Ohio Online Cosmetology CE Classes - board approved

  • OH Board approved CE for license renewal

  • Immediately download your official OH CE certificate

  • Finish at your own pace

  • Complete your class using a phone, tablet, or computer

  • Watch professional online videos – hair color, foiling, razor cutting, salon business, required safety / sanitation, and more topics available!

  • We report your hours to the Ohio Board

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Fulfills the NEW CE requirements for Ohio Cosmetology Professionals!

 

  • Includes the NEW 2 hour safety and sanitation requirement

  • If you need all of your CE hours please click here for a detailed course description 

  • If you ONLY need the 2 hour safety and sanitation class please click here for a detailed course description 

  • These classes will also count towards the hours needed to restore your Inactive or Lapsed / Amnesty license back to Active status  

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Online OH Cosmetology CE Class Descriptions

Fun Online Videos with Foil Freak, Scissorless, Salon Business and More for Phones, Tablets and Computers

CE logo no buttonCE Hours: Ohio licensees have to complete 8 CE hours per renewal.  You are required to complete 1 of your 8 CE hours by taking a free laws and rules class offered by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.  You can complete the other 7 required CE hours by registering for this class.  After you register for this class, we will email you a link to the free 1 hour class offered by the Board (for a total of 8 CE hours).  Click here to register.  If you ONLY need the 2 hour safety and sanitation class click here.

 

License Types: Approved for Ohio Cosmetologists, Advanced Cosmetologists, Hair Designers, and Advanced Hair Designers (classes for other license types available below)

 

Register for this class  $45

 

Course Overview

  • NEW class package!!!

  • Fulfills the new Ohio CE requirements

  • Includes the new 2 hour safety and sanitation requirement at no additional charge!!!

  • Foil Freak: highlighting techniques

  • SciSSorLeSS: Razor tips, tricks, and techniques

  • HairDirections Lab Experiment: the dish on what clients are really thinking

  • Success: tools to inspire, empower & elevate

  • Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (required safety and sanitation)

  • The HairDirections Game Show (required safety and sanitation)

  • Includes access to FREE online resources after you finish the class, course notes that you can download or print (optional), and a certificate of completion

  • Click here for a detailed course description

 

Click Here to register for this class

 

Ohio 2 Hour Safety and Sanitation: Fun Online Class with Cosmetology Kaleidoscope and Game Show for Phones, Tablets & Computers

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Entertaining education and the most fun you will ever have taking a safety and sanitation class!!!

 

CE Hours: this class is approved by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and includes 2 CE hours of safety and sanitation material.  In addition to taking this class, you are also required to complete 1 of your CE hours by taking a free laws and rules class offered by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.  After you register for this class, we will email you a link to the free 1 hour class offered by the Board.  Click here to register.

 

License Types: This class is approved for Ohio Cosmetologists, Advanced Cosmetologists, Manicurists, Advanced Manicurists, Estheticians, Advanced Estheticians, Hair Designers, Advanced Hair Designers, Natural Hair Stylists, Advanced Natural Hair Stylists, Cosmetologist Instructors, Manicurist Instructors, Esthetician Instructors, Hair Designer Instructors, Natural Hair Stylist Instructors, and Boutique Services Registrants

 

Register for this class  $20

 

Course Overview

  • NEW class package!!!

  • Entertaining education and the most fun you will ever have taking a safety and sanitation class!!!

  • Ohio Board approved CE

  • Includes the new 2 hour safety and sanitation requirement

  • Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (required safety and sanitation)

  • The HairDirections Game Show (required safety and sanitation)

  • Includes access to FREE online resources after you finish the class, course notes that you can download or print (optional), and a certificate of completion

  • Click here for a detailed course description

 

Click Here to register for this class

 

New Ohio Cosmetology CE Requirements for 2019 - 2021

There have been changes to the Ohio Cosmetology Continuing Education requirements that you need to be aware of.

