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

Expected Growth

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.

Expected Salary 

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

Summer hours

5 weeks (Month of June) 

 M-Th 7:30am-5:30pm

*please note that we will have school Tuesday-Friday the first week of summer session and we will NOT have class on June 19th. 


2nd year Cosmetology

Traditional School Calendar ending mid-April

Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30am

Course Fees

Year one

$650.00. Includes student kit (utilized both years), 2 uniform shirts and consumable lab fee.

Year Two 

$75.00 Consumable lab fee

**Plan ahead for State testing fees (approximately $160.00) upon completion of the Cosmetology program.

Self-pay Tuition

$1,780.56 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. 

Barber Crossover

*****You must have started  your cosmetology program with Colorado's Finest Salon & Spa and be a licensed Cosmetologist to qualify for this program*****

Our 120 hour barbering crossover course covers all major aspects of the craft, including theory, core skills and a deeper understanding of the barbering industry, including State Board preparation so you’ll be eligible to earn your barbering license upon completion! 

You’ll learn the general principles of shaving with a straight razor to include hair texture, grain of the beard and analysis of the skin along with cutting strokes.

Gain hands-on experience practicing the fundamentals of the field, as well as relationship building, time management, retailing and successful communication.

Classes will be held during the summer session after second year of cosmetology is completed.

Class dates are as follows for summer of 2024. Class times are 7:30 AM-5:30 PM.

Tuesday May, 28-Friday May, 31

Monday June, 3-Thursday June, 6 

Monday June, 10-Thursday June, 13 

Monday June, 17-Tuesday June, 18 

No school Wednesday June 19th (Juneteenth) 

Thursday June, 20 

Specialized Training

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