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Cosmetology (COS)


(Wallace and Sparks Campuses) 

 
 
 

Program Description:

Cosmetology is the science and art of beautifying and improving the skin, nails, and hair. Wallace Community College offers a traditional cosmetology program. Classroom instruction prepares students with the knowledge base necessary for application of skills. Students then practice skills on mannequins and on each other and gradually move into live work activities. Lectures, videos, and demonstrations are used to enhance instruction and to provide networking opportunities with industry experts. The Cosmetology program can be completed in as little as 12 months, or 3 semesters. Graduates of the Cosmetology program are eligible to take the Alabama State Board of Examination for licensure as a cosmetologist. 

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Cosmetology program may become employed as a cosmetologist, hairstylist, color technician, manicurist, make-up artist, cosmetology instructor, or salon owner. 

Skills Needed:

In order to be successful in the field of Cosmetology, a graduate should have finger dexterity, sense of form and artistry, enjoy dealing with the public, be able to follow a client’s instructions, have above average business skills and be an effective sales person who can attract new clients. 

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Manicurists and Pedicurists

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Gainful Employment Information

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