Becoming a Hairstylist
Hairstylists have to stay ahead of the rest, as styles and color trends are constantly changing and evolving. Education is your most powerful tool and will remain a crucial piece to fulfilling your dream.
What is the average salary of a hair stylist?
According to bls.gov, the average median pay for a hair stylist is $23,710 per year which translates to roughly $11.40 per hour. The top hairstylists earned over $22 per hour which is around $43,7500 per year. The salary outlook does not include tips, which can range wildly. The job outlook for hairstylists is a 10% growth from now to 2024, which is faster than the average job growth.
How long does it take to become a hair stylist?
To become a barber or hairdresser, you must be a minimum age of 16, have a high school diploma or GED, and you’ll need to graduate from cosmetology school. To work in the beauty industry, a state license is necessary. In order to obtain the license, you must attend barber or cosmetology school. Full-time programs in cosmetology take around 9 months to complete. Once you have become fully licensed, you’ll occasionally need to take continuing-ed classes in order to keep up with the latest trends in style and color.