What do you have to do to be a hair stylist?
1. Actually, California requires that you have 1600 clocked in hours at a certified cosmetology school. (the amount of hours differs between states)
2. This take between 10 months - 2 years, depending on your schedule. 3. Upon graduating from Cosmetology school you are then required to go to State Board for a hands on and written test before receiving a license that allows you to practice hair in California.