Cosmetology Schools in Louisiana

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2834 South Sherwood Forest Building Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 295-1435

1355 Polders Lane
Covington, LA 70433

(985) 892-3826

2922 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503


3330 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 454-1400
Cosmetology, Esthetics
Blue Cliff College – Accredited

1505 Metro Drive Suite I
Alexandria, LA 71301

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited

120 James Comeaux Road
Lafayette, LA 70508

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited

3200 Cleary Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 456-3141
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy

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Avery James School of Cosmetology – Accredited

2948 Ryan Street Lake
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Baton Rouge Community College

201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Blalock's Professional Beauty College – Accredited

8101 Kingston Road Suite 103
Shreveport, LA 71108

Camelot College – Accredited

2618 Wooddale Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Celebrity Stylist Beauty School – Accredited

3138 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Accredited

6587 Highway 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Cloyd's Beauty School – Accredited

2514 Ferrand St
Monroe, LA 71201

Cloyd's Beauty School – Accredited

603 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71292

Compass Career College – Accredited

42353 Deluxe Plaza Suite 16
Hammond, LA 70403

Cosmetology Training Center – Accredited

Lafayette, LA 70503

Delgado Community College – Accredited

3727 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

Delgado Community College – Accredited

615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Denham Springs Beauty School – Accredited

923 Florida Boulevard Southeast
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Guy's Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc – Accredited

1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

John Jay Beauty College – Accredited

2844 Tennessee Avenue
Kenner, LA 70062

Louisiana Academy of Beauty – Accredited

550 East Laurel Avenue
Eunice, LA 70535

McCann School of Business & Technology

1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

My Le's Beauty College – Accredited

601 Terry Parkway Suite A
Gretna, LA 70056

Omega Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

229 South Hollywood Road Suite B
Houma, LA 70360

Opelousas School of Cosmetology – Accredited

529 East Vine Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Park Place Premier Barber School – Accredited

3024 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122

Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School – Accredited

1701 Old Minden Road Suite 36
Bossier City, LA 71111

Pineville Beauty School – Accredited

1008 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360

Richport Technical College – Accredited

1817 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard Suite G
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy – Accredited

2902 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71109

South Louisiana Beauty College

300 Howard Avenue
Houma, LA 70363

South Louisiana Community College

1115 Clover Street
Abbeville, LA 70510

Stage One The Hair School – Accredited

209 West College Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Stevensons Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

401 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114

Vanguard College of Cosmetology – Accredited

12158 Coursey Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Vanguard College of Cosmetology – Accredited

3321 Hessmer Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

VH Barber & Styling Academy – Accredited

1701 Old Minden Road Suite 19
Bossier City, LA 71111
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Louisiana

Louisiana Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Louisiana is $19,680 ($9.46/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

From over-the-top hairstyles and dramatic makeup looks to classic cuts and timeless colors, the beauty industry of Louisiana has something for every aspiring cosmetologist!

With training in nail care, skin care, and hairstyling, you could take the beauty community of Louisiana by storm.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

With 1,500 hours of training from a cosmetology school in Louisiana, you may qualify for licensure through the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology. You must pay $133 in testing fees and a $25 initial licensing fee. After passing your licensing exams, you may begin your career.

Education Details

f you're serious about a career in beauty, a cosmetology school in Louisiana is your first stop. The list of schools below makes it easy to compare programs and contact those that interest you. To be approved by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, a school has to spend time on core cosmetology topics.

Required Training Areas in Louisiana

  • Infection control and chemical principles
  • OSHA
  • Hair and scalp anatomy
  • Shampooing
  • Draping
  • Rinses and conditioners
  • Scalp care
  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Hair coloring and lightening
  • Chemical waving and relaxing
  • Hair shaping and cutting
  • Louisiana cosmetology rules

Don't forget about practical hands-on training. By working with mannequins and clients, you can put your theory knowledge to the test and become more comfortable with different types of hair.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology licenses in Louisiana must be renewed every year by the licensee's birthday. It costs $25 to renew an in-state license, or $50 for an out-of-state renewal. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew your cosmetology license in Louisiana, but CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry. If you let your license remain expired for more than one year but fewer than three years, you must apply to have your license restored. If your license has been expired for less than two years but more than one year, you must pay a $50 renewal fee; the fee jumps to $100 if your license has been expired for at least two years.

Louisiana Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Louisiana

If stage makeup and hair isn't your specialty, consider conventional employment options at Louisiana spas, beauty shops, and nail salons. Through the year 2026, O*Net predicts an 11% boost in cosmetology job openings (2019). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $19,680 per year for Louisiana cosmetologists (2019).

With huge events like Mardi Gras, Louisiana is a great state for you to make a name for yourself in beauty. The state's festivals and live shows rely on experienced hairstylists and dramatic makeup artists who can work in fast-paced settings. As you grow professionally, you can take advantages of resources offered by the Louisiana State Beauticians and Barbers Association.

Contact the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology

Louisiana’s beauty industry has remained a constant force, as evidenced by the strength of the network of salons and schools. With that in mind, many who wish to take up cosmetology as a career begin the process thanks to these institutions.

Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association
International SalonSpa Network


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