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What will I learn?

Make beauty your business. When you’re accepted into JCCC’s School of Cosmetology, you’ll be trained to exceed expectations and deliver a look that's right for each of your clients. The hands-on classroom and salon clinic experience will prepare you for industry success as a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician or nail technologist.

Build the technical and soft skills you need to successfully pass your Kansas State Board of Cosmetology License exam:

  • In-depth, hands-on training in hair, skin and nail services
  • Extensive test prep for the Kansas Board of Cosmetology Licensing exam
  • Valuable real-world experience at JCCC’s full-service salon
  • Experience working in a Certified Green Circle Salon

Choose your area:

Cosmetology ­– full-time

  • 16 students
  • 1,500 contact hours
  • 45 credit hours
  • 40 hours a week

Learn how to:

  • Perform a variety of haircuts
  • Formulate and apply hair color 
  • Chemically straighten and texturize hair

Esthetics – part- or full-time

  • 14 students
  • 1,000 contact hours
  • 46 credit hours
  • 20 hours a week (part time/4 semesters)
  • 40 hours a week (full time/2 semesters)

Learn how to:

  • Perform a skin analysis
  • Determine the client’s skin type
  • Identify and treat a variety of skin issues
  • Perform specialized facial massage, cleansing and exfoliation
  • Apply makeup
  • Use light therapy and hair removal methods including laser

Nail Technology – full time

  • 8 students
  • 1 summer session
  • 350 contact hours
  • 16 credit hours
  • 40 hours a week

Learn how to apply nail polish, acrylic tips and ornamental designs.


Our experience:

  • Instructors are licensed practitioners, master colorists and highly trained in the latest esthetics and nail technology techniques. A variety of small business and fashion classes will give you even more career options.
  • Pass rates are 89 percent for the Kansas Board of Cosmetology License exam.
  • Our selective admission program is internationally recognized by Pivot Point, a leader in beauty education curriculum.
  • Cosmetology Advisory Board of salon owners and industry professionals updates our students on the latest trends and retail ideas, and helps with JCCC’s annual fashion show.

Our commitment to your success:

  • The 45 credits you earn in Cosmetology can go toward an associate degree.
  • Enrollment is twice a year, not every month, which means you’ll train with the same group of classmates from your program’s start to the finish line.
  • Get career advice, support to overcome test anxiety, and help writing an effective résumé through our student resource services.
  • Serving others is part of our philosophy. Every April the salon is exclusively open to the Down Syndrome Guild and offers free hair, skin and nail services for prom.

Our affordability: On average, JCCC is half the price of other metro cosmetology schools.

Learn more about our Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technology programs at monthly information sessions. 

This program requires department approval. See how to apply

Metro salon and spa owners are seeking JCCC-trained specialists in hair, skin and nails. With today’s focus on looking and feeling healthy, the cosmetology and esthetics industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Jobs for licensed cosmetologists and estheticians are expected to grow by 13 to 14 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Once you earn your license you will be equipped to work as an independent consultant or in a:

  • day spa
  • medical spa
  • resort
  • plastic surgeon’s office
  • theater or entertainment industry

Or continue your education. With 45 valuable college credits under your belt, you can choose from beneficial business or fashion courses to earn your associate degree.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.