(1,200 Hour Requirement)
Scope of Practice
A hair designer is a licensed professional that engages in the practice of hair care treatment and services. The scope of practice for a hair designer in the State of Nevada is:
- Cleansing, stimulating or massaging the scalp, or cleansing or beautifying the hair by the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams;
- Cutting, trimming or shaping the hair; and
- Arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, singeing, bleaching, tinting, coloring or straightening the hair of any person with the hands or mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances, or by other means or similar work incident to or necessary for the proper carrying on of the practice or occupation.
How to Get Licensed
If you are just starting to research a career as a hair designer, please visit our Student Resources page for more information. The hair design program in Nevada is 1,200 hours in length and takes an estimated thirty-six (36) weeks or less to complete at 35 hours of schooling per week.
If you are currently enrolled as a hair design student in the State of Nevada and you have completed the practical test at your school, you must schedule for your theory and Nevada State Law Test. Please contact your school representative to schedule your tests with the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology.
If you have completed hours outside the State of Nevada (out of state or out of country hours) in a hair design program, you must pass the theory, Nevada State Law, and practical tests. You must be able to provide beauty school transcripts or documentation to be eligible for the tests. Please complete the Individual Application.
If you are licensed in another state, district, or territory you may be eligible for reciprocity (transferring your license to Nevada). Please visit our Reciprocity Information page for more information.