Cosmetology Schools in Ohio

Ohio Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 300 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 8 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for cosmetology in Ohio is $27,300.
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016 - 2026.

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 Education Hours OR 300 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology 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

2 Years

License renewal period

8 Hours

Continuing education required

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.

Ohio Cosmetology Careers

$27,300

Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Ohio

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).

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.

Contact the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

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

Find Other Cosmetology Schools in Ohio

Check out the Cosmetology schools other cities in Ohio have to offer.

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.

Aveda Institute – Accredited

889 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43214

Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics

1165 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

175 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, OH 44857

(419) 668-2333
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

8419 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239

(800) 920-4593
Programs:
Cosmetology

1st All Beauty Academy – Accredited

20880 Southgate Park Boulevard
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Alliance Career Center – Accredited

500 Glamorgan Street
Alliance, OH 44601

Alliance High School (high school students only) – Accredited

400 Glamorgan Street
Alliance, OH 44601

Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1788 West 4th Street
Ontario, OH 44906

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center – Accredited

1783 State Route 60
Ashland, OH 44805

Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus – Accredited

1565 State Route 167
Jefferson, OH 44047

ATA College

225 Pictoria Drive Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Auburn Career Center – Accredited

8140 Auburn Road
Concord, OH 44077

Aveda Fredric's Institute – Accredited

7664 Voice Of America Centre Drive
West Chester, OH 45069

Aveda Institute

506 East 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Barberton High School (high school students only) – Accredited

555 Barber Road
Barberton, OH 44203

Brown Aveda Institute – Accredited

8816 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Brown Aveda Institute – Accredited

17901 Southpark Center Space 160
Strongsville, OH 44136

Buchtel High School (high school students only) – Accredited

1040 Copley Road
Akron, OH 44320

Buckeye Hills Career Center – Accredited

351 Buckeye Hills Road
Rio Grande, OH 45674

Buckeye Joint Vocational School – Accredited

545 University Drive Northeast
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Butler Tech Hamilton Cosmetology – Accredited

1155 Eaton Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011

C-TEC – Accredited

150 Price Road
Newark, OH 43055

Canton City Schools Adult Community Education Center – Accredited

521 West Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44702

Casal Aveda Institute – Accredited

5555 Youngtown Warren Road Unit 606
Niles, OH 44515

Choffin Career Center – Accredited

200 East Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

Clay Senior High School (high school students only) – Accredited

5665 Seaman Road
Oregon, OH 43616

Cleveland Heights High School (high school students only) – Accredited

13263 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center – Accredited

9364 State Route 45
Lisbon, OH 44432

Columbus City School Adult and Community Education

270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus City Schools Adult & Community Education – Accredited

2323 Lexington Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Columbus Downtown High School (high school students only) – Accredited

364 South 4th Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus State Community College

550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Coshocton County Career Center – Accredited

23640 Airport Road
Coshocton, OH 43812

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Centerville Campus – Accredited

568 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Vandalia Campus – Accredited

7535 Poe Avenue
Dayton, OH 45414

Cuyahoga Falls High School (high school students only) – Accredited

2300 Fourth Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center – Accredited

8001 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

D. Russel Lee Career Center – Accredited

3603 Hamilton Middletown Road
Hamilton, OH 45011

David Ponitz Career Technical Center – Accredited

741 Washington
Dayton, OH 45402

Daymar College

2745 Winchester Pike
Columbus, OH 43232

Define Institute of Beauty – Accredited

11489 Princeton Pike
Springdale, OH 45246

Delaware Area Career Center – Accredited

4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015

East Liverpool High School (high school students only) – Accredited

100 Maine Boulevard East
Liverpool, OH 43920

Eastland Career Center – Accredited

4465 South Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical Schools

4300 Amalgamated Place
Groveport, OH 43125

EHOVE Career Center – Accredited

316 West Mason Road
Milan, OH 44846

Elite Academy Of Hair Design – Accredited

3200 Guernsey Street
Bellaire, OH 43906

Elite Hair Academy – Accredited

4033 Marshall Road
Kettering, OH 45429

Elite Institute of Cosmetology

1619 Chillicothe Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Fairfield Career Center – Accredited

3985 Coonpath Road
Carroll, OH 43112

Fairview Beauty Academy

22610 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH 44126

Four County Career Center

22-900 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

Four County Vocational School – Accredited

22-900 Street Route 34 Box 245 A
Archbold, OH 43502

Gerbers Akron Beauty School – Accredited

1915 West Market Street Suite 800
Akron, OH 44313

Glen Oak School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1801 Schneider Road Northeast
Canton, OH 44721

