We asked 3 job seekers about their Wisconsin Cosmetology License. This is what they told us:
For cosmetology licensing, the state of Wisconsin requires that residents are at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or its equivalent.1 The state also has the following training requirements for cosmetology licenses:
Aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist and manicurist licenses cost $11 and must be renewed every two years. Barber licenses cost $63 and must be renewed every 2 years. If a license has been expired for 5 years of longer, the license holder must pass the theoretical and practical exams to prove competency and obtain a new license. Licenses are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.1
Blurb information last updated December 2019. General cosmetology requirements and steps to obtain a license may be found here.
1. “Wisconsin Cosmetology License”. Wisconsin Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. Retrieved November 2019.
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“That beauty school (in my area anyway) does not teach you NEARLY enough to prepare you for working in the beauty industry. If you want to be good, it is up to YOU to go after your education. Beauty school just prepares you to pass the state board exam. Find all the continuing education classes you can, and find a salon with some kind of apprenticeship, assistant, or training program.”
“That education isn't really completed until after cosmetology school.”
“The sky is the limit in the beauty industry. You can make as little or as much as you want to.”
“Get your license and then find a salon or store with a training program. That's where you're going to learn what you need. Also, learning is a lifelong commitment.”
“This is the best profession I know of. The earning potential is unlimited. There is no such thing as a glass ceiling; the sky is the limit.”
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