 

New Class Completion Deadline

You must complete your Cosmetology CE class for the January 31, 2021 renewal BEFORE January 15, 2021. Yes, you read that correctly, you actually have to complete your CE class long before the license renewal deadline.  According to the Ohio Board, NO CE classes will be available from January 16 to January 31, 2021.  Do not put this off – you can get started right now by clicking here

 

New Class Requirements

Ohio Cosmetology licensees are still required to complete 8 CE hours for the upcoming renewal. However, the requirements for these 8 hours have significantly changed.

 

Safety and Sanitation: Two of your CE hours must be a safety and sanitation class that was specifically approved by the Board.

 

Board Laws and Rules: One of your CE hours must be a laws and rules class that is offered by the Ohio Board. If you register for one of the CE classes on this page, you will receive an email with a link to this free 1 hour laws and rules class. 

 

Scope of Services: The remaining five hours must be CE concerning subject matter relating to the scope of services for your license. This class also has to be pre-approved by the Board or it will not count towards your license renewal. 

 

A new online class that has been approved by the Ohio Board to meet these requirements can be found by clicking here

 

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Detailed Course Description

Class Title: Fun Online Videos with Foil Freak, Scissorless, Salon Business and More for Phones, Tablets and Computers

 

Class Format: you get to watch a series of professional videos on foiling, razor cutting, salon business, and more!

 

This Ohio CE package includes the following classes:

  • Foil Freak: highlighting techniques

  • SciSSorLeSS: Razor tips, tricks, and techniques

  • HairDirections Lab Experiment: the dish on what clients are really thinking

  • Success: tools to inspire, empower & elevate

  • Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (required safety and sanitation)

  • The HairDirections Game Show (required safety and sanitation)

  • Detailed class descriptions are provided below

Click Here to register for this class

 

Foil Freak: highlighting techniques

Foil Freak highlighting techniques was created to help you save time, increase your paycheck, maintain the integrity of the clients hair, and achieve fabulous haircolor results.  It’s time to get in touch with your inner Foil Freak! Topics include:

  • Speeding up the foiling process

  • Eliminating common foil problems

  • Color & Foil Simultaneously!!!

  • Expert Foil Position & Placement

  • Quick and easy foiling techniques, including: Pinwheel, Triangle, 7 Foil Stagger, Headband, Gradient, and Panel

  • How and when to use different techniques, featuring video demonstrations of the techniques in action

  • This course is NOT brand specific. All stylists will benefit regardless of the haircolor line they use.

  • Course developed and presented by haircolor expert Kristin Allison

SciSSorLeSS: Razor tips, tricks, and techniques 

SciSSorLeSS dives into the ultimate world of razor haircutting tips, tricks, and techniques. Razors offer amazing speed, versatility, and control that you just can’t achieve with a scissors. That’s why we go SciSSorLeSS whenever possible. If you’re a razor virgin, don’t be afraid, we’ll get you SciSSorLeSS in no time. If you already wield your razor like a kung-foo master, we want to give you a few tricks to add to your arsenal. Topics include:

  • Dispelling the myths: the truth about Razors and why we love them

  • Making your mark: performing a service that clients will remember

  • Razor tips and tricks

  • Razor techniques, including: Blocking, Beveling, Chipping, Carving, Thinning, and Texturizing

  • How and when to use different techniques, featuring video demonstrations of the techniques in action

  • Applying the razor to different areas of the head

  • See it all put together in a start to finish razor haircut demo

HairDirections Lab Experiment: the dish on what clients are really thinking

Wouldn’t it be great to know what your clients are REALLY thinking?  Why they started coming to the salon, or why they left?  What they would happily pay more for?  What they wish their service provider knew but won’t tell them?  The HairDirections Lab Experiment captured candid client answers to these questions and much more through interviews, group talk-show-style sessions, and surveys.  Even our industry veterans were surprised to learn the truth. This class gives us valuable insight from a client perspective that we can use in our daily salon and spa life. The HairDirections Lab Experiment includes candid video footage of clients giving us the dish on what they really think, along with analysis and breakdowns of the results.

 

Success: tools to inspire, empower and elevate

Success has been described as a salon business class on steroids that will reignite your passion, increase your paycheck, and help you achieve your professional goals.  The material taught in this class can be used on an individual level by service providers, or put into motion salon-wide by managers and owners.

