Becoming a COSMETOLOGIST
• Graduate from an accredited school and • Pass the Cosmetology State Board Exam.
Becoming a BARBER (post High School licensing)
• 1000 hours of schooling in a state-licensed facility, 2 years of on-the-job training and/or school experience.
• If trained by a Massachusetts Barber School, an apprentice Barber may apply to sit for the Master License after holding the apprentice license for 18 months.
Sample Job Titles:
- Hairdresser * Hairstylist
- Cosmetologist * Makeup Artist
- Nail Technician * Hair Colorist
- Aesthetician * Manicurist
Certification and Career Advancement: Advancement usually takes the form of higher earnings as barbers and cosmetologists gain experience and build a steady clientele. Some barbers and cosmetologists manage salons, lease booth space in salons, or open their own salons after several years of experience. Others teach in barber or cosmetology schools or provide training through vocational schools. Still others advance to become sales representatives, image or fashion consultants, or examiners for State licensing boards.
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
- Registered Cosmetologist * Registered Aesthetician I
- Registered Operator * Registered Aesthetician II
- Registered Manicurist * Aesthetician Instructor
- Registered Instructor * Registered Demonstrator
- Registered Demonstrator
- Cosmetology Salon, Booth Shop, Manicuring Shop
Technical and Higher Education Majors:
- Make-up Artist Specialist
- Cosmetic Chemistry
- Business/Entrepreneurship: Salon Manager
Division of Registration of Cosmetologists
1000 Washington St #710, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 727-9940
Industry Affiliations: SKILLS USA, American Board of Certified Hair Colorists (ABCH)
Industry Certifications and License Option Available in High School:
- OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification
- Cosmetology State Board Exam
Tuition Credits toward post-secondary certifications can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:
- Catherine Hinds Esthetics School, Woburn : 75 credit hours toward Aesthetics programs
- Electrology Institute of New England: 80 credit hours toward Advanced Esthetic Program
- Elizabeth Grady Esthetics School, Medford : 75 credit hours toward Aesthetics programs