The number of jobs for hairdressers in Nevada is expected to explode over the next six years, with a projected growth of 50% over the current level by the year 2016. Unfortunately, hairdressers in Nevada are not as well paid as those in other states. Nevada hairdressers earn an average hourly wage of $8, compared with an $11 per hour average among all hairdressers nationally.
In order to become a licensed hair designer or cosmetologist in the state of Nevada, you must be at least 18 years old and have at least a 10th grade education. You must also be a person of good moral character. The minimum amount of training required depends on which license you are applying for. To qualify for a hair designer license, you must complete a minimum of 1200 hours of training at a hairdressing school in Nevada. A cosmetology license requires the completion of 1800 hours of professional training at a hairdressing school in Nevada. Both licenses require the applicant to take and pass the appropriate written licensing examination. Once you have passed the examination, you will receive your hair designer or cosmetology license.
Applicants who hold a current license in another state can apply for reciprocity from the state of Nevada. To qualify, you must prove that your license is current and in good standing. In addition, you must provide proof that you have passed a nation written examination. The application fee is $200 for reciprocity licensing, and there is no testing required.
For more information on licensure in Nevada:
Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Avenue, Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 486-6542 (Phone)