Hair Schools in New Hampshire

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How to Become a Hair Designer in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Hair Design Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in New Hampshire is $23,670 ($11.38/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

While choosing a hair design program in NH, keep in mind that you must choose one that meets the standards of the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a hair design license

Hands-on practice is definitely of the most crucial aspects of this field, so get ready to spend a lot of time behind a stylist's chair. You may begin by working on mannequins, then move on to working with real clients. Before you can be eligible for licensure, you must complete an approved program that includes at least 1,500 hours of instruction.

Education Details

By the time you graduate from a cosmetology program in New Hampshire, you should have a diverse set of skills under your belt. Most programs start with hair cutting, since this is one of the most important and diverse skills in a cosmetology career. You can then start learning about chemical processes, including hair coloring, hair straightening, perming, and relaxing.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

If you have a passion for hair and want to work as a licensed professional hair designer in New Hampshire, you will need cosmetology training. This type of training will help you expand your skillset to include nail technology and makeup artistry. You may also learn facial skincare techniques as well. If you do earn your cosmetology license in New Hampshire, you will need to renew it every other year, with a deadline at the end of your birthday month. The fee to renew is $40 for cosmetologists.

New Hampshire Hair Design Careers


Average yearly salary for hair design in New Hampshire

The cosmetology field is growing at a stable rate in New Hampshire. From 2016 through 2026, O*Net predicts a 13% increase in cosmetology job openings in New Hampshire. Cosmetology salaries in New Hampshire are fairly similar to salaries reported across the country. O*Net reports that the average salary for a New Hampshire cosmetologist is $23,670 per year (O*Net, 2019). Your income may depend on which type of salon you work for; tips and wages tend to be higher at high-end salons.

Once you complete your education as a hair designer, it's time to use your skills in a salon or spa. You can go many different routes with your career. If you focus on one particular skill, like coloring or styling, you may become well-known for your skills and spend most of your time on those procedures. You may also develop a multifaceted set of abilities that allow you to work with clients from many different backgrounds.

Contact the New Hampshire State Board of Cosmetology

New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Board's website. While New Hampshire doesn’t lack for hair care professionals, thanks to client demand that number is expected to rise in the next two years. Fo those in the state looking towards hair design as a career, these resources are key.

International SalonSpa Network
Professional Beauty Association

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