We asked 16 job seekers about their Missouri Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:
Missouri residents must be at least 17 years of age and have at least a 10th grade education to become licensed cosmetologists1. They must also pass written and practical exams and complete the following training requirements:
There is an $84 fee for written exams and a $54 fee for practical exams. Licenses have a $25 apprentice fee, a $20 initial fee and a $30 renewal fee. Licenses can’t be renewed if they have been expired for more than 2 years. Licenses are issued by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration1.
Blurb information last updated December 2019. General cosmetology requirements and steps to obtain license may be found here.
1. “Missouri Cosmetology License”. Missouri Division of Professional Registration. Retrieved November 2019.
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“Long hours, torture on body with little pay and no insurance offered.”
“Being certified doesn't guarantee that you're good at this, just that you showed potential enough to get good at it maybe and not injure someone within reason along the way.”
“I would have wanted to take a few courses on in class instruction before getting this certificate instead of after.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being in this line of work for over 20 years. However, you are not growing if you are not changing. So, it is always best to better your best!”
“How physically demanding the job can be.”
“Do your research beforehand and have a good plan on where you would have to work to get big clientele and make money.”
“Pay attention to the things you think you already know, because understanding why it works that way will also teach you other things as you learn the relation to everything else.”
“Go through a cosmetology instructor program.”
“To receive this licensing, a year of school and training is required. For the state is MO, it takes 1500 hours of training to be eligible to graduate and take your state exams.”
“Must have a strong work ethic and passionate about customer service!”
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