Fashion Design
West Virginia

The field of fashion design is perhaps one of the most diverse in the entire beauty industry. Few other career fields are as dependent on location as fashion design.

When you work in West Virginia, for example, you have to meet an entirely different set of customer expectations than if you lived in a major city or a different part of the country.

State License Requirements
Education Details

While attending a fashion design school, you may spend much of your time working on your artistic abilities. This includes working on paper and on computers.

To that end, you may take courses like

  • Sketching for Fashion Design
  • Computer-Aided Fashion Design

Other courses may specifically relate to how the fashion industry has developed and how it is run today. Classes in this category may include

  • History of Fashion Design
  • Profile of the Fashion Industry
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

No matter where you live, fashion designers earn a wide range of salaries. What you earn depends on how well you network, how well-known you are in your local fashion industry, and what type of clothing you design. Overall, the average salary for a West Virginia fashion designer is $64,030 per year (O*Net, 2016). Growth in the fashion industry is fairly stable, according to O*Net. The job outlook may be better in large cities than in rural areas.

Working as a Fashion Designer

A background in fashion design can prepare you for many different job duties and responsibilities. For example, as a new designer, you may work with more experienced designers to learn what they do and do detail work on their designs. As you gain seniority at your place of employment, you may create your own pieces of clothing and even your own fashion lines. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you may decide a self-employed fashion designer. This requires you to land your own clients, create clothing that perfectly suits their specifications, and either make it yourself or outsource the creation of the garment.

State board Contact Information

West Virginia State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
1201 Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone Number: 304-558-2924
Fax Number: 304-558-3450
E-mail Address:

The West Virginia State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a West Virginia state cosmetology license.


Find the Beauty Schools in West Virginia that interest you below,

LBI School of Cosmetology

40 Commerce Drive,Suite 201
Morgantown, WV 26501

Program: Cosmetology

Our School LTI's School of Spa and Cosmetology Arts can help you turn your creativity into a career. Our cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technician curriculum is designed to cover it all - from Our School LTI's School of Spa and Cosmetology Arts can help you turn your creativity into a career. Our cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technician curriculum is designed to cover it all - from basic skills like cutting and styling to complex procedures such as chemical texture services, skin care, manicures, and pedicures. Programs Offered COSMETOLOGY Our comprehensive cosmetology curriculum covers a wide variety of skills including classes in hair styling and color, manicuring, skin care, chemical services, and salon management. You will have the opportunity for supervised practice in the school's full-service cosmetology clinic and perform services for real clients. This clock-hour program is designed to train students in both theory and practical experience. The courses are structured to give each student a well-rounded and marketable education. After completion of 1,250 hours of instruction AND successful completion of the Cosmetology program, the graduate must take and pass the licensure examination through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology in order to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The exam consists of a written portion and a practical portion. All classes prepare our students to take and to pass the exam; a mock state board exam is available to the student prior to the actual exam. MASTER TEACHER OF COSMETOLOGY DIPLOMA As a Master Teacher, you'll gain the skills, knowledge, and ability to teach students the ins and outs of cosmetology. You'll learn the basics of instruction like communications and public speaking. You'll reinforce these skills with higher-level classes about personal and professional conduct, instructional methodology, and theory behind managing salons ESTHETICS* You'll earn this certificate in Esthetics & Professional Makeup in two semesters. You'll gain an understanding of skin care and makeup, including a study of anatomy, physiology and histology, chemistry, and nutrition. We'll teach you how to provide services like specialized facials with facial massage, Galvanic treatments, and hair removal. You'll learn skin analysis, use of facial machines, and makeup artistry skills. ESTHETICS/NAIL TECHNICIAN This program is designed so that the student can work as an esthetician or as a nail technician. Graduates of this program will be awarded a diploma and be able to sit for the Esthetics and Nail Technician licensing exam after successful completion of 600 hours of instruction AND successful completion of the Esthetics and Nail Technician program.  For more information about these programs, please contact us. *These two programs are not accredited and therefore "cash only" programs.        
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