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Which Cosmetology Schools Are in Ohio?

Find out which Ohio schools offer cosmetology programs. See prerequisites and school information, and learn about admissions and costs for a cosmetology education in Ohio.

Within a cosmetology training program, students study aspects of hair and makeup design and skincare along with gaining business skills and sanitation procedures for a salon. In Ohio, schools offer training programs to help students prepare for state licensing and future careers in the field.

What You Need to Know

Cosmetology training in Ohio is often available through less-than-2-year public schools. You could complete a program in about 1-2 years that offers the required number of training hours to qualify for the state licensing exam. Some programs offer evening classes for students working during the day, and programs may also include an internship.

Cosmetology Training Programs in Ohio

Community Services Division - Alliance City

This school is situated in the northeastern part of Ohio, near Akron. During this program, you can expect to receive training in hair color application, make-up application, haircut techniques, skincare services and permanent hair wave procedures designed to prepare you for licensure. Internship opportunities are available for interested students. All classes are offered in the evening, so you can continue to work during your program.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Vocational Career Passport
  • Program Length: Two years (1500 contact hours)
  • Tuition and Fees (2018-2019): $12,195 for the entire program
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, public; about 87 students (all undergraduates)

Madison Adult Career Center

Madison Adult Career Center can be found in the northern part of Ohio, halfway between Cleveland and Columbus. This 1,500-hour program trains you to style and relax hair, apply artificial nails, take care of wigs and provide nail care. The school also offers an additional management training course - open to students who've completed the required 1,500 hours of cosmetologist training - for those aspiring to own a salon. It covers topics in salon operation procedures, inspection policies and product sales. You'll need to complete an additional 300 hours of training.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Training Program (with option for additional manager's course)
  • Program Length: 17 months (1800 contact hours)
  • Tuition and Fees (2018-2019): $13,126 for the entire program
  • Requirements: Must pass WorkKeys assessment tests in applied math and information location
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 141 students (all undergraduates)

Polaris Career Center

This vocational school is located outside of Cleveland. The program focuses on areas including cosmetology sciences, business prospects, skincare, nail care, hair care and field basics. In addition to training you in various cosmetologist duties, this program shows you how to adhere to state sanitation regulations and includes the 1,500 training hours needed for licensure.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Academy Training Program
  • Program Length: Two years (1500 contact hours)
  • Tuition and Fees (2018-2019): $13,063 for the entire program
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, public; about 198 students (all undergraduates)

Tri-County Adult Career Center

Tri-County Adult Career Center is located southeast of Columbus, near Athens. This program offers training that specializes in shampooing techniques, conditioning treatments, wet and thermal hair styling, draping, facials and hair removal. In addition to readying you for state licensure, this program also prepares you to earn the American College Testing (ACT) National Career Readiness Certificate. Before you complete this program, you're required to undertake 150 hours in an internship at a professional salon.

  • Program Name: Cosmetology Training Program
  • Program Length: 15 months (1800 contact hours)
  • Tuition and Fees (2018-2019): $7,350 for the entire program
  • School Type:2-year, public; about 51 students (all undergraduates)

You can find programs across Ohio that provide training in cosmetology leading to state licensure including programs at the Community Services Division - Alliance City, Madison Adult Career Center, Polaris Career Center and Tri-County Adult Career Center.