Our Cosmetology program covers the practice of bleaching, cleansing, curling, cutting, coloring, dressing, removing, singeing, styling, and waving hair. Students gain experience with a wide variety of mechanical and/or electric salon appliances.

Non-permanent hair removal services may be performed with these salon appliances or through the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, massaging, cleansing, stimulating, exercising, and beautifying the scalp, face, neck, arms, bust, or upper part of the body, or manicuring the nails of any person.

Licensing Requirements

Once a student completes the 1600 hours and graduates from the Cosmetology school, he or she can go take the tests through PSI then submit application for licensure.  The Examination Application and Fee is $87.00 per exam paid to PSI.  The license fee is $60.00 paid to Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing once both exams have been passed.

Cosmetology Course Outline

Course Description

The course includes lectures, written assignments, oral evaluation, written evaluation, hand-outs, guest artist presentation, hands-on performance of practical skills, performance of practical skills on clients and video/audio presentation.  This program of study is approximately 12 months in duration for full-time students and 24 months for part-time students.

Course Goals

After completion of the course, graduates will be prepared to pass the state board exams.  This course prepares the student for employment in the cosmetology industry as a hairstylist, manicurist, esthetician, salon owner, or as a technician or product representative in the beauty industry.

Course Format / Instructional Methods

Instructors use many different techniques to teach the course including, lectures, class discussions, student projects, demonstrations, quizzes, tests and hands-on practical experience.  Audio visual aids and guest speakers are also implemented.

Course Tuition

Enrollment Fee: $50
Kit & In-school Supplies: $1450
Tuition: $10000
Total: $11500

Cosmetology Course Curriculum

Orientation – First 160 hours

Must be coordinated with each practical practice subject as is appropriate throughout the course of training.  Includes products, tools and equipment, use and safety, bacteriology, chemistry and anatomy.

Acrylic, Manicure and Pedicure – 100 hours

Includes sculptured nails and tips and other artificial nail application procedures and care as well as nail histology and diseases.

Facials – 100 hours

Skin care training includes make-up application, waxing and other methods for hair removal, and skin chemical procedures.

Scalp Treatments – 20 hours

Shampooing and Conditioning Rinses – 60 hours

Hairstyling – 120 hours

Includes finger waving, dressing of wigs, thermal and blow-drying.

Hair Color/Other Chemical – 300 hours

Includes tints, bleaching and other color treatments as well as some chemistry, permanent waving, chemical relaxing.

Hair Cutting – 300 hours

Includes hair shaping with shears and thinning shears (scissors), razor and clipper cuts (includes beard)

Lash and brow tinting and arching – 50 hours

Personality/Cosmetology Law – 150 hours

Includes shop management, professional ethics, effective communication and human relations, compensation packages and payroll deductions, licensing requirements and regulations, fundamentals of business management, unassigned hours for review, examinations, etc.

Hair Restructuring – 300 hours

Includes permanent waving and chemical hair relaxing.

Total Course Hours – 1600 hours

Practical Requirements for the Course

1 Facial 20
2  Hair Cutting & Shaping 200
3 Hair Styling 200
4 Hair Tinting & Bleaches 200
5 Lash & Brow Arch or Wax 20
6 Manicures 20
7 Nails 20
8 Pedicures  20
9 Perms 50
10 Scalp Treatments 100
11 Shampoo/Conditioning/Rinse 300

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