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

What will I learn?

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.


Our experience:

  • 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 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

This is a selective admission program. See how to apply

Metro salon and spa owners are seeking JCCC-trained cosmetologists. With today’s focus on looking and feeling healthy, the cosmetology industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Jobs for licensed cosmetologists are expected to grow by 8 percent by 2028, 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:

  • Salon
  • Day spa
  • Barber shop
  • Resort
  • Theater or entertainment industry

Download the Cosmetology Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

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:

Cosmetology Program Costs

Books, Kit and Uniform

Purchase all books, kit and uniform items prior to the first day of class. All amounts are subject to change without notice. Kit prices may vary as they are based on product availability; supply cost totals listed below are estimates. Totals for books, kit and uniform do not include tax. Sales tax is added at the time of purchase. Uniform cost covers 3 pairs of scrubs. Dress code also requires closed-toe shoes (not provided).

Apprentice License Requirements

JCCC School of Cosmetology must follow the rules and guidelines set by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students who are enrolled in a Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Technology program must hold a current apprentice license issued by KBOC to earn the required contact hours for professional licensure. Apprentice license applications are completed during orientation on the first day of class. The following items are required on the first day of class:

  1. $15 application fee payable by credit or debit card
  2. Current government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state issued ID or military ID)
  3. Social Security card (the name on your application, ID and Social Security card must match exactly)

Failing to provide all required documents and valid forms of ID by the first day of class will mean dismissal from the program. Additional information regarding apprentice license requirements can be found online at:

Note: Costs are approximate and subject to change. 

Apprentice License $15
Cosmetology Kit $2,050
Cosmetology Books $254
Uniform $78
Total $2,397