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do i need a cosmetology license to open a salon?

I need to buy out my girlfriends shop for financial reasons. Will I be able to obtain a license even though I do not have a license? She will be the...


Updated 1 day ago

Nursing school vs. Cosmotology school - 1 Reply

Hi, well i just want to say that i was in the same position. During high school i knew i wanted to do hair so i was able to get into the cosmetology...


Updated 14 days ago

apprenticeship in cosmetology - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="sharday in District Heights, Maryland"]Does anyone know of anyone in Prince George's County area that does apprenticeship for Cosmetology...


Updated 15 days ago

positions in retirement /nursing homes doing the residents - 451 Replies

Hi There, Have you thought about contacting the activities department of these places? Doing hair might be considered an "optional" activity to some...


Updated 22 days ago

Moving to France - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nicole in France"]Hello Alice, I am an American hairstylest with a salon in Paris 8eme! Also I an currently looking for a qualified...


Updated 27 days ago

Paul Mitchell Vs. Aveda Institute - 95 Replies

I went to pm in memphis...granted they had just started the school and I think I was in the 3rd or 4th class but it was very unorganized. The...


Updated 28 days ago

styling african-american hair doing weaves, natural, locks, and braiding - 1 Reply

That's really great! I already completed my cosmetology and currently I am working as Hair Stylist for a reputed salon.I am very much passionate...


Updated 29 days ago

Beauty school or Nursing school? - 126 Replies

Just wondering did you ever make a decision? What route did u take? Im in the same situation except I have made the decision to let go of cosmetology...


Updated 1 month ago

Too old for beauty school? - 610 Replies

I agree with the comments I see. 1. Does the school place you or get you in connection with a shop? 2. Its never too late, as long as you are...


Updated 1 month ago

Can I make a decent living being a hairstylist? - 115 Replies

Hi="Jessie in Woodbridge, Virginia"] how are ur experience so far in hair industry from where u read.. Share ur experience


Updated 1 month ago

Need advice on which beauty school to go to please!!!!!! (Aveda or local beauty school) - 3 Replies

Hi ="Stephanie in Springfield, Virginia"] r done with ur license yet! I'm interested to know about cosmotology


Updated 1 month ago

moving from United States to London as a licensed cosmetologist - 5 Replies

Hi shavoona can u share ur experience as a cosmetologist from PM school how was ur experience

You are paying for the PM name

Updated 1 month ago

Anyone Agree that Beauty schools are out their GOD-DDDam minds?? - 10 Replies

At a Paul Mitchell school or other name brand school you are paying for that name. People think that the addition of the known brand will in so way...


Updated 1 month ago

Cosmetology Schools in DC: Aveda Institute or Grahram Webb? Please share your thoughts and experiences. - 18 Replies

can anyone share which cosmetology school is well so far


Updated 1 month ago

Cosmetology degree in California with a theft misdemeanor conviction - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lkim802 in Los Angeles, California"]Don't worry it's not gonna effect you. I have 3 felonies and I did not lie on my state board app and...


Updated 1 month ago

Help with Cali state board - 12 Replies

I have a western state kit company practical exam kit that I am also including a new dollhead I purchased separately and didn't end up using. It does...


Updated 1 month ago

Hairstylist schools in Ottawa - 1 Reply

Hi Kimberly, Did you ever get any feedback about which program is best? I'm in the same boat - considering Ottawa Academy, West End Academy, and...

Ashley Gallup

Trying to find assistant work in Film/TV/etc.

I've had my license for about two years now. I am currently working as an assistant in a local hair salon but I'd love to find someone to work with...


Updated 1 month ago

Newly Licensed Cosmetologist wanting to throw in the towel. Help! - 38 Replies

Ugh I have a similar type of problem, but not the exact same. even though the training at my school was pretty good, I'm still having trouble finding...


Updated 1 month ago

Quit Job to go to Cosmetology School? - 156 Replies

I think the industry can be a bit intimidating for new people who are just out of school and trying to build a clientele. I'm working with an...


Updated 1 month ago

what are a good pair of shears - 50 Replies

Definitely Saki


Cosmetologists wanted

Looking to hire 4 cosmetologists for a Valley Village, Ca hair salon. Established business with 23 years worth of established clientele. New grads...


Hair Weaving Classes on CourseHorse

Tanika Torrice is offering Hair Weaving Classes on CourseHorse. Care to join in?


Updated 2 months ago

How do I become licensed to do hair extensions? - 48 Replies

Hey, I'm offering Hair Weaving Classes on CourseHorse. Care to join in?

Updated 2 months ago

nursing home stylist - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="Janice Paynes in Belvidere, Illinois"]Hello my name is Janice and I just recently started my business called "Ooh,la la!" Senior Salon. I...


