COSMETOLOGY - WISCONSIN

Cosmetology
IN
Wisconsin

Are you looking for a career that offers room for professional growth, plenty of different work settings, and the chance to make a difference? Cosmetology is a field that does all of this and more.

This field is growing across the country, making this a great time to finally take the plunge.

State License Requirements
1,550
Hours
4,000
Apprenticeship

After finishing your training, you can contact the Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board to schedule your licensing exams. You have to pass both a practical exam and a written exam. In total, you must pay $391 in fees to get your license.

Education Details

Your clients deserve the best, and attending cosmetology school in Wisconsin can show you how to deliver the best every single time. Approved schools must provide you with at least 1550 hours of education. The majority of this is hands-on practice, but you do spend some time on cosmetology theory. Keep reading to learn more about topics that must be taught at Wisconsin cosmetology schools.

Topics at Cosmetology Schools in Wisconsin

  • Hygiene and grooming
  • Bacteriology, sanitation, and sterilization
  • Hair cutting and hair tapering
  • Razor cutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Curling
  • Finger waving
  • Roller setting
  • Blowdrying
  • Shampoos
  • Scalp and hair treatments
  • Hair analysis
  • Hair straightening
  • Hair relaxing
  • Thermal hair straightening
  • Blowouts
  • Hair coloring and bleaching
  • Cosmetology chemistry
  • Shaving
  • Beard and mustache shaping
  • Produce use and knowledge
License Renewal
4
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology license renewal in Wisconsin happens every two years in March of odd-numbered years. The cost is $82 to renew licenses, or an additional $25 if the license is renewed after March 31. Starting in 2015, Wisconsin voted to require the completion of continuing education credits. During each two-year renewal cycle, you must complete four hours of continuing education. One hour must focus on cosmetology laws and three hours must focus on safety, sanitation, and infection control.

Careers
$28,970
Salary
6%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

Currently, Wisconsin cosmetologists claim an average income of $28,970 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019). Your income potential may vary, depending on the type of salon you work for, which part of Wisconsin you are in, and how many clients you have. Your client base is a significant part of this, since tips are often a big part of a cosmetologist’s income.

Working as a Cosmetologist

Starting a career in the cosmetology industry may offer you plenty of benefits. Licensed cosmetologists can work in salons, spas, beauty shops, and specialty shops. Salons are open a wide variety of hours, so you may be able to find an employer that fits your unique scheduling needs.

State board Contact Information

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board
PO Box 8935
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-2112/877-617-1565
Fax Number: 608-261-7083
E-mail Address: DSPS@wisconsin.gov

The Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board can help you answer any questions we did not answer above about obtaining a Wisconsin cosmetology license.

For cosmetologists in Wisconsin, personal grooming is tinged with some
Midwestern charm. Many find this to be a rewarding career path that ties
them into communities. Those that would be interested in this profession,
consult these organizations to find out more.

Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board
Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

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Find the Beauty Schools in Wisconsin that interest you below,

