COSMETOLOGY - OHIO

Cosmetology
IN
Ohio

Do you drool over the creative use of ombre coloring? Have you been known to stop someone in the middle of a sentence to examine their on-point nail art? Is well-done makeup equal to artwork in your eyes?

If you can answer yes to these questions, you may be a beauty fanatic at heart. Why not use that passion and turn it into an exciting career in Ohio?

State License Requirements
1,500
Hours
300
Hours if Hairstlyist License

Your final step on the path to a beauty license is the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. They verify your completion of 1,500 training hours and schedule your written exam and skills exam. You must pay a $45 licensing fee and a $31.50 examination fee before getting your license.

Education Details

When you become a beauty student, you can discover new trends, classic styles, and tried-and-true techniques. This program covers hair, skin, and nails, so you can develop a diverse skill set. With each new topic you explore, you study theory and get hands-on practice. Licensed Ohio cosmetology schools are required to touch on specific subjects.

Required Beauty Topics in Ohio Programs

  • Thermal curling
  • Disinfection, sterilization, and sanitation
  • Haircutting with razor, shears, and thinning shears
  • Chemical waving
  • Hair coloring and retouching
  • Foil highlighting
  • Relaxing and retouching
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
License Renewal
8
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Ohio licenses must be renewed by January 31 of every odd-numbered year. It costs $30 to renew your license, and the board requires at least 8 hours of cosmetology continuing education classes per renewal period. Instructors must complete an additional 8 hours of Instructor-Only continuing education. One hour of continuing education must be dedicated to human trafficking. If the renewal is late, it's $75. If you get an independent contractor's license, the license is $60 if renewed on time, $105 if late. The original cost of the independent contractor's license is $75.

Careers
$27,300
Salary
12%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Whichever path you end up choosing, you can take advantage of professional resources through groups like the Ohio Salon Association. The job outlook in Ohio is sunny. From 2016 through 2026, O*Net predicts a 12% increase in cosmetology job openings in Ohio (2019). The average salary for an Ohio cosmetologist is $27,300 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

Working as a Cosmetologist

No matter what type of work experience you have or what goals you have for your career, you may find a beauty career that fits you. Cosmetologists who specialize in hair coloring and haircutting often thrive in salons, including family chain salons and boutique salons. Those who feel at home applying makeup and doing skin care treatments may look for spa job openings. Nail technology specialists can explore options at nail salons.

State board Contact Information

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: 614-466-3834
Fax Number: 614-644-6880
E-mail Address: sue.gatwood@cos.state.oh.us or ashley.riffle@cos.state.oh.us

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology can answer additional questions about obtaining an Ohio cosmetology license.

Ohio has long been an amenable state for those in the cosmetology field.
Beauty professionals take pride in having a bevy of skills that bring customers
back for more. They gain those skills thanks to a network of resources
from these institutions.

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
Ohio Salon Association
Professional Beauty Association

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Find the Beauty Schools in Ohio that interest you below,

Elite School of Cosmetology

1165 E. Main St.,
Ashland, OH 44805

Program: Cosmetology

About Us Now offering Evening Classes! The staff of instructors and school administrators at the Elite School of Cosmetology are profoundly dedicated to the education of all hair services, esthetics, skin care and About Us Now offering Evening Classes! The staff of instructors and school administrators at the Elite School of Cosmetology are profoundly dedicated to the education of all hair services, esthetics, skin care and nail techniques. Our goal is to train students in the art, science, marketing and professionalism of the work place. The instructors will work closely with each student while giving them a hands on experience. The owners and staff at Elite think there are several things that clearly set us apart from other Cosmetology Schools. The first is the smaller size of our classes. Compared to other schools we have a small student to instructor ratio that helps insure the quality of education to each student. Another factor is at Elite we have our own private (non-city) parking lot for students as well as our clients. We also have a beautiful student salon as well as individual work stations for each student. One of the biggest factors to consider when deciding on a Cosmetology school is the instructors' experience and knowledge in the beauty industry. Our instructors have a combined thirty eight years of their instructors license as well as sixty four years of salon experience. All of our instructors are very compassionate in educating our students. When comparing schools these are only a few examples to take into consideration when choosing the school that is right for you.  
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Empire Beauty School - Cincinnati

