2016 Stats: How Long Does Cosmetology School Take In Connecticut (And The Newtown Area Too)?

Map of the United States with Connecticut highlighted in red

Ever dreamed of styling models' hair and makeup for fashion shows? Ever considered pursuing a career as a celebrity hair stylist? Ever wanted to turn your passion for hair into a career where you can express your creativity and improve people's lives (and self-confidence) every single day? If you answered yes to any of those, you have a future in the beauty industry.

But where do you begin? It's simple – with an education. In order to find the cosmetology school that's right for you, one of the details to consider is program length. This will give you an idea of when you'll be able to begin your career. To help you with your research and decision making, here are some common questions about cosmetology program lengths in CT:

  1. How long does cosmetology school take (on average) in Connecticut?
  2. How long are the cosmetology programs at cosmetology schools in and around the Newtown/Danbury area?
  3. How long is the cosmetology program at our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Newtown, CT?

#1 - What's the average cosmetology program length in Connecticut?

In order to meet Connecticut's cosmetology pre-licensing requirements (mandated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health's Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians), students must accrue 1,500 clock hours of classroom education and clinic floor experience during their time at an accredited cosmetology school. These clock hours are delivered by programs ranging in length from 10-13 months*. The average length of a Connecticut cosmetology school program is 11.46 months*.

*As of January 2016. Based on data from 13 accredited Connecticut cosmetology schools. Additional cosmetology program information can be found at the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center.

#2 - What about in and around the Newtown/Danbury area?

Including accredited cosmetology schools in Newtown, Danbury, and surrounding cities (Seymour, Waterbury, and Wolcott), cosmetology program lengths range between 10-13 months**, with the average program taking 11.6 months** to finish.

**As of January 2016. Based on data from 5 accredited cosmetology schools throughout the Newtown/Danbury area.

#3 - And our Newtown cosmetology school?

At our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, you can complete our cosmetology program in as few as 44 weeks (10.15 months)***. This is our full-time program, requiring daily attendance Tuesday-Saturday for a total of 35 hours per week.

***As of January 2016. For more information, please check out the details of our cosmetology program.

Have more questions?

Check out our academy FAQ to find answers to a bunch of common questions. Need more information? Contact an admissions rep" for immediate assistance. Ready to see what we have to offer? Schedule your academy tour, and we'll show you why our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Newtown, CT, is the perfect place for your cosmetology education!