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How to Become a Cosmetologist in Georgia

When you think of a fashion-forward city, Atlanta is an ideal fit. Georgia in general is an area that features some of the top hair stylists, makeup artists, and creative innovators throughout the United States. With a mixture of metropolitan cities, suburban lifestyles, and charming rural settings, cosmetology is in high demand across the state.

In order to obtain your cosmetology license, you have to attend a licensed beauty school and pass a board exam. During this time, you will understand theory, have hands-on training, and earn over 1,500 hours of instruction. 3,000 additional hours may be required through an apprenticeship. If you already have a license from a different state, and move to Georgia, you may be able to transfer your license without having to take the exam. However, a fee is required.

Atlanta Technical College is the largest cosmetology school in the area according to school enrollment figures. Each year, the graduating class that joins the cosmetology workforce ranges from 100 to 200 professionals. According to Atlanta Technical College, this number is expected to grow by 35 percent by 2018.

Imagine working in the fabulous city of Atlanta as a professional makeup artist, hair stylist, nail technician, or esthetician. Your dreams of managing or owning your own salon are within reach!

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