CONTINUING EDUCATION - GEORGIA

Continuing Education
IN
Georgia

Part of what draws people into the field of cosmetology is its ever-changing trends, styles, and technologies. It's clear that you can't expect to use the exact same techniques and offer the same styles year after year, which is where continuing education comes in!

The state of Georgia requires cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, and hair designers to complete five hours of continuing education in every two-year licensing period.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Your Place of Employment
Local Beauty Schools
Technical Colleges

There are lots of different places that offer continuing education in Georgia, so the courses offered may vary depending on whether you study at your place of employment, a local beauty school, or a technical college. Continue reading about continuing your beauty education, and use our complete listings to connect with beauty schools in Georgia today!

Education Details

Many continuing education courses center around health and safety in cosmetology, rather than specific cosmetology techniques. Keeping a clean and sanitary workplace is incredibly important in cosmetology, and researchers are always coming up with new ways to enhance sanitation in this setting. You may learn about new state requirements for hygiene and how to minimize the spread of infectious disease in cosmetology settings. You can also attend fun technique-based continuing education classes in subjects that interest you. Cosmetologists often take courses in hair removal, hair coloring styles and techniques, and new types of hair care products. If you're an esthetician, nail technician, or hair designer, you can take classes that are specific to your career.

License Renewal
5
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Since continuing education is required in Georgia, it plays a major role in your job outlook and salary! If you don't keep up with the state's continuing education requirements, you may lose your cosmetology license and have to go through the relicensing procedure. The Georgia Board of Cosmetology oversees continuing education and renewal for licensed cosmetology professionals.

Careers
$27,180 
Average
$38,200
High End

There are specific requirements for continuing education. Three of your five hours every two years must be in health and safety. These courses must be approved by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Your other two hours may be in any relevant field or subject that interests you. Some students take courses in business management, beauty products, or new beauty techniques. Time spent at trade and product shows may count towards your continuing education hours. Cosmetologists and other licensed beauty workers in Georgia may have a great job outlook for several years to come. Per O*Net, job openings are expected to increase by 27% between 2010 and 2020. Reported salaries range from $16,400 to $38,200 per year (O*Net, 2013).

After Continuing Education

As you go through continuing education, you may find that it can shape and expand your cosmetology career. Getting new skills and learning more about new styles can make you more appealing to a wide range of clients, increasing your income and filling up your appointment books. This is a huge benefit, since many cosmetologists note that their relationships with their customers are the best aspect of your career. Since you may see people on a monthly basis for their trim or cut, you can get to know about their families, work, and personal lives. If you're looking for a way to change the path you're on and shape a successful future for yourself, cosmetology may be the way to go. The NTFW recently awarded an Apprentice of the Year award to Nick Petrakis, a hairdressing entrepreneur that demonstrates how much an education in cosmetology can affect your life. After dropping out of school when he was 13, Petrakis returned to school at the age of 16 to study cosmetology. Now, over 10 years later, he has all of his cosmetology qualifications and owns his own salon.

State board Contact Information

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone Number: 404-656-2881

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Georgia state cosmetology license.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Georgia that interest you below,

