Salon Management

Whether you have worked in the beauty industry before as a service provider or you are just getting started in this field, you may be interested in becoming a salon manager. Nowadays, more and more spas and salons are turning to managers to ensure that high standards are maintained and stylists are kept busy.

Learn about salon management programs in Wisconsin to get started.

State License Requirements
Hours + 2000 Hours Cosmetology Experience
Hours Cosmetology Experience

The state of Wisconsin does not have a salon manager license requirement or renewal process. If you want to be the best qualified candidate for salon management work, you should consider cosmetology training and licensure. Through these programs, you may be able to acquire accounting, marketing and other business skills that come in handy when you’re running the show!

Education Details

As you work your way through your salon management program, you may learn about different aspects of the beauty industry. Your instructors may teach you about the different roles held within a salon, the laws that must be followed in a beauty setting, and standards that are held by the local beauty community. While you learn about management techniques, you may learn how to combine these two fields to become a successful and effective salon manager. At the conclusion of your program, you may complete an internship to use your newly gained knowledge.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

If you earn your cosmetology license you will need to renew it in March of odd-numbered years. The fee is currently $82.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Salon managers often earn an hourly or annual salary. This may be a big change for you if you currently work as a cosmetologist, as your income may no longer be based on tips. O*Net reports that the average salary for a Wisconsin spa manager is $34,400 per year. Anticipated growth in this field is encouraging. Per O*Net, job openings in the spa management field may increase by 7% by the year 2022.

Working as a Salon Manager

The duties you take on as a salon manager depend significantly on which salon you choose to work for. If you work for a large salon with a hands-off owner, you may take on most of the duties of day-to-day management, including scheduling, staff management, customer service, and administrative work. If you work for a salon with a very involved owner, you may simply take on the duties that they do not like or do not have time for. In fact, your job duties may evolve throughout the course of your career. Though you may start out with less responsibility, you may take on more as your salon owner comes to trust you.

State board Contact Information

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board
PO Box 8935
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-2112/877-617-1565
Fax Number: 608-261-7083
E-mail Address:

The Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board can help you answer any questions we did not answer above about obtaining a Wisconsin cosmetology license.

There are a distinct number of premium beauty salons and spas in Wisconsin.
They attained this status thanks to professionals who studied precision management
techniques. For those interested in the field, they refer to these organizations.

Wisconsin Department of Licensing
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
Salon Association


Find the Beauty Schools in Wisconsin that interest you below,

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive,
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Cosmetology

Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Green Bay

940 Hansen Road,
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

2310 W Court St.,
Janesville, WI 53548

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Madison

353 East Campus Mall,
Madison, WI 53715

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School- Milwaukee

5655 South 27th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Program: Cosmetology

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