Cosmetology Schools in Utah

If you love the beauty industry and are seeking a career with a bright future and tremendous growth potential, attending one of the many cosmetology schools in Utah may be a perfect career opportunity.

Browse our directory of cosmetology schools in Utah, or skip ahead to learn about the state's cosmetology licensing requirements and job outlook.

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3695 South Redwood Road
West Valley City, UT 84119

(801) 281-6708
Programs:
Cosmetology, Hair Design, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering
Avalon Institute – Accredited

1992 West Antelope Drive
Layton, UT 84041

(801) 614-5040
Programs:
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
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American Beauty Academy – Accredited

87 West 600 South
Payson, UT 84651

Aveda Institute – Accredited

210 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601

Beaux Cheveux Academy Of Cosmetology

60 South Main B001
Brigham City, UT 84302

Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

55 East Center Street Suite 120
Heber City, UT 84032

Bridgerland Technical College – Accredited

325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Cameo College of Essential Beauty – Accredited

124 East 5770 South
Murray, UT 84107

Canyons Technical Education Center – Accredited

825 East 9085 South
Sandy, UT 84094

Collectiv Academy – Accredited

10301 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT 84094

Davis Technical College – Accredited

550 East 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037

Esteem Academy of Beauty – Accredited

1682 East 5600 South
Ogden, UT 84403

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

169 North 100 West
Cedar City, UT 84720

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

284 West 200 North
Lindon, UT 84042

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

1028 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770

Forum Academy of Cosmetology & Aesthetics – Accredited

648 East State Road Suite L
American Fork, UT 84003

Mountainland Technical College – Accredited

2301 West Ashton Boulevard
Lehi, UT 84043

New Horizons Beauty College – Accredited

550 North Main Suite #115
Logan, UT 84321

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1969 East Murray Holladay Road
Holladay, UT 84117

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1300 North Main Street Suite #1136
Logan, UT 84321

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

2285 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

480 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84606

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1487 South Silicon Way
St. George, UT 84770

Renaissance Academie – Accredited

1460 North Moonriver Drive
Provo, UT 84604

Snow College

150 East College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627

Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2035 North 550 West
Provo, UT 84604

Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2214 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

9052 South 1510 West
West Jordan, UT 84088

The Beauty College – Accredited

341 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84066

Tooele Technical College – Accredited

88 South Tooele Boulevard
Tooele, UT 84074

Top Nails & Hair Beauty School – Accredited

1735 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84118

Utah State University

1600 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Utah

Utah Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,600 education hours or 2,500 apprentice hours 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 Utah is $28,920.
  • There is a predicted 36% job increase between 2020-2030 for cosmetologists.

Cosmetologists in Utah are trained and licensed to style, dress, curl, cleanse, color, cut, and treat hair. They may also apply eyelash or eyebrow extensions, tint or arch eyebrows, or remove hair.

You can apply for a cosmetologist license online in Utah. The requirements to become a cosmetologist in Utah include:

  • Complete 1,600 training hours from an approved school
  • Submit a Verification of Graduation form
  • Pass the written and practical exams
  • Apply for your license online and pay the fee
  • Submit a criminal history determination form (optional)

Note: In Utah, completing 1,600 hours of training in an approved program enables you to apply for a cosmetologist/barber license. People who just want a barber license can enroll in a 1,000-hour barbering training program.

Applying for a Cosmetology License in Utah With a Criminal Record

If you have a criminal conviction, you must submit information about your record for consideration and a $50 fee, as certain criminal history may keep you from applying for licensure in Utah. You can submit the criminal history determination application form before applying for licensure or before you complete your education.

You must report any:

  • Misdemeanors in the last 10 years
  • Felonies
  • Active or pending criminal action, such as arrests, in any jurisdiction

Make sure to include every charge, even if it has been dismissed. You don't need to report juvenile records, minor traffic offenses like parking or speeding violations, and legally expunged or sealed incidents. The DOPL issues a determination letter based on the information you provide within 30 days to let you know if you qualify for licensure.

Cosmetologist Salary and Projected Job Growth in Utah

$28,920

Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Utah

Cosmetologist jobs in Utah are projected to grow by 36% through 2028, which is much higher than the national average of 19%.

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in Utah earned an average salary of $28,920 per year or $13.91 per hour in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This pay is less than the $35,990 average annual wage that cosmetologists earned nationwide.

