COSMETOLOGY - NEVADA

Cosmetology
IN
Nevada

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—and that’s why so many tourists use their time in Nevada to make huge changes to their hair, go all out on nail art, and indulge in various skin care procedures.

Nevada is a fast-paced, diverse place to start working in cosmetology.

State License Requirements
1,600
Hours

Beauty schools in Nevada aim to get students ready for the state’s licensing requirements. You have to pass a written test and a skills test to qualify for a license. The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology verifies your completion of 1,600 training hours and charged a $125 application request fee.

Education Details

Study hair, nails, and skin as a beauty student. Some of your time is spent in the classroom, studying theory. The majority of your hours, though, should be spent getting hands-on experience. Mannequins are the perfect blank slate for practicing hairstyles, manicure techniques, and skin treatments. When you have proven your skills and ability to your instructors, you work with customers while being supervised. To be approved by the state of Nevada, schools must cover specific topics.

Required Beauty School Topics

  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Hairdressing
  • Styling of hair
  • Finger waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Nail technology
  • Cosmetics
  • Thermal curling
  • Marcelling
  • Facial massage
  • Scalp massage
  • Trimming, cutting, and shaping hair
  • Antisepsis, sanitation, and sterilization
  • Apparatus and electricity
  • Nevada cosmetology laws
License Renewal
4
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology license renewal in Nevada happens every two years on the licensee's birthday. The cost to renew your license in Nevada is $70. NV does require 30 cosmetology continuing education hours during the two-year licensure period for cosmetology instructors. All other beauty licensees must complete four hours of continuing education during each two-year period. These CEUs must focus on infection control and maintaining a safe environment for your clients.

Careers
$23,960 
Salary
18.40%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Statewide demand for cosmetologists is growing. Through the year 2022, O*Net anticipates a 13% jump in cosmetologist job openings in Nevada (2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $23,960 per year for Nevada cosmetologists (2016).

Working as a Cosmetologist

Las Vegas and Reno are two of the biggest tourist cities in this region, which means that they have a high demand for skilled, passionate cosmetologists. Throughout the rest of the state, there are salons, spas, and beauty shops that let residents and tourists get on-point ombre and hairstyles. There are lots of professional opportunities in this area. Professional Beauty Association Beauty Week takes place in Las Vegas each year, bringing together some of the best cosmetologists from all over the country. Statewide demand for cosmetologists is growing. Through the year 2022, O*Net anticipates a 13% jump in cosmetologist job openings in Nevada (2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $23,960 per year for Nevada cosmetologists (2016).

State board Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: 702-486-6542
Fax Number: 702-369-8064
E-mail Address: cosmo@nvcosmobd.nv.gov

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license as well as answer all of your questions about obtaining a Nevada cosmetology license. They may also help in-state applicants apply for a duplicate license. However, you must submit a notarized application and pay a fee of $25.

Glamorous citizens of Nevada know that having good professionals attending
to your beauty needs is important. Cosmetologists make up a significant part
of the state’s bustling economic outlook. Those wishing to obtain cosmetology
careers consult these organizations.

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
National Latino Cosmetology Association
Professional Beauty Association

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