How to Become a Beauty School Teacher

Have you ever wondered how to become a beauty school teacher? Nothing feels better than taking your passion and turning it into a career. Becoming a beauty school instructor can be very rewarding for cosmetologists who want to teach others.

You get to work with new talent, and you can help them hone their skills and become successful. Following are the steps you need to take in order to become a beauty school teacher.

How to Become a Beauty School Teacher

Prior to becoming a beauty school teacher, you should have already completed cosmetology school yourself. Some schools require you to have some real work experience as well. In many states, they will require you to take additional courses geared towards making you a better instructor. These courses will help you learn the ins and outs of teaching versus cosmetology techniques. Here are a few additional classes that you may need to take.

  • Curriculum Development
  • Techniques in Teaching
  • Classroom Management
  • Motivating your Students
  • Record Keeping

Every state is different when it comes to the requirements in regards to becoming an instructor. It is best to talk with the cosmetology school you attended. They will be able to tell you which classes to take. They will also be able to help you get enrolled. Many schools love seeing past students return to further their education.

Licensing Requirements

After you completed cosmetology school, your state most likely had the requirement to become licensed before practicing. To become a beauty school teacher, you should already be licensed as a cosmetologist.

However, many states will require you to have an additional license in order to teach.

Each state is very different in their requirements needed in order to become a cosmetology school instructor. Some states may require you to have additional real work experience. Other states ask that you take the additional classes listed above. Some states will have you take a specific exam to make sure you are prepared for teaching. Becoming a beauty school teacher generally requires a mix of real work experience and additional classes.

Your best bet is to contact someone from your local state licensing board. As you are already licensed as a cosmetologist, you should be assigned someone that can talk with you about any additional licenses needed to become a beauty school teacher.

Taking your passion and using it to teach others is the greatest gift that you can share with the world. There is additional work that goes along with becoming a teacher of cosmetology, but in the end, it will be worth it.

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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