Paul Mitchell the School Esani

1003 Mansell Road,
Alpharetta, GA 30076

Program: Cosmetology

Our School The Paul Mitchell name is recognized worldwide. As part of the Paul Mitchell network, graduates of  the school gain instant access to thousands of successful salons and spas and assistance with Our School The Paul Mitchell name is recognized worldwide. As part of the Paul Mitchell network, graduates of  the school gain instant access to thousands of successful salons and spas and assistance with recruiting, mentoring, support, and job placement. Paul Mitchell the School Esani, has a special focus on international hair and beauty. Our graduates learn to work with all different hair and skin types and have exposure to international trends and techniques. We also give our future professionals the business essentials they need to be successful from the start. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you make your dreams come true and find the right home to begin your career. Whether you dream of becoming a hairdresser, skin care therapist, or pursuing any of the other exciting careers in cosmetology or esthetics, we have the program for you. Courses Overview At Paul Mitchell the School Esani, we prepare our graduates to not only pass the state licensing examination, but to build personal confidence and become successful right from the start. Our curriculum reaches out to all learning types with a focus on making the learning experience engaging, fun, and effective. Whether you learn best by reading, observing, or doing, our environment is designed to draw out your creativity, making the learning process a series of exciting discoveries. WE OFFER BOTH DAYTIME AND EVENING CLASSES. Cosmetology Program Overview The Cosmetology Program features extensive hands-on and classroom training in the chemistry of hair, hair design, cutting, coloring, makeup, manicuring/pedicuring, international techniques and fashion trends. We also mentor future professionals in attitude, retailing, personal appearance, and business essentials. Our future professionals have the opportunity to complete a photo shoot project where they create their personal portfolios and put on a debut hair show - all while they're still in school. We'll prepare you for the State Board examination, and much, much more. Skin Care Program Overview The Skin Academy Department offers the state-required program for becoming a licensed skin therapist/esthetician with real world practical experience through our skin care clinic. We use a state-of-the-art educational system developed with The International Dermal Institute, an international leader in skin care education and products. This unique program focuses on personalized attention and brings a new depth of understanding and knowledge of classical professional techniques, such as international skin treatments, speed waxing, customized treatment protocols, skin analysis, ingredient technology, makeup techniques, and prescriptive retailing. When you graduate from our Skin Academy, you will be ready to take on a wide variety of skin care careers. Enrollment Information Requirements To enroll in the Cosmetology Program or Skin Academy at Paul Mitchell the School Esani, you must be at least l7 years of age and be a high school graduate with a diploma, or have a GED certificate. We encourage you to schedule a personal tour with a member of our Admissions Team. Experience the Esani difference first-hand and take the first step on your journey towards an exciting career in a dynamic and growing industry. It's easy to get started. Financial Aid  We are committed to assisting all of our students in meeting their educational costs. Financial assistance programs are available to those who qualify. Our Financial Aid team will take the time to assist you with the necessary applications and make sure you understand all of your options. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need on your way to your own financial freedom. An education with  Paul Mitchell School Esani will give you a head start. Check us out today!
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Empire Beauty School - Northlake

Briarcliff Village, 2190 Henderson Mill Road,
Atlanta, GA 30345

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Health and Style Institute, LLC

2450 Piedmont Road,
Atlanta, GA 30324

Program: Cosmetology

ABOUT US! Health and Style Institute provides training which will provide you with the skills employers in the Salon & Spa industry demand. Our promise is to provide you with experienced instructors, up-to-date ABOUT US! Health and Style Institute provides training which will provide you with the skills employers in the Salon & Spa industry demand. Our promise is to provide you with experienced instructors, up-to-date curriculum and equipment, and a comfortable and safe learning environment. Our commitment to you does not stop in the classroom. Career services are available to help you obtain a job. We take pride in knowing you've put your trust in us as your education provider. We look forward to coaching you through your transition to a successful future in the beauty industry. In addition to providing classroom based training, Health and Style Institute also gives students the opportunity to work in a real-world salon and spa setting where you provide services to clients under the supervision of a licensed instructor. This allows you to begin building your clientele, while you are still in school! OUR PROGRAMS We offer three beauty programs at Health and Style Institute. Students may choose to take the path that interests them the most. Cosmetology The Cosmetology program is our most popular program and it teaches the fundamentals of cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair coloring, manicuring, skin care and makeup. Upon completion of the 1,500 clock hours required by the State of Georgia for graduation, students will have the opportunity to sit for the state board exam. Skin Care Therapy Health and Style Institute's Skin Care Therapy program instructs students in the fundamentals of skin care, facials, facial massage, hair removal, spa body basics, business aspects, product knowledge and effective retailing. Students are required by the State of Georgia to complete 1,000 clock hours and pass the state board exam to become a licensed esthetician. Graduates of this program can work in a variety of environments, such as salons, health and beauty spas, and medical offices. Cosmetology Teacher Training The Teacher Training Program prepares students with all of the fundamentals of providing cosmetology instruction in a licensed public or private cosmetology school. Students of this course must possess a high school diploma or GED and must have their cosmetology license. The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to pass the State Board exam to become a licensed Cosmetology Teacher and obtain employment in the cosmetology training industry. CHOOSE HEALTH AND STYLE INSTITUTE An education from Health and Style Institute can prepare you to become a professional in the beauty industry and help you explore the career opportunities that are available for you. We offer career services that can help you network and attend career fairs, explore the ins and outs of starting your own salon or salon business, and prepare your resume and cover letters. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify. Are you ready to be a part of the beauty industry? Take the first step and contact Health and Style Institute today! Request Information about tuition, enrollment, program requirements, and more!
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Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Dunwoody