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive,
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to Hair Professionals   Our school is located conveniently to all of the southern Chicago suburbs. From the most seasoned staff members to the ones in training, you will be gaining the knowledge of Welcome to Hair Professionals   Our school is located conveniently to all of the southern Chicago suburbs. From the most seasoned staff members to the ones in training, you will be gaining the knowledge of many years of experience, from the most dedicated, caring instructors and office staff who work together as a team. School owner and Director Wanda Zachary with over 35 years experience in the school industry. She is active in all of our schools, bringing in the great techniques to make learning fun. Our Students are our clients! This concept means that you as our students are the center of our attention, as your client will be the center of your attention when you graduate. In addition to our location in the Chicago / Palos Hills area, Hair Professionals Career College has two additional schools in Illinois in Oswego (Aurora / Naperville area) and Sycamore ( Dekalb / NIU area ). Use the links at the bottom of this page to easily request information from these additional locations. Cosmetology A variety of career opportunities could be yours with specialized cosmetology skills. What could be more satisfying than a profession where you unleash your creativity on your way to a beautiful, rewarding future? With skills you can use lifelong. Our cosmetology program is offered full-time and part time fit into your busy life style. In total we offer six different schedules to meet your busy lifestyle! Hair Professionals uses Salon fundamentals. The programs includes; • hair cutting • coloring • perming • skin care • make-up • nails • spa treatments Esthetics If you have an interest in the Health, beauty and wellness of the skin this will be just the career you are looking for! The entire course can be completed in 7 to 12 months depending on the schedule you choose. Growth in Day Spas are is rampant as the need for estheticians is growing just as fast. Now more than giving the luxury of a facial estheticians are professional and consultants with the awareness of skin conditions as well as the scientific knowledge necessary to make recommendations based on biological and clinical analysis. Employment opportunities in the world of esthetics include; Day Spas Doctors office Dermatologist Plastic Surgeon Make-Up Artist Image Consultant Health Spa Wellness Center Prepare for an exciting new Career. Classes will consist of lectures, demos, and hands on workshops. The course will include the use of professional products and state of the art facial machines. You will also be instructed on proper sanitation, waxing and make-up techniques. Instructor Training Course For the licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetics and Nail Tech who desires to qualify for Instructor license. This course includes all theoretical and practical instruction as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology. Hair Professional's is proud to offer this service to and add to the quality of teachers in our profession. Please email us for more information.
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Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, and beauty. It's a chance to express your individuality. A chance to share your unique outlook with others. As a cosmetologist, you'll devote your talents to making others look their best. You'll keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet constantly changing skills of a hair stylist, manicurist, or skin care specialist. With styling for men, women, and children, the demands are greater than ever. Today's cosmetologist must possess a wide range of skills to meet the needs of today's beauty salon. Cosmetology offers many channels for personal growth, with limitless career paths from which to choose. Model College of Hair Design offers the specialized training necessary to prepare you for a cosmetology career -- one that will present new challenges daily. So, join the ranks of professional hair stylists and manicure specialists ... beauty salon owners, and skin care specialists whose careers can be traced to the Model College of Hair Design. Programs Offered Cosmetology Students receive skills necessary for gaining and maintaining employment in "today's" salons. Instruction is provided in design haircutting, styling, hair coloring, skin care, facials, makeup application, massage, permanent waving, all forms of nail tips, manicuring and chemical restructuring. Manicuring This course combines our advanced concepts in a comprehensive curriculum. Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Design, Artistry and several Nail Extension Lines are used for instruction. Esthiology This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. Our Facilities / Campus Housing The Model College of Hair Design was established in Minneapolis in 1952 and relocated to St. Cloud in 1973. Approximately 12,000 square feet of clinic, classroom and offices were created with students of cosmetology in mind. When you tour our campus you will find our college to be unique to say the least! By offering students a low student/instructor ratio we ensure that Model College of Hair Design remains small to midsize. Our campus, however, is large with over 100,000 sq. feet and ten campus buildings for a wide range of student housing. Student/Instructor Ratio Our student to instructor ratio at the Model College of Hair Design is ten to one. Model College is a small college with certified instructors. You will have the opportunity to interact with the students and faculty representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. There is always someone to offer advice and assistance...a roommate, a teacher, a counselor. Student Benefits Model College of Hair Design is Accredited by NACCAS, and consistently posts placement rates among the highest in the nation. Student benefits increase your chances for success or add to your education process Student/Instructor Ratio Instructor - Specialists Advanced Classes Financial Aid Specialists Student Activities Campus Housing/Apts. College Issued Grants Special Class Schedules Saturdays optional Earn when you learn (Jobs) Business Management Computer Imaging/Testing Advanced Educational Systems
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Empire Beauty School - Green Bay

