Utah has a bustling metropolis and surrounding suburbs that make employment as a hairdresser a wonderful possibility. Students have their pick of studying in Salt Lake City, a city boasting millions of residents, Provo which is a growing college city with over 100,000 in population, or resort towns such as Park City and Cedar City that offer uptown ski lodges and tourism. A benefit of studying in Utah is the proximity of cities along I-15 in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys. Students can live in smaller towns such as Pleasant Grove and Spanish Fork where expenses for housing and living costs are lower, and commute twenty to thirty minutes to larger cities such as Provo, Orem, or American Fork.
The state of Utah requires that students complete 2000 hours of training in order to become a licensed cosmetologist. Completing 600 hours of training is required for becoming licensed in esthetics and electrology, and 300 hours is required for nail technology.
Reciprocity in the state of Utah is simple: Students are granted reciprocity from states which have requirements substantially similar to Utah. Any questions or requests for more information can be directed toward the Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing.
The average pay for hairdressers in the state of Utah is $22,000. St. George offers the highest pay of $29,000 and Salt Lake City offers the lowest with $19,000. However, statistically, St. George Utah has the fewest hairdressers for their population size.
For more information on licensure in Utah:
Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
160 East, 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741