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How Long Does It Take to Get My License?

Whether you are in the process of getting your cosmetology or barbering license in Utah, American Beauty Academy is here to help! If you have a passion for styling hair or dream of being a part of the beauty industry, you can’t get started without your license. Each state and school has different requirements for licensing, but as an accredited school located in Payson and Salt Lake City, we can guide you through the process to begin your journey. Read more to learn what the requirements are in Utah and what steps to take to receive your barber or cosmetology license. 

Licensure Requirements in Utah

In Utah, those who want to begin a career as a licensed barber or cosmetologist must complete their education at an accredited school. This is required by the state of Utah and all requirements vary depending on where you are planning on residing. 

The first step is to enroll in a beauty or barber school that offers the required amount of hours that allows you to sit for your state exam. You cannot sit for the exam without participating in a cosmetology program and must pass the cosmetology exam before graduating. You are going to need a cosmetology degree before you can take the state licensing exam. Utah’s test involves theory and practical or hands-on testing.

Utah Barber License

There are a few things you should know before starting barber school, but the most important is what it takes to receive your license. You must obtain your barber license from the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (UDOPL). Here are a few steps on how to become a licensed barber in Utah: 

Step 1: Graduate from a 1000-hour Utah barber school.

Step 2: Submit your license application.

Step 3: Pass the practical and theory exam.

Step 4: Begin your Utah barber career.

Step 5: Be sure to renew your barber license every 2 years.  

Keep in mind that renewing your license requires a fee and you are going to want to get this done before the expiration date. If you decide to receive your education through an apprenticeship, the DOPL requires that you train under a licensed barber instructor for 1,250 hours.

 How Long Does It Take to Get My License?

Utah Cosmetology License

If you are considering becoming a licensed cosmetologist in Utah, then you must complete 1600 hours of training at an accredited beauty school or work 2500 hours as an apprentice under a licensed cosmetologist. Once the required hours are completed, you are expected to pass the licensing exam issued by the Utah Division of professional licensing. If you are needing to renew your license before its expiration date, this can be done on the UDOPL site

Our Cosmetology Curriculum

American Beauty Academy’s cosmetology curriculum is a 1600 hour program where you can learn everything you need to know that is required of the Utah License. If you choose to enroll in our cosmetology program, you can expect to learn about:

  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hair Extensions
  • Salon Management
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Lashes
  • And More!

It’s important to make sure you enroll in a school that meets with licensure requirements and that you accomplish the necessary amount of hours for that state.

 How Long Does It Take to Get My License?

Our Barber Curriculum

Our barber program is a 1000 hour program that meets Utah state requirements. If you decide to enroll in American Beauty Academy’s barber school, you can learn all about: 

  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Styling
  • Shaving
  • Mustache Design
  • Scissor Cutting
  • Razor Cutting
  • Shop Management
  • And More!

Be sure to check out our course catalog to get a better idea of what our program has to offer and what you can expect to complete the required hours.

Begin Your Education at American Beauty Academy

Ready to work towards your barber or cosmetology license in Utah? The professionals at American Beauty Academy can guide you through the process. Contact our admissions office for any questions you may have on how to get started. If you want to learn more about our beauty school, then schedule a tour with us at our Payson or Salt Lake City campus. 

American Beauty Academy is one of the industry’s best cosmetology schools out there and it can give you the confidence you need for your state licensing exam. Our school meets those requirements and can offer you comprehensive professional training from skilled instructors who care about you and want you to become successful.

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