Most hairdressers work in a salon and provide services such as shampooing and cutting hair, styling hair and treating the scalp. These professionals earn an average wage of $11 hourly, but the average in Nebraska is only $9 per hour. However, the unemployment rate in Nebraska was only 4.6% in 2009, which is much lower than national unemployment rate during that time.
The state of Nebraska requires the completion of 2100 hours of professional training at a hairdressing school in Nebraska. After completion of the required cosmetology training, you will need to schedule a time to take the state licensing exam through LaserGrade. If you fail the examination, you will need to reapply in order retake the exam. There are fees for applying as well as for the examination. After passing the state licensing exam, you will receive your cosmetology license.
Nebraska will grant reciprocity for individuals licensed in other states as long as they meet the requirements. To qualify for reciprocity, your license must be current in the other state. You must also have completed at least 2100 hours of training and/or licensed work experience within the past five years. Work experience counts as 100 hour per month. The state from which you received your license must require both a practical and written examination in order for you to qualify for reciprocity. In addition, the state of Nebraska requires basic first aid training to have been completed at some point during your life in order to qualify for reciprocity.
For more information on licensure in Nebraska:
Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services
Regulation & Licensure Credentialing Division
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509