Hair Schools in Georgia

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Albany Beauty Academy – Accredited

2231 Dawson Road Suites I and J
Albany, GA 31707

Allure Beauty School

4230 Lawrenceville Highway Northwest Suite 8
Lilburn, GA 30047

Keune Academy by 124 – Accredited

755 Lawrenceville-Suwannee Road Building 1300
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

MAK Beauty Institute – Accredited

570 Lakeland Plaza
Cumming, GA 30040

Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta – Accredited

887 West Marietta Street Northwest Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318

S Nevaeh Beauty Academy

1214 North Columbia Avenue
Rincon, GA 31326

Sam Verly College

87 Peachway Southwest Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30303

Southern Crescent Technical College

501 Varsity Road
Griffin, GA 30223

Touched By An Angel Beauty School

2807 Highway 138
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

How to Become a Hair Designer in Georgia

Georgia Hair Design Careers At a Glance
  • 1,325 education hours or 2,650 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 5 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Georgia is $35,010.
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists.

Do you love daydreaming about becoming a hair stylist at a salon or starting your own business one day? If you have a creative flair, and a love for all things beauty-related, you should check out Georgia cosmetology schools with hair design programs. Georgia has quite a 'hair scene' for you to dive in to as well. You can visit some of the busiest salons while you train, and see how the state's top stylists separate themselves from their competitors. If you're in the Atlanta area, you can use this list of the city's best salons from Atlanta Magazine.

So, why are we so eager to help you get behind the chair and pursue a career in hair design? Because we are passionate about beauty education. We have helped over 2 million students find the right cosmetology training; including hair design programs. All you have to do is use the search box above or scroll through the listings below to narrow your options. We also have crucial information that can help you grasp the hair design license requirements in Georgia in the next section.

State License Requirements

1,325 Education Hours OR 2,650 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a hair design license

Georgia has separate licensing requirements for those who work as hair designers, rather than licensing them as cosmetologists. To become a licensed hair designer, you can graduate from a 1,325-hour training program or a 2,650-hour apprenticeship program. You must pay a $30 application fee prior to taking your exam and becoming licensed.

Education Details

When you compare all the hair design program options in your area of Georgia, be sure to look at the courses and curriculum right away. You should feel confident that the learning outcomes align with your goals in this area of beauty. Many programs offer professional skills and information about starting your own business. If you still have questions, speak with advisers before making any enrollment decisions.

Georgia hair design courses

  • Hair coloring
  • Facials
  • Shampoos and rinses
  • Theory

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

5 Hours

Continuing education required

Georgia license renewal requirements differ between license types. Master cosmetologists must renew by March 31 of even-numbered years. Cosmetology instructors, esthetician instructors, nail technician instructors, and barber instructors must renew by June 30 of odd-numbered years. Estheticians and nail technicians must renew by August 31 of odd-numbered years. Barbers are expected to renew by December 31 of even-numbered years. During each two-year renewal period, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education.

Georgia Hair Design Careers


Average yearly salary for hair design in Georgia

Hair designers cut and style hair among a range of other hair beauty services. Georgia requires 1325 hours of experience in this field in order to become a licensed hair designer. You can get the training that you need in a hair design school.

Contact the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers 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 Georgia state cosmetology license.

Georgia enjoys a stellar culture when it comes to beauty and hair design. This has led to hair design being a prominent field of study for up and coming professionals. For those interested, these resources are handy.

Black Beauty Association
Associated Hair Professionals

Hair Design

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