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Cosmetology License Requirements in Kentucky

Kentucky cosmetology schools and beauty schools can prepare you for a career in a diverse personal care industry. Occupations include cosmetologist, manicurist/nail technician, or esthetician. Kentucky, like all other states, requires cosmetologists, nail technicians, and estheticians to hold a license. Licensure requirements in Kentucky include:

  • Apprentice Cosmetologist/Cosmetologist: 1,800 classroom hours plus at least a 10th grade education.
  • Nail Technician: 600 classroom hours plus at least a10th grade education.
  • Esthetician: 1,000 classroom hours plus at least a 12th grade education.
  • Apprentice Instructor/Instructor: 1,000 classroom hours plus at least a 12th grade education


Applicants must pass a written examination.

Kentucky Beauty Schools: New Opportunities Await

When you enroll at a Kentucky cosmetology school or Kentucky beauty school, you can expect to gain the training you need, not just to gain a license but to develop your career skills. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects cosmetology and related professions to remain in-demand between 2006 and 2016--meaning you should be able to put your license to work.




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