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We have everything you need to help you start your career in the beauty industry easier and faster. From specific requirements, to step-by-step processes, we provide you with the tools to assist you in becoming a working, money-earning, hair stylist.

License Requirements for Hairdressers

Hairdressers are required to be licensed in all states. You must have a high school diploma or GED to get licensed. In addition, licensees must complete a state-approved educational program. Upon completion of that program, licensee must pass an exam to receive their license. The licensing text or exam should consist of two portions. The first portion will be a written exam. The second part will be either an oral exam or a practical skills test.

Becoming a hairdresser is going to require passion, commitment, time, and training. Because training is rarely free, you will also need some amounts of money to pay for your schooling. In addition to schooling/training, there may also be licensing requirements.

Licensing requirements, as well as whether a license is needed to work, may vary from state to state. Listed below is a list of the licensing requirements for different states. We are constantly updating our information, and as such, some links might be inactive while being updated. In addition, some information may not be accurate is we have yet to make an update. Keep in mind that certain requirements are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate state board licensing agency.