HAIR DESIGN - COLORADO

Hair Design
IN
Colorado

Are you ready to make the list of Denver’s Hottest Salons, or rock the scene in your city in Colorado? It’s no secret that hair designers in Colorado have a colorful, creative world of opportunity to explore. Whether you want to grab a chair at an existing salon or spa, or kick it on your own, the key to success starts with the right hair design program. Every stylist starts with a natural passion for beauty and love of hair. The next step is channeling that energy into a training program at one of your local Colorado cosmetology schools. In fact, that’s where we come in.

Our passion is connecting students like you with the right hair design or cosmetology program. That’s why we have all this critical info on our site. This way, we can help you get the skinny on hair design license requirements, costs, program timelines for completion, financial aid, and other important topics – before you start asking questions to local schools. So… if you’re still stoked about enrolling in hair design programs, keep reading. Or go ahead and narrow your school options with our search tools on this page!

State License Requirements
40
Credit Hours
1,200
Clock Hours

Colorado is one of the few states with a separate hairstyling license. To become a licensed hairstylist, you need to earn at least 1,200 hours of training at an approved school. You can then schedule your skills exam and your written exam. This requires a $127 fee. All testing goes through PSI. Once you’ve met the education and testing requirements, you can become a licensed hairstylist.

Get more information on becoming a hairstylist:

Education Details

Colorado When choosing the best hair design program in Colorado, you will need to look at the courses and curriculum goals right off the bat. Look at all your options for training, and make sure you feel confident in what you can expect to learn. Not only will you want to learn the latest styling and applications, but why not seek training that can help you run your own salon, or help manage someone else’s?

Colorado hair design topics •

  • Cutting and styling •
  • Braiding and extensions •
  • Hair coloring •
  • Facials •
  • Salon management
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Barber, esthetician, hairstylist and manicurist licenses expire on March 31 of even-numbered years and cost $26 to renew or $41 to reinstate if you have allowed your license to lapse. All cosmetologist licenses expire on April 30 on an annual basis. These licenses cost $32 to renew or $47 to reinstate. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew your cosmetology license in Colorado. However, continuing education should be considered part of the field and part of doing business as a cosmetologist.

Careers
$28,340 
Salary
25.7%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Hair Designer

CO hair design professionals have the opportunity to work in various professional settings, including hair and beauty salons that are privately owned and national franchises. Professional hair stylists work with their customers to find the best style that fits their taste. They work with various tools, including razors, scissors, gel and more. On an annual basis, hair stylists make an average of $23,710 and make up a work force of 656,000 people. Most of the widely popular hair salons in Colorado are located within major metropolitan areas, including:

State board Contact Information

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone Number: 303-894-7800
Fax Number: 303-894-0364
E-mail Address: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us

Contact the Colorado State Board of Cosmetology if you need help replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address or for any additional questions about obtaining a Colorado state cosmetology license.

The state of Colorado has seen significant jumps on account of those looking to
make a living as hair designers over the past decade. A beauty culture that is
enhanced by more European trends also adds to the influx. Anyone looking to
join those ranks make it a point to get information from these groups.

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
Professional Beauty Association
International SalonSpa Network

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Find the Beauty Schools in Colorado that interest you below,

International Salon and Spa Academy

5707 North Academy Boulevard,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Program: Hair Design

Welcome to the International Salon and Spa Academy! We have been established since 1971 and offer the most comprehensive training programs in Colorado Springs. Students are provided a learning environment conducive to academic Welcome to the International Salon and Spa Academy! We have been established since 1971 and offer the most comprehensive training programs in Colorado Springs. Students are provided a learning environment conducive to academic excellence and "real world" experience. Not only does our training provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills to succeed in their chosen field, we also provide each student with a firm foundation in business training to insure success in their career and their life. We are able to meet the needs of most anyone seeking a career in the personal care industry. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and offer financial aid for those who qualify. WE OFFER PROGRAMS IN: Cosmetology Barbering Hairstyling Esthetics (skin care) Nail Technician Our mission is to enhance the personal well being of our guests, provide a realistic training environment for our students and insure the financial stability of our students, staff and organization. Careers/Job Opportunities Once you have completed your education and training at International Salon and Spa Academy you will have the skills and experience needed for a great new career. The Beauty Industry is growing and many great job opportunities are available. Some of the career options include: Hairstylist Color Specialist Salon or Spa Manager Salon or Spa Owner Product Representative Consultant Contact Us Today!
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Avalon School of Cosmetology

