Where Can I Find Beautician Courses Online?

Reputable beautician training courses are not typically offered online, but you can find some tutorials and other related resources online. Learn about schools that offer beautician courses and some online resources. Schools offering Culinary Arts degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Online Beautician Courses

Beautician courses are most often found as part of cosmetology programs at community and technical colleges or beauty schools. While you can find some online continuing education courses in specialty techniques, such as braiding, hair wrapping and body wrapping, to become a licensed beautician, you must attend a school approved by your state's board of cosmetology. For safety and practical reasons, initial training in most areas of cosmetology is only available through in-person courses.

If you are one of the many beauticians who are self-employed, business skills can help you expand your salon's success, whether learned online or on campus. Both public and private schools and colleges offer online courses in business subjects, such as marketing, accounting and operating a small business.

Important Facts About These Programs

Specializations makeup, aesthetics, cosmetology education
Possible Careers Esthetician, hair stylist/colorist, salon manager
Prerequisites Registration fee payment, high school diploma (or equivalent), and photo ID and Social Security card/birth certificate submission
Licensure Available for each state through the American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Median Salary (2018) $24,730 (for all hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists)
Job Growth (2016-2026) 13% (for all barbers, hairstylists and cosmetologists)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Schools Offering Online and On-Campus Courses

Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa

At Eastern Florida State College (EFSC), you can enroll in a 1-year cosmetology program and earn a vocational certificate. Program courses cover topics in hair cutting, styling, coloring and curling as well as skin care services, such as facials. The program is designed to prepare students for the Florida State Board Licensing Examination for cosmetologists.

Students in the cosmetology program gain experience by working in the on-campus salon. In addition to the certificate program, EFSC's workforce training program offers online non-credit courses designed to prepare students for the hair braiding and hair wrapping licensure exam in Florida.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) offers on-campus certificate and Associate in Arts in Cosmetology programs. Courses include general education and cosmetology theory and practice courses, such as tinting, hair coloring and hair styling. The college invites practicing beauticians, beauty salon managers and beauty supply company owners to speak to classes. Additionally, students can access online tutorials in cosmetology techniques, such as fingerwaving and draping for chemical service, from the LATTC website.

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  • Schoolcraft College

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    • Michigan: Livonia
  • Ohio State Beauty Academy

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    • Ohio: Lima
  • Oakland Community College

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    • Michigan: Bloomfield Hills
  • Northeast Alabama Community College

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    • Alabama: Rainsville
  • Mott Community College

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    • Michigan: Flint
  • Delta College

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    • Michigan: University Center
  • State College of Beauty Culture Inc

    Campus Locations:

    • Wisconsin: Wausau
  • Stanford University

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    • California: Stanford