  • Take your career to the next level with renewed motivation and passion

  • Use powerful systems that have a proven track record of success in salons and spas

  • Grow your clientele, increase your retail sales, and start seeing a bigger paycheck

  • Learn simple, effective techniques that you can immediately start using

  • Discover language and key phrases that clients respond to

  • Improve client satisfaction, and greatly reduce customer oriented problems and complaints

  • A fresh approach to service and retail sales that is natural and comfortable for both you and your client

  • Get the whole picture, including step by step demonstrations from beginning to end (with nothing else that you have to purchase)

We are extremely passionate about this class because we have seen firsthand how it can elevate people to new levels of success, and empower them to achieve their goals.   Topics include: defining success and renewing your inspiration; the magic of the HairDirections 7 step consultation; and the Three R’s – a new approach to rebooking, retailing and referrals.

 

The classes listed below satisfy the NEW 2 hour Ohio safety and sanitation CE requirement.

 

Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (safety & sanitation)

You asked for it, so we created it! This class covers a variety of topics that we have received numerous requests for. Practical information that you can easily apply to the salon environment will be presented, including:

  • What do clients really think about sanitation in the salon? The HairDirections Lab Experiment captured candid client answers to this question through interviews, group talk-show-style sessions and surveys. Very interesting.

  • The implications of allowing a Wild Child to roam free in the salon can be grave. They can destroy property, get hurt, and ruin the tranquil environment that you have worked so hard to create. This segment provides simple methods to help manage a Wild Child without offending the parents.

  • Most of us will encounter head lice at some point in our career. We will give licensees tools to help identify and properly respond to the presence of head lice, including adhering to the law and what to do with the items and surrounding area that may have been exposed.

  • Inspectors, Inspections & Fines, Oh My!  Did you know that salon inspections are being performed throughout Ohio?  This class provides an overview of the inspection process, a presentation of the top 10 violations found in Ohio salons and spas, and a demonstration of the proper sanitation and disinfection method.

The HairDirections Game Show!!! (safety & sanitation)

What is the most fun way to fulfill your safety and sanitation CE requirements?  Attending a Game Show!!!  The lights, the music, the cheesy announcer – it’s time for the HairDirections Game Show!!!  The HairDirections Game Show is a fun class where you can play along.  You will keep track of your own score as we go through a series of humorous, colorful, and informative questions covering several practical scenarios that you may encounter in the salon environment.

 

Click Here to register for this class

 

If you want to learn more about how the online classes work we invite you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page

 

Detailed Course Description

Class Title: Ohio 2 Hour Safety and Sanitation: Fun Online Class with Cosmetology Kaleidoscope and Game Show for Phones, Tablets & Computers 

 

Class Format: you get to watch a series fun, entertaining, and educational videos on Safety and Sanitation. 

 

This Ohio CE package includes the following classes:

  • Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (required safety and sanitation)

  • The HairDirections Game Show (required safety and sanitation)

  • Detailed class descriptions are provided below

Click Here to register for this class

 

Cosmetology Kaleidoscope (safety & sanitation)

You asked for it, so we created it! This class covers a variety of topics that we have received numerous requests for. Practical information that you can easily apply to the salon environment will be presented, including:

  • What do clients really think about sanitation in the salon? The HairDirections Lab Experiment captured candid client answers to this question through interviews, group talk-show-style sessions and surveys. Very interesting.

  • The implications of allowing a Wild Child to roam free in the salon can be grave. They can destroy property, get hurt, and ruin the tranquil environment that you have worked so hard to create. This segment provides simple methods to help manage a Wild Child without offending the parents.

  • Most of us will encounter head lice at some point in our career. We will give licensees tools to help identify and properly respond to the presence of head lice, including adhering to the law and what to do with the items and surrounding area that may have been exposed.

  • Inspectors, Inspections & Fines, Oh My!  Did you know that salon inspections are being performed throughout Ohio?  This class provides an overview of the inspection process, a presentation of the top 10 violations found in Ohio salons and spas, and a demonstration of the proper sanitation and disinfection method.

