In United States the cosmetologist fulfill different requirement. Most important one is cosmetologists and barbers and most other personal appearance workers to be licensed. But qualifications for a license vary by state, generally a person must have graduated from a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school and be at least 16 years old. And some states require applicants to pass a physical examination and some require graduation from high school, while others require as little as an eighth-grade education. In a few states, the completion of an apprenticeship can substitute for graduation from a school, but very few barbers or cosmetologists learn their skills this way.
In many states there is legal distinction between barbers and cosmetologists, with different licensing requirements and also these requirements and distinctions vary from state to state. In most states, cosmetology sanitation practices and ethical practices are governed by the state’s health department and a Board of Cosmetology. These entities ensure public safety by regulating sanitation products and practices and licensing requirements. If any body interesting in studying, they could take a general cosmetology course and graduate, being able to test to become licensed for all of the things listed above, or they could choose to study only to become a manicurist or cosmetician. Now many private schools and vocational schools offer cosmetology to high school students. In addition, there are national organizations that provide educational and professional information. In the United States, this includes the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and the National Cosmetology Association.