Hair Schools in New Mexico

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Olympian Academy of Cosmetology - Albuquerque – Accredited

6300 San Mateo Boulevard Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology - Las Cruces – Accredited

1460 Missouri Avenue Suite 5
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology - Roswell – Accredited

4501 North Main Street Suite 13
Roswell, NM 88201

Paul Mitchell the School Albuquerque – Accredited

2201 Uptown Loop Road Northeast Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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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.

How to Become a Hair Designer in New Mexico

New Mexico Hair Design Careers At a Glance
  • 1,600 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 New Mexico is $21,070 ($10.13/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

Are you interested in working with customers' hair, creating designs and styles that suit their features, and using your knowledge to make customers feel great? If so, you may be a perfect fit for a hair design program in New Mexico.

This career path gives you the chance to use cutting and styling techniques, work with processing chemicals, and flex your creative muscles.

State License Requirements

1,600 Education Hours

Required to earn a hair design license

In the state of New Mexico, you must meet the standards of the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. To qualify for licensure in this state, you must complete at least 1,600 hours of training at an approved New Mexico cosmetology school.

Education Details

Your training program should educate you on many aspects of hair design. After learning about styling and cutting, you may move on to complicated chemical procedures like coloring, perming, and straightening. These skills should be put to work with real clients on the salon floor.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

To become a hair designer in the state of New Mexico, you will need to meet the cosmetology license requirements, which includes completion of a 1,600-hour training program. This type of training will help you develop skills beyond your passion for hair design. These include makeup artistry, nail technology, and esthetician work. Once you obtain your license, you will need to renew it every two years by the end of your birthday month. The fee is currently $50.

New Mexico Hair Design Careers


Average yearly salary for hair design in New Mexico

Job growth in New Mexico's beauty industry is promising. O*Net anticipates a 7% increase in job openings through the year 2026. Their estimates show that New Mexico cosmetologists claim a median salary of $21,070 per year (O*Net, 2019).

Upon completing your education, you can start delving into your career options as a hair designer. Your skills may be put to use in a spa or salon setting, so spend some time looking at job openings as you near graduation. This is one field that requires flexibility in your schedule. You may not work daytime hours Monday through Friday. Rather, you may work a mix of shifts during weekends and weekdays. As you gain seniority, you may have a bit more control over your schedule. Doing great work is important, but it's equally important to market yourself as a new stylist. When you're not working with someone in your salon chair, you should be getting your name out there and establishing yourself in the industry.

Contact the New Mexico State Board of Cosmetology

New Mexico Regulaiton and Licensing Department

Hair design in New Mexico is capitalizing on newer trends and high praise from clients to further build the field. Those intrigued by hair design as a career look to these resources.

American Association of Cosmetology Schools
National Latino Cosmetology Association

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