 an hour. Over 800 cosmetologists are currently employed in Hawaii, and the BLS anticipates that the job outlook will grow by about 14 percent from 2010 to 2020.