Cosmetology Schools in North Dakota

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Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body - Fargo – Accredited

3223 13th Avenue South Suite A
Fargo, ND 58103

Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body - Grand Forks – Accredited

2011 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

The Hair Academy - Bismarck – Accredited

2101 East Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

The Hair Society Institute – Accredited

11 East Broadway 101
Williston, ND 58801

The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo – Accredited

4377 15th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58104
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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 ND

Metro Average Tuition
Fargo $17,725
Minot / Bismarck / Dickinson $14,120

Comparing Program Costs in ND

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $16,285 - $18,450
Lowest range: $14,120 - $16,285
Average: $16,643
Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $9,550 - $11,500
Lowest range: $7,600 - $9,550
Average: $10,200
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $3,048 - $4,100
Lowest range: $1,995 - $3,048
Average: $3,048

How to Become a Cosmetologist in North Dakota

North Dakota Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,800 education 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 North Dakota is $25,650 ($12.33/hour). This is lower 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 of 9%.

Are you looking for a career that that offers flexible scheduling, the potential for upward growth, and the opportunity to work with new people every day? Cosmetology could be the perfect fit for you.

North Dakota salons, spas, and nail shops rely on experienced beauty professionals to give customers excellent service.

State License Requirements

1,800 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

After completing your training at an approved school, it's time to take your licensing tests. You take a written test followed by a skills test. North Dakota charges a testing fee of $70. From there, you can apply for your license through the North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology.

Education Details

Working in this field means using lots of tools, machines, and chemicals. With a great beauty school education, you can develop the skills you need to use these items effectively and safely. North Dakota requires students to complete at least 1,800 hours of training before becoming licensed. Certain topics are required in standard beauty programs.

Topics Taught at North Dakota Beauty Schools

  • Hair shaping
  • Hairstyling
  • Nails
  • Facials and skin care
  • Chemical services
  • Theory, law, and sanitation
  • Related subjects as chosen by instructors

Most of your 1,800 hours should be spent on the salon floor. From mannequins to clients, getting experience with cosmetology techniques is the key to your improvement.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in North Dakota happens every year before December 31. The cost to renew your beauty practitioner license is $15, and the cost to renew your cosmetology instructor license is $20. Instructors need 8 hours of board-approved cosmetology continuing education. Before attending any seminar every instructor must apply in writing to the board to get the seminar approved. Cosmetology continuing education is not required for the other beauty practitioner licenses.

North Dakota Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in North Dakota

In North Dakota, the average salary for a cosmetologist is $25,650 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). From 2016 through 2026, job openings for North Dakota cosmetologists may swell 9% (O*Net, 2019).

Cosmetology is a field with diverse employment options, which is what makes it so appealing to many students! With a license, you may work for a salon or spa as a cosmetologist. This option may let you work a variety of shifts to fit your schedule and your salon's needs. Self-employed cosmetologists can rent a chair at a local salon and do their own marketing. Some cosmetologists even go on to become salon owners!

Contact the North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology

North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
North Dakota

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