4719 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Suite 205,
Atlanta-Dunwoody, GA 30338

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Kennesaw

2615 George Busbee Pkwy,
Atlanta-Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Lawrenceville

1455 Pleasant Road, Suite 105,
Atlanta-Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty School - Morrow

Southlake Pavilion II,1958 Mt. Zion Rd. Ste. 205
Atlanta-Morrow, GA 30260

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty School - Augusta

3241 Washington Road,
Augusta, GA 30909

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

900 Flat Shoals Rd SE,
Conyers, GA 30094

Program: Cosmetology

Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Great Careers Start at the Institute! Welcome to Georgia Career Institute - Conyers Campus! Our newest, state-of-the-art-facility is conveniently located off exit 82 from I-20 in Conyers - only 25 minutes from midtown Atlanta. Turn south onto GA hwy 20, go 5 lights and turn right onto Flat Shoals. The campus comprises more than 25,000 sq ft of salon, spa classroom and retail space and offers a professional atmosphere unsurpassed in our region. For nearly 30 years, the Institute has demonstrated success in preparing its graduates to enter into and succeed in the Beauty and Wellness fields as: • Cosmetologists • Nail Technicians • Estheticians • Massage Therapists • Educators At the Institute, we don't just prepare you for your license exams - our approach is to teach you what you really need to know to build a successful career. Our curricula is designed to go significantly beyond the basics to help you truly understand what it takes to become a professional in your field. Progressive teaching methods are utilized which encourage originality and self-expression by our students. Our efforts are directed to serving the student who is inquisitive, eager, and responsive in recognizing the value of a top quality, comprehensive, professional education. You have more career choices and ways to prepare yourself for that career than any generation before you. Choosing one of the Beauty or Wellness fields could be a great decision for you if this is where your passion lies. These fields are projected by the US Bureau of Labor statistics to be among the fastest growing fields in the upcoming decade. We are grateful that you have decided to explore your options at the Institute. As we decide together whether this is the place for you, we invite you to contact us and come check us out personally so that you can get all the information you need to make the right choice for your future. Cosmetology The Cosmetology Program is comprehensive and teaches the student the basics to more advanced procedures in: • haircutting • hairstyling • permanent waving • coloring • color correction • manicuring/pedicuring • facials and basic skin care This program is offered in flexible day and evening schedules and prepares the student to qualify to take the state board exam for a Cosmetology license. It takes about a year to complete during the day schedule and approximately 18 months in the evening. Nail Technology The Institute's Program in Nail Technology takes approximately 6 months to complete during the day and nine months during the evening. You will learn everything you need to start a career in this high-demand field from the basics of manicuring to more complex nail additions and art. • basic and advanced manicuring and pedicuring • nail art • wraps • nail tips • sculptured nails • gels • acrylics Also in this program, an introduction to basic Aromatherapy and reflexology is included. Esthetics One of the fastest growing professional segments of the cosmetology industry is Esthetics. The Esthetician is responsible for the care, repair and enhancement of the skin, our largest organ. As the general population ages and becomes more aware of the importance of this vital organ, the Esthetics industry is booming. Every day, more and more women as well as men are seeking treatment and instruction in the care of their skin. As a student at the Institute you will be learn everything you need to know to begin a skincare career from the basic facial to rejuvenating procedures including microdermabrasion, galvanic, high frequency and ultrasonic treatments. Students learn several techniques for exfoliation as hair removal becomes more in demand for both men and women in the spa environment. Instruction in spa body treatments will teach you how to help your clients achieve a sense of relaxation and balance as well as for detoxification of the body. The science and art of makeup is explored during the course and the student will decide if he or she wants to move more toward the spa setting or the medical setting and ample opportunity is available for study in either area. This program is offered in both the Day and Evening Schedules and will prepare the student for a career in esthetics and for the licensing examination of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Advanced courses are available to our graduates and other licensed esthetician in Applied Clinical Esthetics (ACE) for those interested in working for a medical professional or facility. In ACE the student will be exposed to pre- and post-operative care for skin surgery clients and more advanced resurfacing techniques. Another advanced program is available for makeup artistry that includes introductions to corrective makeup applications and makeup for the film and television industries. Massage Therapy Massage has been utilized for relaxation and therapeutic applications for thousands of years. Today more people are realizing the therapeutic benefits of massage than ever before. Massage therapy can be useful for the relief of many conditions including: • Stress • Tension • Chronic muscle problems • Joint and circulatory issues The Massage Therapy Program at Georgia Career Institute instructs the student in various modalities including: • Swedish • Deep Tissue • Sports Injury Assessment • Asian techniques • Neuromuscular Therapy • Reflexology • And more These techniques are supported by a robust study of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology throughout the program. Students will also learn the basics of building a massage business and will prepare for national examination during their course of study. The program at the Institute contains 750 contact hours of student and takes approximately one year to complete. Classes are available during the day and evening schedules. Students learn how to use the art of massage to help others increase their range of motion and flexibility to alleviate some of their discomfort and learn to help clients de-stress in this comprehensive program. The Educators Program In the Institute's Instructors' Program, students who have already become licensed beauty professionals can take their career to another level and learn the Institute's particular approach to pedagogical science and methodology. Professionals in this program will learn techniques required to develop lesson plans, classroom management and procedures, and to measure and evaluate student skills and competencies using our own rubrics and other tools. Acceptance into this program is extremely limited and requires and interview and evaluation of the education and campus director. Accreditations, Licensing, Affiliation and Financial Aid Georgia Career Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education Our beauty programs are licensed by the State of Georgia Board of Cosmetology Massage Therapy is licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission We are proud members of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA), the Cosmetology Educators of America, The American Massage Therapy Association and an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. Members of our Esthetics Faculty are NCEA Certified The Institute is approved by the US Department of Education to participate in Title IV Financial Aid programs. Our Student Financial Services Department is available to guide you through the application process for financial aid. The Institute is approved for Veterans' Educational Benefits. Contact The Institute! We appreciate your interest and welcome your visit to our Conyers, GA Campus. Please click the "Request Information" button on this page to find out more. You must be a high school graduate, or possess a General Equivalency Diploma to attend Georgia Career Institute. High School Seniors are also welcome to explore with us to plan for study after high school graduation.
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Health and Style Institute, LLC

