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Cosmetology and Esthetics

Style your way to success. Break into the beauty business or take your salon skills to the next level with a comprehensive education in hair, skin and nail care.

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What is Cosmetology and Esthetics?

The Cosmetology Program offers a variety of choices for people seeking entry-level jobs as well as currently employed individuals who wish to enhance their skills.

Knowledge of the theories of hair, skin, and nail care is coupled with practice of the various techniques used in salons.

Clinical work experience is performed on the public and students in an actual beauty salon atmosphere.

What are my career options?

After successful completion of 1500 clock hours, program graduates are eligible to take the licensure exam administered online through PSI.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?





The Cosmetology program enrolls a new class every January and August. Add your name to the Cosmetology Program Waitlist to make sure you get into the program as soon a possible!


Nail Technician: 26 Total credit hours
Apprentice Cosmetology Instructor: 40 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Esthetician: 41 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Cosmetologist: 60 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Admission Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for the program.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

State Approved Program

The Cosmetology program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology.

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Program Contact

Mourine Smith

Cosmetology and Esthetics

Program Coordinator