The HairDirections Game Show!!! (safety & sanitation)

What is the most fun way to fulfill your safety and sanitation CE requirements?  Attending a Game Show!!!  The lights, the music, the cheesy announcer – it’s time for the HairDirections Game Show!!!  The HairDirections Game Show is a fun class where you can play along.  You will keep track of your own score as we go through a series of humorous, colorful, and informative questions covering several practical scenarios that you may encounter in the salon environment.

 

Click Here to register for this class

 

If you want to learn more about how the online classes work we invite you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page

 

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Ohio Cosmetology CE Hours

We are an approved Ohio cosmetology continuing education provider, and offer classes that fulfill CE requirements for Ohio Cosmetologists, Advanced Cosmetologists, Manicurists, Advanced Manicurists, Estheticians, Advanced Estheticians, Hair Designers, Advanced Hair Designers, Natural Hair Stylists, Advanced Natural Hair Stylists, Cosmetologist Instructors, Manicurist Instructors, Esthetician Instructors, Hair Designer Instructors, Natural Hair Stylist Instructors, and Boutique Services Registrants.  You can see a copy of our CE Provider approval letter by clicking here

 

Finish at Your Own Pace

You can complete your entire online Ohio cosmetology CE class today, or over multiple sessions, continuing where you left off when you return later.

 

Available 24/7 and Instant Certificates

After you register, your online course will immediately be available on demand 24/7, and you will immediately receive a certificate of completion after you finish the course.

 

Professional Online Training

  • Simple online training system that is easy to use

  • Professional continuing education that is like watching a movie on your computer

  • Rich, engaging content including animated presentations, video clips, colorful imagery, music, demonstrations, and narration by Kristin Allison

 

Clear Pricing & No Hidden Fees

The price for each class is listed in the course catalog on the left side of this page. There are NO hidden fees and NO monthly fees whatsoever.

 

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Questions – call (608) 235-2622 or click here to send us an email and we would be happy to help you!

 

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In addition to taking one of our classes, the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requires all licensees to take a one (1) hour course on Board laws and rules as a condition for license renewal.  This information can only be provided by the Board.  Licensees should visit the Board’s website www.cos.ohio.gov  for this one (1) hour free course.

Do you have questions about Ohio Cosmetology CE requirements and classes?

If so, here are answers to some of the most common questions.  The material below has been updated for the 2019-2021 Ohio biennium, and applies to the January 31, 2021 Ohio cosmetology license renewal.


How can I tell if a class is approved by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology?

It’s important to select a continuing education (CE) class that is approved by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology for your license type, or it will not count towards your CE license renewal requirements. Here are three ways you can check if a particular class is approved:

  1. Get a copy of the actual course approval letter that was provided by the cosmetology board. You can download a copy of HairDirections’ approval letter for our online cosmetology CE class by clicking this link.   You can also find details about this CE class above, and how to get all 8 CE hours. 

  2. Contact the CE provider and ask them if the CE class you are interested in has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology for your license type

  3. Check the list of approved classes on the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology’s web site

Can I complete my Ohio Cosmetology CE online?

Yes, you can complete all 8 hours of your Ohio Cosmetology Continuing Education online as long as the class is approved by the board for your license type.  For example, the online CE class listed at the very top of this page is approved for Ohio Cosmetologists, Advanced Cosmetologists, Cosmetology Independent Contractors, Hair Designers, Advanced Hair Designers, and Hair Designer Independent Contractors. Ohio licensees have to complete 8 CE hours per renewal.  You are required to complete 1 of your 8 CE hours by taking a free laws and rules class offered by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.  You can complete the other 7 required CE hours by registering for the class listed at the top of this page.  After you register for this class, we will email you a link to the free 1 hour class offered by the Board (for a total of 8 CE hours).  Click here to register. 

 

Online classes can be a convenient way to complete your CE, and they usually cost a lot less than attending a live class. Technology has progressed to the stage where content rich online CE classes are now possible that include videos, animated graphics, music, and other really fun elements.  Some of these online classes also let you finish over multiple sittings, continuing where you left off when you return later.

