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Louisiana Cosmetology License

We asked 5 job seekers about their Louisiana Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:

  • 60% of job seekers said "required for my current job" was the biggest reason for earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License
  • 100% said earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License helped them make more money
  • 100% said earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License helped them get a job
  • 100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Louisiana Cosmetology License

Louisiana Cosmetology License Requirements & Costs

To earn a cosmetology license in Louisiana, residents must be at least 16 years of age, have a 10th grade education or equivalent and complete one of the following training courses1:

  • Cosmetologist – 1,500 hours of training in a state-approved program
  • Esthetician – 750 hours of training in a state-approved program
  • Manicurist – 500 hours of training in a state-approved program

Following the completion of a training program, applicants must pass state theory and practical examinations to earn their licenses, and residents have 6 years following the completion of their training hours to pass the exams.

The state also issues threading permits for a $25 fee, which are required for those who wish to provide threading services but do not hold cosmetology licenses. Microdermabrasion permits are available to licensed cosmetologists or estheticians for a $25 fee.

Testing in Louisiana costs $83 for the national test, $25 for the state test and $25 for the practical exam. Initial cosmetology licenses cost $25. Licenses are issued by the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology1.

Blurb information last updated December 2019. General cosmetology requirements and steps to obtain license may be found here.

References

1. “Louisiana Cosmetology License”. Louisiana Board of Cosmetology. Retrieved November 2019.

What are people saying about getting a Louisiana Cosmetology License?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 5 responses

100% said earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 5 responses

100% said earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 5 responses

100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Louisiana Cosmetology License

Why did you decide to earn your Louisiana Cosmetology License?

Based on 5 responses

Required for my current job

60%

Make more money

20%

Changing careers

0%

Get an edge over other candidates

0%

Help my career progression

40%

Other

0%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 5 responses

Cosmetologist View jobs

80%

Stylist View jobs

20%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License?

3 people answered

“How much I would enjoy it! And knowing how compatible I was. I also would have, not only, greatly enjoyed an Aveda Institute for a higher esteemed education!”

Aug. 9, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Louisiana Cosmetology License?

4 people answered

“Easy money, fun atmosphere, endless potential”

Nov. 11, 2019

“Be open to different industry options”

July 27, 2019

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