Beauty Schools and Cosmetology Schools in Salt Lake City, UT

As the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is one of the best Utah cities for new beauty professionals. There are almost 190,000 people in Salt Lake City, representing a wide range of beauty needs and preferences.

Becoming a cosmetologist, barber, or nail technician can prepare you for a rewarding career in the beauty industry. Consult our list of Salt Lake City cosmetology schools to find a school that can help you meet your career goals.

Beauty Salaries in Salt Lake City

Cosmetology is a field that values experience and seniority, so your earning potential can increase each year as you become more skilled in your specialty. However, looking at the area's average salaries for different jobs can give you a good idea of how much you can earn. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following salary ranges for cosmetology jobs:

  • $17,520 to $47,300 for cosmetologists
  • $16,870 to $28,650 for manicurists
  • $18,900 to $46,520 for skincare specialists

The salary you earn may be affected by where you work. Some new graduates decide to work for a salon or rent a chair at a salon; this may allow you to earn tips on top of your regular salary. If you decide to open your own salon, your income may fluctuate a lot until the salon becomes profitable.

License Requirements in Utah

Before you can be licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, you must meet their educational standards. They require students in each field to complete a set number of classroom hours:

  • Cosmetologists: 2,000 hours
  • Barbers: 1,000 hours
  • Esthetician: 600 hours
  • Nail technician: 300 hours

Once you pass the state's written and skills exam, you are ready to get your license. Your license must then be renewed by September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Getting Around and Networking

Public transit is a significant benefit of living in the largest city in Utah. The Utah Transit Authority offers bus service all over Utah, but most of its routes are in the Salt Lake City area. Their Student Pass program may qualify you for lower fares if you attend one of their member schools.

Cosmetology is a field that is very dependent on new technology, new styles, and networking. You can begin preparing for your new career by becoming a student member of a local cosmetology association. The National Cosmetology Association/Cosmetology Utah offers statewide events and has ties to the National Cosmetology Association. Throughout your career, you may be able to stay connected to the Utah beauty industry.

Also consider these nearby beauty schools. View cosmetology schools in Layton, UT, Ogden, UT and Provo, UT.

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Cosmetology Schools in Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT

Programs include Basic & Master Esthetician licensing preparation courses and continuing post- graduate education for Estheticians, Master Estheticians and medical professionals.
Salt Lake City, UT

Our instructors are also professionals in the industry, which allows our students several opportunities with networking, real experience, and the benefit of learning different...
Salt Lake City, UT

An education from the Sherman Kendall Academy of Beauty Arts and Sciences qualifies you for an exciting, artistic, and advantageous career in hair design and esthetics.
Draper, UT

Accelerate your career with laser & medical aesthetics training at NIMA; offering over nine laser technologies on-site and a staff of nationally recognized trainers and leading edge curriculum.
Layton, UT

Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 40 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available.
Orem, UT

The SkinScience Institute of Laser & Esthetics is dedicated to providing the highest quality esthetics education available. Our programs include Basic...
Provo, UT

Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society.

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