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Ohio Cosmetology License

We asked 18 job seekers about their Ohio Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:

  • 44% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Ohio Cosmetology License
  • 83% said earning their Ohio Cosmetology License helped them make more money
  • 100% said earning their Ohio Cosmetology License helped them get a job
  • 100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Ohio Cosmetology License

Ohio Cosmetology License Requirements & Costs

Ohio requires the following training hours to become licensed through the state cosmetology board:1

  • Cosmetologist – 1,500 hours
  • Barber – 1,800 hours
  • Esthetician – 600 hours, with an optional 16 hours to become licensed to perform microdermabrasion
  • Hair Stylist – 1,200 hours
  • Nail Technician – 200 hours, with an optional 8 hours to become licensed to use an electric file

Before being licensed, applicants must pass written and practical exams. There is a $31.50 exam fee and licenses cost $45. Licenses are issued by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board.1

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

References

1. “Ohio Cosmetology License”. Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board. Retrieved November 2019.

What are people saying about getting a Ohio Cosmetology License?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 18 responses

83% said earning their Ohio Cosmetology License helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 18 responses

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

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 18 responses

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

Why did you decide to earn your Ohio Cosmetology License?

Based on 18 responses

Required for my current job

33%

Make more money

11%

Changing careers

39%

Get an edge over other candidates

0%

Help my career progression

44%

Other

11%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 16 responses

Cosmetologist View jobs

56%

Hair Stylist View jobs

12%

Make-up Artist View jobs

12%

Artist View jobs

6%

Salon Assistant View jobs

6%

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

15 people answered

“I wish I had went to aesthetician school instead of cosmetology school but I don’t regret anything.”

Dec. 6, 2019

“It's mostly commission based, and in most cases you're consider an independent contractor.”

Oct. 25, 2019

“The physical demand that comes along with the career.”

Oct. 8, 2019

“The right information to study for the test.”

Oct. 5, 2019

“You must be willing to work late hours and every Saturday”

Aug. 26, 2019

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

16 people answered

“Make sure this is what you want to do.”

Dec. 10, 2019

“Take a lot of notes in class and practice and study.”

Dec. 6, 2019

“If it's your passion do it, and be ready to have thick skin when interacting with angered clients.”

Oct. 25, 2019

“Cosmetology school is a lot more difficult than expected be prepared to study a lot.”

Oct. 8, 2019

“Make sure you really have a passion for it before entering this field”

Aug. 26, 2019

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