Cosmetology Schools Near Huntsville / Decatur / Florence, AL
If you want to become a cosmetologist in northern Alabama, Huntsville, Decatur, and Florence may be great places to begin your career. With dozens of salons and spas in and near the three towns, as well as several wedding venues, you have many options for your working environment. Additionally, both Huntsville and Florence are ranked in the top 20 places to live in Alabama, with Decatur coming in 54th out of several hundred.
As of 2019, cosmetologists in Huntsville earned $23,140 per year ($11.13 per hour); those in Florence made $18,300 ($8.80); and the ones in Decatur earned $27,200 ($13.08). Alabama expects cosmetology jobs to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026.
To earn your cosmetology license in Alabama, you must complete 1,500 hours of training OR 3,000 of an apprenticeship, plus pass two exams. For the training route, the schools below can all help you earn your hours and prepare you for your tests.
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