Beauty and Wellness

Program Overview

Imagine a career where you positively enhance people’s lives and stay informed with the latest trends in hair, skin care, and nails — all while being the boss of your career and future. If this excites you, consider enrolling in our Beauty and Wellness program. Upon program completion, you can pursue a job in hair, aesthetics, nail technology, and more.

Our expert instructors will teach you all the essentials in cosmetology and aesthetics to become successful in the beauty and wellness industry. You will also learn about sanitation requirements and cosmetology state laws as it pertains to your speciality. Our business-savvy cosmetology instructors will teach you how to effectively start and maintain your beauty business and attract new clients with alluring marketing strategies.

Make it happen! Enroll in the Beauty and Wellness program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

GateWay is the only Maricopa Community College that offers aesthetics, cosmetology, hair styling, nail technician and a specialized program for practitioners who wish to eventually become beauty and wellness instructors. These programs are considered clock hour programs, which are non-credit training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. All have specific year-round start dates, and you attend classes four days a week, Monday-Thursday.

Students in these programs learn their skills by practicing on mannequin heads, on each other and/or eventually serving actual clients, all with instructor supervision. Instructors supervise and receive feedback from clients to make sure you are providing adequate service. The school has a salon open to the public and holds clinics often.

You have to pass the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology exams to receive your respective license to practice. Visit the state board's website for details.

Click on the program link below for more details on each.

 

 

Virtual Pre-Enrollment Session

Beauty & Wellness

Enrollment Session: Wednesdays, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Program Location

Deer Valley

Program Cost Estimates

Certificate of Competency for Aesthetician: $4,300 | 600 hours/7-8 months*

Certificate of Competency for Cosmetologist: $9,967 | 1600 hours/13-20 months**

Certificate of Competency for Hair Stylist: $6,517 | 1000 hours/11 months***

Certificate of Competency for Nail Technician: $4,665 | 600 hours / 7 months*

Certificate of Competency for Instructor: $2,125 | 350 hours/4-5 months*

*Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

**Day program months based on 32 hours a week/4 weeks a month (Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.

***Months based on 32 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab and estimated book fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.