What Tools Will I Need for Cosmetology School?

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If you will be starting beauty school soon, then you are probably getting ready to shop for cosmetology school supplies. Depending on which beauty school you decide to go to, there may be some supplies that are included in your tuition cost. You will want to find out what supplies each school offers before choosing where to go.

You will probably spend your first semester in cosmetology school learning about the fundamentals. Therefore, you probably will not need to purchase a lot of supplies during the first semester. After you have taken your basic courses, you will need to get some supplies for the hands-on part of your training.

How Much Will I Spend On Cosmetology School Supplies?

The amount of money that you spend on school supplies depends on what you have to buy, where you go to buy it, and the quality of the items that you choose to buy. Some of the things you have to think about are the tools you will need to accomplish the technical part of your job, the text books required by your school, a uniform to wear when working in the salon, and a few other things.

The big salon equipment is typically supplied by the cosmetology school. Hair dyes, combs, brushes and scissors are examples of some of the supplies that you will need to bring on your own. The good news is that a lot of these supplies are available in kits so you can get everything in one convenient package. At Evergreen Beauty College, your kit is included in the cost of your tuition.

Your kit will include many of the following items that you will need to complete cosmetology school.

What Cosmetology School Supplies Will I Need?

Below are examples of things that you will need for a basic cosmetology course:

  • Thinning shears
  • A mannequin head to practice on
  • Styling combs
  • A hair shaper razor
  • Razor blades
  • Shears with a case
  • A water bottle with a sprayer
  • Clipper set

Supplies Needed For Nail Courses

  • Nail kit
  • Nail polish
  • Spatulas
  • Pedicure kit
  • Manicure bowl
  • Sanitizer tray
  • Manicure brush
  • Emery boards
  • Cuticle nipper
  • Metal pusher
  • Orangewood sticks
  • Curved manicure scissors
  • Chrome toenail clipper

Starting Your Cosmetology Education

Excited about starting cosmetology school and learning to use all these fun tools? Schedule a tour of one of our campuses to begin your journey to becoming a professional cosmetologist. You can come see the campus, ask any questions you may have, and find out what tools are in your cosmetology kit. We can’t wait to show you around!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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Danielle Trujillo
Danielle Trujillo
4 years ago

What about when you’re studying makeup?

famous kiki
famous kiki
3 years ago

hi when im done with the school can i work at a Salon or is it best to do that home

Christiana Gbusiwoi
Christiana Gbusiwoi
1 year ago

This year

3 years ago

What is i want to specialize in cosmetology

3 years ago

how much would everything be to be a cosmotalogist

famous kiki
famous kiki
3 years ago

HI im 13 right know and i got 3 more years can’t wait to go i will be in san anitoneo texes

Kaylynn Pitcher
Kaylynn Pitcher
2 years ago

What school supplies should we get? Notebooks? Pens?

stephanie caceres
stephanie caceres
1 year ago

I currently just graduated high school and I’m looking into applying for a beauty school but i don’t know what type of questions to ask them??