Our Cosmetology Program

A license in Cosmetology opens the door to many rich and rewarding career oppotunities that can turn your creative, artistic skills into a creative satisfying life long profession. Employment for Cosmetologists will continue to grow faster than the average growth in other industries. In the new millennium, more and more people will spend their money on personal care services such as hairstyling, hair coloring and texturizing, manicures and pedicures, facials and make up. Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and Make-up.

Our Cosmetology course incorporates 1500 hours of extensive hands-on-learning to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you will be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist.

Through education, experience and commitment you will leave ready to embark on a successful, exciting career in the hairdressing industry and know everything you need to grow!

Cosmetology Curriculum

The State of Missouri requires that each cosmetologist obtain practical and theoretical experience in the following subject areas.

Basic Training

  • Classroom instruction in tools and their use
  • Shampooing
  • Understanding chemicals, types of hair, and sanitation
  • Hygiene, skin diseases, and skin conditions
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Electricity
  • Ethics
  • Esthetics

Practical Chemical Application and Hair Treatment

  • Hair shampoo and rinsing
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair coloring, tinting, toning, bleaching
  • Hair relaxing
  • Hair and scalp conditioning
  • Chemical safety

Hair Styling and Hair Dressing

  • Hair cutting, thinning, shaping, and trimming
  • Hair curling, marcelling, and blow drying

Shop Management, Sanitation and Interpersonal Skills

  • Shop management
  • Business ethics
  • Labor and right to know laws
  • Workers compensation and safety
  • Bookkeeping
  • Client relations and salesmanship
  • Marketing and merchandising
  • Emergency first aid
  • Sanitation
  • Hygiene
  • Personal grooming
  • Electrical devices
  • Chemical safety