Salons, spas, and beauty shops across Oklahoma are full of customers who want to look and feel their best.
If you take pride in maintaining your appearance, trying different looks, and interacting with people of all backgrounds, you may have a lot to offer the cosmetology industry.
When its time to apply for a license, go to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology. Submit your application with a $35 exam registration fee. After you pass your written and skills tests, you can get a cosmetology license that gives you the freedom to work with clients in approved beauty settings.
Although cosmetology covers a lot of different skills and products, you can get the training you need fairly quickly. At minimum, approved cosmetology schools in Oklahoma must offer 1500 hours of training. The topics listed below must be part of your curriculum.
Required Course Topics
- Cosmetology theory
- Pedicuring and manicuring
- Artificial nail application
- Facials Makeup
- Temporary hair removal
- Scalp treatments
- Shampooing and conditioning
- Finger waving
- Thermal styling
- Blow drying
- Wig styling
- Hair tinting and bleaching
- Hair cutting and shaping
- Lash and brow tinting and arching
- Professional development
- Permanent waving
Cosmetology license renewal in Oklahoma happens every year during the licensee's birthday month. You must renew by the last day of your birth month to avoid a late fee of $10. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner's license is $25. Cosmetology continuing education hours are not currently required to renew your license, but cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry. The only exception to this renewal date is barberingbarbers must renew their license by the last day of June every year.
The job outlook in Oklahoma is positive. According to O*Net, demand for cosmetologists may increase 13% between 2016 and 2026 in Oklahoma (2019). The average salary for an Oklahoma cosmetologist is $25,180 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).
Licensed cosmetologists are pros at working independently, problem-solving, and finding solutions to customers requests, and those skills can take you into lots of exciting work settings. You could become a salon employee, an option that allows you to earn a consistent hourly wage and possibly earn tips from clients. Self-employed cosmetologists can rent a chair at a local salon or even take on the role of salon owner. If your career goals and interests change over time, cosmetology has plenty of options to help you feel fulfilled. This is an excellent time to make your move and get started.
State of Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84, Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone Number: 405-521-2441
Fax Number: 405-521-2440
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology can help with updating a change of name or change of address as well as answer any questions about your Oklahoma cosmetology license.
Oklahoma is state for trailblazers, further underscored by the many individuals who
forge their own paths there. Cosmetologists are starting to make up a lion’s share
of this group. To that end, their journey to become purveyors of fine hair care begins
with these provided resources.
Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology
International SalonSpa Network
Associated Hair Professionals