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August 16, 2017

How to Become a Cosmetologist in Ohio

Are you interested in getting your cosmetology license? Do you live in Ohio, or are you considering attending a beauty school in Ohio? If you have a great love for hair, nails, and makeup we’ve got the full guide to help take you from start to finish! Here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Enroll in the right school.
  2. Graduate.
  3. Become licensed.
  4. Get a career you love!

Ohio has a lot to offer a newly licensed cosmetologist, and at Moler Beauty Academy we’re here to help you achieve your dream job!

Becoming a Cosmetologist in Ohio

Step 1 – Pick a School

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requires that persons who wish to become a licensed cosmetologist complete their required number of training hours at an approved school.
You’ll want to choose a school that meets the state requirements and is a good fit for you. This is important because you’ll be doing all of your training there, and it will become like a second home! You want to choose a school that is state-approved, has the program you want, and offers the type of culture you’ll fit into. Here are some questions to ask:

  • – What programs do you offer?
  • – Do you offer a variety of schedules for your programs?
  • – Do you have financial assistance?
  • – What is it like here? Will I fit in?
  • – When can I start?
  • – How do I enroll?

Do your research to find which school is going to be the best choice for your needs. Consider your future, and be ready to dedicate the necessary time to get your license!

Apply to Your School of Choice

Once you’ve made your decision on which school you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply. When you are preparing to apply, schedule a tour, or go in and talk to the admissions department to learn more. They can introduce you to the school and show you all they have to offer.

We would love to show you how the students and staff at Moler Beauty Academy can help you foster and grow into your new future, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so contact us to schedule your own tour!

woman in cosmetology school

Figure Out the Financials

Some cosmetology schools, like Moler Beauty Academy, offer financial aid and scholarships to students who qualify. To find out more about financial assistance options, schedule an interview with a financial aid administrator. The financial side of attending school can be the scariest part to face, but with a supportive team helping you, you can feel confident, happy, and ready to take your big step toward education!

Step 2 – Complete Your Schooling

Congratulations! You’re now officially a cosmetology student! Now is the time to really work. To be the most successful in your new schooling you will need to:

  • Attend all of your classes – Each program within your school has a minimum number of hours to complete in order to pass. Find a schedule that works for you and stick with it. Don’t take breaks from school if you can manage it!
  • Attend extra classes whenever possible – this will help you become more proficient in what you know, as well as learn new skills. This makes you more marketable to future employers!
  • Follow all the school’s rules – Make sure you dress and behave appropriately for your classes.
  • Have fun! – Beauty school is a great place to have a great time! Many of our students at Moler Beauty Academy have made lifelong friendships and have gone on to work together after graduation. Pay attention and enjoy learning this fun and rewarding skill!

Step 3 – Complete Steps to Obtain Your Cosmetology License!

Once you’ve completed your hours at your beauty school, it’s time to get your license. The requirements for this are different in every state. For Ohio, you will need to take a state exam after completing your necessary school hours. To learn how to register for this exam, you can go here.

Make sure you study and practice for this exam. Though you should have gathered all the information you need to pass during your time at school, it never hurts to get in a little more experience before taking a test!

Once you’ve passed your test, you are now a licensed cosmetologist! Which means you only have one more thing to decide: what now?

women doing makeup

Step 4 – Go After Your Dreams

There are so many careers in cosmetology to choose from! Whether you’re looking to become a hairstylist at a salon, open your own business, or even start going freelance, an education is the first step to take. At Moler Beauty Academy we strive to train our students to become confident in their ability to not only sit for the state board exam but to pursue a career they love!

Let Moler Beauty Academy Help You!

If you think you’re ready to start the journey to becoming a licensed cosmetologist, contact us! We’d be happy to answer all of your questions about this process.

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