Cosmetology Schools in Connecticut

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Academy Di Capelli – Accredited

1010 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 6108

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Barbering
Academy Di Capelli – Accredited

950 Yale Avenue Unit 20
Wallingford, CT 6492

(203) 294-9496
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry

153 North Street
Seymour, CT 6483

(203) 888-0097
Cosmetology, Esthetics

30 Waterchase Drive
Rocky Hill, CT 6067


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Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center – Accredited

370 East Main Street
Ansonia, CT 6401

Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center – Accredited

915 Main Street
Hartford, CT 6103

Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center – Accredited

625 Wolcott Street Suite 7
Waterbury, CT 6705

BB Academy Of Cosmetology

1 Liberty Street #108
Southington, CT 06489

Belle Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

27A South Commons Road
Waterbury, CT 6704

Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology – Accredited

1450 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6610

Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology – Accredited

251 West Main Street
Branford, CT 6405

Cosmetology Continuing Education

84-A Farren Avenue
New Haven, CT 6513

Dolce LLC The Academy – Accredited

91 Schraffts Drive Suite 7
Waterbury, CT 6705

Education Tree of Cosmetology

60 Church Street 3-A Second Floor
Wallingford, CT 6492

International Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

65 Whiting Street
Plainville, CT 6062

International Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

632 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 6109

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

97 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 6473

Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

99 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 6470

Shear Brilliance Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

495 Campbell Avenue West
New Haven, CT 6516

TIGI – Accredited

1575 Boston Post Road Building C
Guilford, CT 6437

Torrington Beauty Academy

22 Water Street
Torrington, CT 6790
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Connecticut

Connecticut Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 10 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Connecticut is $30,610 ($14.71/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

Connecticut is the perfect place for a day of beauty, pampering, and relaxation, which means it is the ideal place for you to start your beauty career.

Connecticut's residents and visitors want the full spa or salon experience, which is where you get to shine!

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Licensing is an important step in all 50 states. After attending beauty school in CT, you can submit your application, proof of education, and $100 application fee to the Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmeticians. They administer your license after you pass their required licensing tests.

Education Details

At licensed cosmetology schools, you can meet the training requirements of the state licensing agency. At minimum, you need 1500 hours of training by the time you complete your program. Each cosmetology school in Connecticut has freedom in how they disperse hours, but they must meet the core standards of the Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmeticians.

Subjects Taught in Cosmetology Programs

  • Sanitation and hygiene
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemical procedures
  • Hair care and treatment
  • Skin care
  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Nail care
  • Hair shaping and styling
  • Shaving Business regulations
  • Connecticut law

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

10 Hours

Continuing education required

Connecticut licensees must renew their licenses every two years after licensing in the last day of their birth month. Failing to renew by this date causes your license to lapse. To renew a lapsed license, you must complete either 135 hours of education through a refresher course or successfully pass the Prometric Licensing Examination. Cosmetology and barber licenses cost $100 to renew. Electrology licenses cost $205 to renew. Massage therapy licenses come with a renewal cost of $255. Connecticut does require you to complete 10 cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license, though CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Connecticut Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Connecticut

Steady growth is expected in Connecticut's beauty industry. Between 2016 and 2026, job openings are expected to increase 12% (O*Net, 2019). Connecticut cosmetologists earn an average of $30,610 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). If you are passionate about helping people look and feel their best, you may find your calling in cosmetology.

Beauty is changing all the time, so why not start building your skill set now? Connecticut is home to hundreds of salons, spas, braiding shops, and nail salons. With a beauty education, you can use a variety of tools to get the perfect angled bob, mix hair color formulas to achieve a stunning bayalage, or give clients attention-grabbing ballerina nails.

Contact the Connecticut State Board of Cosmetology

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Connecticut has made cosmetology an enviable career path. This is borne out by state estimates that continue to rise year by year. With a bevy of small towns and thriving cities as well as collegiate centers, there are numerous opportunities. Aspiring professionals will find valuable guidance through these resources.

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