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Prepare for a Beauty Career in Baltimore!

Are you looking to get more information about becoming a beauty professional in Baltimore? You’ve certainly come to the right place. With BeautySchools.com, you can find and compare beauty schools in Baltimore today! Simply use our directory to request information about the programs that interest you. Good luck on your journey to a more beautiful career!

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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.

Find a Cosmetology School in Baltimore

Researching the available beauty fields you can pursue should be your first task. There are a variety to choose from, such as: hair stylist, nail specialist, skincare specialist and cosmetologist. It really all comes down to what piques your particular interest. If you’re looking to take a course that is quick and (relatively) painless, those options are definitely available. Based on the Maryland Board of Cosmetology, the following hours are required for its beauty courses:

• Cosmetology – 1,500 hours
• Esthetician – 600 hours
• Nail tech – 250 hours

You can find these courses in various local beauty schools like Empire Beauty School, American Beauty Academy and Regency Beauty Institute. You can find these among other great schools listed in our online database, so don’t hesitate.

Certifying Yourself in a Beauty Profession

Once you have decided on the beauty field you would like to study in, you can choose to further your education by becoming a Senior Cosmetologist, Apprentice Cosmetologist or even an owner of a salon or limited practice. Here are more details about these areas:

Apprentice Cosmetologist: This requires having your cosmetology license for one year and completing two one-year renewals. An application has to be completed and a sponsorship form has to be signed by a senior cosmetologist. Afterward, you have to complete 24 months of training, with a minimum of 20 hours weekly. You’ll have to mail in a monthly training report to the Maryland Board of Cosmetologists.

Senior Cosmetologist: Once you have had your license and have practiced cosmetology for two years, you can take the Senior Cosmetologist Exam and Cosmetologist Exam. You must ‘Ace’ these tests in order to qualify.

Salon Owner: You’ll have to complete a permit from the local zoning agency for approved use and occupancy, along with your license application.

Limited Practice Owner: If you are an esthetician or nail tech, you can submit a permit for approved use and occupancy from the local zoning agency, along with completing your license application.

Apprentice Esthetician: You must have at least one year of being a practicing, licensed esthetician, and complete a one-year renewal. A senior cosmetologist or two-year licensed nail tech must also sign your sponsorship form, which is to be submitted with your application. You also have to complete 24 months of training, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. Monthly training reports must be mailed to the Board.

Apprentice Nail Tech: You must have been licensed for at least one year and submitted one (1) one-year renewal. Either a senior cosmetologist or two-year licensed esthetician must sign your sponsorship form, which is to be submitted with your application. Twelve months of training must be completed, with a minimum of 20 hours weekly. Monthly training reports have to be mailed to the Board.

Becoming a Paid Beauty Professional

Whichever path you decide to take in your beauty career, making sound business decisions is important if you plan on becoming successful. One way to achieve this is by networking with local salons and attending beauty conventions/expos, similar to the Natural Hair Care Expo. There are also plenty of parlors and spas that you can call and visit to see if you can rent your own chair. Even if you’re planning to be an entrepreneur or salon owner, working in a salon or spa could help get your feet wet and gain loyal clients.

As a beauty professional (or any professional!), earning money is important. According to O*Net, Baltimore cosmetologists and hair stylists typically earn between $16,500 and $49,600 yearly. A spa manager in Baltimore can make between $23,800 and $65,000. The outlook for these areas between 2010 and 2020 is about 130 new job openings for spa managers and 550 new jobs for cosmetologists.

Don’t wait any longer to find out how you can pursue a career in the beauty industry. Simply reach out to the schools in your area to learn more!

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Baltimore Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

Baltimore Studio of Hair Design

318 N Howard St Baltimore, MD 21201-3444

Programs Offered: Cosmetology,Nail Technician
Student to Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 64%

Fortis Institute

6901 Security Blvd Ste 21 Baltimore, MD 21244

Programs Offered: Cosmetology, Esthetics and Skin Care
Student to Teacher Ratio: 32 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 52%

Maryland Beauty Academy of Essex

505 Eastern Blvd Baltimore, MD 21221-6702

Programs Offered: Cosmetology, Nail Technician
Student to Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1
Weekend Classes: No
Retention Rate: 77%

Regency Beauty Institute-Baltimore-Golden Ring

8660 Pulaski Highway Baltimore, MD 21237-0000

Programs Offered: Cosmetology
Student to Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1
Weekend Classes: Yes
Retention Rate: 61%