 

How will the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology know that I took your CE Class?

HairDirections will report your CE hours to the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology using the CE Broker system, along with your name and license number.  You will also immediately receive a certificate of completion when you finish your class that you can download or print.  You can use this certificate as proof that you have taken an Ohio online cosmetology CE class that fulfills your license renewal requirements.  The CE Broker Tracking number and the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Course Approval Number will both be printed on your CE certificate.

 

What should I do with my certificate?

The board requires you to keep your OH cosmetology CE certificate of completion (that we will provide) for a period of two license renewals. This means you should keep your certificate in a safe place where you will be able to find it several years after you take the CE class in case you are audited by the cosmetology board, and need to produce a copy of it. 

 

When should I complete my CE?

Ohio Cosmetology Continuing Education classes for the 2019-2021 biennium must be taken between February 1, 2019 and January 15, 2021.  You read that correctly, the January 15 completion date is a new requirement (it used to be January 31).  We recommend that you complete your CE early so you can find a class that is a good match for you, and finish it before the license renewal deadline.  

 

Do all Ohio Cosmetologists and Advanced Cosmetologists have to complete CE?

Almost all Ohio cosmetology licensees will have to complete 8 hours of continuing education before they renew their license every two years. However, there are a few exceptions, and you do not have to take CE before your renewal if you fall in to one of these four categories:

  1. It is your first license renewal (i.e. you became licensed for the first time during the current renewal period and it will be the first time you have ever had to renew your license)

  2. Your license is officially inactive (although you will have to complete CE to activate your license)

  3. You will be sixty-five or older before January thirty-first of a renewal period

  4. The board may waive, or extend the period for completing, any continuing education requirement if a licensee applies to the board and provides proof of being unable to complete CE within the time allowed due to certain reasons deemed acceptable to the board (contact the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology for more information if you believe you may fall into this cosmetology CE category)

What has to be covered in my Ohio Cosmetology CE class?

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology gives quite a bit of latitude when it comes to the material that can be covered in a CE class.  However, there have been two recent changes to the requirements that have been carried over into the 2021 renewal. 

 

First major change: Two (2) of the eight (8) hours of CE must be education on safety and sanitation. The CE class listed on the top of this page includes the new safety and sanitation requirement.  You can also find another class on the top of this page that ONLY includes the Ohio safety and sanitation if you have already completed the rest of your Ohio cosmetology CE hours. 

 

Second major change: One (1) of the eight (8) hours must be on Board laws and rules.  This 1 hour laws and rules CE class can only be provided by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.   Licensees should visit the Board’s website for this one (1) hour free course.

 

The remaining 5  CE hours can cover a variety of topics such as haircolor, hair design, hair cutting, salon business methods and more.  Remember, whatever class you select has to be approved by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology for your specific license type, or it will not count towards your CE license renewal requirements.

 

What CE do I need if I hold multiple cosmetology licenses?

All of these new requirements have created a lot of confusion surrounding this question. Here is the breakdown:

  1. The One (1) hour/Board laws and rules class can be applied to more than one license.  That is, you only have to take this class once even if you hold multiple Ohio cosmetology licenses.

  2. Two (2) hours/Sanitation and Safety: If taken as a separate class, this can also be applied to more than one license. This means that a Safety/Sanitation CE class that is taken in combination with a scope of practice class cannot be used for additional license types held. So if you hold multiple licenses you may want to take our class at the top of the page that ONLY includes the 2 hours of safety and sanitation.

  3. Five (5) hours Scope Specific: Must be applied to a license in which the subject matter of the course matches the scope of practice of the license (for example, a course that is only approved for a cosmetology license may not be applied toward the required CE for an esthetician license). 

 

What if I still have questions about Ohio Cosmetology CE?

If you still have any questions about Ohio Cosmetology CE, feel free to give HairDirections a call at (608) 235-2622 or send us an email and we would be happy to help.  You can also visit the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology web site