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Cosmetology

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Unleash your creativity and help clients look and feel their best

From hairstyling and makeup artistry to skin care and nail care, our Cosmetology program will help you develop your skills and learn the latest trends and techniques. Whether you choose to work in a salon, spa, or even as a freelancer, being a cosmetologist allows you to make a positive impact on others while expressing your artistic flair.
 

Our comprehensive 1,500-Hour Adult Education Cosmetology Program will help you gain invaluable real-world practice and the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful career in cosmetology. You'll experience a perfect blend of theory classes and hands-on lab experiences in a full-function salon.

Your journey will cover a wide range of essential skills, with a strong emphasis on the art of hairstyling. From learning the latest haircutting and styling techniques to mastering color applications, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to create stunning transformations. You will work with manikins, live models, and individual clients, allowing you to refine your techniques and build confidence in your abilities. 

Additionally, you will be trained in facial treatments, manicures, and pedicures, ensuring that you can offer a comprehensive beauty experience to your future clients.

To further enhance your learning experience, you will have the opportunity to complete an externship in a local salon, spa, or commercial setting. This hands-on experience will allow you to earn up to 300 hours, refine your skills and gain real work experience professionally, preparing you for success in the industry.

Upon completing the program, you will take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology License exam, opening doors to official certification. After becoming a licensed Cosmetologist, you’ll be living your dream and helping others feel more beautiful and confident each and every day.

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adult ed cosmetology student painting a clients nails
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We are proud to be one of the only career tech education centers in the area to offer an Adult Education Cosmetology program. Our current and former students, tell us they chose WCCC because of the small class sizes and family atmosphere. During their journey through the program, our students grow close to each other becoming lifelong friends and colleagues. 

Key Program Topics

  • Haircutting and styling techniques
  • Hair coloring and highlighting methods
  • Skincare and facial treatments
  • Nail care, including manicures and pedicures
  • Makeup application and techniques
  • Salon sanitation and safety practices
  • Client consultation and communication skills

Instructors are professionals in the field and teach using a largely hands-on approach to skill development. 

Certifications & Credentials

  • State of Ohio Board of Cosmetology License
  • WCCC Certificate of Program Completion

Hands-on Learning Experiences

  • Work with manikins, live models, and individual clients
  • Train in facial treatments, manicures, and pedicures
  • Opportunity to complete a 300 hour externship in a local salon, spa, or commercial setting

Adult Education Cosmetology Program Details

This program takes approximately 13 months to complete, with classes held Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 5:30 pm.

The Salon @ WCCC is a Wella Professional Salon

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This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE)

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