Cosmetology Schools in Massachusetts

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30 West Street
Boston, MA 02111

(800) 920-4593

347 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

(800) 920-4593
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Hair Design, Esthetics
Mildred Elley – Accredited

100 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 1201

Cosmetology, Massage Therapy

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Alexander Academy – Accredited

55 Massachusetts Avenue
Lunenburg, MA 01462

Bay Path Regional Vocational Techinical High School (high school students only) – Accredited

57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507

Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Charles H McCann Technical School

70 Hodges Cross Road
North Adams, MA 1247

DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1578 Riverdale Street West
Springfield, MA 01089

East Boston Beauty Academy

4 Neptune Road
Boston, MA 02128

Flavia Leal Academy

20 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA 2149

Jolie Academy – Accredited

44 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

Jupiter Beauty Academy – Accredited

95 Freeport Street
Boston, MA 02122

Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute – Accredited

136 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Mansfield Beauty Schools

200 Parking Way
Quincy, MA 02169

Montachesett Regional Vocational Technical School

1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 1420

New England Hair Academy – Accredited

110 Florence Street
Malden, MA 02148

North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

260 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 2721

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

1872 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 2720

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

1 School Street
Taunton, MA 2780

Rob Roy Academy – Accredited

150 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Southeastern Technical Institute – Accredited

250 Foundry Street
South Easton, MA 02375

Spa Tech Institute – Accredited

227 Turnpike Road Suite 1
Westboro, MA 01581

Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01105

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

6 Park Avenue
Braintree, MA 02184

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy – Accredited

727A Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 2532

Flavia Leal Academy | Everett

20 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA 02149

Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District

57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 1507
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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.

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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 1 year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Massachusetts is $37,670 ($18.11/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 9% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is equal to the expected national growth.

If you change your hair color or makeup style more often than you change outfits, your passion for beauty is obvious!

Why not use your natural interests and talents to jumpstart a career you love? In the cosmetology industry of Massachusetts, you may work in well-known salons and build a client base of customers who love your work.

State License Requirements

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

You must earn your license through the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering before working as a cosmetologist in Massachusetts. They require you to pay an $82 licensing fee and pass both a written test and a skills test.

Education Details

While attending cosmetology school in Massachusetts, you should spend over 1,000 hours learning all about hair care, nail care, and skin care. To qualify for the licensing process, you need to study specific topics decided by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering.

Required Course Subjects in Massachusetts

  • Shampooing
  • Hairdressing
  • Marcel waving, finger waving, and permanent waving
  • Hair coloring and cutting
  • Skin care and facial grooming
  • Scalp massage
  • Wig instruction
  • Hair straightening
  • Thermal styling

You should get plenty of hands-on experience as a Massachusetts beauty student. When you learn a new skill, you may start with mannequin heads. After completing a set amount of training, you work with clients while being supervised by an instructor.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

After you first take the test, you must renew the license after one year by your birthday. But after that, cosmetology licenses in Massachusetts must be renewed every two years in by the licensee's birthday. No continuing education hours are required to renew your license in Massachusetts, but cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry. The cost to renew is $68.

Massachusetts Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Massachusetts

Quick-service salons put children, professionals, and families in your chair, while high-end salons may give you the opportunity to work on stylish individuals. This is an excellent time to jump into this industry. From 2016 through 2026, O*Net expects job openings in cosmetology to increase 9% in Massachusetts (2019). The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that Massachusetts cosmetologists earn an average of $37,670 per year, which is significantly higher than the national average (2019).

From big cities to ritzy suburbs, Massachusetts has a huge population of people who trust beauty professionals like you. You have the opportunity to get some experience in the beauty industry and master the skills that customers of different ages, styles, and backgrounds want.

Contact the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology

Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

Being part of the cosmetology industry in Massachusetts means being part of an expanding workforce and fueling the rise of small businesses. The state in turn has encouraged more towards personal grooming as a career. With that future in mind, many take advantage of these resources to get started.

Massachusetts Board of Registry of Barbers and Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools


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