A cosmetologist is someone who specializes in hair, nail and skin care. Haircuts, coloring, manicures/pedicures, waxing and makeup are some of the services cosmetologists provide. You will learn sanitation and work station set up. Sanitation is the number one priority for the Arizona Board of Cosmetology and very important for the board exam. You also learn about how to work with all types of hair, as well as nails, waxing and facials, as well as how to provide the best customer service.
After you complete your Basic class, you move to the clinic setting. The school has a salon open to the public. In the clinic setting, you will provide haircuts, coloring, updos, manicures and pedicures. Instructors supervise and receive feedback from clients to make sure you are providing adequate service.
Applicants must have a Social Security Number or Tax ID card for State Board licensing exam. All students, regardless of age, must have either a high school transcript of 10 credits (2 of English), a GED or high school diploma. Also, you must provide proof of age and a state issued picture ID.
The program combines rigorous study in theory and practical studies, with on-the-job training in our full-service spa where students perform beauty services on real clients. Training is based on industry standards and graduates will meet requirements to obtain their license from the Arizona Board of Cosmetology.
Some prospective jobs in cosmetology are at day spas, resorts, salons and cruise ships. You also may take advantage of our career services to can gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
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Certificate of Completion - Cosmetology: $9,826*
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