However, salaries can vary widely based on location and industry. For example, cosmetologists in motion picture and video-related industries earn the highest wages, while those who work in health and personal care stores earn the lowest salaries.

Median salaries for cosmetologists in several metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in Utah are:

Metropolitan or Nonmetropolitan Area 2021 Median Salary
Salt Lake City, UT $28,550
Ogden-Clearfield, UT $23,670
Provo-Orem, UT $23,570
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area $22,970
St. George, UT $22,950
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area $22,740

Table information sourced from O*Net (2022)

State License Requirements

1,600 Education Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

To become a licensed cosmetologist, contact the Utah Division of Professional Licensing. They verify that you've completed at least 1,600 hours of cosmetology training at an accredited facility. You must pay the $87 examination fee before taking your written test and your skills test. After passing both tests, you may become licensed.

To become a licensed cosmetologist in Utah, you must complete 1,600 hours of training from an approved school. Any school in Utah that meets these training requirements can be recognized as a cosmetology school if the curriculum includes the following subjects:

  • History of cosmetology/barbering
  • Personal, client, and salon safety
  • Business and salon management
  • Legal issues and tax laws
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Immune system and infection control
  • Cosmetology implements, tools, and equipment
  • Cosmetology chemistry and science
  • Basic hairstyling

Can I Apprentice as a Cosmetologist in Utah?

2,500 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Another option to become a cosmetologist in Utah is participating in an apprenticeship. Instead of completing a formal beauty school education, an apprenticeship allows you to receive on-the-job training while learning your craft.

Utah requires 2,500 hours of apprenticeship training under a direct supervisor licensed by the state. The supervisor must record your training hours daily, including whether the instruction is theoretical or practical and the type of services performed.

Before you apply for licensure through an apprenticeship, you must register with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Expect to submit a form listing your training hours and pay a fee. Then you must complete the apprenticeship and take the exams within five years.

Utah Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

In Utah, you must pass the written and practical examinations from the National Interstate Council of State Boards (NIC). Register, schedule, and pay for your tests online through the testing center, Prov. The theory exam costs $86, while the practical is $88.

Applicants take the written or theory exam via computer at any of Prov's 19 testing centers in Utah. The practical exam is available at four locations. When you register, select your location and language preference for the test. Utah only issues the practical exam in English, but students can take the theory exam in English, Spanish, Korean, or Vietnamese. You must cancel or reschedule at least three days before your scheduled test date.

On the test day, you must have a government-issued photo ID. Electronics and personal items are prohibited from the testing center. Test administrators may also ask you to remove any bulky clothing or hats.

You can request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations by calling Prov at 877-228-3926. Prov asks for written documentation from a licensed physician to document your disability and any requested accommodations.

You must pass the exams with a score of at least 70%. Students receive unofficial results at the testing center immediately following the exam, but official results come in the mail within four days.

Utah Cosmetology Licensure Reciprocity

If you're licensed as a cosmetologist in another state, territory, or U.S. district for at least a year, you can qualify for licensure by endorsement in Utah.

To apply, you must meet the education requirements and pass the NIC theory and practical examinations, and your license must be active and in good standing. Submit your application online with official verification of your license, the fees, and any additional requirements on your application questionnaire.  

Even if you don't meet the minimum requirements for endorsement in Utah, you may be able to use your current license to meet some of the licensing requirements.

Cosmetology Specialties in Utah

A cosmetologist license covers a range of services, but you can also pursue other beauty specialties in Utah, such as hair design, esthetics, electrology, nail technology, and barbering.

Cosmetology License Renewal in Utah

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In Utah, you must renew your license every two years. Licenses expire on September 30 of each odd year, and any license that's not renewed before that date automatically expires. Expect to receive a notice in the mail 60 days before your renewal date. You must submit an online renewal application with the $52 renewal fee and documentation showing proof of any completed continuing education.

Continuing education is not required to remain licensed as a cosmetologist in Utah. However, continuing education units (CEUs) are important to remain current in the industry.

If you don't renew your license before the expiration date, you have two years to reinstate your license. For reinstatement, you must re-apply and pay both the renewal fee and a reinstatement fee in addition to the standard requirements.

Contact the Utah State Board of Cosmetology

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC)
The NIC's website provides references, language guides, and theory and practical candidate information bulletins to help you prepare for your cosmetology exams.

Prov Exam
Prov testing centers administer your written and practical exams in Utah, so you can use their website to learn more about and schedule the tests.

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