Wa. State Board Cosmo Exam Prep and Continuing Ed.



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On August 28th of this year Cosmetologist/Instructor Karen Brown launched a state board exam preparation business. This business is flexible, mobile, and personalized! Many test candidates receive practical and written exam coaching while completing their 1600 required clock hours of cosmetology training. What about from graduation until test day?

Here is where over 21 years of experience in instructing cosmetology come in, “I have created a written exam assessment that can be given at a school, a library, and even a local coffee shop. I am able to process the results in a way which shows each candidate which subjects they are strong and subjects which will require additional study time. This streamlines the study process and eliminates some of the anxiety on the actual test day".

Karen also offers review of the practical exam. The review demonstrates all of the state board requirements and sanitation expectations.

“Wa. State Board Cosmetology exams are changing as of October 1st . Some of these changes are extremely different from the current tests. For example, Anatomy and Physiology have not been on the written exams for almost 30 years! Because of these changes it was necessary to write and compile my own curriculum for this program".

She has also started a continuing education program for newly licensed stylists. “Once a stylist is hired at a salon they really need to feel strong in their knowledge base in order to gain customers and to be successful in this industry. The classes will be fairly small in order for all attending to feel like they are in a comfortable environment, almost like a family."

“I feel very blessed to be a working stylist, (for nearly 30 years), as well as a licensed cosmetology instructor, (for over 20 years), because it's an industry that I love! Paying it forward is rewarding and exciting. While in the salon I am an artist and have what I call my client family and while teaching I have my student family. It's not uncommon for former students to call/email/text for career advice or hair color questions"

“My motto has always been to do what you love and love what you do"!


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Wa. State Board Cosmetology Exam

Preparation and Continuing Education


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Karen J. Brown