Cosmetology Schools in Idaho

Idaho Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

Selecting from the many cosmetology schools in Idaho can be an experience. After all, in Idaho you are required to be only 16 and a half years old to obtain a state license to become a cosmetologist or other personal care professional.

In order to satisfy Idaho cosmetology licensing requirements, applicants are also required to have at least two years of high school — or the equivalent — and attend one of the beauty schools in Idaho. Cosmetology schools help prepare students to take the state licensing examination. The Idaho Board of Cosmetology requires that state-approved school provide a minimum number of training hours, depending on the personal care specialty you choose. For cosmetology, 2,000 hours of training are required; for estheticians, 600 hours; and for nail technicians, schools must provide 400 hours of training.

For students who successfully complete the training and pass the state exam, the professional opportunities are good. In Idaho, cosmetologists, hairdressers and hairstylists earn an average hourly pay of $10.60, which compares favorably to the state’s minimum wage of $7.25. The average annual pay for these same professionals is $22,040, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And for those in the 90th percentile, the annual compensation exceeds $31,000.

Nationally, the BLS estimates that the need for cosmetologists, hairdressers and hairstylists will at least keep pace with the population growth. Between 2010 and 2020, the BLS projects that more than 200,000 such professionals will be added nationwide—a 16 percent increase.

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Find out what is required of you to enroll in beauty school, and learn more about what to expect when you get started. We cover everything from what your first day of class is like, to the cost of beauty school, to what’s included in your student kit. We talk about age and education requirements to enroll, how to prepare for the state board exams and what accreditation really means. All that and more can be found right here in our Beauty School Information Section

Learn About Cosmetology Careers

It’s never too soon to start thinking about what you’re going to do after you graduate. We talk about how to prep your beauty portfolio throughout school, discuss salaries and job demand, and share job descriptions for the beauty trades such as cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, makeup artist and more. Our Beauty Career Resources Section has it all.

Apply for a Scholarship to Pay for school

Apply for a scholarship to attend beauty school to help you pay for school. We award one $2,500 scholarship every 3 months to an aspiring student of the beauty disciplines such as cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, nail tech, makeup, laser hair removal, permanent makeup, cosmetology instructor training and more. The annual deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October

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