A cosmetologist is someone who cuts and styles hair. He or she can also offer other services such as coloring, extensions, and straightening. Cosmetologist’s help their clients improve on or acquire a certain look with the right hairstyle. Hairstylists often style hair for weddings, proms, and other special events in addition to routine hairstyling. All hair Stylists are governed by their state cosmetology board and must hold a valid cosmetology license before working on the public. Cosmetologists and other personal appearance workers held about 628,000 jobs in 2019. They typically work in hair salons and barbershops, although there are those who work in spas or resorts
There will be job opportunities available in cosmetology over the next decade. Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020, but the amount of growth will vary by specialty. There will be strong competition for jobs in upscale salons.
Annual salaries range from $15,530 to $43,904. The average full-time cosmetologist earns about $14 per hour. Cosmetologists work in “personal care industries,” which include full-service salons, day spas and as skin care and nail technicians
1st year Cosmetology
Traditional School Calendar
Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30am OR 12:00-4:00pm
5 weeks (Month of June)
2nd year Cosmetology
Traditional School Calendar ending mid-April
$650.00. Includes student kit (utilized both years), 2 uniform shirts and consumable lab fee.
$75.00 Consumable lab fee
**Plan ahead for State testing fees (approximately $160.00) upon completion of the Cosmetology program.
$1,250.00 Per Semester if student is still in High School plus the student kit fee of $650.00.
Once a student receives their high school diploma they will be considered a post-secondary student of Arapahoe Community College and will pay tuition based on the college fee schedule.
Orientation General Science
Life skills Anatomy & Physiology
Hair and Skin Science Business Skills
Salon Business Cosmetology
Diseases & Disorders Haircoloring
Haircutting Chemical Texture
Skin Care Nail Care