Cosmetology

Cosmetology student practicing on a mannequin

 

Program Description

Cosmetologists perform a variety of beauty services which cover all phases of the beauty culture such as manicuring, shampooing, hair styling, make-up application, temporary and permanent hair waving, hair straightening, bleaching and tinting, and various skin and scalp treatments. Cosmetologists often specialize in any one or more of these services. The art of hairstyling is no longer the major activity in the cosmetology industry. It has grown to be an increasingly complex and artistic profession. Strong human relations skills and the ability to communicate with people are of major importance. 

Aptitudes and Interests: Good hand, finger and eye dexterity combined with artistic and creative skills enhance the ability to succeed in this field. Communication and human relation skills are also invaluable.

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Last Year

95%

Idaho Median Income

$20,139

National Median Income

$24,260

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Program admits 40 students each year
  • The nail technology option is only offered in the summer
  • Program has a mandatory summer session

Degree Options

Cosmetology Advanced Technical Certificate (1.5 years)

 

Nail Technology Basic Technical Certificate (.5 year)

 

Career Opportunities

  • Salon ownership
  • Beauty salons and spas
  • Retails/sales
  • Platform artists for companies
  • Makeup artists

Minimum Test Scores

SAT English: 360 Math: 320
rSAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 53  
COMPASS Writing: 55 Pre-Algebra: 38

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IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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