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April 5, 2022

How Long Does it Take to Get a Cosmetology License?

woman doing another woman's hair and makeupAre you thinking about pursuing an education in cosmetology? Great choice! The beauty industry is a great path to take as it often allows creativity and flexibility in the workplace. As you make your decision on whether or not cosmetology is right for you, a common concern you may have is the time it will take to get a cosmetology license. At Moler Beauty Academy, the answer is that it depends on the schedule you choose!

What is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology has become a popular choice in education for many reasons. The freedom to create and flexibility to choose your own schedule appeals to many people. But what can you expect from this field?

Cosmetology is the study and practice of beauty treatments, including but not limited to: hair cutting, hair coloring, makeup artistry, and skincare services. Cosmetologists are often responsible for starting and pushing new trends in the beauty industry. A future in cosmetology can introduce many opportunities.

So How Long Does it Take to Get a Cosmetology License?

It is possible to complete our 1500 hour cosmetology program in as little as 43 weeks with a full-time schedule and 60 weeks part-time. For more flexible scheduling, we also offer night classes that can be completed in as little as 115 weeks.

Here’s an overview of our schedules and locations:

Full-time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Part-time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Night: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Full-time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Part-time: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Night: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If you work mornings, our night schedule may be the way to go! If you have an open schedule, our full-time program could be the right fit. It is up to you to choose how to best fit your beauty goals into your schedule!

What Do You Learn in a Cosmetology Program?

If you’re deciding to start your cosmetology education, then you may already have a general idea of what this program entails. But if you’re still looking for more information, keep reading!girl giving another girl a haircut

The state of Ohio requires cosmetology programs to 1500 hours before earning your license, which means you have a lot to learn in that time! We strive to equip you with the necessary skills required to sit for the state exam.

During the program you can expect to learn the following:

  • Hair Cutting
  • Coloring
  • Balayage
  • Extensions
  • Facials
  • Makeup Application
  • and More!

As the industry constantly changes, we strive to stay on the forefront by providing our students with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in this field. Not only do our instructors work hard to educate our students with the latest information, but our staff members are also here to lead. Each of our staff members are here to guide you through your education.

Not in Ohio? Use this resource to discover the hour requirements in your state.

The Moler Beauty Academy Difference

In addition to all the skills you’ll be acquiring in our classrooms, Moler Beauty Academy also brings in many industry professionals representing brands like TIGI, Redken, and Paul Mitchell to guest lecture. You can learn about our student kit and the products you will be using here.girl getting her eyeshadow done

At the Moler Beauty Academy, we are dedicated to preserving the family culture our students appreciate. We are passionate about helping our students succeed in the beauty industry. Our instructors attend beauty conferences to learn about new trends and then bring the information back to teach our students. This means our students stay up-to-date on all the latest trends and techniques.

How to Get Started

Ready to start your journey in beauty? Our admission team can help you through the process of enrolling and help you book your tour. We offer many types of financial aid to those who qualify. Our financial aid officers would be happy to help and answer any questions you may have! Contact us today to get started and find a location near you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116