Teacher Training

Next to your parents, your teachers are probably your greatest inspiration. In Colorado, students as young as 13 can be inspired by great cosmetology teachers, as the ‘My Life. My Career.’ project for middle schoolers proves. If you are a current professional in the world of beauty, you are probably here because you want to become a teacher, educating students about beauty fundamentals and latest techniques to succeed. The first step towards the front of the classroom is finding the right cosmetology teacher training in Colorado.

For years, we have worked tirelessly to connect students with the right beauty schools in all 50 states. If you are just browsing, no worries. We have the quick info most people want below— things like license requirements, salary outlook, and required courses. But if you are ready to see what your Colorado beauty school options are for teacher training, you can quickly find schools listed below. Or, return to the top of the page and use our search box to narrow your results. Good luck to you and your future students!

State License Requirements

If you’re considering a career as a cosmetology instructor, you have to meet specific requirements in Colorado. You must have a current cosmetology license in addition to at least two years of full-time cosmetology experience. Once you meet these requirements, you can apply for certification. You must maintain your teaching license and your cosmetology license.

Find out more about becoming a cosmetology teacher:

Education Details

Colorado teacher training courses can help you develop effective classroom skills, which are needed for teaching all areas of cosmetology. If the idea of inspiring students appeals to you, then take a program that will teach you about the different types of learners and how to design coursework for all types of students. When you request information about programs in your area, ask about the learning outcomes associated with the courses they offer.

Colorado cosmetology instructor training courses: •

  • Classroom management •
  • Teaching methods •
  • Student retention •
  • Learning styles
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

Since you do not need to have your cosmetology instructor license in Colorado, you won’t have to worry about renewing one. But, you will need to be a licensed cosmetologist with 2+ years of experience before stepping to the head of the class. You will need to renew that license every 2 years in odd or even numbered years (depending on when you receiving it) by April 30th. There is a $32 fee for renewal and $47 fee for reinstatement. You can process your application through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor

Colorado beauty school instructors help prospective beauty salon specialists prepare for rewarding careers. They specialize in teaching a specific beauty category, including nails, hair, makeup, general health and more. Beauty school instructors will more than likely need years of experience in their particular category and possibly, a degree in education. The average annual salary for an instructor is $49,470 and there are currently 119,800 individuals employed in Colorado and across the country. Some of the major beauty schools in Colorado include:

State board Contact Information

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone Number: 303-894-7800
Fax Number: 303-894-0364
E-mail Address: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us

Contact the Colorado State Board of Cosmetology if you need help replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address or for any additional questions about obtaining a Colorado state cosmetology license.


To succeed as a cosmetologist in Colorado, it is imperative that you join a network of professionals who work in the same field you do. Below are some of the organizations that we recommend connecting with. Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure

Find the Beauty Schools in Colorado that interest you below,

Avalon School of Cosmetology

2231 S Peoria St,
Aurora, CO 80014

Program: Cosmetology

Stacey James Institute

16534 Keystone Blvd,
Castle Rock/Parker, CO 80134

Program: Cosmetology

International Salon and Spa Academy

5707 North Academy Boulevard,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Program: Cosmetology

Toni&Guy Hairdressing - Colorado Springs

5125 N Academy Blvd.,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Littleton

Bowles Avenue Marketplace Shopping Center,8996 W. Bowles Avenue
Littleton-South Lakewood, CO 80123

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Thornton-Denver

3811 East 120th Avenue,
Thornton-Denver, CO 80233

Program: Cosmetology

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