Grant Career Center – Accredited

718 West Plane Street
Bethel, OH 45106

Great Oaks Career Campuses – Accredited

3254 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Great Oaks Career Campuses – Accredited

6375 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Great Oaks Career Campuses – Accredited

5956 Buckwheat Road
Milford, OH 45150

Great Oaks Career Campuses – Accredited

300 Oak Drive
Wilmington, OH 45177

Greene County Career Center – Accredited

2960 West Enon Road
Xenia, OH 45385

Hair Academy – Accredited

62 Consumer Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Handz R Us Beauty Academy – Accredited

15740 Broadway Avenue
Maple Heights, OH 44137

I Think Beautiful Academy of Cosmetology

5345 Heatherdowns Boulevard Suites C D E
Toledo, OH 43614

Inner State Beauty School – Accredited

5150 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Jefferson County Vocational School – Accredited

1509 County Highway 22A
Bloomingdale, OH 43910

Knox County Career Center – Accredited

306 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Knox Technical Center

308 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Lancaster High School (high school students only) – Accredited

1312 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130

Le Jeane Academe – Accredited

819 McKay Court Suite 103
Boardman, OH 44512

Lorain County Adult Career Center – Accredited

15181 OH-58
Oberlin, OH 44074

Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Lorain County Joint Vocational School District – Accredited

15181 Street Route 58 South
Oberlin, OH 44074

Madison Adult Career Center – Accredited

600 Esley Lane
Mansfield, OH 44905

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center – Accredited

7300 North Palmyra Road
Canfield, OH 44406

Mansfield City Schools – Accredited

124 North Linden Road
Mansfield, OH 44906

Maple Heights High School (high school students only) – Accredited

5445 West Boulevard
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Maplewood Career Center – Accredited

7075 State Route 88
Ravenna, OH 44266

Mason Anthony School of Cosmetology – Accredited

5405 Roberts Road
Hilliard, OH 43026

Mayfield High School (high school students only) – Accredited

6116 Wilson Mills Road
Cleveland, OH 44143

Medina County Career Center – Accredited

1101 West Liberty Street
Medina, OH 44256

Meigs High School (high school students only) – Accredited

42091 Charles Chancey Drive
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Miami Valley Career Technology Center – Accredited

6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, OH 45315

Miami-Jacobs Career College

875 West Central Avenue
Springboro, OH 45066

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers – Accredited

400 Richards Road
Zanesville, OH 43701

Millstream Career Cooperative – Accredited

1150 Broad Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840

Moler Beauty Academy – Accredited

6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy – Accredited

5951 South Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Morgan High School (high school students only) – Accredited

800 South Riverside Drive Northeast
McConnelsville, OH 43756

National Beauty College – Accredited

4642 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44709

New Directions Beauty Institute – Accredited

2013 East Dublin-Granville
Columbus, OH 43229

Normandy High School (high school students only) – Accredited

2500 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44134

Northern Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

669 Broadway
Lorain, OH 44052

Northwest High School (high school students only) – Accredited

10761 Pippin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

O C Collins Career Center – Accredited

11627 State Route 243
Chesapeake, OH 45619

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center – Accredited

2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Ohio Institute of Allied Health

6245 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Ohio State Beauty Academy – Accredited

1760 North Eastown Road
Lima, OH 45807

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

6077 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

789 Hebron Road
Heath, OH 43056

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

137 East Center Street
Marion, OH 43302

Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center – Accredited

175 Lloyd Road
West Union, OH 45693

Paramount Beauty Academy – Accredited

1745 11Th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

11956 Lebanon Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3000 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43231

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

10735 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Penta Career Center – Accredited

9301 Buck Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Perfection Beauty Colleges – Accredited

7809 Waynetown Boulevard
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Perry High School (high school students only) – Accredited

