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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.
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Before applying for your cosmetology license, you must first complete the educational requirements established by the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology, which regulates a number of cosmetology specialties. There are 11 licensing options and each one has the following minimum training hour requirements.
Cosmetologist: 1,500 training hours
Cosmetology Instructor: current cosmetology license + 300 hours of experience + one year as a junior instructor.
Barber Technician: 340 training hours
Master Barber: 1,500 training hours
Barber Instructor: 450 training hours +barber license for a minimum of three years.
Natural Hairstylist: 300 training hours
Nail Technician: 600 training hours
Esthetician: 750 training hours
Electrologist: 600 training hours
Permanent Makeup Artist: must have a current tattoo artist license
Massage Therapist: 500 training hours
The state of Tennessee renews cosmetology licenses every two years, and you must complete at least 16 hours of continuing education in cosmetology for licensure renewal.