Teacher Training

When Massachusetts approved mobile manicurists in 2015, we knew this state had an entrepreneur’s spirit in the cosmetology arts. Do you want to use your professional beauty skills to inspire a cool idea or concept that creates the next big buzz? Of course you do! That’s every cosmetology instructor’s dream. So let’s figure out what you need to do to pursue a career as a teacher. It doesn’t matter if you want to work full or part-time, or teach makeup, barbering or massage; you’ll need to enroll in a cosmetology teacher training program first.

If you’re ready to move forward and view your options – then simply scroll down to see the listing of beauty schools near you. We also have a handy search box at the top of the page that makes it easy to contact nearby beauty schools too. But, if you’re just looking for quick information to help you get your mind wrapped around the cosmetology teacher requirements, then keep reading. Good luck on your transition from behind the chair to the front of the classroom!

State License Requirements
2 Years
As Junior Instructor + Cosmetology License

Massachusetts cosmetology instructors need previous education and work experience in this field. You need a current cosmetology license and at least two years of work experience as a cosmetologist. The application fee is $136. Passing the practical and written exams allows you to become licensed as a cosmetology instructor.

Find application forms and requirements:

Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

Education Details

The right Massachusetts cosmetology instructor program should include a mix of courses and learning outcomes that can help you inspire your students to reach their goals. This will come from courses that teach you the best methods for teaching students with different personalities and styles of learning. When you receive information from the beauty schools in your area about teacher training, the first thing you should do is compare the courses and goals for each one.

Massachusetts’s teacher training course topics: •

  • Curriculum design •
  • Learning styles •
  • Teaching methods •
  • Student retention
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year*
License Renewal Period

Becoming a cosmetology instructor in the state of Massachusetts requires a standard cosmetology license from the state. Additionally, you must complete two years of experience as a junior instructor practitioner in the field, in order to qualify. However, you are not required to take continuing education courses are part of maintaining your license in this state. The renewal period is every two years by your birthday, and includes a $68 renewal fee that you will process through the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering.

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

The Job Outlook for a Beauty School Instructor in Massachusetts appears to have some room for growth. Beauty School Instructors can expect little to no competition in the MA market and should consider specializing to easily promote instruction strengths. With a location quotient of 0.79 and an average annual wage of $54,640, Massachusetts is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation, but with a decent wage.

State board Contact Information

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: 617-727-9940
Fax Number: 617-727-1627
E-mail Address: sandra.m.velasquez@state.ma.us

The Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, or updating a change of name or address information, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining your Massachusetts cosmetology license.

In the world of cosmetology, it is important and network with other cosmetologists, which joining an organization can provide. Below are just a few of the associations available to cosmetologists in Massachusetts.

  • Cosmetology Association of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Vocational Association - ACTE
  • Massachusetts Association of Cosmetology Schools, Inc.
  • Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

Find the Beauty Schools in Massachusetts that interest you below,

Mildred Elley

100 West Street,
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Program: Cosmetology

Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York. We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York. We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, NYC Metro, NY and Pittsfield, MA with online options as well. Our campuses feature student-run massage therapy clinics at Albany, Pittsfield and New York City Metro campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus. We offer over 20 Degree and Certificate programs with classes in the day, evening, and weekends. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for those who qualify. We are dedicated to seeing our students succeed offering Lifetime Job Placement Assistance Mildred Elley is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Mildred Elley's Albany, New York Campus is approved by the New York State Board of Regents to offer the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees. Mildred Elley's NYC Metro Campus is approved by the New York State Board of Regents to offer the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree. Both campuses are also approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)—formerly VESID. Mildred Elley is also registered with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Office For program details and disclosures visit the Mildred Elley website http://www.mildred-elley.edu/disclosures   Mildred Elley - Pittsfield, MA Campus Mildred Elley's Pittsfield, Massachusetts Campus is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure. Mildred Elley - Pittsfield, MA is also licensed to operate as a Cosmetology school and the Cosmetology program is approved by the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The campus is also approved for the training of the Veterans of the Armed Forces and JPTA participants.   Programs Massage Therapy – CERT Campus: Albany, NY Mildred Elley's programs in Massage Therapy offer students the education, practice, and skills necessary to satisfy the academic requirements to qualify for the New York State Massage Therapy Examination. After licensure by New York State, the graduates will possess the depth of knowledge and practical experience from their studies to successfully practice massage therapy in New York State. Successfully licensed Mildred Elley graduates will be prepared to obtain employment in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, residential care facilities, medical, chiropractic, and physical therapy practices, gyms, health clubs, resorts, spas, solo practice and other establishments.   Cosmetology – CERT Campus: Pittsfield, MA The Cosmetology Certificate program in Pittsfield, MA qualifies and prepares its graduates for successful passage of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cosmetology licensing examination, administered by the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists, and successful practice in the field of cosmetology and appearance enhancement. The program is equivalent to 1,000 clock hours of instruction. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours distributed among fields required by the Board in order to be eligible to register for the Board licensure examination.   Mildred Elley – Pittsfield, MA 100 West Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
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