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Kansas Cosmetology License

Would you like to work in the beauty industry and demonstrate your creativity? If you would, then you should become a licensed cosmetologist.

In Kansas, you must first obtain a Kansas cosmetology license to practice as a professional cosmetologist.

How do I get another copy of my cosmetology license in Kansas?

If you want to have another copy of your Kansas cosmetology license, you should complete the following steps.

First of all, go to the official website of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Then click on the “Duplicate Practitioner License” button. Once you do, it will give you an application form.

You should fill in the form and also include a copy of your US government issued photo ID.

Providing that you properly complete the mentioned steps you will be able to duplicate your cosmetology license in the state of Kansas.

What licenses are available for cosmetologists in Kansas?

In the state of Kansas, the following licenses are available for cosmetologists:

  1. Cosmetologist
  2. Electrologist
  3. Esthetician
  4. Nail Technician

Steps to become a cosmetologist in Kansas

Step 1: Graduate from a beauty school

In Kansas, future cosmetologists are to attend a beauty school and complete 1500 hours of professional training. This way you will learn a lot of new things about the beauty industry, as well as practical knowledge and skills concerning the major of a cosmetologist.

During your studies you will get to learn content on the following topics:

  • Hairstyling
  • Cutting
  • Perming
  • Coloring
  • Texture
  • Facial and skin care
  • Manicuring
  • Shampooing
  • Scalp treatments

Step 2: Pass the Kansas cosmetology exam

After you have completed the required 1500 hours of training and mastered the details of the industry, you are ready to take the state exam.

Your beauty school must refer you to take exam online and provide you with username and password.  In addition to this, you should use the latter for exam registration and scheduling.

Afterwards you must pay $65 for the practical exam and $50 for the written exam.

Only after completing the above-mentioned steps, you will be able to schedule your exams.

For the practical exam, you will need to demonstrate your professional skills on a mannequin. You will need to perform the followings:

  • Setting up and Sanitizing
  • Thermal Curling
  • Haircut
  • Chemical Waves
  • Facial Services
  • Hair Coloring and Lightening
  • Chemical Relaxing
  • Blood Spill Procedures
  • Sculptured Nail
  • Manicure
  • Disinfection and Cleanup

For the written exam, you will need to answer questions, which cover cosmetology, as well as rules and regulations regarding the cosmetology field in Kansas.

Note that you must score 75% or higher to be eligible for licensure.

Step 3: Apply for licensure

Finally, you can apply for the Kansas cosmetology license after successfully passing the exams. The application fee is $45.

Submit these documents for the application

  • High school graduation verification
  • Education verification
  • Results of the exam scores
  • Name change documents

Contact Information

Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson
Topeka, KS 66617-1139
785-296-3155

The best beauty schools and programs in the state of Kansas

  • Eric Fisher Academy (Wichita)
  • Bellus Academy (Manhattan)
  • Crave Beauty Academy (Wichita)
  • Entourage Institute of Beauty & Esthetics (Kansas City)
  • Z Hair Academy (Kansas City)
  • Hays Academy of Hair Design (Hays)
  • Mitsu Sato Hair Academy (Kansas City)
  • Northwest Kansas Technical College (Goodland)
  • Paul Mitchell School (Wichita)
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