615 Ernest W Barrett Parkway,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Cosmetology

ABOUT US! Health and Style Institute provides training which will provide you with the skills employers in the Salon & Spa industry demand. Our promise is to provide you with experienced instructors, up-to-date ABOUT US! Health and Style Institute provides training which will provide you with the skills employers in the Salon & Spa industry demand. Our promise is to provide you with experienced instructors, up-to-date curriculum and equipment, and a comfortable and safe learning environment. Our commitment to you does not stop in the classroom. Career services are available to help you obtain a job. We take pride in knowing you've put your trust in us as your education provider. We look forward to coaching you through your transition to a successful future in the beauty industry. In addition to providing classroom based training, Health and Style Institute also gives students the opportunity to work in a real-world salon and spa setting where you provide services to clients under the supervision of a licensed instructor. This allows you to begin building your clientele, while you are still in school! OUR PROGRAMS We offer three beauty programs at Health and Style Institute. Students may choose to take the path that interests them the most. Cosmetology The Cosmetology program is our most popular program and it teaches the fundamentals of cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair coloring, manicuring, skin care and makeup. Upon completion of the 1,500 clock hours required by the State of Georgia for graduation, students will have the opportunity to sit for the state board exam. Skin Care Therapy Health and Style Institute's Skin Care Therapy program instructs students in the fundamentals of skin care, facials, facial massage, hair removal, spa body basics, business aspects, product knowledge and effective retailing. Students are required by the State of Georgia to complete 1,000 clock hours and pass the state board exam to become a licensed esthetician. Graduates of this program can work in a variety of environments, such as salons, health and beauty spas, and medical offices. Cosmetology Teacher Training The Teacher Training Program prepares students with all of the fundamentals of providing cosmetology instruction in a licensed public or private cosmetology school. Students of this course must possess a high school diploma or GED and must have their cosmetology license. The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to pass the State Board exam to become a licensed Cosmetology Teacher and obtain employment in the cosmetology training industry. CHOOSE HEALTH AND STYLE INSTITUTE An education from Health and Style Institute can prepare you to become a professional in the beauty industry and help you explore the career opportunities that are available for you. We offer career services that can help you network and attend career fairs, explore the ins and outs of starting your own salon or salon business, and prepare your resume and cover letters. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify. Are you ready to be a part of the beauty industry? Take the first step and contact Health and Style Institute today! Request Information about tuition, enrollment, program requirements, and more!
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Empire Beauty School - Savannah

7400 Abercorn Street, Suite 901,
Savannah, GA 31406

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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