One of the most frequently asked questions from our prospective students at Long Island Beauty School is “How long does it take to get a cosmetology license?”

The reality is, there’s no tried-and-true answer to this question. It depends heavily on an individual’s schedule, their academic track that they have chosen and their own preferences.

Here’s what you need to know:

Your Student Status Will Impact the Time it Takes to Get Your License

At Long Island Beauty School, students are able to enroll in a full-time or part-time cosmetology program. Full-time students generally have the time to dedicate all of their energy to their school work, which means that they often can complete their program and obtain their license in a shorter amount of time. Part-time students are often balancing work and other personal obligations, which can lengthen the time it takes to get their cosmetology license. Regardless of your student status, you will find that you can quickly kick-start your career after completing your cosmetology program at the Long Island Beauty School.

The State of New York has Specific Requirements for the Cosmetology License

Interested cosmetology students should review the New York State Division of Licensing Services requirements prior to enrolling at the Long Island Beauty School. Some things to note:

  • Applicants for a cosmetology license must be at least 17 years old.
  • Hours requirements vary based on where an individual attends beauty school and how much professional experience they have.
  • Those who attend beauty school in New York State must complete 1,000 study hours prior to applying for their cosmetology license.
  • Those who attend beauty school in New York State must pass a licensing exam before they can receive their cosmetology license to practice in the state.

The Long Island Beauty School hairdressing and cosmetology program is designed to provide aspiring cosmetologists with the training they need to launch their careers immediately after graduation. Our program consists of 1,000 hours, which means that graduates will have met the requirements necessary for the New York State cosmetology license. In addition, our hands-on training opportunities and unique educational experiences allow our graduates to be fully prepared for the licensing exam.

For more information on how you can launch a career in cosmetology and to learn about why the Long Island Beauty School is a good choice for you, contact us today.