Always been interested in hair and makeup? Our Cosmetology program may be for you. Our students are prepared for employment in various cosmetology-related areas and earn a technical diploma. They learn fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practical techniques and skills of cosmetology. 

Students work in an on-site salon, which is equipped and managed according to industry standards by the students with instructor supervision. The program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology and meets the 1500-hour requirement. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology licensure exam.

All graduates of the Cosmetology program can:

  • Comprehend and apply information relevant to their roles as a cosmetologist;
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to be a cosmetologist; and
  • Demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations for cosmetologists.

Here's a few facts about the industry – 

  • Employment of cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • The median annual salary for cosmetologists is $23,710.
  • The median hourly wage for cosmetologists is $11.40.
1 Submit Documentation

Including a completed application form, transcripts, standardized test scores and immunization records. Returning students who have missed a fall or spring semester must complete a new application.

2 Paying for college

Once you’re admitted, find a financial aid option that’s right for you. In addition to awarding more than $80,000 in scholarships each year, SLCC accepts TOPS, offers convenient payment plans for more manageable tuition, and places students in campus jobs through the Federal Work Study program.

3 Plan Your Path

Once you’re admitted, we’ll help you determine a focus, advise you on courses and give you the 411 on campus life. If you have any questions at any point in the admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact SLCC Admissions.