8419 Colerain Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Aveda Institute Columbus

889 Bethel Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43214

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome The Aveda Institute Columbus opened in February of 2004 and is located right in the heart of the Ohio State University district. The facilities and equipment provided by the Aveda Institute Welcome The Aveda Institute Columbus opened in February of 2004 and is located right in the heart of the Ohio State University district. The facilities and equipment provided by the Aveda Institute Columbus emulate a true salon and spa setting. Our students receive tremendous hands-on experience, making a smooth transition from the Institute to the workplace. The Institute operates in over 13,000 square feet of space. On our first floor we have a 750 square foot Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Store and sensory experience area, as well as over 4,000 square feet devoted to our cosmetology clinic. Our cosmetology clinic includes room for 60 hair stations and a combination of 4 luxury shampoo beds and 4 traditional shampoo bowls. The lower level contains a 3,500 square foot spa clinic which includes a 7-station facial clinic, a waxing area, and a 6-station nail spa. Our 4 classrooms are on the second level along with the student lounge, student locker areas and our administrative offices. Mission Our mission at the Aveda Institute Columbus is to inspire and educate our students, our team and our guests about beauty, fashion, wellness and nature. The Aveda Institute Columbus is committed to fostering an environment of respect and trust in order to allow students to express their individuality and creativity. We at the Aveda Institute Columbus are committed to creating the highest quality learning environment, through passion for creativity, respect for each other and care for our community. By supporting our students in this manner, we enable them to provide service that exceeds our guests' expectations Program Offerings The Aveda Institute Columbus was founded to create the most successful entrepreneurs in the beauty and skin care industry. Our curriculum entails practical knowledge gained from today's most successful masters in hair care, skin care, makeup, total body care and retail services. Cosmetology Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin and nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology course incorporates extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you will be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist. Esthiology Prepare for an exciting future in skin care with Aveda Institute Columbus. Our Esthiology curriculum provides skin care, body care and makeup training with an emphasis on using pure flower and plant essences in treatments. Upon completion, you will be ready to succeed as a licensed esthetician. Nail Esthetics The Nail Esthetics program is offered complimentary to all students enrolled in the Esthiology program. The curriculum consists of classroom and hands-on nail care training combined with manager's training that covers advanced techniques. Students in the Nail Esthetics program will receive the education necessary to become licensed as Managing Manicurists.
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Elite School of Cosmetology

175 Benedict Ave,
Norwalk, OH 44857

Program: Cosmetology

About Us Now offering Evening Classes! The staff of instructors and school administrators at the Elite School of Cosmetology are profoundly dedicated to the education of all hair services, esthetics, skin care and About Us Now offering Evening Classes! The staff of instructors and school administrators at the Elite School of Cosmetology are profoundly dedicated to the education of all hair services, esthetics, skin care and nail techniques. Our goal is to train students in the art, science, marketing and professionalism of the work place. The instructors will work closely with each student while giving them a hands on experience. The owners and staff at Elite think there are several things that clearly set us apart from other Cosmetology Schools. The first is the smaller size of our classes. Compared to other schools we have a small student to instructor ratio that helps insure the quality of education to each student. Another factor is at Elite we have our own private (non-city) parking lot for students as well as our clients. We also have a beautiful student salon as well as individual work stations for each student. One of the biggest factors to consider when deciding on a Cosmetology school is the instructors' experience and knowledge in the beauty industry. Our instructors have a combined thirty eight years of their instructors license as well as sixty four years of salon experience. All of our instructors are very compassionate in educating our students. When comparing schools these are only a few examples to take into consideration when choosing the school that is right for you.  
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