Continuing Education

Nothing shows your dedication to your career quite like continuing your education, which is why many Ohio cosmetologists opt to complete far more than their required eight hours each renewal period.

Through continuing education, you can develop new skills, work towards your goal of salon ownership, and learn about new technology in the cosmetology industry. If you are looking for continuing education courses that can update or expand your skills, use our complete listings of beauty schools in Ohio to compare programs near you!

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

In Ohio, continuing education hours are required for cosmetologists, estheticians, hair designers, manicurists, and natural hair stylists. If you're in cosmetology, you can take courses in hair care, nail care, esthetics, relaxation massage, or business. Other beauty professionals can take business courses or classes that are specific to their area of expertise. Hair care and design classes may teach you about new styles and styling techniques. This is especially important if you work with younger clients that want to have the hottest and most modern styles. You may also opt to take continuing education classes that build on your understanding of chemical treatments and procedures. If you take continuing education classes in other areas, you can learn new skills that may allow you to expand your client base. After all, it's convenient for clients if they can get their hair, nails, and massages done all at the same place! Continuing education in Ohio also gives you the opportunity to further your business. If you want to learn more about landing repeat clients, marketing yourself to new clients, or managing a salon, this is your chance.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Keeping up with your continuing education requirements is a major part of taking your career to the next level. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requires all cosmetology professionals to complete at least eight hours of approved continuing education during each two-year licensing period. Completing more hours may give you a greater variety of skills.

High End

Cosmetologists and other beauty professionals in Ohio may benefit from the state's excellent job outlook. In the years between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects a 13% increase in job openings in this state. This works out to more than 1,000 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010)! The job outlook may be even better in large cities in Ohio. Salaries in Ohio are highly dependent on experience level and seniority. Per O*Net, the average salary for a cosmetologist in Ohio is $21,400 per year. Most cosmetologists earn between $17,100 and $38,300 per year (O*Net, 2013). Part of your salary may come from tips.

After Continuing Education

Creating the future you desire is possible with a career in cosmetology, especially if you keep up with continuing education and refuse to rest on your laurels. Making education a priority and listening to what customers value are two ways to find success. Forbes reports on Sally Hershberger, a stylist that is known internationally for her hair styling skills and hair care products. After attending cosmetology school on a whim, she found that she loved hair styling. Years later, she is one of the most well-known names in the industry. In the cosmetology industry, there are several traits that can make you a valuable asset. First, you should be comfortable with people of different ages and backgrounds. You never know who your clients will be, and you need to make them all feel welcome in your styling chair. You should also have an inherent sense of vision and style. Being able to look at a client and figure out how to bring out their best features can make you a very popular hair stylist. Cosmetology offers you plenty of opportunities to enhance the lives of others while taking your own career further. If you're ready to become a cosmetologist in Ohio, the industry is waiting for you! Contact the schools in your area today to compare their continuing education beauty programs!

State board Contact Information

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: 614-466-3834
Fax Number: 614-644-6880
E-mail Address: or

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology can answer additional questions about obtaining an Ohio cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Ohio that interest you below,

Allegria Studio and Micro Hair Clinic

7181 Chagrin Road ,Suite LL-4
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Program: Continuing Education

Empire Beauty School - Cincinnati

8419 Colerain Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Columbus

889 Bethel Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43214

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Institute - TIGI Creative School - Columbus Campus

50 Powell Road,
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Institute - TIGI Creative School

3034 Wilford Drive,
Toledo, OH 43615

Program: Cosmetology

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