Salon Management

If you’'ve worked in the cosmetology field before and you know that you can bring great leadership skills to the table, you may have considered starting a salon management career in Oregon.

Even if you haven’t worked in the beauty industry before, perhaps you know that you would thrive in a salon setting.

State License Requirements

You are not required to earn your salon manager’s license in Oregon, but we strongly consider cosmetology training. These programs can lead to licensure and help you develop the skills to manage people effectively and handle the accounting, marketing, and scheduling processes that are critical to staying organized and efficient.

Education Details

Salon management schools are unique in that they teach a blend of business management skills and beauty theory courses. In your beauty theory courses, you may learn about terminology used in the industry, procedures and techniques used by licensed beauty professionals, and expectations of the industry as a whole. In your business management courses, you may discover how to manage a salon’s finances, create schedules that suit a business’s needs, and enforce staffing laws in the state of Oregon.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

If you earn your cosmetology license in Oregon, you will have to renew it every two years by the last day of the month you were born. The fee is currently $40 to renew.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The future looks bright for salon managers in the state of Oregon. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given how much this industry has expanded in recent years. All types of spas and salons, from small family-owned businesses to huge chain salons, can use good managers. Through the year 2022, O*Net predicts a 20% increase in salon management jobs. They report that salon managers in Oregon earn an average salary of $32,500 per year (O*Net, 2014).

Working as a Salon Manager

Salon managers play an extremely important role in well-run salons, so you need to be willing to do whatever it takes to make your salon successful. You may have regular tasks that you do on a daily or weekly basis, like creating schedules, processing payroll, and ordering supplies. However, each day, you should be ready to jump in wherever you are needed. This may mean filling in for a receptionist, tackling marketing duties, handling customer complaints, or finding fill-in staff when the floor is short. As long as you’re flexible and able to adapt, you can quickly get accustomed to this environment.

State board Contact Information

Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
Phone Number: 503-378-8667
Fax Number: 503-370-9004
E-mail Address:

For specific questions, please contact the Oregon Board of Cosmetology directly for more information.

The glamour and gloss beauticians have brought to Oregon’s salons and
spas has gotten rave reviews nationwide. Adept salon management has
been a key factor in some of the state’s most prominent establishments.
Those who are eager to gain that stature consult these groups.

Oregon Health Licensing Office
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
Salon Association


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