632 Genoa Avenue Southwest
Massillon, OH 44646

Pickaway Ross Career & Tech Center – Accredited

895 Crouse Chapel Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Pioneer Career & Technology Center – Accredited

27 Ryan Road Box 309
Shelby, OH 44875

Polaris Career Center – Accredited

7285 Old Oak Boulevard
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Ponitz Career Technology Center

741 Washington Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Portage Lakes Career Center – Accredited

4401 Shriver Road
Uniontown, OH 44685

Preston's Beauty Academy – Accredited

90 Acme Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Professional School of Cosmetology – Accredited

8555 Hough Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

R. G. Drage Career – Accredited

6805 Richville Drive Southwest
Massillon, OH 44646

Raphael Barber Academy – Accredited

2731 Robbins Road
Niles, OH 44446

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc. – Accredited

2445 West State Street
Alliance, OH 44601

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc. – Accredited

3307 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

615 Boardman-Canfield Road
Boardman, OH 44512

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

815 Youngstown Warren Road Suite 26
Niles, OH 44446

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

27326 Lorain Road North
Olmsted, OH 44070

Raphael's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

34999 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

Remington College – Accredited

14801 Broadway Avenue
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Salon Institute – Accredited

50 West Powell Road
Columbus, OH 43035

Salon Institute – Accredited

3034 Wilford Drive
Toledo, OH 43615

Sandusky Career Center – Accredited

4501 Venice Heights Boulevard
Sandusky, OH 44870

Sandusky City Schools – Accredited

2130A Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Scioto County Career Technical Center – Accredited

951 Vern Riffe Drive
Lucasville, OH 45648

Scott High School (high school students only) – Accredited

2400 Collingwood
Toledo, OH 43620

Sentinel Career Center – Accredited

793 East Township Road 201
Tiffin, OH 44883

Shaw High School of Cosmetology (high school students only) – Accredited

15320 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112

South-Western Career Academy – Accredited

4750 Big Run South Road
Grove City, OH 43123

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center – Accredited

9193 Hamer Road
Georgetown, OH 45121

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center – Accredited

1901 Selma Road
Springfield, OH 45505

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

116 West South Boundary Street
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Swiss Hills Career Center – Accredited

46601 SR 78
Woodsfield, OH 43793

Sylvania Northview High School (high school students only) – Accredited

5403 Silica Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560

The Artisan College of Cosmetology

1645 Tiffin Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840

The Class Act School of Cosmetology – Accredited

49 East Main Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

The Spa School – Accredited

5050 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Theodore Roosevelt High School (high school students only) – Accredited

1400 North Mantua Street
Kent, OH 44240

Tiffin Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

104 East Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture – Accredited

3341 Navarre Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616

Tolles Career & Technical Center – Accredited

7877 Route 42 Northeast
Plain City, OH 43064

Tri-County Adult Career Center – Accredited

15676 Oh-691
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Tri-Rivers Career Center & Center for Adult Education – Accredited

2222 Marion-Mt Gilead Road
Marion, OH 43302

Trumbull Career & Technical Center – Accredited

528 Educational Highway
Warren, OH 44483

Upper Valley Career Center – Accredited

8811 Career Drive
Piqua, OH 45356

Vanguard Vocational Center – Accredited

1306 Cedar Street
Fremont, OH 43420

Vanity School of Cosmetology

5236 Detroit Road
Sheffield Village, OH 44035

Vantage Career Center – Accredited

818 North Franklin Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Warren County Career Center – Accredited

3525 North State Route 48
Lebanon, OH 45036

Washington County Career Center – Accredited

21740 State Route 626
Marietta, OH 45750

Washington High School (high school students only) – Accredited

1 Paul E. Brown Drive Southeast
Massillon, OH 44646

Washington State Community College

710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750

Wayne County Schools Career Center & Adult Ed – Accredited

518 West Prospect Street
Smithville, OH 44677

Western Hills School of Beauty and Hair Design

6490 Glenway
Cincinnati, OH 45211

Whitmer Career & Technology Center – Accredited

5719 Clegg Drive
Toledo, OH 43613

Moler Beauty Academy

5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

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2310 Far Hills Ave, Ste 5
Dayton, OH 45419
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