COSMETOLOGY - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Cosmetology
IN
District of Columbia

If you can work quickly, respond to requests, and prioritize customer service, you could be a natural fit in the world of cosmetology. Washington DC has a huge beauty industry.

Legislators, lobbyists, and others in the political sphere need to maintain a professional appearance at all times and they need to get beauty services that fit their schedule. As a licensed cosmetologist, you can make the most of their time and put your skills to the test.

State License Requirements
1,500
Hours
500
with DC Barber License
500
Theory Hours + 1500 Practice for Apprenticeship

Licensure goes through the Board of Barber and Cosmetology. If you go the traditional route, you need 1500 hours of education. If you become an apprentice, you must complete a 2000-hour curriculum. The licensing board also outlines the topics you must study as a student. The final step in getting a license is passing your written and practical tests.

Education Details

Before you can even get close to a client with a pair of shears, you must complete quite a bit of training at an approved beauty school in Washington DC. The topics below outline Washington DC training requirements. Your education should cover theory and hands-on practice.

Required Topics in Cosmetology Schools in Washington DC

  • Shampooing
  • Scalp treatments
  • Chemical straightening
  • Personal hygiene
  • Ethics in cosmetology
  • District of Columbia Law
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemistry of cosmetology products
  • Sanitation and safety
  • Haircutting and styling
License Renewal
6
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Barbering licenses expire on September 30 of odd-numbered years. Cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician, electrologist, and permanent makeup licenses expire on April 30 of even-numbered years. Washington D.C. requires 6 cosmetology continuing education hours during each renewal period. Two hours must be in sanitation and hygiene, and the other four hours can be in any subject or area of study.

Careers
$40,560 
Salary
12.00%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

In Washington DC’s high-end and fast-service salons, you can build a base of loyal clients that trust you to get them in and out quickly. With national growth in the beauty industry, Washington DC has seen an increase in demand for beauty professionals. Job openings for cosmetologists are expected to swell 18% between 2012 and 2022 (O*Net, 2016). The average salary for a Washington DC cosmetologist is $40,560 per year, which is well above the national average (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Cosmetologist

There are lots of great ways you can use your beauty education in Washington DC. This area is the political center of the beauty industry, legislating different careers and setting standards for state licensing boards. Your experience can help you be a voice for the beauty industry and professionals all over the United States. National groups like the Professional Beauty Federation give beauty professionals access to legislative updates and ways to get involved.

State board Contact Information

Washington, DC State Board of Barber Cosmetology
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Board of Commission Phone Number: 202-442-4320
Fax Number: 202-698-4329
E-mail Address: SheldonJ.Brown@dc.gov

The Washington D.C. State Board of Cosmetology 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 District of Columbia cosmetology license.

The District Of Columbia boasts a vibrant cosmetology industry which is respected
nationwide. Their stylists are highly adept and influential. With that in mind, those
looking to become barbering professionals utilize the following information.

District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology
National Beauty Culturists League
Professional Beauty Association

Find the Beauty Schools in District of Columbia that interest you below,

Aveda Institute Washington DC

713 7th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001

Program: Cosmetology

Hair Academy II

3705 Branch Ave,Lower Level - Iverson Mall
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Program: Cosmetology

Hair Academy Cosmetology, Barber & Massage School

8435 Annapolis Road,
New Carrollton, MD 20784

Program: Cosmetology

Montgomery Beauty and Barber School

8736 Arliss Street,
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Program: Cosmetology

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