Updated 2 months ago

Where do I start to get the training in confidence I need get back in the beauty industry? - 1 Reply

Please try and find a way to get back into the industry. This is a very rewarding industry. Things will fall back in to place for you. Lisa


Updated 2 months ago

sick and tired of the superficial scene - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="Pearl girl in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I can so relate! You`ve said everything that I am feeling!!!I can`t tell you how wonderful it was to...

Updated 3 months ago

Can an older single mom make it as a hairstylist? - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who=" in Harrison Township, Michigan"]Forgot to that I'm 43 turning 44 next month.[/QUOTE] What do you charge for a...

Donna in Ky

Updated 3 months ago

Opening a salon in a assisted living facility - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="Pam in Elkton, Maryland"]Clients pay me and there is petty cash for the clients. I am not getting trouble getting paid. My problem is I...


Updated 3 months ago

Cosmetology Refresher courses - 268 Replies

I had my cosmetology license in Michigan in 2000, but did not renew. I now live in North Carolina and want to know if I can be credited any hours...


Updated 4 months ago

is hairstyling a good career - 4 Replies

Sorry for such a lengthy reply, I see so many people go into a career as a stylist and quit, simply because there's so much that is not realized...


Transferring license from Texas to NYC?

I'm hoping to move to NYC and i've looked at their website and read all the requirements. I wish I had a way of contacting them though I can't seem...


Can you become famous ??

Can you become a celebrity or famous from doing hair?


Whats the difference

I want to be a costmeologist. Someone who works with skin, hair and nails and makeup. There is a cosmetology program in toronto but there is also a...

Updated 5 months ago

Steiner Training Academy and Working on a Cruise Ship - 53 Replies

I Have just been reading some of your comments about Steiner , I worked for Steiner for many many years , I loved of min of the job , yes its hard...

The New York Guy

Updated 5 months ago

apprentice salary/first year salary - 2 Replies

Sorry to revive old thread. 55 months have passed, just wondering how are you doing with your career because I plan on getting my hair styling...


Updated 6 months ago

Advance Hair Care Classes - Michigan - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="claudia in Huntsville, Alabama"]I am very interested in learning more about attending your classes and possibily getting a apprenticeship...

Beautyinhereyes in Fort myers, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Help on building a clientele - 62 Replies

I just received my cosmetology license and am currently working in a salon as an assistant. Does anyone have any good advice on how to bring in...

APOHAIR in Hanoi, Vietnam

Updated 7 months ago

Professional Beauty Supplies That Ship Overseas/APO ??? - 5 Replies

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows of any professional beauty supplies that ship to APO(military addresses for overseas where cost is...

kamy in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 7 months ago

Working in 2 salons at a time - 3 Replies

I have my stylist license in a hair salon. I want to work also part-time in a barbershop as a barber. I was told you can't work in 2 different...

Tamara in Oakland, California

I am in need of some refresher training in hair cutting/coloring services.

My name is Tamara from Oakland Ca. I received my Cosmetology licenses back in 2001. I have been out the industry for some years and am ready to...

Nerddd_ in Long Beach, California

Updated 7 months ago

Photo shoot stylist - 11 Replies

Hello, can anyone tell me how I can go about in finding out how to become a hairstylist for models, actors, etc. and what type of money they get...

Aimee in Ft Mitchell, Kentucky

Ohio Manager Cosmetology Test

Does anyone know where I can find study material for Ohio Managers TEst? Thanks!!!


Updated 8 months ago

Hairdresser apprenticeship question. - 17 Replies

I'm thinking about applying as an apprentice to do hair styling. Does anyone know, just on average, about how much an apprenticeship pays? I'm not...

passion in Sunnyside, New York

moving from NY to Florida

is there anyone from Fl who works in salon? because of my husband job, we might have to move from NY to FL....and I dont know nothing about Fl, which...

Applemyheart in Fremont, California

Updated 9 months ago

how much do hairstylist get paid? - 1691 Replies

Hello everyone Im interested in going through cosmetology school. I am just wondering how much does hairstylist get paid? do they get paid by the...

redreose in San Jose, California

Updated 9 months ago

California Hair Stylist Certification - 38 Replies

My wife and I are moving to San Diego in January. She is licensed in the state of Illinois, but has told me that she thinks she needs more hours of...

Lizzy lou in gloucester, Massachusetts

Updated 9 months ago

what does one really learn in cosmetology school? - 1 Reply

Hello all. I'm nearly finished with school. I have about 2 months to go. Is it normal to feel this unprepared? I actually took the advice of my...

Lizzy lou in gloucester, Massachusetts

Updated 9 months ago

Just got let go from my apprenticeship at a salon. - 6 Replies

Hello everyone, Today I just got let go from an apprenticeship at a salon. It's the only salon in town that offered that program. I don't know...

NovaBerry in LA, California

Updated 9 months ago

Questions for graduated cosmetologists! - 2 Replies

Hello. I'd like to start this by writing a brief summary about myself. PLEASE read this before commenting on the questions, because this is my...

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