Whether you’re in a cosmetology program already, or you’re thinking of enrolling, the state board exam is probably on your mind. Preparing for this test can seem daunting, but it’s crucial if you want to pass with flying colors! To prepare for the Ohio state board of cosmetology test, follow these steps:
To get started on your exam application, you need to create an eLicense Ohio account. Once you’ve done this, log into your account on the same website and click “apply for a new license”. You then need to choose a license (cosmetology) and select your application type (examination). Following these steps, you will answer compliance questions, fill out personal information, provide your education history, and attach the required documentation. You’ll then review and submit your application before adding a method of payment.
The theoretical portion of the exam is made up of 100 multiple choice questions. Reviewing your coursework and creating study guides or flashcards is the best way to make sure you pass this portion of the test. The theoretical questions on the exam will cover the following:
During the practical exam, you will demonstrate your knowledge in hair, makeup, and nails via a mannequin head and hand. All mannequin heads and hands will be checked before the exam begins to ensure they are up to regulation. There is a thorough list of supplies that you should bring to your practical exam. Key items include hand sanitizer and disinfectant, shears/razor, cape, towel, protective gloves, tissues, curling iron, foils, and a spray bottle. To be prepared for success on the day of the exam, make sure you have these items well ahead of time.
When you attend your cosmetology exam, you need to be dressed professionally and appropriately. Acceptable options are a clean shirt with pants or a skirt, or a school uniform with clean shoes. Do not attend your exam in clothing you would wear to the beach or the gym and make sure clothes aren’t tight, revealing, or low-cut. A clean smock or apron can be worn over any professional clothing during the practical exam. Avoid any hassle on the day of your exam and make sure your clothing is clean, pressed, and ready to go. Additionally, to take your exam, you need to make sure you have one of the following forms of government-issued, current, valid photo ID:
Once you’ve passed the state board exam and received your cosmetology license, a variety of exciting career opportunities could be open to you! Possible careers include:
Check out more awesome careers in beauty here!
A great future in beauty all starts with an education in cosmetology. We know that going to beauty school and taking the state board exam can seem intimidating. We also know that if you’re passionate about beauty, study hard, and keep focused, there’s nothing to worry about. You can find success in cosmetology with the right attitude and work ethic! To learn more about our program at Moler Beauty Academy, contact us today. We’d love to answer any of your questions and help you get started on your future.