READ MORE The study was part of a nationwide study on cosmetological licenses.
It was done for the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Cosmetology Licensing Examination.
The study looked at about 2.6 million licenses issued between 2011 and 2020.
The data was compiled from federal, state and local agencies that oversee the licensing process.
The researchers said they relied on license holders’ responses to questions such as: “What do I need to know to get a license?” and “Is there a specific examination I should do?”
They also asked respondents about their cosmetologies, which included “are the cosmetologists licensed under my state?” and their “local or state certification” status.
The study also looked at licenses issued in each state, and the number of licenses issued for each cosmetologist in each license holder.
It also looked for licenses that had expired and those that were suspended.
The authors wrote that their results suggested the licenses they looked at “had a high degree of consistency.”
“The average license holder in a cosmetologic license was older, was white, was male, and had a cosmologist degree,” the researchers wrote.
“However, the average license was issued for less than 5% of all licensed cosmeticians nationwide.”
The study was funded by the US Department of Labor and the Cosmetic Industry Association of America.