Hair Schools in South Dakota

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How to Become a Hair Designer in South Dakota

South Dakota Hair Design Careers At a Glance
  • 2,100 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 South Dakota is $29,650 ($14.25/hour). This is higher 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%.

Changing hair changes lives. Statistically, a woman is more likely to make a dramatic change in their hair after a breakup or divorce. If someone wants to stop feeling frumpy or boring, they're likely to change their hair.

By becoming a hair designer in South Dakota, you can help people feel good about themselves and find the style that suits them.

State License Requirements

2,100 Education Hours

Required to earn a hair design license

The key to becoming a hair designer in South Dakota is a cosmetology licensure. Once you obtain that goal, you can work legally in this state. You will also have the opportunity to learn additional skills during your training that can help your career as outside of hair services.

Education Details

Becoming a hair designer requires quite a bit of study and hands-on practice. Your curriculum may cover core beauty subjects like cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation. Mastering these subjects can keep you from getting costly tickets and fines from the Board of Cosmetology. However, much of what you learn focuses on practical skills. One of the earliest skills you may practice is hair cutting, since this is one of the most common requests for hair designers. Your instructors should also spend plenty of time on chemical hair processes, hair coloring, styling, and updos.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

If you earn your cosmetology license, you will need to renew it every year, with a deadline of your birthday. Currently, the cost for a license renewal is $20. When you compare schools, ask them how they can prepare you for licensure and connect with potential salon employers.

South Dakota Hair Design Careers


Average yearly salary for hair design in South Dakota

For several years to come, you may find that job openings for cosmetologists and hair designers in South Dakota increase. Through the year 2026, O*Net predicts a 9% increase in job openings. You may earn a wide range of salaries as a South Dakota hair designer. Overall, the average salary for a hair designer is $29,650 per year (O*Net, 2019).

Upon earning a cosmetology license, many new graduates go on to work in salons and spas. Though you may have to earn a reputation and build up your skills in a quick service or chain salon, you may be able to find work at a local or high-end beauty establishment once you prove yourself to customers and potential employers. How hard you work and how well you market yourself may have a major impact on your career. A significant portion of a cosmetologist's income may come from tips, so impressing your customers can pay off. In addition, going above and beyond for your clients may help you turn them into repeat customers. This is particularly important in the early days of your career, when you are trying to create a name for yourself.

Contact the South Dakota State Board of Cosmetology

South Dakota Cosmetology Commission

South Dakota is on pace to have more talented individuals become part of their hair care industry. Hair design is a field where those that are intensely creative can realize their career goals. Those interested, consult these groups.

Associated Hair Professionals
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

Hair Design
South Dakota

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