Cosmetology Schools in Michigan

Michigan Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 2 Years apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for cosmetology in Michigan is $29,080.
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016 - 2026.

Salons, relaxing spas, nail salons—these are just a few of the places you can work with a beauty license in Michigan. The beauty industry in Michigan is built on highly trained professionals who can mix nuanced hair colors, make the season’s latest colors work, and achieve amazing haircut effects with razors and shears.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 2 Years Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Getting licensed is the final step in starting a beauty career. After attending beauty school in Michigan, you can have proof of your training hours sent to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. You must pay a $15 application fee and a $24 licensing fee. You may receive your license after passing both licensing tests.

Education Details

So, where do you start your beauty training? Approved cosmetology schools teach the skills you need for a thorough education, in addition to the skills that are relevant to today’s customers and salons. Training requirements are set by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They set the following requirements for each cosmetology school in Michigan.

Required Cosmetology Topics in Michigan

  • Facial skin analysis
  • Facial massage
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Hairdressing
  • Hair arranging and dressing
  • Haircutting
  • Waving, curling, and pressing
  • Natural hair braiding
  • Scalp and hair treatments
  • Hair coloring, including temporary and permanent
  • Chemical hair restructuring
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Manicuring and pedicuring

It’s important to master both theory and skill at each step. Getting feedback from your instructors helps you tweak your technique, save time, and be as efficient as possible.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

After you get your cosmetology license, it is valid until the following August. After that, cosmetology licenses in Michigan must be renewed every two years in by the end of August. No continuing education hours are required to renew your license in Michigan, but cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry. The cost to renew is $48.

Michigan Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Michigan

Overall demand for beauty professionals is growing in Michigan. O*Net predicts a 12% increase in job openings between 2016 and 2026 (2019). Currently, Michigan cosmetologists earn an average income of $29,080 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Since cosmetology covers hair, nails, and skin, you can really take your career in any direction you choose. Whether you work in a big city salon in the Lower Peninsula or open your own business in an Upper Peninsula community, you may use your skills to help customers look fabulous. Depending on your career goals, you might work for a salon directly, rent a chair at a beauty shop, or open your own business.

Contact the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology

Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services - Board of Cosmetology

The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology can help you answer additional questions about obtaining a Michigan state cosmetology license.

Many who have chosen a cosmetology career in Michigan have found that it
is a rewarding experience. Coupled with state projections also looking toward
an added lift in the numbers of new professionals in the next few years, the
field has also led to more business development. All will get their start by consulting
these groups.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Find Other Cosmetology Schools in Michigan

Accredited School

You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Click here to learn more about the requirements in your state.

455 Standale Plaza Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training

6091 Constitution Boulevard
Portage, MI 49002


3583 Alpine Avenue Northwest
Walker, MI 49544

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

3498 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

Bayshire Beauty Academy – Accredited

917 Saginaw Street
Bay City, MI 48708

Bayshire Beauty Academy

3132 Boardwalk Drive
Saginaw, MI 48603

Beauty Parlor Academy

2179 West Vienna Road
Clio, MI 48420

Brighton Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

10543 Citation Drive
Brighton, MI 48116

Cadillac Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

205 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

Careerline Tech Center

13663 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424

Charm Beauty School – Accredited

25050 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Cosmetology University

877 West Midland Road
Auburn, MI 48611

Craft Education

24310 Meadowbrook Road
Novi, MI 48735

Creative Hair School of Cosmetology – Accredited

4205 Miller Road C4-7
Flint, MI 48507

D&S School of Cosmetology – Accredited

4180 Elizabeth Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328

David Pressley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

21255 Wick Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067

David Pressley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1127 South Washington Avenue
Taylor, MI 48180

Dearborn Career Academy

27285 West Warren
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Delta College

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710

Dorsey School of Beauty

18660 Ford Road
Detroit, MI 48228

Dorsey School of Beauty – Accredited

31739 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Dorsey School of Beauty

31450 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI 48066

Dorsey School of Beauty – Accredited

23125 Ecorse Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

333 Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

331 East Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

138 Commerce Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

125 West 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Dymond Designs Beauty School

3300 East Jefferson Suite 450
Detroit, MI 48027

Elevate Salon Institute – Accredited

4050 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Everette's Natural Hair & Beauty School & Salon

227 Iron Street Suite 133
Detroit, MI 48207

French Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

111 West Exchange Street Suite A
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Gogebic Community College

4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938

Hair It Iz Inc The Beauty School

19320 West Mcnichols
Detroit, MI 48219

Hillsdale Beauty College – Accredited

440 Marshall Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Hillsdale Beauty College – Accredited

64 Waldron Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Huron Valley Beauty Academy

7025 East Michigan Avenue Suite A
Saline, MI 48176

International Cosmetology Academy

940 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

J L Murpgy School of Cosmetology

146 1/2 Grand Street
Allegan, MI 49010

Kim'z Elevation School of Cosmetology

20958 Van Dyke
Warren, MI 48089

Kirtland Community College

4800 West 4 Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738

L'Esprit Academy – Accredited

42083 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187

L'Esprit Academy – Accredited

501 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Lansing Community College

610 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Lash Brow Beauty Academy

35510 Groesbeck Highway
Clinton Twp, MI 48035

M. J. Murphy Beauty College – Accredited

201 West Broadway Mt.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Marketti Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

4390 Dixie Highway
Waterford Township, MI 48329

Michigan College of Beauty – Accredited

1020 South Monroe
Monroe, MI 48161

Michigan College of Beauty – Accredited

5620 Dixie Highway
Waterford, MI 48329

Montcalm Community College

2800 College Drive
Sidney, MI 48885

Mosley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

4454 Breton Road Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Mott Community College

1401 East Court Street
Flint, MI 48503

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Nuvo College of Cosmetology – Accredited

919 West Norton Avenue
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Oakland Community College

2480 Opdyke Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

P&A Beauty School – Accredited

12001 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48204

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

27590 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

2855 29th Street Southeast Suite B
Kentwood, MI 49512

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

2950 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

40688 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Princess Beauty School

25861 Ford Road
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Protege Academy – Accredited

4960 Northwind Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

Protege Academy – Accredited

4884 East Pickard Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Schoolcraft College

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

Sharp Academy of Haristyling – Accredited

8166 Holly Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Siena Heights University

1247 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Southwest Michigan Beauty Shool – Accredited

703 South Centerville Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

St. Clair County Community College

323 Erie Street
Port Huron, MI 48061

Teach 2 Reach School of Cosmetology

3268 Cheyenne Avenue G
Burton, MI 48529

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

1460 West Columbia Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49015

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

2975 West Shore Drive
Holland, MI 49424

Traverse City Beauty College – Accredited

920 Hastings Traverse
Traverse City, MI 49686

Tulip City Beauty College – Accredited

500 East 8th Street #500
Holland, MI 49423

Twin City Beauty College – Accredited

2600 Lincoln Avenue
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Unlimited Beauty Institute – Accredited

25463 Grand River
Redford, MI 48240

West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty – Accredited

3200 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Wright Beauty Academy

492 Capital Southwest
Battle Creek, MI 49015