Cosmetology offers the perfect canvas for painting the latest trends in setting styles and fashions.


From the fast-paced area of South Beach to the most luxurious spa, cosmetology prepares the student for all aspects of the industry. Students will encounter the science, theory, and practical-art applications of hair shaping and design, as well as chemical services which include permanent waving, coloring, and hair relaxing. Students will also receive instruction in the latest facial and nail-care techniques. Hair removal and hair extensions are also part of the curriculum. Entrepreneurial skills are an integral part of this course.


Cosmetologists can work in a variety of settings such as private and public franchises, spas, salons, freelance services, film and music agencies, theaters, and schools.


Once licensed, the cosmetologist may enter, but is not limited to, any of the following areas of the beauty industry:

  • Hairdresser
  • Nail Technician
  • Esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Colorist
  • Retail Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Spa Owner
  • Salon or Spa Specialist


Whether in a booming economy or in a recession, people continue to pursue hair and nail care in order to maintain their professional image. Employment for hairdressers and cosmetologists is projected to grow 14% through 2022.


Median wage for this career is $13.29 hourly, plus tips.