940 Hansen Road,
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304

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 Madison

353 East Campus Mall,
Madison, WI 53715

Program: Cosmetology

YOUR PASSION. YOUR CAREER. With The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We YOUR PASSION. YOUR CAREER. With The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We strive to give you the skills you need to become an industry leader. And, we understand what drives you, because we share the same passion. The Aveda Network is a team comprised of more than 6,500 salons, spas, institutes and stores. Our salon business model is the most successful in the industry. Come to the Right Place. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. The Institute has extensive classroom and clinic areas, and an Aveda Concept Store. This combination creates a dynamic, full-service educational experience. Programs Offered: Cosmetology Esthiology Barbering Massage Manicuring   Cosmetology Connect with beauty, fashion, wellness and art in our 1,550-hour hands on program. With extensive training in our urban salon setting, you'll explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting, coloring and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. We are consistently working to improve the education we provide and are proud to provide a digitally engaged platform for learning and a creative clinic floor that allows you to perfect your craft. Esthiology In this 600-hour program, you'll study international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin, as well as contemporary and classic techniques in makeup applications. Financial Aid. Barbering Detail and precision cutting of men’s hair is the focus of our 1,000 hour barbering program. The training will encompass the most relevant men’s grooming techniques to include cutting, shaving and texture. You will acquire the technical and business skills necessary for a career in a barbershop or men’s salon. Manicuring Learn the latest in manicuring, pedicuring, use of equipment, product and plant essentials in our 300-hour program. Learn gels and acrylics, and explore your creativity in temporary nail art. You will study nail structure and anatomy, along with safety studies and gain an understanding of nail disorders and sanitation. Massage Therapy Learn how to revitalize and create wellness through the power of touch in our 750-hour program. Through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and practical application, you will practice and perfect the skills of massage therapy, body care and wellness techniques. Using both ancient practices and state-of-the-art technology, learn anatomy, pathology, physiology and kinesiology. Financial Aid The Institute of Beauty & Wellness offers federal financial aid for those who qualify. In addition, we offer payment plans structured to fit financial needs. Please contact the Admissions department for further information. Accreditation The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).
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Empire Beauty School- Milwaukee

5655 South 27th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53221

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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The Institute of Beauty and Wellness (Aveda School)

327 E. St. Paul Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Program: Cosmetology

YOUR PASSION. YOUR CAREER. With The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We YOUR PASSION. YOUR CAREER. With The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, you'll join this thriving, lasting network of salon and spa professionals. We work to help support your professional and personal development. We strive to give you the skills you need to become an industry leader. And, we understand what drives you, because we share the same passion. The Aveda Network is a team comprised of more than 6,500 salons, spas, institutes and stores. Our salon business model is the most successful in the industry. Come to the Right Place. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. The Institute has extensive classroom and clinic areas, and an Aveda Concept Store. This combination creates a dynamic, full-service educational experience. Programs Offered: Cosmetology Esthiology Barbering Massage Manicuring   Cosmetology Connect with beauty, fashion, wellness and art in our 1,550-hour hands on program. With extensive training in our urban salon setting, you'll explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting, coloring and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. We are consistently working to improve the education we provide and are proud to provide a digitally engaged platform for learning and a creative clinic floor that allows you to perfect your craft. Esthiology In this 600-hour program, you'll study international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin, as well as contemporary and classic techniques in makeup applications. Financial Aid. Barbering Detail and precision cutting of men’s hair is the focus of our 1,000 hour barbering program. The training will encompass the most relevant men’s grooming techniques to include cutting, shaving and texture. You will acquire the technical and business skills necessary for a career in a barbershop or men’s salon. Manicuring Learn the latest in manicuring, pedicuring, use of equipment, product and plant essentials in our 300-hour program. Learn gels and acrylics, and explore your creativity in temporary nail art. You will study nail structure and anatomy, along with safety studies and gain an understanding of nail disorders and sanitation. Massage Therapy Learn how to revitalize and create wellness through the power of touch in our 750-hour program. Through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and practical application, you will practice and perfect the skills of massage therapy, body care and wellness techniques. Using both ancient practices and state-of-the-art technology, learn anatomy, pathology, physiology and kinesiology. Financial Aid The Institute of Beauty & Wellness offers federal financial aid for those who qualify. In addition, we offer payment plans structured to fit financial needs. Please contact the Admissions department for further information. Accreditation The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).
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