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How many years of college do you have to take to be a cosmetologist?

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Renata Lynette’s Answer

If you decide to attend college, I would study business. As a makeup artist, you can get a license as an esthetician, but you will need those business skills to manage a business as an independent contractor/freelancer. Cosmetology will teach you the technicals needed to work in the beauty industry.

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ShaRon’s Answer

You need to go to Cosmetology School which depending on the program and your commitment can take anywhere from 18 - 24 months to complete


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Jillian’s Answer

Unlike traditional colleges where a degree is completed in 4 years, you can find a cosmetology school that allows you to complete your training in 8 months to 2 years. There are many factors that go into this such as studying fulltime or part time or various school requirements. As long as you do your individual studying on what different schools require, you should be fine. On average, a full cosmetology program can be completed in 12 to 14 months.


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Latisha’s Answer

To be a cosmetologist, you will need to check in your area to see what programs are offered. I attended a 2 year community college. There are private cosmetology schools and i had scholarship which was around 9 months and a university could be a year but it costs more when you take less years in college. Have your family or teachers or someone that can help you apply for as many scholarships as you can and the money or time you have will help you finish quicker.


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Linda’s Answer

You can also work your way up in the field, depending on what area you see yourself in, as I did. For example, if you see yourself in Makeup, you can start yourself an online profile via Instagram and start practicing makeup on others, then apply at your nearest Ulta, Sephora, etc and have the portfolio to aid your application. You do have to work harder this way, but there's nothing like learning in the field.

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