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Learn the principles of cosmetology that prepare you for a career as a licensed cosmetologist or hairstylist in this growing industry.

What will I learn at JCCC's School of Cosmetology?

Make beauty your business. When you’re selected 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.

Learn to perform a variety of haircuts, formulate and apply hair color, and chemically straighten and texturize hair. Get instruction in basic skin care and nail technology. Build the technical and soft skills you need to successfully pass your Kansas State Board of Cosmetology License exam.

Why choose JCCC?

Individual attention from professionals in real-world settings.

  • Small class sizes, with a maximum of 16 students.
  • Instructors are licensed practitioners, master colorists and highly trained in the latest esthetics and nail technology techniques.
  • Valuable real-world experience at JCCC’s full-service salon.
  • Program internationally recognized by Pivot Point, a leader in the beauty education curriculum.
  • Cosmetology Advisory Board of salon owners and industry professionals shares 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 start to finish.
  • 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 program at our information sessions

The cosmetology industry is one of the fastest-growing in the country. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states jobs in cosmetology are expected to grow by 8 percent by 2028. Once you earn a cosmetology license, you will be qualified to work as an independent contractor or in a salon. Other opportunities can be found in day spas, barbershops, resorts, or the theater or entertainment industries.

Cosmetology is a versatile field. Finding a job should be easy for a licensed professional. Let us help you earn a host of options. Join one of our beauty programs today!

Check out our Cosmetology Program Outlook (PDF) for more information about employment projections and salary information.

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

JCCC is dedicated to making it possible for every student to pursue an education at JCCC if they choose. For this reason, we offer a variety of ways to make your education more affordable:

Cosmetology Program Costs

Books, Kit and Uniform: Students must purchase all books, kits, and uniform items before the first day of class. Prices may vary based on availability. Uniform costs cover three pairs of scrubs. Dress code requires closed-toe shoes, which are not provided.

Apprentice License Requirements: The Kansas Board of Cosmetology (KBOC) requires students enrolled in cosmetology, esthetics, or nail technology programs to have current apprentice licenses. KBOC apprentice license applications (PDF) are completed during orientation on the first day of class. Students must bring:

  • $15 application fee payable by credit or debit card
  • Current government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, or military ID)
  • Social security card

Failing to provide all required documents and valid forms of ID by the first day of class will mean dismissal from the program.

Remember that financial aid can help cover these costs, as well. Scholarships, grants, and loans can be used to purchase these items.

Additional information regarding apprentice license requirements can be found online at:

Note: Costs are approximate and subject to change. 

Apprentice License $15
Cosmetology Kit $2,225
Cosmetology Books $470
Uniform $81
Total $2,791