Cosmetology

You're creative. You like people. Being on the cutting edge is your idea of fun. And, you think you might like to be your own boss someday. Welcome to the beauty and fashion industry.

The Cosmetology program will prepare you to work as a cosmetologist, hairstylists, and manicurist. You'll gain the skills to provide beauty services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, styling, manicures, and pedicures in our on-site salon. This program will also prepare you to pass the state-licensing exam given by the Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board.

                    

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2018–2019  Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a wait list. To be added to a wait list, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/20/2018 7/17/2019 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist
11/5/2018 10/1/2019 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  
2/7/2019 1/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  
5/2/2019 4/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
9/18/2018 5/1/2020 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm  
2/6/2019 10/1/2020 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm  

 

2018–2019 Program Cost

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 26% 8.69/hr ($18,070/yr)

9.06/hr ($18,840/yr)

10.41/hr ($21,640/yr)

21.51/hr ($44,730/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Color consultant 
  • Cosmetologist 
  • Esthetician 
  • Hairstylist
  • Nail tech 
  • Receptionist at salon 
  • Retail beauty product sales 
  • Salon manager or owner

 

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Beauty schools 
  • Beauty supply companies 
  • Chain hair salons (Cost Cutters, Fantastic Sam's, Great Clips, etc.) 
  • Fashion industry: makeup artist or stylist
  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Manicure shops
  • Spas

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Upcoming Related Events

Monday, August 20, 2018
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Hospitality Management Program Starts
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Related Services

NOTE: Emily's Barber Shop is closed for the remainder of the summer.  We will re-open on August 20.

Emily's Barber Shop is located at 1860 Lincoln Street on the Mezzanine level. Barbering students give cuts,... more »

Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado's best cosmetologists for over 75 years. Emily's Salon offers a full selection of services, from haircuts, waves and coloring to facials and waxing services. All... more »

From our students...

Health and beauty have always been passions of mine. The ability to combine the two is exciting - helping people feel their best inside and out. The program is awesome and the price is right!

Laci Garst
Student

From our teachers...

GIS is not just one job. Having GIS skills means you can work in any industry from Urban Planning to Health. The world is literally at your fingertips. Everyone uses GIS without even knowing it.

Terry Partridge
Current Faculty