How To Become A Cosmetologist In Oklahoma
Have you always had big dreams about becoming a cosmetologist? We’re here to help you turn your dreams into a reality. Pursuing a career in cosmetics can seem daunting at first, especially when you don’t know all the steps required! We’re here to help! We created a step-by-step guide to becoming a cosmetologist in Oklahoma, so you can feel confident and prepared as you start your journey. Every state has its own licensing requirements, so let’s dive into what’s required in Oklahoma!
Attend Beauty School
Your first step to becoming a cosmetologist is finding a school that you love. At Broken Arrow Beauty College, we are dedicated to providing an educational experience that will prepare you for a career in the professional world. As a Pivot Point member school, we are able to offer a unique curriculum. Our curriculum is created to help students solidify their skills and techniques while developing their business skills.
To get your cosmetologist license, your studies must be at least 1500 hours in length. Our cosmetology program is 1500 total hours and as our students learn and master each technique, they are then able to practice these skills in the student salon. This is a great opportunity for our students to master their skills before they enter the real world! Students can grow in their abilities while practicing customer service and building their own clientele.
In our cosmetology program, you can expect to learn:
- Manicuring and Pedicuring
- Facials (includes makeup)
- Shampooing / Conditioning / Rinses / Scalp Treatments
- Hair Styling
- Hair Color Tints / Bleaches / other Color Treatments
- Hair Cutting with Shears, Razor and Clippers (includes Beard grooming)
- Fundamentals of Business Management, State Board Rules and Regulations
- Hair Restructuring, Permanent Waving, and Chemical Relaxing
In this program, you can choose between a full-time or a part-time schedule. Depending on the schedule you choose, you can graduate in as little as 12 months!
Pass The Written And Practical Exams
Now that you’ve graduated, it’s time to take and pass your exams! These exams come in two parts: the written exam and the practical exam. Once you are within 100 hours of completing your program, you can fill out an Exam Registration Application. This application must be done within 10 days of completing your training.
The exams will cover the following subjects:
- Physical demonstration of basic cosmetology tasks
- Theory behind cosmetology procedures
- Safety procedures
- State rules, regulations, and laws
Apply For Your License
Congratulations! You passed your exams. It’s now time to apply for your cosmetologist license! You can send your application to the following address:
Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 84
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Get Started In Your Career
This is where the fun begins! You did it and you can now start your dream career! This is such a rewarding career filled with many opportunities to beautify hair, skin and nails!
Our goal at Broken Arrow Beauty College is to have students graduate feeling prepared for their careers in the beauty industry. We want to see each student graduate, become a licensed cosmetologist, and pursue a rewarding career in beauty! Some career options you can choose from are:
- Skin specialist
- Nail technician
- Makeup artist
- And much more!
Keep Your Cosmetology License Up-To-Date
It’s important to keep your license up-to-date so you can keep working! You’ll need to renew your license every year by the last day of your birth month. Continuing education hours are not currently required to renew your license, but it’s important to keep up to date in the industry.
Ready To Get Started On Your Journey?
Are you excited about pursuing a future in cosmetology? If you’re ready to take the next steps in your dream career, contact us today to get started and schedule your tour! We are more than happy to help you out with any questions you may have regarding your education. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you get started on your dream career!