Becoming a Cosmetologist in Royal Oak, Michigan

Have you thought about what you want to do with your future? Getting an education in cosmetology at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak is a great option. With a cosmetology license, you could have an exciting career that is both fulfilling and creatively satisfying. Before you get started on your cosmetology journey, it’s important to know what it takes to become a cosmetologist in Royal Oak, Michigan.

State Licensure Requirements

According to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the cosmetology license requirements in Royal Oak, Michigan are as follows:

  • A student must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • A student must send high school and any post high school transcripts to ESI Royal Oak.
  • A student must complete a 1500 hour course of study in a licensed school of cosmetology or have served in an apprenticeship for no less than two years.
  • The place where a student studies or serves an apprenticeship must offer hair care services, skin care services, and manicuring services.
  • The student must pass the examination given by the board and the department.

Our Program at ESI Royal Oak

ESI Royal Oak offers a 1500-hour cosmetology program that can be completed on both a full-time and part-time schedule. The full-time program takes roughly 45 weeks to complete and the part-time program takes 94. This means you can easily fit the program into your busy schedule, whatever other commitments you might have. We can provide you with a foundational knowledge of hair science and techniques. In addition to our beauty curriculum, we also offer training experiences and lessons about the business and marketing side of salon life. The techniques and training we provide are infused by the brand L’Oreal Professionnel. Working with L’Oreal allows us to give our students the training and techniques required for success in a modern, high-end salon. You can take our quiz to find out if cosmetology is right for you!

Cosmetology students practice on a guest.

Make Beauty Your Passion

Prerequisites and paperwork are important when you want to become a cosmetologist. Having a strong drive is equally as crucial. Cosmetology is a creative, fast-paced, and competitive world. If you love what you do and have a real passion for the industry, clients will be able to tell! It’s also important that you are comfortable working with others. Any job in beauty will likely require you to meet and work with people every single day. With passion and a good attitude, you just might find a rewarding future in cosmetology.

Blonde makeup artist does a client's makeup.

Learn More About Enrolling

Ready to get started at ESI Royal Oak? We’re always excited to welcome new, passionate people to our school! Contact us today by phone or online to get more information about cosmetology program requirements, enrollment, start dates, and scheduling a tour.

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