Teacher Training
North Carolina

If you think cosmetology is trending in North Carolina, you may be on to something. A state of the art cosmetology learning center at Randolph Community College in Asheboro is evidence that students in this state have ample options. Current professionals who want to share their skills with others, make a change in their career, or want to earn extra money can benefit from beauty instructor training. No matter what your skills in the field of beauty, we firmly believe that teaching is a skill that every instructor should study before moving to the head of the class.

The information below can be essential to learning what it takes to qualify for the cosmetology instructor exam and become a licensed professional teacher. We also make it simple for you to search for schools in your area, just in case you’re ready to step up now. Just use the search box or scroll through the school listings below to get going! And when you start inspiring your own students, give us a shout on social media and let us know about your success!

State License Requirements
Hours + Cosmetology License + 5 Years of Experience


  • License + 320 Hours | 2 Years of Experience


  • License + 650 Hours | 3 Years of Experience
Education Details

North Carolina cosmetology instructor training programs can help you become a more effective leader and mentor to your students. The right program should include courses that focus on classroom management, how to apply various teaching styles to different types of learners, and other key skills. You will also want to know what state laws you need to follow to keep your instructor license and school in good standing.

North Carolina cosmetology instructor training includes: •

  • Learning styles •
  • Teaching methods •
  • Classroom management •
  • License and state regulations
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

If you want to become a cosmetology instructor in North Carolina, there will not be a separate license, but there are some additional requirements. The renewal process is the same: every 3 years by October 1st, you must submit your renewal application and $23 fee to the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. Additionally, instructors must either complete an 800 hour training program, or be able to prove that you have at least 5 years of experience working in an approved salon. Instructors must also complete 8 continuing education units between each renewal period.

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

Beauty school instructors teach prospective hair stylists, nail artists and makeup artists in a formal school setting. The schools they teach at are often either small community colleges or independent, for-profit institutions. The average annual salary for instructors in North Carolina is $49,470, with 119,000 individuals employed in this profession across the country.

State board Contact Information

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1207 Front St. #110
Raleigh, NC 27609-7533
Phone Number: 919-733-4117
Fax Number: 919-733-4127
E-mail: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com

If you need help updating a change of name or address, acquiring out-of-state transfer forms, or need help with additional questions about obtaining a North Carolina cosmetology license, contact the NC Board using the information above.

Being a part of a professional network is essential for cosmetology instructors who want to keep up with the latest educational trends. The organizations below provide peer support seminars and continuous training opportunities.

Find the Beauty Schools in North Carolina that interest you below,

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

200 West Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill opened in early 2005 and is located in the heart of the Franklin Street district, adjacent to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Welcome The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill opened in early 2005 and is located in the heart of the Franklin Street district, adjacent to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The facility has new classroom and clinic areas and an Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Store. This combination creates a dynamic, full service educational experience. The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill offers courses in Cosmetology and Esthiology. Get Started Today! Mission Our mission at the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill is to inspire and educate our students, our team and our guests about beauty, fashion, wellness and nature. The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill is committed to fostering an environment of respect and trust in order to allow students to express their individuality and creativity. We at the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill are committed to creating the highest quality learning environment, through passion for creativity, respect for each other and care for our community. By supporting our students in this manner, we enable them to provide service that exceeds our guests' expectations Program Offerings The Aveda Institute Chapel Hill was founded to create the most successful entrepreneurs in the beauty and skin care industry. Our curriculum includes practical knowledge gained from today’s most successful masters in hair care, skin care, makeup, total body care and retail services. Cosmetology Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin and nail care and makeup application. Our cosmetology course incorporates extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you will be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist. Esthiology Prepare for an exciting future in skin care with the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill. Our Esthiology curriculum provides skin care, body care and makeup training with an emphasis on using pure flower and plant essences in treatments. Upon completion, you will be ready to succeed as a licensed esthetician.
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Charlotte

1520 South Blvd., Suite 150,
Charlotte, NC 28203

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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