Teacher Training

Michigan is ahead of the game when it comes to style and fashion trendsetters on Instagram. These business-minded fashionistas from the Dearborn area, and others like them, use their passion for beauty to promote head-turning styles, products and tips. These are the kinds of creative, driven students that can keep you inspired as a cosmetology teacher. It doesn’'t matter if you want to teach hair, nails, skin care, or even massage; you need proper training to be the best teacher you can be. Fortunately, there are many options for Michigan cosmetology professionals. Why are we so interested in helping beauty professionals become stellar teachers? Because we love everything beauty-related.

That’s why we have information about every area the industry offers. From cosmetology to electrolysis, you can find cosmetology teacher requirements and career statistics below. To go ahead and view the program listings for your area, scroll down or use the search box up top, and you’ll be on your way. When you speak with each advisor, be sure to ask what kinds of career services they offer graduates who want help finding beauty school teacher positions.

State License Requirements
Hours + Cosmetology License

Ready to teach cosmetology to new students? First, you need a valid cosmetology license. You must then use your cosmetology license to get at least three years of experience in the beauty industry. At least one year must be in a cosmetologist role. From there, you can complete a 500-hour teacher training program. The licensing fee is $63 in Michigan.

Get licensing documents below:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Education Details

When you receive information about cosmetology teacher training programs in Michigan, you will need to compare the learning goals for each course they offer. Being a good teacher takes more than stellar cosmetology skills. It will require communication, patience, and the ability to connect with all types of learners. You also need to speak with school advisors about your goals to ensure they align with the course offerings.

Michigan teacher training topics •

  • Student assessment •
  • Learning styles •
  • Student retention •
  • Leadership
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

In Michigan, to become a legal cosmetology instructor, you will need to complete their standard processes for obtaining your cosmetology license, plus 500 hours of training. Your license will need to be renewed every two years, no later than your birthday. The cost for renewal is $68, which is paid to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Once you receive your license, you will only need to keep it in good standing to continue working. This state does not require continuing education courses for instructors.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor
State board Contact Information

Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services - Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone Number: 517-241-9288
Fax Number: 517-373-1044

The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology can help you answer additional questions about obtaining a Michigan state cosmetology license.

Every cosmetology instructor in Michigan should be part of a network of other beauty professionals to share ideas, resources and tips with. Here is information about some of the best ones below.

Find the Beauty Schools in Michigan that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Grand Rapids

3583 Alpine Avenue Northwest,
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School- Portage-Kalamazoo

6091 Constitution Boulevard,
Portage-Kalamazoo, MI 49024

Program: Teacher Training

David Pressley School-Cosmetology

1127 S Washington Street,
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Program: Teacher Training

David Pressley School of Cosmetology

21255 Wick Rd,
Taylor, MI 48180

Program: Teacher Training

Empire Beauty School - Grand Rapids-Standale

455 Standale Plaza ,
Grand Rapids-Walker, MI 49534

Program: Cosmetology

Marketti Academy of Cosmetology

4390 Dixie Highway,
Waterford, MI 48329

Program: Cosmetology

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