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What does it take to become a Cosmetologist?

To become a successful Cosmetologist, it takes a special person with quality training. At Blue Cliff College’s cosmetology school, we want you to explore your potential and strengthen your artistry. You’re encouraged to be expressive in your work because it’s what makes you unique! The ability to create and help satisfy clients are some of the qualities that make a great cosmetologist. Learn the foundations of cosmetology and what it takes to launch a successful career at one of beauty school locations in Louisiana or Mississippi.

How long does it take to complete the Cosmetology program?

At Blue Cliff College, we offer both day and evening classes for the Cosmetology program. If you’re worried about fitting your cosmetology education into your busy schedule, it can be achievable at Blue Cliff College. We understand you may have commitments such as balancing a family and your current work, which is why we offer day and night classes. Speak with one of our admissions representatives for more information. Program times vary by campus.

The Blue Cliff College Cosmetology program


What material will be covered in the Cosmetology program?

Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Blue Cliff College will have the opportunity to practice in simulated student salons. The cosmetology theories learned in class, such as the art of hairstyling, hair coloring and much more can be applied to real-world clients. Your experienced instructors will help guide you during your training to ensure you’re improving and growing confidence in your abilities. Classes in the Cosmetology program include:
  • Haircutting: this module covers haircutting technique, including terms used, general rules, tools, geometry in cutting, controlling tools, safety in haircutting, and scalp and hair analysis sectioning (four-section parting, five-section parting, and effective head and scissor position).
  • Skin Care: this module studies the histology of the skin and the structure, composition and function of the skin. Microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliants and skin care products are also covered.
  • Nails: students are taught the five basic nail shapes and demonstrates the proper use of implements, cosmetics, and materials used in manicuring and pedicuring. Students perform massage techniques when giving a manicure or pedicure, demonstrate proper procedures, as well as demonstrate sanitary and safety precautions for a manicure and pedicure.

How can I Find a Job as a Cosmetologist?

Blue Cliff College provides you with the quality education you need to succeed, but we don’t stop there. We are with you every step of the way as you near graduation and begin your employment search. Blue Cliff’s career development services help you maximize your employment opportunities by providing valuable guidance, advice, and assistance.

What are the Cosmetology Licensing Requirements?

To pursue a cosmetology license, you must successfully complete the required hours of training needed by your state. Graduates of our 1,500 clock hour or 82 credit hour Cosmetology courses are eligible to take the cosmetology licensure exam in Louisiana or Mississippi.

Where can Cosmetologists Work?

Blue Cliff College Helps Prepare Graduates for Entry-Level Positions in the Beauty Industry. Graduates of our cosmetology program (once they become licensed) can pursue entry-level employment as a:
  • Hairstylist
  • Color specialist
  • Skin or nail specialist
  • Platform or makeup artist
  • Cosmetic salesperson
  • And more!

How do I enroll?

If you’re interested in enrolling in the Cosmetology program at Blue Cliff College, the first step you should take is meeting with one of our Admissions Representatives. Request information online and a member of our team will be back in touch with you shortly. You can read more about our Admissions process on our Admissions information page.