Fashion Design

Clothing is a huge part of all of our lives. Whether you wear business suits, fitness wear, or uniforms on a daily basis, you want clothing that’s comfortable, well-fitted, and durable.

That’s why fashion designers are such an important part of the beauty industry in Nevada.

State License Requirements

You do not need any specialized training or education to legally work in the field of fashion design in Nevada. Having said that, it can be much easier to get started in this industry with the right training. With a fashion design Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, you may be able to get hands-on experience with different materials, fashion design programs, and sewing machines. This also gives you a chance to start building your professional portfolio.

Education Details

Whether you decide to earn an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, you may study the same core subjects as a student.

Some of the courses you may take as a fashion design student include

  • Color Theory
  • Fashion Industry Profile
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Fashion Textile Survey
  • Construction and Draping
  • Fashion Technical Drawing
  • Fashion History

Throughout your education, you may spend a lot of time in the studio, building your artistic skills and learning what fashion design employers want from their employees.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Nevada can be an excellent place to get started in your fashion design career. The job outlook here is far better than it is in many parts of the country. Through the year 2022, O*Net expects job openings to increase by 17%. The salary you earn as a fashion designer depends on what specialty you work in and how much experience you have. The average salary for a Nevada fashion designer is $64,030 per year (O*Net, 2016).

Working as a Fashion Designer

The day of a fashion designer is eclectic, depending on the needs of your employer and what your current projects are. For example, if you’re preparing for a fashion show, you may work 12-hour days fixing designs and testing them on models. If you are working on client projects, you may work a more structured schedule and meet with other designers to meet deadlines. As a fashion designer, you want to stay involved in the local fashion community. This may mean traveling to fashion hubs like Las Vegas and Reno. You may participate in events like Fashion Week Las Vegas.

State board Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: 702-486-6542
Fax Number: 702-369-8064
E-mail Address:

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license as well as answer all of your questions about obtaining a Nevada cosmetology license. They may also help in-state applicants apply for a duplicate license. However, you must submit a notarized application and pay a fee of $25.

Las Vegas  /  Reno  /  Salt Lake City

Find the Beauty Schools in Nevada that interest you below,

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

4020 Kietzke Ln,
Reno, NV 89502

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to Milan Institute We are pleased that you are considering a career in cosmetology! There's always room for qualified professionals in this challenging field. Whether you like working with hair, skin, or Welcome to Milan Institute We are pleased that you are considering a career in cosmetology! There's always room for qualified professionals in this challenging field. Whether you like working with hair, skin, or nails, your certification will allow you to select a career path that suits you. You are on the threshold of a great opportunity. Your license to practice cosmetology will be an unlimited passport to a world of glamour, excitement, and many other rewards. To start your career journey right, plan to make the most of your education. With every lesson, you will be one step closer to working in your dream field. Our Mission To provide our students with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of cosmetology To uphold the highest standards of excellence in our faculty, staff, students, and educational programs To promote service to the community by encouraging student council involvement Student Consumer Information Goals & Objectives To instruct students in the proper and current methods of cosmetology To qualify and prepare students for the state board examination To graduate qualified, competent, competitive students To assist students in job placement Career Programs Certificates are awarded upon completion for all locations We believe that each student at Milan Institute holds the key to his or her success. Our staff and instructors strive to help each student develop the professionalism that will open a world of creativity and knowledge. Milan Institute offers a college atmosphere conducive to learning and individual growth. Excellent training and job placement assistance enable our students to become enterprising professionals. Milan Institute offers both theory and practical instruction. The clinical area is well equipped for hands-on instruction in all areas of cosmetology. A library/media source area offers books and videotapes on cosmetology basics, as well as on more advanced areas of this field of study. Additional theory assistance is available on a one-on-one basis. Programs only offered in English at all locations except the Cosmetology program at the El Paso campus.  Cosmetology 1500 Hours / 50 Weeks Cosmetology is an exciting, fast-paced career that is constantly evolving with new ideas, techniques and equipment. Cosmetologists work with a variety of people each day, assisting them with their beauty needs. Cosmetologists shampoo, cut, perm, color and style hair. They may also provide manicures and pedicures or apply acrylic or gel nails. Course covers: Hair cutting, styling and coloring All aspects of skin care All aspects of nail care Possible careers: Professional stylist Make-up technician Platform artist Product representative Salon owner or manager State board member/examiner Skin care specialist Esthetician Course covers: Bacteriology Facials Hair removal Makeup (application, composition, etc) Salon business skills Possible careers: Skin care specialist Make-up consultant Image consultant Product representative Salon owner Platform artist Theatrical make-up artist Retail specialist Manicurist Uncover a Career of Beauty and Creativity If you're looking for a career in the beauty industry that lets you reveals your talent and creativity, becoming a Manicurist could be the perfect profession for you. As a graduate of the Milan Institute Manicurist program you will have the skills in manicure and pedicure procedures, the use of all manicuring implements and supplies, application of artificial nails, repair of broken or split nails and the care of nails and hands.   Programs Vary by Location
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