Hair is hair. Why aren’t all stylists created equal?
Nationally, cosmetology students need 1,000 to 2,300 hours of education to obtain their license. Every state is different. Yet hair doesn’t change from state-to-state. Hair is hair.
Nine states have lowered hours in the past two years. We believe license requirements need to be lowered to no less than 1,000 hours in all 50 states.
The only question that should be asked? What does a student need to become licensed? States have successfully trained cosmetologists in 1,000 hours for decades. Successfully for decades. Why keep students in school hundreds of hours longer?
Did you know?
There is no relationship between hours required and earnings.
There is no relationship between hours required and pass rates on licensing exams.
There is no relationship between hours required and completion rates.
The longer the program required the higher the student costs.
The longer the program required the higher the student federal debt load.
There is a negative correlation between program length and employment rates – the longer the program the fewer cosmetologists per capita, an indication that longer programs do create a barrier to entry into the profession.
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