Cosmetologists provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. They may perform hair removal and provide nail and skin care services.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 2 years
  • On the job time: 3712 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 288 hours
  • Additional Training: Apprentice permit from the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services and Transition to Trainer during the final year.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: 6.2%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $33,001

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information,

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.