Cosmetology Schools in Maryland

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Award Beauty School – Accredited

26 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 459-2509
Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology

8660 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, MD 21237

Cosmetology, Barbering

6320 Ritchie Highway Suite F
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(800) 920-4593

9616 Reistertown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

(800) 920-4593
Hair Academy II – Accredited

3705 Branch Avenue
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering
Hair Academy – Accredited

8435 Old Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784

(301) 459-2509
Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Barbering

12450 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

8736 Arliss Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Barbering, Cosmetology

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794

Barbering, Cosmetology

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Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Road Southeast
Cumberland, MD 21502

Aspen Beauty Academy of Laurel – Accredited

3535 Fort Meade Road
Laurel, MD 20724

Aveda Institute – Accredited

227 Archer Street #3639
Bel Air, MD 21014

Baltimore Studio of Hair Design – Accredited

318 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

BEAT School of Makeup Artistry – Accredited

3 McHenry Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208

Bladensburg Barber School – Accredited

4810 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Blades School of Hair Design – Accredited

22576-316 Macarthur Boulevard
California, MD 20619

College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Del-Mar-Va Beauty Academy – Accredited

111 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD 21804

Elitist Training Center, LLC

7576 Annapolis Road Suite B3
Hyattsville, MD 20784

Hair Remede Beauty College

4586 Beech Road
Marlow Heights, MD 20748

Maryland Beauty Academy – Accredited

7930 Eastern Avenue Unit #5
Baltimore, MD 21224

Maryland Beauty Academy – Accredited

10 Carroll Plaza Shopping Center
Westminster, MD 21157

Michele's Touch

13716 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Pretty Much Academy

401 East Oliver Street Suite 302
Baltimore, MD 21202

Shawntay's School of Creative Nails – Accredited

6475 New Hampshire Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20783

The Academy of Makeup – Accredited

11222 York Road #4
Cockeysville, MD 21030

The Temple – Accredited

2303 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Temple – Accredited

22 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Topcurl Beauty Academy – Accredited

12164 Central Avenue Suite 200
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Paul Mitchell

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Maryland

Maryland Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 24 months apprenticeship 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 Maryland is $28,110 ($13.51/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%.

Nothing changes someone's outlook like a good haircut or a fresh face of glamorous makeup!

Cosmetologists in Maryland work hard to give people the perfect haircuts, gorgeous nails, and healthy skin.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 24 Months Apprenticeship

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Apply for your cosmetology license after graduating from cosmetology school in Maryland. The Maryland Board of Cosmetologists charges a $25 licensing fee. In addition, you pay a combined testing fee of $79 to take the written and skills tests. Passing both exams is the final step to becoming a licensed cosmetologist in Maryland.

Education Details

Attending cosmetology school in MD gives you the chance to learn from experienced cosmetologists and instructors who have mastered important cosmetology skills. To qualify for licensure after graduation, you must complete at least 1,500 hours of training. Your education must cover specific topics, as determined by the Maryland Board of Cosmetologists.

Required Beauty Education Topics

  • Hair arranging, bleaching, shampooing, coloring, and curling
  • Hair dressing, waving, and cutting
  • Safety, sanitation, and disinfection
  • Skin anatomy, physiology, and care
  • Shampooing, conditioning, and scalp care
  • Hairstyling
  • Chemical texturing
  • Haircutting, including blunt, graduated, and layered haircuts
  • Hair sectioning, thinning, and texturizing
  • Hair coloring
  • Chemical texturing of hair
  • Skin care
  • Makeup application
  • Waxing and tweezing
  • Nail care
  • Maryland laws and regulations

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Maryland requires you to renew your license every two years on the expiration date of your license. The cost to renew your license is $25, or $50 if you are a salon owner. You must also pay a $25 late fee if you renew your license after the expiration date. Currently, Maryland does not require CEUs to renew licenses, but continuing education hours are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Maryland Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Maryland

Maryland has a solid beauty industry that is growing quickly. O*Net expects job openings for beauty professionals to increase 8% by the year 2026 (2019). Currently, Maryland cosmetologists earn an average salary of $30,590 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

When you become a cosmetologist, you can work with people of all styles, ages, and backgrounds. You also have the freedom to improve on certain skills or build your reputation in a specific area. For example, you may become well-known for your ability to create stunningly natural hair color, cut hair to frame each client's face, or give facials that turn back the clock on aging. The more time you spend improving your skills, the more you'll figure out your natural talents!

Contact the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology

Maryland Department of Labor

You can contact the board if you have additional questions about obtaining a Maryland state cosmetology license. Maryland’s beauty industry has established itself as a distinguished profession. Quite a few who have entered the field have inspired others to take up cosmetology as a viable career path. Those interested in what cosmetology can offer, utilize these resources.

Maryland Board of Cosmetologists
Associated Hair Professionals
National Beauty Culturists League


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