When you study cosmetology training in New Hampshire, you will learn, at the basic level, how to effectively teach future cosmetology students techniques for shampooing, styling, hair cutting, coloring hair, relaxer applications and permanent wave applications. If you are in a program to become a cosmetology educator, you will not need to be retaught what you learned while in cosmetology school, so your course focus will be on teaching techniques and methods.
This includes creating course curriculum and lectures, grading student course work and preparing you to lead lectures and demonstrations in the classroom. You will also learn how to tailor individual learning experiences for each pupil you work with so that you can ultimately help that student pass her state board exam.
In Maine, you will need to complete 8o0 hours of instructor training before being eligible to receive your cosmetology instructor license.
Licensing Requirements for Cosmetology Instructors in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, you can work as a cosmetology instructor if you have the required work experience, training or work experience combined with training. The New Hampshire Board of Barbering Cosmetology and Esthetics issues license for both cosmetologists and beauty instructors. In order to get your license to teach, you must first hold a state license. You can get a state license to practice cosmetology by completing 1500 hours of training in a board approved beauty program, pass your written and practical exams and pass the New Hampshire state board exam.
Once you have obtained your New Hampshire cosmetology license you have several options for becoming a licensed instructor. You can decide to complete 800 hours of instructor training, or complete one year of licensed cosmetology work combined with 500 hours of instructor training. Your third option is to complete eight years of licensed experience with no additional training.
The fee for cosmetology instructor licensure is $250 and you must renew every two years in addition to completing 28 hours of board approved continuing education. The cost to renew is $55.
Employment Opportunities in New Hampshire for Cosmetology Instructors
The best towns in New Hampshire to find work as a beauty instructor are in the Merrimack Valley: Manchester and Concord. In these towns, you can find instructor work in community colleges, beauty schools, educational centers and vocational programs. According to the US BLS, cosmetology teachers earn about $53,900 every year.