Cosmetology is an approved program in Virginia. Students are eligible to sit for board-approved examination for licensure upon completion of this program. This 120-credit program has a strong focus on developing advanced techniques, hands-on experience, and self-confidence along with fundamental principles and theory. The main goal is to cultivate students to becomes skilled professionals such as hair stylists, makeup artists, salon managers, or salon business owners.
- 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: 90 weeks
- Total Credits: 120 credits (Major – 88 credits & General Education – 32 credits)