Hair styles are ever changing and the skills needed to create these styles are also changing. Those who want to become hair stylists, or to become better in their trade, know that training is a must. The question every hair stylist needs to answer is how to get that training throughout his or her career.
The first step, of course, to becoming a hair stylist is getting basic training and passing the hair stylist exam. Hair stylist students can get basic training at community colleges and beauty schools. Most of these training programs teach the students cutting techniques, coloring, shampooing, and styling. Some programs include extra training in cosmetology and skin care.
The key is to find a program that meets state licensing requirements. These programs allow students to pass the state exam and obtain a license without much fuss.
After Getting Your License
What kinds of training can a stylist get after getting a license?
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.