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Diseases of the Nails

Finger Nails - Keep them Healthy and Strong

Integument System

Know Your Skin, Hair and Nails

Managing Common Nail Disorders

Nail Abnormalities

Nail Anatomy - Integument System

Nail Anatomy - Wikipedia

Nail Diseases

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NAILS Magazine -
Handouts on Nail Care 
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Pedicure Info

Pedicure Safety Recommendations

Secrets of Preventing Lifting of Acrylic Nails



Salon Business and Spas

American Beauty Association
American Spa Magazine

Botanicals - Common and Latin Names

Business Links and Resources

Business Owner's Toolkit - Forms and Templates

Day Spa Association

Day Spa Terminology

Day Spas - What to Look for

Defining Your Strategy - Milady

Careers in Cosmetology

Checklist for Starting a Business

Consumer Tips from the Cosmetology Commission

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Cosmetologists Tax Fairness Act

Cosmetics Chicago - Articles and Resources

Entrepreneur - Start Your Own Business

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Indoor Tanning Caution

Modern Salon Media - Salon News

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Salon Resources Links - Salon Channel

Salon Sense

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Sample Business Plans

Sample Day Spa Business Plan - Table of Contents

Small Business and Self Employment Information - IRS

Spa Etiquette

Spa Operations Tutorial

Starting Your Own Business Resources

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Test Your Telephone Skills - PDF

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork -
Certification
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Bodywork Therapies - Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology

Aromatherapy Online Library
Aromatherapy Overview - Wikipedia

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Aromatherapy- Welcome

Bodywork Overview - Wikipedia

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Glossary of Massage Terms

Essential Oils - Wikipedia

Health Links and Resources

Massage and Bodywork

Massage Therapy Introduction

Massage Therapy - NCCAM

Massage Therapy Techniques

Massage Therapy Tutorial

Professionalism in Massage and Bodywork

Reflexology Egyptian

Reflexology Foot Chart Image

Reflexology Research

Reiki Introduction

Rolfing

Shiatsu

States that Require Licensing for Massage and Bodywork

Types of Bodywork and Massage Therapy

State Regulations for Cosmetology Certification

Alabama Board of Cosmetology
Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Arizona Board of Cosmetology

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology

California State Bureau of Barbering/Cosmetology

Colorado Cosmetology Board

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DC Barber and Cosmetology Board

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Kentucky Cosmetology State Board Information

Maine OLR - Barber And Cosmetology

Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists

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Michigan State Board of Cosmetology

Minnesota Cosmetology Information

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

Missouri State Board of Cosmetology

Montana DLI Board of Cosmetologists

Nebraska's Credentialing System -
Cosmetology
Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

New Hampshire Board of
Cosmetology, and Esthetics
New Jersey Cosmetology State Board

New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

New York Appearance Enhancement Licensing

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art

Ohio Board of Cosmetology

Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology

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Pennsylvania State Board Information

Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology

South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology

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Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

Texas Cosmetology Commission

Utah Cosmetology Licensing Board

Vermont Office of Professions - Cosmetology

Virginia Office of Professional Regulations

Washington State Cosmetology

West Virginia State Board of Cosmetology

Wisconsin Barbering/Cosmetology
Apprentice License
Wyoming Board of Cosmetology


Additional State Board Resources


Practice for State Boards
    Note-
The following guides will give you an idea of what to expect for your exam. It is important to check the specific exam and licensing requirements for your state as they may differ from state to state. Visit your State Board of Cosmetology for current industry news, health updates, exam and licensing information.  Also, be sure to check if the school you are considering is accredited by the Cosmetology State Board in that state.

Barbering and Cosmetology Exam Guides -Wisconsin
Beauty Tech Quiz System

Cosmetology Curriculum and Health Standards

Cosmetologists Exam Outline - PDF

Cosmetology Exam Guide - Milady

Cosmetology Board Exam- Study Guide -
Ohio
Cosmetology Exam Guides - Illinois

Cosmetology Exam Guides - OH

Cosmetology Study Guide - Electricity

Cosmetology Study Guides

Cosmetology Written Exam - NC

Esthetics Written Exam - NC

Esthetics Practical Exam - PDF

Examination Information by State

Georgia Cosmetology Master Exam Information

Manicuring Written Exam

Manicuring Practical Exam - NC

Milady Sample Chapters

NIC Practice Exam - Payment Required

Pennsylvania Cosmetology State Code

Practical Exam Images - NY

Practical Exam Procedures - NY

Search for Cosmetology Exam Guides

Student Equipment and Supplies -
PA
Student Study Guide - IL
Study Guide for Cosmetology Law
Task List for Practical Exam - NY

Teacher Written Exam - NC
Teacher Practical Exam - NC



Cosmetology Organizations and Associations

American Board of Hair Colorists
American Massage Therapy Association

Association of Professional Aestheticians -
Australia
Chicago Midwest Beauty Show

Cosmetics Info.org

Cosmetology Advancement Foundation

Cosmetology Industry Association of British Columbia

Independent Cosmetic Manufactures and Distributors

International Beauty Show

International Beauty Therapy Association

ItzHair - Insurance and Financial Planning

NACCAS - National Accrediting Commission

National Association of Barber Boards

National Beauty Culturist League

National Cosmetology Association

National Cosmetology Association of Minnesota

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors

National Interstate Council of Cosmetology

Organization Mondiale Coiffure

Personal Care Products Council

Professional Beauty Federation

Professional Beauty Association



Cosmetology Jobs

Cosmetology Jobs
Start Your Own Business Resources

Health and Safety in the Salon - Hazards, Alerts and  Safety Information

Cosmetology Scholarships and Financial Aid

Note: It is always a good idea to contact the financial aid department at the school you want to apply to for specific financial information.  The school may have additional scholarship and financial aid resources as well as restrictions as to what kind of financial aid they accept.