2231 S Peoria St,
Aurora, CO 80014

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional Avalon School of Cosmetology Avalon is dedicated to provide an educational experience in that will empower our graduates to go far in the beauty industry Avalon School of Cosmetology has been serving the professional beauty industry for more than 40 years. Our experienced educators will provide you with one of the most outstanding educational experiences available. And through partnerships with some of the top beauty companies in the world, Avalon offers you access to current professional products and techniques, across a variety of exciting and creative programs. The end result is an experience like no other - an experience that can be found at Avalon School of Cosmetology Programs Cosmetology and Esthetics Avalon's Cosmetology courses provide the perfect balance of education and experience, giving you plenty of chances to put your skills to the test. But not only will you gain real-world experience with the cosmetology process, but you'll also receive invaluable instruction on the business of beauty - giving you everything you need for a successful career. A complete esthetics program requires an in-depth knowledge of a variety of disciplines, and hinges on the ability to learn and perfect proper techniques. In addition to fostering an in-depth understanding of all the components of the facial process, Avalon's Esthetics courses will also reveal effective waxing practices and outline regenerative treatments for repairing skin cells around even the most-difficult parts of the body. Career Placement Avalon places great importance on your career upon completion. To assist our graduates in starting their new careers, we provide them with networking prospects and access to current job opportunities Avalon School of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science (NACCAS). For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important consumer information, please click here.  
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Empire Beauty School - Aurora-Denver

16800 E. Mississippi Avenue,
Aurora-Denver, CO 80017

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Stacey James Institute

16534 Keystone Blvd,
Castle Rock/Parker, CO 80134

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome! Stacey James Institute was built as a high end salon & spa instructional facility to provide students the ultimate experience while learning their new career. We are conveniently located east of I-25 Welcome! Stacey James Institute was built as a high end salon & spa instructional facility to provide students the ultimate experience while learning their new career. We are conveniently located east of I-25 on Lincoln Avenue and Jordan Road in Parker, Colorado. We feature ample free parking & we are also located next to many eateries and shops. Why should you choose to attend Stacey James Institute? The vision for Stacey James Institute was formed out of Stacey's creative talent and her desire for students to have the best quality education possible. At Stacey James Institute we have a learning environment that is state of the art, upbeat, positive, and comfortable. We use a hands on approach to learning and recognize that every student is also our client. We feel that every student should graduate feeling confident to enter the industry ready to work. We want you to feel confident in knowing the retro styles along with the current trends in the industry. We'll give you the opportunity to learn in a working environment and to experience situations that salons have daily. At Stacey James Institute there will always be a professional in attendance making sure you are comfortable every step of the way with your education. In fact we require that our instructors have a minimum of 2 years documented experience working "hands on" in the industry and we also put them through continual training. Many Stacey James instructors have built successful careers and currently still maintain an active clientele. Their goal is to pass their knowledge of the industry on to you, and to give you the tools to succeed in the ever changing beauty world. Courses Available Cosmetology Course includes: • Shampooing • Rinsing & Conditioning • Hair Coloring • Haircutting • Hairstyling • Chemical Texture Services • Manicuring & Pedicuring • Application of Artificial Nails • Facials & Skin Care • Facial Makeup • Hair Removal • Laws, Rules & Regulations • Disinfection & Sanitation • Safe Work Practices • Management • Ethics • Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship Hair Styling Course includes: • Shampooing • Rinsing & Conditioning • Hair Coloring • Haircutting • Hairstyling • Chemical Texture Services • Laws, Rules & Regulations • Disinfection &  Sanitation • Safe Work Practices • Management • Ethics • Interpersonal Skills &  Salesmanship Esthetics Course includes: • Facials & Skin Care • Facial Makeup • Hair Removal • Laws, Rules & Regulations • Disinfection & Sanitation • Safe Work Practices • Management • Ethics • Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship Accreditations and Financial Aid Stacey James Institute is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 303-990-1171, FAX: 303-996-1330 Stacey James Institute is currently in the accreditation process with NACCAS (The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences, Inc.) We provide in house financing as well as outside lenders are also available. Goals / Objectives / Licensing / Placement 1. To teach and familiarize students in the current methods and theories of cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetics, and nails. 2. To qualify and prepare students for the State Board examination. 3. To graduate proficient, qualified, and competent students who can go on to be successful in the field of their choice. 4. To provide assistance, advisement, and mentoring. Stacey James is dedicated to the success of our graduates and we help with job skills development & offer assistance to graduates such as job lead referrals through our relationships we have built with other salons & spas throughout the community. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students. However, at Stacey James we know the education you will receive is second to none! We pride ourselves in graduating students who are competent and ready to work in the industry. Come see for yourself the state of the art, upbeat, positive, and comfortable learning environment. We invite you to come take a stress free tour of our school, sit in on one of our classes, and/or talk to one of our graduates.  
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Empire Beauty School - Littleton-South Lakewood

Bowles Avenue Marketplace Shopping Center,8996 W. Bowles Avenue
Littleton-South Lakewood, CO 80123

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty School - Thornton-Denver

3811 East 120th Avenue,
Thornton-Denver, CO 80233

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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