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Hair Schools and Programs in Wisconsin

Before you can professionally cut and style hair, you must get the right training and meet the licensing requirements in your state. If you live in Wisconsin, here are the requirements you must fulfill before you can become a hair stylist.

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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.

Overview Hair Schools in Wisconsin

Students have several options to choose from when they decide to pursue a career styling and cutting hair. The programs at each school vary and can include different courses throughout the course of study. Most of the schools offering hair styling and cutting programs welcome visitors, so it may be helpful for potential students to schedule a session with the schools they are interested in to get a feel for which options are right for them.

Hair Cutting Licensing Requirements in Wisconsin

In order to practice as a cosmetologist or other beauty practitioner in Wisconsin, you must attend a licensed school, complete the minimum amount of training hours and pass the state’s cosmetology board exams. The required number of training hours you must complete depends on which license you are pursuing. A cosmetology license requires the completion of 1,800 hours or 4,000 hours of cosmetology apprenticeship. Once you have met all of the requirements and receive your license, you need to renew your license with the Wisconsin State Board of Cosmetology every two years.

Employment Outlook for Hair Stylists in Wisconsin

According to theĀ Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were between 10,350 and 25,010 hairdressers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists in Wisconsin in May 2012. Among these professionals, the annual mean income was between $24,230 and $25,780. Employment among hair stylists in Wisconsin is concentrated heavily in the urban areas, with areas like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay being home to the majority of hair stylists. Hairdressers who live in urban areas tend to make slightly higher incomes than those who live in rural areas.