Cosmetology Schools in Alabama

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Alabama Beauty College – Accredited

141 14th Street Southwest
Decatur, AL 35601

Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology – Accredited

202 Commerce Street
Jackson, AL 36545

April's Mane Academy – Accredited

1303 Michigan Avenue
Mobile, AL 36605

Bay Style Academy Of Cosmetology – Accredited

52 South Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532

Beverly's Beauty Institute – Accredited

1901 Wise Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

Bevill State Community College

1411 Indiana Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501

Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603

Blue Cliff College – Accredited

2970 Cottage Hill Road Suite 175
Mobile, AL 36606

BodyLogic School of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Accredited

5510 Highway 280 East Suite 203
Birmingham, AL 35242

Brown Beauty Barber School – Accredited

1724 1st Avenue North Suite 120
Bessemer, AL 35020

Cambridge College Of Cosmetology – Accredited

1015 East Park Avenue
Enterprise, AL 36330

Central Alabama Community College

1675 Cherokee Road
Alexander City, AL 35010

Charles Academy Of Beauty – Accredited

2986 Eslava Creek Parkway
Mobile, AL 36606

Coastal Alabama Community College

1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Dreamers School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

844 Highway 31 Suite E
Alabaster, AL 35007

Fortis College

3736 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109

Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35903

George C Wallace Community College

1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36350

George C Wallace State Community College

3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
Selma, AL 36703

H Councill Trenholm State Community College

1225 Air Base Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36108

Hueytown Beauty School – Accredited

117 Hueytown Plaza
Hueytown, AL 35023

J F Ingram State Technical College – Accredited

5375 Ingram Road
Deatsville, AL 36022

J Jireh's International School Of Cosmetology And Barbering – Accredited

246 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL 35235

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811

Jasper Beauty Aacdemy – Accredited

1304 1st Street Northwest B
Jasper, AL 35503

John C Calhoun State Community College

6250 U.S. Highway 31 North
Tanner, AL 35671

Lawson State Community College

3060 Wilson Road Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35221

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

1000 Dannelly Boulevard
Andalusia, AL 36420

Luxxe Academy Of Beauty – Accredited

610 South Court Street
Florence, AL 35630

Meraki Academy Of Cosmetology – Accredited

410 North Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660

Midfield Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

26 B Phillips Drive
Midfield, AL 35228

Mitchell Cosmetology College – Accredited

116 1st Street South Suite 10
Alabaster, AL 35007

New Beginning College of Cosmetology – Accredited

421 Martling Road
Albertville, AL 35951

Northeast Alabama Community College

138 Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35986

Northwest-Shoals Community College

800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1694 Montgomery Highway Suite 124
Hoover, AL 35216

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3810 Sullivan Street Suite F
Madison, AL 35758

Reid State Technical College – Accredited

100 And Highway 83
Evergreen, AL 36401

Remington College – Accredited

828 Downtowner Loop West
Mobile, AL 36609

Salon 34 Too Beauty Academy – Accredited

3258 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605

Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Southeastern School of Cosmetology – Accredited

3112 Ensley Five Points West Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35208

Southern Union State Community College

750 Roberts Street
Wadley, AL 36276

The Martin Academy Of Cosmetology And Barbering – Accredited

1226 Noble Street
Anniston, AL 36201

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

4925 University Drive Suite 134
Huntsville, AL 35816

Transitions Technical College – Accredited

Building C 1000 Monticello Court
Montgomery, AL 36117

University Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2204 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Wallace State

801 Main Street Northwest
Hanceville, AL 35077

Winonah School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1870 Chace Drive Suite 140
Hoover, AL 35244

Southern Union State Community College | Wadley

750 Roberts Street
Wadley, AL 36276
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Alabama

Alabama Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Alabama is $20,900 ($10.05/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 8% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

You've had your hair five different colors in less than a year, you're the go-to person when people need their hair styled, and you just can't stop spending your free time looking at new hairstyles and haircuts.

Why not explore careers in cosmetology? Cosmetologists work flexible hours in a huge range of salons, from quick-service family salons to high-end boutique salons.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

The final step to a beauty career in Alabama is getting your license. Upfront, you pay a total of $235 in fees for tests and applications. Your educational record must show that you've completed 1,500 hours of education or 3,000 hours of an apprentice-ship. After passing your written and skills tests, you may get your license and get to work.

Education Details

Cosmetology Schools in Alabama Offer Training Options At licensed cosmetology schools in AL, you can combine your love for beauty with practical skills. The Alabama Board of Cosmetology requires approved schools to cover specific topics.

Subjects Taught at Cosmetology Schools in Alabama

  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Skin, facials, and makeup
  • Manicuring and nail care
  • Shampoos and rinses
  • Hair bleaching and coloring
  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling (finger waves, hair pressing, thermal waving)
  • Permanent waving

Hands-on time with clients is an essential part of cosmetology, so brush up your customer service skills and get ready!

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology licenses in Alabama must be renewed every two years during odd-numbered years by the last day of your birth month. No continuing education hours are required for other standard beauty practitioner licenses in Alabama as long as your cosmetology license is renewed on time. If your license is expired for three or more years, you must re-take the practical exam. The cost is $80 to renew on time, or $130 if you are renewing late. Alabama recently began allowing online renewals.

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Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Alabama

Salaries in cosmetology vary a lot -- your skills and work ethic factor into your in-come potential. On average, Alabama cosmetologists earn $20,900 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019). This field is growing, with job openings expected to increase 8% between 2016 and 2026 in Alabama (O*Net, 2019).

What kinds of careers can you get into with a cosmetology license? The options are limitless! If you work well with kids and people of all ages, you could fit right in at a fam-ily salon, providing beautifully blended haircuts and styles for clients. If you are pas-sionate about skin care and how it can help someone look years younger, why not try a spa? With each client you see, you have the opportunity to impress them. By building repeat business and getting referrals, you can scale up your cosmetology career.

Contact the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology

Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

Cosmetology in Arkansas is part of a treasured tradition of beauty care and a robust facet of their economy. Aspiring cosmetologists have made it a point to consult the following groups as resources.

Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Professional Beauty Association
International SalonSpa Network


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