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Becoming a Licensed Cosmetologist


If you have a creative eye and a love for the beauty industry, working as a cosmetologist may be the perfect career path for you. As a licensed cosmetologist in Massachusetts, you’ll be able to work in any salon or spa in the state as a hair stylist, colorist, manicurist or skin care specialist. In time, you’ll also develop the experience necessary for more advanced positions, such as that of a salon owner, platform artist or cosmetology school instructor. In fact, how far your cosmetology career goes is limited only by your imagination and commitment to the profession.

First steps: Cosmetology School

Before you can begin working as a professional cosmetologist, you must enroll in a licensed cosmetology school in Massachusetts, such as Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy. At Jolie, you’ll receive a comprehensive education to ensure you have the knowledge and experience necessary to both pass the state licensing exam and begin your career as licensed cosmetologist with confidence. To do this, the Jolie cosmetology school provides its students with:

  • Hands-on instruction through classroom demonstrations and the on-site student clinic.
  • Small class sizes to ensure plenty of one-on-one instruction.
  • Passionate instructors who are committed to providing students with the most up-to-date trends and technologies.
  • A creative atmosphere where students are encouraged to grow and learn as a community.

Next Step: Professional Licensure

Upon graduating from cosmetology school, you’ll be eligible to apply to become a licensed cosmetologist through the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists. To earn your license, you’ll be required to pass both a written and a practical examination to prove your knowledge and technical expertise to the Board on topics such as:

  • Sanitation & hygiene
  • Infection control
  • Cutting and styling techniques
  • Hair coloring
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair braiding

Upon successfully passing both parts of the exam, you’ll earn your license and will be able to officially begin your career as a licensed cosmetologist in the state.

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