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Cosmetology & Nail Technology

The Cosmetology program prepares individuals with the skills necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist, as required by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students interested in continuing their studies toward an Associate of Applied Science degree should consult with the program advisor.

The Nail Technology program prepares individuals with the skills necessary to become a licensed nail technician, as required by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

Program Highlights

  • Guest educators
  • Computerized appointment book
  • Facial waxing
  • Paraffin wax machines
  • Alexandria Professional body sugaring

Career Opportunities

  • Stylist
  • Nail technologist
  • Salon manager
  • Instructor
  • Regional salon manager
  • Platform artist
  • Sales representative
  • Skin care
  • Educator for major companies

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Course Requirements

Cosmetology students complete Cosmetology I, II, III, & IV for a total of 1500 clocked hours. The program takes 1 year to complete. 44 credit hours are earned and students can work towards an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Nail Technology/Onychology is clocked 350 hours and takes about 3 1/2 months.

Instructor Training is 350 clocked hours for a licensed Cosmetologist who has at least one year experience otherwise they must obtain 450 clocked hours. This program will prepare the licensed Cosmetologist to be able to instruct all of the Cosmetology program.

All three programs require a High School diploma or GED. Students must pass Written and Practical State Board exam with at least a 75 %. They must purchase a Cosmetology Kit, apprentice license, and name tag for Cosmetology Program and pay for exams. Nail Technology must purchase a Nail Technology Kit, apprentice license, and name tag for the Nail Tech program, and pay for exams. Instructor training must purchase an apprentice license, name tag and pay for exams. All 3 programs must buy book bundles for their course.

Find your plan of study in theĀ 2017-18 Course Catalog.

Degrees Available

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • Preparation for Licensure

Instructors

Julie Taylor-Birney

Director/Professor of Cosmetology


Laurie Barb

Professor of Cosmetology


Tina Briseno

Professor of Cosmetology


Catherine Falcon

Associate Professor of Cosmetology