Cosmetology Schools in West Virginia

West Virginia Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

From Charleston to Morgantown, from Steubenville to Ashland, unparalleled beauty, recreation, and cultural diversity make selecting among the many cosmetology schools in West Virginia an adventure in itself. But the adventure comes not because of too few options, but because of so many opportunities to study, learn, and become licensed in the Mountain State.

With highly metropolitan areas and sparsely populated countryside communities to please the tastes of just about anyone, West Virginia will likely meet your needs. And with reciprocity laws allowing licensed cosmetologists, barbers, nail technologists, and others in the personal beauty industry to practice in other states, attending beauty schools in West Virginia is an attractive option.

In West Virginia, cosmetologists earn, on average, $23,320 annually according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nationally, the job prospects are good, the BLS says. Between 2010 and 2020, the demand for licensed cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hairstylists is expected to increase by 16 percent, adding nearly 100,000 new positions. And when barbers and shampooers are included in the figures, there will be a need for more than 200,000 new professionals.

Becoming a licensed cosmetologist in West Virginia requires attending a beauty school that has been certified by the state’s Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. These schools must provide a minimum number of training hours, depending on the chosen field. For barbers, that means 1,800 hours of training; for cosmetologists, 2,000 hours; and for nail technicians, 400 hours. In addition, students must pass a licensing exam.

Cosmetology schools in West Virginia offer great options for any student.

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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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