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How long is cosmetology school?

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Though cosmetology programs vary by state, most full-time programs take a year or less to complete. However, many cosmetology schools also offer part-time classes that take around 18 months to complete.

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How long is cosmetology school?
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Empire Beauty Schools has one of the largest programs, with more than 100 participating schools across the country. Their full time cosmetology program takes students 41 weeks from start to graduation. They also offer a part-time program that takes 88 weeks from start to completion.

Each state has different requirements to become a registered cosmetologist. The length of each program depends on these requirements. The national average is 1,400 to 1,600 classroom hours. This also depends on the type of program and the curriculum.

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