The Cosmetology program incorporates 1,500 hours of rigorous, practical, and technical training based on the most innovative curricula in the industry. This program prepares students to become a beauty professional through hands-on training in hair and nail design, basic makeup artistry and product, retail and marketing strategy.
- Interest in cosmetology industry is rising along with the expansion of the value of personal beauty and wellness.
- In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Barbering or Nail Technology in the state of Virginia, individuals must complete the requirements. Cosmetology-related services are required hiring cosmetology experts who possess the license.
- Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has risen in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decade.
- Program Length: 70 weeks
- Total Hours: 1,500 clock hours (including lab practice)