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The two-year Cosmetology program provides students with theoretical education and hands-on experience to prepare for the State Board Exam. With hard work and dedication, students can become a licensed cosmetologist* by the time they finish high school.

The two-year program at the Career Center includes training and opportunities to work on clients in the Career Center's salon, The Studio.  In addition to hair, nail and skin services, students will learn business skills along with applicable industry laws that they will need to ensure future success in the field.

Each year, students compete in an annual hair and fashion event designed to promote creativity, talent, and leadership. Juniors participate in a fantasy mannequin competition, while seniors create a complete a head-to-toe look on a live model.  A full runway show gives the community the chance to see just how creative and talented our students are! 

*Note: The goal of this two-year program is to obtain a state cosmetology license. Hence, a student must complete 1,500 clinical hours and pass the state board examination. Good attendance is required. Must have transportation 1st year if from a school that only sends PM shift. Junior schedule is 8:00-10:50 AM. 

Not sure if you are a good fit for this program? Each program has a list of recommendations to follow when placing students in classes called "SUCCESS INDICATORS". Students do best when their characteristics align with these recommendations.

Success indicators for all programs

Potential Jobs

  • Cosmetologist
  • Salon owner
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Platform Artist
  • Industry Sales Representative

Potential Careers with Income

Career Credentials & Certifications

  • State of Michigan Cosmetology License
    * Note: In order to obtain a State of Michigan Cosmetology License, a student must complete a specified number of clinical hours and pass both a practical and written examination.
  • Barbicide Certification
  • Barbicide COVID-19 Certification

Free College Credit Opportunities

Meet the Instructors

The Studio - Career Center Salon