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Cosmetology License Requirements in Alabama

Are you turned off by impersonal, nine-to-five desk jobs? Do you have a talent for looking your best every day, experimenting with fresh hairstyles and blending cosmetics to suit your unique features? If so, you may want to consider a career as a beauty professional. The state of Alabama offers three types of licenses in this field of work--cosmetologist, esthetician, and manicurist--and beauty school provides the instruction you need to to land the type of job you can be proud of. Listed below are the class requirements for each discipline.

  • Cosmetologist: 1500 hours of class or 3000 hours for apprentice
  • Esthetician: 1500 hours of class or 3000 hours for apprentice
  • Manicurist: 750 hours of class or 1200 hours for apprentice


All three disciplines also require that, in addition to clocking your hours, you pass written and practical exams.

Earning your License from Alabama Cosmetology Schools

Alabama beauty schools train you for any of the above specialties. Cosmetologists can expect to focus primarily on techniques for beautifying the hair (thermal curling, hair cutting & coloring, chemical relaxing, etc.), while aspiring estheticians learn mostly about the face, from applying makeup to giving facial massages and removing unwanted eyebrow hair. Manicurists discover the secrets to great nail tips, nail wraps, and polish jobs. Pursue your dream. Enroll in one of Alabama's cosmetology schools today.


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