How to Be a Cosmetologist in Washington

Cosmetology is one of the most vibrant and well-paying professions in America today. However, it requires great social skills, flexibility and an eye for beauty. If you are living in Washington and would like to know how to be a cosmetologist, we at Evergreen Beauty College are glad to provide you with the following smart tips:

Complete Your Diploma

To pursue a course in cosmetology, you must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. While in high school, studying a wide range of subjects and doing part-time jobs that allow you to mix with different types of people will be of great help.

Enroll in an Accredited Cosmetology School

Given the fact that there are many beauty schools, you should choose a school that has been accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies. Accredited schools offer quality training, and are recognized throughout the country simply because the school is accredited.

Some of the main topics that you will learn at school include the following:

  • How to give facials and facial massages
  • Microdermabrassion
  • How to wash, style, color, straighten and cut different types of hair
  • How to wax the underarms, eyebrows and legs of your clients
  • How to build your own cosmetology business
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Managing your finances

Look for Internships

Apart from providing you with course credit, internships also equip you with the relevant skills and experience. You also get a chance to learn from the best and broaden your professional network. If you do a good job, you can get a job at the same salon

Pass the State Board Examination

To begin your career as a cosmetologist in Washington, you must take and pass the state’s licensing examination. During the final phase of your training at Evergreen, we have to make sure that you are ready and confident to take the exam by giving you mock exams. The examination comprises of both written and practical testing in hair care, skin care, makeup application and other beauty-related topics.

Look For Employment

After getting the relevant training and licensing, you are free to look for employment at your favorite beauty salon or other beauty shops. Alternatively, you can start your own cosmetologist business if you have an entrepreneurial spirit.

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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