Have you decided you want to be a cosmetologist in Missouri? Well, as you can see below there are a lot of cosmetology schools which you can attend to get started on your beauty license. Find out here the stages you must go through in order to become a cosmetology professional in MO. A few years ago it seemed that legislators would scrap the need for a formal license to provide beauty services however, good sense prevailed and the need for proper training as well as the state board is still in place.

How Many Hours Will You Need?

Schooling is the first order of business if you want to become a beautician. In Missouri the requirement is to have 1,500 hours (or longer) of study and practice before you can even qualify to take exams. If you are still in high school it maybe possible to get most if not all of your hours done even before you graduate so that your tuition is free. Find a school https://ourworldisbeauty.com/beauty-schools-near-me/ by entering your ZIP below:


On the other hand, you also have the option to do an apprenticeship. However, the number of hours required doubles to 3,000! There are advantages to taking this route though, you will not go into debt like you would if you had to bear the costs of beauty school and you will get on-the-job training so that you may be even better prepared to enter the work force than a school-trained licensee.

Other possibilities if you find the price of school to be too much are financial aid and taking the program on evenings and weekends so that you can still work during the day.

Regardless of where you learn the trade you’ll learn a lot about such things as hair cutting, facials, state laws, and manicuring to name just a few topics.

Examinations

Once you’ve finished school successfully you’ll need to prove you are capable of doing the cosmetologists work. This involves two tests: one on theory and another that tests your hands-on skills.

You will have to apply to take the exams and must get at least a score of 75% to pass. For the theory you’ll have 90 minutes, while the practical has less of a time constraint. In either case you will be tested only on topics and skills you’ve learned in school or during your apprenticeship. You should be well-prepared for them if you have studied well as you pass through the trails of the sometimes demanding courses you will take.

As long as you pass the exams you will get your license and be ready to work! In Missouri there is no continuing education necessary when you renew your license which must be done every other year.

Cosmetology Schools in Missouri with Tuition Costs

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Missouri College of Cosmetology3014 East Sunshine Street, Suite G, Springfield, 65804Tuition: $14,015
Books and kit: $1,245
Registration fee: $100
State testing fee: $140
Total cost of the program: $15,500
Esthetics
Chillicothe Beauty Academy & Tech LLC505 Elm Street, Chillicothe, 64601Tuition: $10,000.00
Book & Kit: $ 1,035.00
Enrollment Fee: $ 50.00
Total Price: $ 11,085.00
Manicuring
Cosmetology College of Franklin County570 South Main Street, Saint Clair, 63077$8,847None
Crave Beauty Academy15435 Clayton Road Ballwin, 63011Tuition & Fees: $14,700
Books and Supplies: $3,280
Esthetics, Nail Technology
Current Trends Academy of Hair Design2966 State Highway K, O'Fallon, 63368$ 10,000.00 ($6.67 per hour)
includes cosmetology kit, supplies, textbooks, uniform apron, 2 mannequins,
state exam supplies, *registration fee and state board exam fee.
None
Elaine Steven Beauty College
10420 W Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, 63136Cosmetology kit and required books: $1200
Registration fee: $100
Tuition: $15,450
Program cost: $16,750
Manicuring

A Cut Up Curl Up & Dye Academy – Willard

Abbott Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences – St. Peters

Academy of Beauty by Patsy and Rob – Cottleville, St. Ann

Academy of Hair Design – Springfield

Andrews Academy of Cosmetology – Sullivan

Artistic College of Cosmetology – Kirkwood

Class Act School of Cosmetology – Joplin

Golden Valley Beauty Academy – Clinton

Broadway Bridge in Kansas City, MO
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House of Heavilin Beauty College – Blue Springs

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Grandview

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Kansas City

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Raymore

La Plante School-Hairstyling – Twin Oaks

Lake University of Cosmetology – Camdento

Lighthouse Career Academy – Branson

Regency Beauty Institute – Independence

Regency Beauty Institute – Springfield

Regency Beauty Institute – St Peters

Second Chance Career Academy Inc. – Overland

St. Louis Academy – St. Louis

The Hair Academy – Kirksville

The Salon Professional Academy – Branson

The Salon Professional Academy – St. Charles

The System – Springfield

Vatterott College – Berkeley

Vatterott College – Joplin

Vatterott College – Kansas City

Vatterott College – St. Charles

Vatterott College – St. Joseph

Info on Cosmetology licensing in MO (pdf)

Also MO schools for nails, barbers, estheticians, & makeup.

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Adam & Eve College of Beauty – Independence

Advance Beauty College – Warrenton

Advance Beauty College Hannibal – Hannibal

American College of Hair Design – Sedalia

Chillicothe Beauty Academy – Chillicothe

City Pointe Beauty Academy – Joplin/Webb City

Cosmetology College of Franklin County – Saint Clair

Crave Beauty Academy – Ballwin/St Louis Metro

Current Trends Academy – St Peters

Diva’s Unlimited Academy – St. Louis

Elaine Steven Beauty College – St Louis

Grabber School of Hair Design and Nail Technology – Ballwin

Heavilin College of Beauty – Grandview

House of Heavilin Beauty College

Independence College of Cosmetology – Independence

Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science – Jefferson City, Moberly

Midwest Technical Institute – Springfield

Missouri College of Cosmetology – Boliva, Springfield, Springfield

National Academy of Beauty Arts – Crystal City, Farmington, St. Louis

Neosho Beauty College – Neosho

Paris II Educational Center – Gladstone

Sam Brown’s Institute of Cosmetology – Columbia

Seymour Beauty Academy – Seymour

Vatterott College

Z Hair Academy – Lees Summit

Did we miss any cosmetology schools in Missouri or hair schools in this list? Please let us know.