Cosmetology Schools in Vermont

Browse our directory of cosmetology schools in Vermont, or skip ahead to learn about the state's cosmetology licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Accredited School

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

Community College of Vermont

660 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

O'Briens Aveda Institute – Accredited

400 Cornerstone Drive 220
Williston, VT 5495

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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Vermont

Vermont Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 2,000 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.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Vermont is $26,830 ($12.90/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 3% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

You like looking your best and finding styles that make the most of your features—consider choosing a career that can help you do the same for others!

By becoming a cosmetologist in Vermont, you can learn all about techniques for changing and improving hair, skin, and nail.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 2,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Completing your education at an approved school is a huge part of becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Once you graduate, you can tackle the rest of the process. You must first register for the theory, practical, and state law exams. The combined fee for these three tests is $250. When you earn passing scores on all three tests, you can apply for your license.

Education Details

Before you can impress clients with your skills and techniques, you have to get a solid education in the field of cosmetology. In beauty school, you learn about Vermont's laws and statutes regarding cosmetology, how to achieve different looks, and how to use cosmetology chemicals safely. It's essential to choose an accredited school, since accredited programs meet the standards of the Vermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

What You Can Learn at Beauty Schools in Vermont

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Vermont cosmetology state laws
  • Shampooing and rinsing
  • Haircutting, clipper cutting
  • Hairstyling and hair shaping
  • Temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair coloring
  • Permanent waving and straightening
  • Hair analysis
  • Scalp treatments
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Pin curls and roller formation
  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Safe use of cosmetology chemicals
  • Professional ethics

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Vermont happens every two years on November 30 in odd-numbered years. The cost to renew a cosmetology license is $130. The Board sends out renewal reminders in October. Vermont requires 24 cosmetology continuing education hours to renew instructor licenses. Six of these hours must be in the art of teaching, and the rest should be in your field of study. However, CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Vermont Cosmetology Careers

$26,830

Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Vermont

O*Net expects job openings for Vermont cosmetologists to increase 3% between 2016 and 2026 (2019). On average, Vermont cosmetologists earn $26,830 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

What kind of career can you pursue when you go into cosmetology? If you become a licensed cosmetologist, you may work at salons, spas, specialty shops, and nail salons. Vermont has many upscale communities with boutique salons and spas, giving you a variety of potential employers to compare. You may work a steady schedule at a salon, rent a chair and set your own hours, or change your beauty community by opening a salon.

Contact the Vermont State Board of Cosmetology

Office of Professional Regulation

Vermont is in the midst of an uptick in numbers with regards to the cosmetology profession. Beauticians thrive here thanks to dedicated clients who appreciate their skills. Those intrigued by pursuing a career there venture to these groups to learn more.

Associated Hair Professionals
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

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