Cosmetology Schools by State and Cosmetology School Directories
   
  Schools Approved and Licensed by the Cosmetology State Board

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Cosmetology School Directories




Cosmetology Schools

Cosmetology Schools - Eastern United States

Academy of Hair Design - South Carolina
Altoona Beauty School - Pennsylvania

Atelier Esthetique - New York

Empire Beauty School

Blaine Beauty Schools - Massachusetts

Bucks County School of Beauty Culture - Pennsylvania

C.H. McCann Technology Center - Massachusetts

Camden Technical - Cosmetology/Nail Tech

Capillo Institute - Maine

Capri Institute - New Jersey

Capri Now Cosmetology Center - New York

Carolina Academy of Beauty Sciences - North Carolina

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics - Massachusetts

Charlestown Cosmetology Institute - South Carolina

Cosmetology- Scott County Vocational Center

Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology - Delaware

DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology - Massachusetts

Georgia Career Institute - Georgia

Great Lakes Institute of Technology - Pennsylvania

Headhunter Institute -
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy - ME MA
La Belle Beauty Academy - Florida

Levittown Beauty Academy
 
Lorraine's Academy - Beauty and Massage School - FL

Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute - Massachusetts

Luckes Beauty Academy - Virginia

Natural Motion School of Hair Design - New Jersey

New England School of Hair Design

Orly School - New York

PA Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Parisian Beauty Academy - New Jersey

Rainbow Beauty Academy - New Jersey

Pittsburgh Beauty Academy - Pennsylvania

Rob Roy academy - Massachusetts

Robert Paul Academy - Maryland

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture - New Jersey

Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design- Delaware

Schools of Cosmetology -
Allentown and Stroudsburg PA
Shore Beauty School - New Jersey

Sun State Hair Academy - Florida

Tri-State Business Institute - Pennsylvania

Virginia Institute of Esthetics - Virginia



Western United States

Academy of Beauty - Washington
Academy of Beauty Culture - Colorado

Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas

Academy of Nail and Skin - Montana

Cinema Makeup School - California

Fran Brown School of Beauty - Utah

Marinella Beauty Schools - California

MKC Beauty Academy of Hollywood

New Mexico Aveda Institute

Northwest College of Hair Design - Oregon

Paris Beauty School - California

Phagan's Beauty School

San Diego Beauty Academy - California

Western Beauty Institute

Cosmetology Schools - Central United States

Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Florida
Artistic Beauty Colleges -
Arizona, Colorado
American Academy of Hair Design and Spa Ed -
Kansas
Arthur's Beauty College -
Arkansas
Cameo Beauty Academy -
Illinois
Capri Schools of Beauty Culture - Iowa

Capri College -
Cosmetology and Massage Therapy - Indiana
Capital School of Hair Design -
Nebraska
Carousel Beauty Colleges -
Ohio
Central Beauty School -
Minnesota
Champion Beauty College -
Texas
Chic University of Cosmetology -
Michigan
College of Hair Design -
Iowa
Cosmetology Training Center-
Minnesota
Creative Hair Styling Academy -
Indiana
Educators of Beauty -
Illinois
Elaine Steven Beauty College -
Missouri
Four Seasons Cosmetology School

Gill Tech -
Wisconsin
Hair Design School -
Cosmetology Training in Kentucky
Headmasters School of Hair Design -
Idaho
Honors Beauty College -
Indiana
House of Havelin Beauty Colleges -
Missouri
Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Iowa School of Beauty

Jenissa Beauty Academy -
Texas
LaJames College of Beauty and Massage Therapy -
Iowa
Midwest Beauty College -
Illinois
Milan Institute of Cosmetology -
Texas
National Beauty College -
Texas
Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails -
Texas
River Rock Electology Institute

Schools of Cosmetology -
Ohio
State College of Beauty -
Wisconsin
Stevenson's Academy of Hair Design -
Louisiana
Tennessee School of Beauty

University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts -
Illinois
Velma B's Beauty Academy -
Texas
Vicki Beauty Institute -
Wisconsin
Xenon International School of Hair Design -
Nebraska


Massage Therapy Schools

Academy of Massage Therapy
Academy of Natural Therapy

Accredited Massage Therapy Schools

Center for Massage and Natural Healing

Find a Massage Therapist School - AMTA

Massage Institute Of Maryland

Massage Therapy and Bodywork Certification

Massage Therapy Schools

Massage Therapy Schools - Ability.org

Massage Therapy Schools - Natural Healers

Massage Therapy
-Southeastern Neuromuscular 
Massage Therapy Training Institute

Massage and Bodywork Schools

Massage Therapy and Bodywork Schools

Montana Institute for Massage Therapy

National Holistic Institute

New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics

Northern Arizona School of Massage Therapy

Schools of Medical Massage

Spa Tech Institute

Utah College of Massage Therapy

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