1. The first step is that you need to be at least 16 years old and have either your GED or high school diploma.
2. Once you meet the criteria listed above you will need to enroll into a state-licensed cosmetology school.
3. You will need to complete all your courses for your program which typically takes between nine and fifteen months. You will also need to complete 1,000-2,300 hours of training depending on which state you reside in. These hours do include time you spend in the classroom.
4. After you have completed both your courses and your hours you will need to pass the state-licensing exam.
After passing the exam, you are now qualified to enter the field of cosmetology. I hope this was helpful!
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