Cosmetology Schools in Indiana

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3810 East Southport
Indianapolis, IN 46237

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

5750 A Crawfordsville Road
Speedway, IN 46224

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Barbering

1681 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 339-1117
Cosmetology, Esthetics

2549 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-2004
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

9725 Crosspoint Commons
Indianapolis, IN 46256

(317) 841-9400
Cosmetology, Barbering

833 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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ABC Barber & Beauty School

2814 Westlane Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Art22 Academy – Accredited

2440 Getz Road Fort
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Avant Gard The School

1060 East Main Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112

Aveda Fredric's Institute – Accredited

6020 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Christina and Company Education Center – Accredited

220 Meijer Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905

Denmark College – Accredited

8101 Polo Club Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410

Don Roberts School of Hair Design – Accredited

152 East U.S. Route 30
Schererville, IN 46375

Expressiones Beauty School

2015 West Western Avenue
South Bend, IN 46619

Freestyle Academy for Hair

107 North Meridian Street
Lebanon, IN 46052

Fuqua Institute – Accredited

7061 Twin Oaks Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Harold Beauty Academy

10898 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123

Ideal Beauty Academy – Accredited

1401 Youngstown Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Inspire College of Cosmetology – Accredited

3171 East Center Street
Warsaw, IN 46582

Ivy Tech Community College

50 West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208

J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy – Accredited

10898 East US Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123

J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy – Accredited

2232 Wabash Avenue Terre
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Kenny's Academy of Barbering – Accredited

5425 South East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Kenny's Academy of Barbering – Accredited

2150 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Kenny's Academy of Barbering – Accredited

5670 Caito Drive Suite #101 Building #5
Lawrence, IN 46226

Knox Beauty College – Accredited

320 East Culver Road
Knox, IN 46534

Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

4853 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

5625 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

Loricee's Beauty & Barber Acadamy College

155 East 61st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Michiana Beauty College – Accredited

7321 Heritage Square Drive #160
Granger, IN 46530

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

8751 U.S. 31 Highway South
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

7990 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1012 C East Main Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1414 Blackiston Mill Road
Clarksville, IN 47129

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1400 West Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

4010 South Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203

PJ's College of Cosmetology – Accredited

2026 Stafford Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

PJ's College of Cosmetology

50 Hayes Arboretum Road
Richmond, IN 47374

Prestige Bilingual Beuaty Institute – Accredited

8015 Pendleton Pike Suite S
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Ravenscroft Beauty College – Accredited

4530 Lahmeyer Road Fort
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Roger's Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

221 Main Street
Evansville, IN 47708

Rudae's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

5317 Coldwater Road Coldwater Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Summit Salon Academy

1944 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

1012 South Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46901

Textures Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

8325 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

5545 Vogel Road
Evansville, IN 47715

Vincennes Beauty College – Accredited

12 South Second Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Vogue Beauty College

28236 Charlotte Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517

Vogue Beauty College

301 Lincoln Way Wes
Mishawaka, IN 46544
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Indiana

Indiana Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 4 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Indiana is $22,280 ($10.71/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

If you enjoy working with all sorts of people, bringing your creative designs to life and can keep your cook in a busy work setting, a career in cosmetology could be the perfect fit for you.

Indiana cities and suburbs have hundreds of salons and spas that gives people the chance to overhaul their appearance with new hair, nails, or skin care.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Indiana cosmetology schools help students prepare for the licensing process. The Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners charges a $40 application fee. You must also submit proof of your training hours. You may get your license after you pass your licensing tests.

Education Details

In a comprehensive cosmetology program, you can look forward to learning everything that clients and employers may expect of you. Theory and practical experience are targeted, offering a well-rounded education. For licensing purposes, certain topics are required in Indiana.

Required Subjects at Cosmetology Colleges in Indiana

  • Hair cutting
  • Sanitation Statutes and rules
  • Salesmanship and management
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Waxing
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Chemistry of cosmetology items
  • Shampooing
  • Scalp assessment
  • Facials and makeup
  • Hair coloring
  • Texture services
  • Hair styling, including wet and thermal sets, hair waving, hair pressing, hair braiding, and finger waves

License Renewal

4 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Indiana cosmetology licenses expire on August 1 every 4 years. Barber licenses expire on September 1 every 4 years. If your license has been expired more than 3 years, you must re-take the practical exam to get re-licensed. The cost to renew cosmetology licenses in Indiana is $40, but if you are late there is an additional $50 penalty. Indiana does not currently require additional cosmetology continuing education hours to renew.

Indiana Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Indiana

In the next several years, you may see steady growth in cosmetology. From 2016 through 2026, O*Net hopes to see a 10% increase in demand for cosmetologists (2019). On average, Indiana cosmetologists earn $22,280 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

There are tons of job titles and skills in the beauty industry, so you could have a chance to find a career path you are passionate about. With a cosmetology license, you could work a variety of shifts and enjoy flexible scheduling at local salons. Nail salons are found in almost every community, providing another employment opportunity. At a spa, you can specialize in giving clients relaxing, stress-free days. On top of major cities like Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana is very close to large cities in other states, including Chicago. This may give you the chance to work with residents, tourists, and business guests. Indiana supports cosmetologists through the Indiana Cosmetology and Barbering Association, another benefit of starting your career here.

Contact the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Cosmetology is integral to the fabric of communities in Indiana. It has become an intriguing pathway for individuals to find themselves. With more looking to join their ranks, a key step is to consult administrators at the following groups.

Indiana State Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Professional Beauty Association


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