Cosmetology Schools near Washington, D.C. / Hagerstown, MD
If you want to begin a career as a cosmetologist in the U.S. capital, now could be a perfect time. As of 2018, D.C. cosmetologists made an average of $39,290 per year ($18.89 per hour), which is about $15,000 more than the national average. The job is also expected to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026, also higher than the national expectations. Though most tourists come to the city for the history, many enjoy some pampering while vacationing. Plus, the city has a population of over 700,000 people, with a larger population in the entire metro when you include the outlying neighborhoods in V.A. and M.D.—not to mention the political bigwigs who may also need help with makeup, hair, or relaxation. This means you may have quite a large client base to work with.
Washington D.C. requires 1,500 hours of training, or 500 hours plus 1,500 hours of apprenticeship practice, to qualify for licensure. (If you hope to practice in nearby Maryland or Virginia, your requirements may be different.) The schools below will all help you not only fulfill these requirements for D.C. but to prepare for your practical and written exams.
Cosmetology Schools Near You
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671 North Glebe Road Suite 1280
Arlington, VA 22203
26 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Romans Hair Empire & Beauty Academy – Accredited
Front Royal, VA 22630
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