In this comprehensive program, receive professional training in the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care, and makeup.

From a foundation of theoretical knowledge, you will practice and perfect your techniques and learn professional business building skills. Upon completion, you will be prepared for your state board exam and career as a hair stylist, nail technician, make-up artist, esthetician or salon owner.

Cosmetology Program Schedule - 1500 hours

Cosmetology Daytime (46 weeks to complete*):

  • Tuesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Cosmetology Evening (79 weeks to complete*): 

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm (option to change to Saturdays after Introduction Phase)
You'll start by learning the fundamentals of cutting, styling and chemical restructuring of hair; skin and nail care; makeup; and the related sciences. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops concentrate on developing skill and accuracy and reinforcing classroom knowledge. You'll be introduced to retailing, client servicing and personal development skills. This unit also covers state safety requirements.
Phases 1, 2, and 3
Unlock your creativity as you explore the latest trends and techniques in hair cutting, styling, coloring, permanent waving and chemical restructuring. Time in the clinic allows you to become increasingly confident in your professional abilities, and you begin to learn vital employment and career-advancing skills such as successful interviewing and resume writing.
Get ready to launch your career with in-depth training in client service, time management, self-promotion, goal-setting, merchandising and entrepreneurship. Your speed, accuracy and concentration are now ready for the salon. You can demonstrate competency in all tasks required for the skill certification examination, and possess the theoretical knowledge you need to pass the written examination required by the State of Ohio. It's time to realize your dreams as a salon professional.

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Cosmetology Curriculum

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to prepare students for the State of Ohio Licensing examination and for gainful employment. A student will learn the technical, personal and business skills to prepare you for work in a professional salon as a cosmetologist, retail sales specialist, salon manager or owner.

Throughout the 55 week Full Time/ 95 week Part Time Cosmetology program, you’ll cover the following topics in varying levels of depth and detail, giving you an exceptional foundation for your professional career.

Plant Aromaology™

  • history of aromaology
  • therapeutic effects
  • custom testing and blending


  • scalp and hair analysis
  • bacteriology
  • infection control
  • sanitation/sterilization
  • ingredient analysis

Anatomy & Physiology

  • cells, tissue and organs
  • muscular system
  • nervous system
  • circulatory system
  • endocrine system
  • excretory system
  • respiratory system
  • digestive system
  • nutrition


  • product analysis
  • procedures/techniques
  • draping for wet and dry chemical services
  • selecting correct shampoo/ conditioner

Hair Styling

  • wet styling
  • fingerwaving
  • pin curl techniques
  • roller curls
  • comb out techniques
  • artistry in hair styling
  • thermal styling
  • conventional thermal (marcel) irons
  • electric thermal irons
  • blow-dry styling

Hair Cutting

  • implements and techniques
  • sectioning
  • scissors
  • clippers
  • razors
  • client consultation

Permanent Restructuring

  • history of permanent waving
  • chemistry of solutions
  • pre-perm analysis
  • rod selection
  • perming techniques
  • custom perm design and wrapping

Chemical Hair Relaxing/Restructuring

  • product analysis
  • client hair analysis
  • application techniques
  • equipment, implements and materials

Hair Coloring

  • color theory
  • classifications of hair color
  • product analysis
  • corrective coloring
  • contemporary techniques
  • one dimensional
  • multidimensional
  • foils
  • bleach/tone

Skin Care

  • histology
  • disorders
  • facials
  • cleansing
  • moisturizing


  • color theory
  • contoured and natural makeup application
  • subtle and dramatic application

Nail Care

  • manicures/pedicures
  • nail design and artistry
  • nail extensions
  • massage techniques for hands, arms and feet

State Rules and Regulations

  • Ohio laws and rules
  • safety and sanitation requirements

Personal/Career Development

  • time management
  • goal-setting
  • team building
  • communication
  • cover letter/resume writing
  • interview techniques
  • job requirements
  • employee benefits and wages

Additional Training

  • Provisions of Chapter 644 of NRS & the Regulations
  • Reception Desk Training
  • Dispensary

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