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FAQs in Beauty

Where can I find beauty schools?

Please visit our directory of Beauty Schools.

What are the requirements to get into a beauty school?

Requirements to get into a beauty school can vary widely from school to school, even from state to state. A few states require applicants to pass a physical test. Some states require graduation from high school while others require as little as an eighth-grade education, but in general applicants must have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma such as a GED (General Education Development) certificate.

What is an accredited beauty school?

A beauty school is accredited when it has met standards set by The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). NACCAS is the predominant accrediting group in the beauty industry.

At the present, NACCAS has accredited about 1,100 schools, more than half of the total number of schools. The NACCAS accreditation decision depends on a profile the owners present on their school and an extensive onsite visit by the expert NACCAS representatives who verify the accuracy of the school's self-assessment. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This recognition permits NACCAS accredited schools offer federal funding to their students.

Where can I find extra information about the state exams?

The most states need written and practical exams of students after graduating from beauty school. Almost all states have their own boards of cosmetology. Contact the state boards of cosmetology directly to inquire about the state board exams dates, times and details. Most beauty schools will also have useful information about the exams available to students who are near graduation.

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be filled out yearly by present and anticipating college students (both undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to verify their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including Pell grants, loans, and work-study programs).

What are the fees and terms of licensure?

  • $20 - Original application license fee (for all candidates). For those candidates who are not required to pass the exams (e.g., applying based on 5 years of legal experience or reciprocal candidates already licensed in another state), this is the only fee that is required.
  • $10 - Temporary license fee.
  • $10 - Temporary license extension fee.
If applying for an original application and a temporary license, you may present one $30 application fee. Separate application fees are not required. The term of licensure is two years. The term for a temporary license is 6 months.

Who must apply for a cosmetology license?

Any person practicing cosmetology is necessary by law to have a cosmetology license. However, a cosmetology license will not allow you to operate a business; a separate business application must be completed and a separate business license acquired.

Do I require a physical to be licensed?

Yes. You require to be examined by a doctor or nurse practician to apply for a license in Cosmetology. Your doctor or nurse practician must complete and date the Health Certification section of the application. You must present your application within 30 days after the certification is signed and dated.

What is reciprocity?

When we speak of Reciprocity in a cosmetology school we are referring to the ability to transfer training hour credits or cosmetology industry experience from one school to another, especially when changing states. Depending on the state and school, you are usually required to take additional courses and exams in order to be legally licensed to work in a state, other than the state you have attended school. If you want to transfer your cosmetology license from one state to another, the thing you will need is a record of your completed training hours from the beauty school where you have study or the state cosmetology licensing board.

Beauty school and cosmetology school mean the same?

Yes, they are basically synonymous. You'll discover that regardless of which term an association uses, the courses and programs they offer are analogous. Both beauty schools and cosmetology schools propose an assortment of beauty programs ranging from a complete cosmetology curriculum, to more specific programs like esthetics, makeup artistry, hair styling, and so on.

What is the difference between a beauty editor and a beauty writer?

They are very similar. A beauty writer is someone who writes about the world of beauty through any number of possibilities that include websites, magazines, books, and educational or marketing materials. A beauty editor is someone who manages a team of beauty writers and organizes their written pieces into an informational and marketable format to present it to their objective audience.

Which employments in the field of beauty are in most demand?

According to the United States Department of Labor, the U.S. job rates for hairstylists, cosmetologists and skin care specialists are estimated to grow between 10 and 20 percent through the year 2016.

How long does it take to graduate?

An average program for Hair Stylist lasts about as long as a normal school year-nine or ten months, and some last longer. You can graduate as a Nail Technician in as little as three or four months. The schedule turn around each state's requirements for hours spent in the classroom and/or in a clinical salon setting. Students attend school similar time than attend to a full-time job, it means five days a week and six to eight hours per day.