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SALON AND SPA MANAGEMENT (COSMETOLOGY) 

(Wallace Campus) 

 
 
 

Program Description:

Salon and Spa Management - 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 program can be completed in as little as 12 months, or 3 semesters. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Alabama State Board of Examination for licensure as a cosmetologist.
The Nail Technology program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for employment as Nail Technicians in a salon setting, including working in department stores, beauty shops, nursing homes, and health spas, and in owning their own business. Graduates of the Nail Technology program are eligible to take the Alabama State Board of Examination for licensure as a nail technician.

The Esthetics Technology program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills for employment as an esthetician in a salon, spa or as a cosmetic consultant. Students will learn how to provide preventative and maintenance care for the skin and may also manufacture, sell, and apply cosmetics. With specialized training, they may choose to work for a dermatologist and provide various treatments for problematic skin under supervision.

Career Opportunities:

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

Graduates of the Nail Technology program may become employed as  Nail Technician as a Nail Technician working in department stores, beauty salons, nursing homes, and health spas. They may opt to own their own business.

For those who hold esthetician licenses, careers are available in salons, spas, resorts, working with clients and doing facials, waxing, and other skin treatments.  Estheticians also work in cosmetology marketing, purchasing, beauty consulting or pursue careers in the medical spa areas.

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.
In order to be successful in the field of Nail Technology, 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.
In order to be successful in the field of Esthetics, a graduate should have 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

Salon and Spa Management Catalog Information (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Nail Technology Catalog Information (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Esthetics Technology Catalog Information (Course Requirements) (pdf)

Contact Information

Lori Logan
E-mail  llogan@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2396

Lori Godwin
E-mail  lgodwin@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2424

Nicole Boyce
Email  kboyce@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2498

Amanda Campbell
E-mail  acampbell@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2497