Michele Edwards, Department Chair
The Cosmetology program prepares students for careers in cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetics (facial care) and manicure (nail care). Students will receive the specialized training necessary to be prepared for a successful career with limitless opportunities for both men and women. Students learn the skills to keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet the constantly changing demands of one of today’s largest-growing service industries. Those opportunities can provide both part-time and full-time employment in specialty areas.
The Cosmetology program teaches students job entry skills, customer communication and shop procedures. Instruction includes professional ethics, bacteriology, shampoo and rinses, color theory, hair coloring techniques, permanent waving, hairstyling, hair cutting, manicures, pedicures, facials, makeup, OSHA regulations, sanitation, safety and Colorado laws. Clinical practice involves working on the public under supervision and parallels, as close as possible, actual shop procedures in order to prepare students for working in the field. Students can choose from the following:
- Cosmetology degree or certificate – This program provides training in hair, skin and nail care services. Instruction is provided in hair cutting, hair styling, hair coloring, chemical texture services, skin care, waxing services, make-up application and nail care needs.
- Hairstylist certificate – This certificate program provides training in hair care. Instruction is provided in hair cutting, hair styling, hair coloring and chemical textures services.
- Manicurist certificate – This certificate program provides training in nail care. Instruction is provided in manicuring, pedicure, nail design extensions and nail artistry.
- Esthetician certificate – This certificate program provides training in facial care.
Successful completion of any CCR course or qualifying placement score or exemption.