Cosmetologist conversing with client to cut, style, and color hair


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 design and techniques. Hair removal and hair extensions are also part of the curriculum. Entrepreneurial skills are an integral part of this course.

Career Opportunities:

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
  • Retail Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Spa Owner
  • Salon or Spa Specialist

Employment Outlook:

Employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 19% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $14.63 hourly or $30,440 annually.

Completion Requirements: 

The entire program is 1200 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AGrooming and Salon Services Core, Facial and Nails
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 1
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 2
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 3
225 Hours
300 Hours
300 Hours
375 Hours
Total Hours: 1200

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Cosmetology is available at the following school (s):

North Miami Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Southwest Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

Note: Instruction avaialble in English and Spanish in Southwest Adult Education Center.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

North Miami Adult Education Center
(305) 981-6774
Michelle Gilles
Sylvia Francois
Ext. 2196
Ext. 2380
Southwest Adult Education Center
(305) 274-0181
Josefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243



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