Cosmetology Schools in Missouri

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1834 South Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804

(417) 881-3900
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Academy of Salon Professionals – Accredited

2414 South Limit Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301

American College of Hair Design – Accredited

125 Winchester Drive
Sedalia, MO 65301

Antonio's Barber College – Accredited

6253 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121

Beaumont Technical High School (high school students only) – Accredited

3836 Natural Bridge Road
Saint Louis, MO 63107

Benson and Chloe Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

214 North Osage Street
Independence, MO 64050

Central College of Cosmetology – Accredited

246 East US Highway 54
Camdenton, MO 65020

Central College of Cosmetology – Accredited

690 Missouri Avenue Suite #3
Saint Robert, MO 65584

Chillicothe Beauty Academy and Tech – Accredited

505 Elm Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601

City Pointe Beauty Academy – Accredited

501 South Madison Street
Webb City, MO 64870

Cosmetology College of Franklin County

570 South Main Street
Saint Clair, MO 63077

Crave Beauty Academy – Accredited

14858 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Current Trends Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2966 Highway K
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Diva's Unlimited Academy – Accredited

3306 Brown Road
St. Louis, MO 63114

Donna's Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

14454 North U.S. Highway 169
Smithville, MO 64089

Ea La Mar's Cosmetology & Barber College – Accredited

1220 Brooklyn Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64127

eClips School of Cosmetology and Barbering – Accredited

91401 Overland Plaza
Overland, MO 63114

Elaine Steven Beauty College

10420 West Florissant
Saint Louis, MO 63136

Grabber School of Hair Design – Accredited

9833 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126

Hannibal Career and Technical Center – Accredited

4550 McMasters Avenue
Hannibal, MO 63401

Herndon Career Center – Accredited

11501 East 350 Highway
Raytown, MO 64138

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Accredited

2000 Southwest State Route 7
Blue Springs, MO 64014

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Accredited

5720 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Accredited

800 West Foxwood Drive
Raymore, MO 64083

Hyde Beauty Academy – Accredited

3151 Litton Road
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Independence Community College

1057 West College Avenue
Independence, MO 67301

Inspire College of Cosmetology – Accredited

509 Jefferson Avenue
Aurora, MO 65605

Lebanon College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1136 Lynn Street
Lebanon, MO 65536

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1753 Woodclift Drive Jefferson
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1101 Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Metro Business College

210 El Mercado Plaza
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Metro Business College

1202 East Highway 72
Rolla, MO 65401

Mexico School of Cosmetology – Accredited

905 North Wade Street
Mexico, MO 65265

Midwest Technical Institute – Accredited

3600 South Glenstone Outer Road
Springfield, MO 65804

Missouri College of Cosmetology North – Accredited

3014 East Sunshine Street Suite G
Springfield, MO 65804

Neosho Beauty College – Accredited

116 North Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850

New Dimensions School of Hair Design – Accredited

621 Kentucky Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

North County Technical School – Accredited

1700 Derhake Road
Florissant, MO 63033

Parkway Beauty Academy – Accredited

913 Preacher Roe Boulevard
West Plains, MO 65775

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1101 Hutchens Drive
Columbia, MO 65203

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

3017 South Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65807

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

30 Maryland Plaza Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63108

Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center – Accredited

3203 Oak Grove Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Salem College of Hairstyling – Accredited

1051 Kingshighway Suite 1
Rolla, MO 65401

Sam Brown's Cosmetology & Barber Institute – Accredited

1729 West Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203

Second Chance Career Academy – Accredited

9222 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126

South County Tech High School (high school students only) – Accredited

12721 West Watson Road
Sunset Hills, MO 63127

St. Joseph Beauty University of Hair and Nail Design – Accredited

2207 North Belt Highway Suite C & D
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

St. Louis Hair Academy

3701 Kossuth Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63107

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

815 West 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64055

Tammy's Beauty School II – Accredited

1774 South Grant Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

3141 West Clay Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Transformed Barber and Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

6025 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64130

Trend Setters School – Accredited

835 South Kingshighway Cape
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Vandalia Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

1101 East Highway 54
Vandalia, MO 63382

Warrensburg Area Career Center – Accredited

205 South Ridgeview Drive
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Waynesville Career Center – Accredited

400 G West Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583

Z Hair Academy – Accredited

6306 North West Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64154

Z Hair Academy – Accredited

561 Southeast Melody Lane
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Missouri

Missouri Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 1 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Missouri is $23,760 ($11.42/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 6% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

Give clients the best haircuts, highlights, and anti-aging facials they've ever had as a cosmetologist in Missouri!

The cosmetology community of Missouri spans hundreds of salons, spas, and nail shops.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

In Missouri, cosmetologists are licensed by the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. In addition to passing a written test and a skills test, you must pay a $100 licensing fee. You can then start working as a cosmetologist!

Education Details

There are lots of beauty school options to consider. To become licensed, you need at least 1,500 hours of training. This takes an average of 40 weeks. If you're concerned about the cost of cosmetology school in Missouri, consider financial aid options. offers scholarships to beauty students each year. Throughout your 1,500 hours, you should build a solid set of cosmetology skills.

Topics Taught at Missouri Beauty Schools

  • Shampooing
  • Hair coloring, rinses, and bleaches
  • Hair cutting and shaping
  • Permanent waving and relaxing
  • Hair setting, pincers, finger waves, and thermal curling
  • Combouts and hair styling
  • Scalp treatments and scalp diseases
  • Facials
  • Eyebrow arching
  • Temporary hair removal
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Hand and arm massage
  • Cosmetic chemistry Sanitation and sterilization

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

1 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Missouri occurs every two years. Cosmetology licenses expire on September 30 in odd-numbered years. The cost to renew beauty licenses in Missouri is $30. Currently, there are no continuing education requirements in the state of Missouri, with the exception of cosmetology instructors. Keep in mind, though, that some employers may require you to complete ongoing education to maintain your employment or to move up in your place of employment.

Missouri Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Missouri

The sooner you start your career in this field, the earlier you can benefit from Missouri's growing beauty industry. Job openings are expected to increase 6% between 2016 and 2026 (O*Net, 2019). On average, Missouri cosmetologists earn $23,760 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).

When you become a cosmetologist, how can you use your license? It's up to you. Many new cosmetologists take on full-time or part-time positions at local salons to build experience and gain clients. Those who want more freedom in their scheduling may rent a chair at a beauty salon. If you've always wanted to own a business, you may open a salon in a Missouri community and offer nail, hair, and skin care services.

Contact the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Being involved in associations for cosmetology professionals in Missouri is a great way to build your network and client base, as well as obtaining access to a wide variety of educational resources. Cosmetology professionals are celebrated in Missouri, and they are sticking to the state motto and showing others that it is a worthy career path to pursue. With that in mind, those intrigued consult these organizations.

Missouri Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Missouri Association of Cosmetology Schools
Associated Hair Professionals


How to Become a Cosmetologist in Your State