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Cosmetology Curriculum

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At Debutantes you will learn all of the skills required to become a licensed Cosmetologist. Or according to the Standard Occupational Classification Codes (SOC) a hairdresser, hairstylist, or cosmetologist, code number 39-5012.00. The following is a breakdown of the 1500 hour curriculum for our Cosmetology Program

  • Basic Training – 150 hours of classroom instruction in general theory and practical application. Completion of this training is required prior to practicing on the public
  • Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment – 500 hours of a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience
  • Hair Styling/Hair Dressing – 475 hours of a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience
  • Shop Management, Sanitation and Interpersonal Relations – 200 hours of classroom instruction
  • Esthetics – 85 hours of instruction
  • Nail Technology – 55 hours of instruction
  • Electives – 35 hours
  • Internship program – May be substituted for 150 hours of the 1500 hours

Cosmetology is an exciting and rewarding field of study. A license in Cosmetology will prepare you for an ever changing career in beauty. This 1500 hour program is a comprehensive study and hands on practice of hair, skin, nails & makeup. Many students choose Cosmetology to realize their dream to work as a stylist in a salon and have a career that is fulfilling, rewarding and flexible. Other students use their Cosmetology education and license to pursue careers in one of these emerging fields: Just to name a few

  • Makeup Artist 
  • Beauty Product Representative 
  • Fashion Show Stylist 
  • Film and Theatre Stylist 
  • Platform Artist 
  • Cosmetology Instructor 
  • Salon Coordinator  
  • Marketing/Sales for beauty brands 

If you love beauty, creative projects, learning new things, opening yourself up to new and exciting possibilities and love making people feel beautiful a career in Cosmetology may be a fit for you! 

Our goal at Debutantes School of Beauty is to provide you the tools, education and foundation for a career in the beauty industry. Take advantage of our offer for a personal tour which will give you the chance to see our school, ask questions and learn if Debutantes School is a fit for your educational goals.

To learn more about Debutantes School Cosmetology program please fill out the form below. An Admissions Advisor will contact you within 24-48 hours