The Cosmetology Course consists of 1800 hours of instruction over a period of 53 weeks.
Cosmetologists provide hair care services to enhance the personal appearance of clients. Classroom theory and hands-on application in the model salon/lab focuses on a broad range of services including shampooing, cutting, coloring, perming, relaxing, styling of hair, acrylic and gel nails, manicures, pedicures, scalp and facial treatments, and makeup analysis. In addition, emphasis is given to the principles of customer relations and salon management to provide the foundation needed to become an independent stylist and business owner. Students who successfully complete the curriculum and required 1,800 clock hours of instruction qualify to take the West Virginia State Cosmetology exam to become a licensed cosmetologist.