Cosmetology Schools in Idaho

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10222 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83704

(208) 345-6164
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

837 Pole Line Road Suite 103 Suite 103
Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 644-8582
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

141 East Chubbuck Road
Chubbuck, ID 83202

(208) 269-7576
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

1270 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709

(208) 901-7972
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Teacher Training

410 Neider Avenue Suite B
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

(208) 281-5348
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

16803 North Marketplace Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83687

(208) 287-4060
Cosmetology, Barbering, Makeup Artistry, Teacher Training

113 Main Avenue East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 287-4075
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

120 Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

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Academy Di Firenze

149 West Main Street
Jerome, ID 83338

Academy of Cosmetology - Post Falls

1600 East Seltice Way Suite A
Post Falls, ID 83854

Austin Kade Academy – Accredited

1646 South Woodruff Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences – Accredited

485 East 5th Street North
Burley, ID 83318

Downtown Barber School – Accredited

275 Cliff Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Evans Hairstyling College - Rexburg – Accredited

67 Winn Drive
Rexburg, ID 83440

Headmasters School of Hair Design – Accredited

602 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Idaho State University – Accredited

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209

Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

6843 North Strawberry Glen Road 140
Boise, ID 83714

Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg – Accredited

557 Mariah Avenue
Rexburg, ID 83440

Vogue Beauty School

247 Cliff Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Accredited School

You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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Cost of Cosmetology School Across ID

Metro Average Tuition
Boise $19,566
Twin Falls $17,075
Idaho Falls / Pocatello $15,442

Comparing Program Costs in ID

Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $7,645 - $10,189
Lowest range: $5,100 - $7,645
Average: $8,293
Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $16,450 - $20,600
Lowest range: $12,300 - $16,450
Average: $17,215
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $6,100 - $8,800
Lowest range: $3,400 - $6,100
Average: $6,529
Barbering School Costs
Highest range: $13,003 - $18,325
Lowest range: $7,680 - $13,003
Average: $12,198

How to Become a Cosmetologist in Idaho

Idaho Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 2,000 education hours or 4,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Idaho is $26,040 ($12.52/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 16% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

Picture this: You do a clients' hair so beautifully that they are constantly asked Where did you get your hair done? How you get there: an Idaho beauty school.

On-point cosmetology skills drive clients to your chair for highlights, sleek bobs, and hair treatments that make their strands shine.

State License Requirements

2,000 Education Hours OR 4,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

The Idaho Board of Cosmetology is the licensing agency for cosmetologists, barbers, and other beauty professionals. To be considered, submit proof of your educational hours and proof of passing scores on both exams. The licensing fee in Idaho is just $10.

Education Details

Being a beauty student is an exciting and rewarding challenge that gets you one step closer to becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Idaho has strict licensing requirements —applicants need 1,600 hours of training before they can take their licensing exams. Accredited Idaho cosmetology colleges are required to teach several core beauty subjects.

Topics at Idaho Cosmetology Schools

  • Hair cutting, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, bleaching, and coloring
  • Cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions, creams, and antiseptics
  • Makeup application
  • Facial massage
  • Removal of body hair
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Statutes and laws in Idaho
  • Cosmetology standards

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Idaho requires license renewal every year by your birthday. The cost to renew your license is $50 annually. Currently, Idaho does not require cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license, but you may want to earn CEUs anyway in order to stay on top of your field and keep your skills fresh.

Idaho Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Idaho

At a nail salon, you can create distinguished nail art and apply artificial nails. Spas offer everything from nail care to hair services and esthetics procedures, making full use of your training. Through Idaho Associated Cosmetology Schools, students and beauty professionals can keep up on new opportunities in this field. O*Net predicts a 16% increase in cosmetology jobs between 2016 and 2026 (2019). Idaho cosmetologists earn an average income of $26,040 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Cosmetology is an ever-changing field, making it one of the most exciting industries for a new student like you. Think of all the places you can work as a cosmetologist. Chain salons focus on quick service, walk-in availability, and the ability to work with clients of all ages. Boutique salons focus on more detailed work and complicated techniques.

Contact the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology

Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

A substantial amount of people in Idaho have turned to the beauty industry in search of new career opportunities. In turn, they have boosted the state’s economy and given customers their own sparkling personal style. Eager applicants can look into these following resources.

American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Associated Hair Professionals


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