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Overview

Remington College’s Cosmetology Associate Degree program covers industry fundamentals and the basics of skin care, hair care, and nail care. The Cosmetology curriculum in our program also includes an overview of small business principles and basics, to help students learn the skills that may be necessary to open their own salon or spa. No previous cosmetology college experience is necessary for program entry.

 

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Cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, make-up application, skin care, and nail care to their clients in salons and spas. They may be part-time or full-time, and many can work a flexible schedule with nights and weekends common in the industry.

 

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Matrix

Earn a Matrix CRAFT Certificate

 

If you pass a series of Matrix technical assessments, you’ll receive a certificate signifying your achievement in the advanced color, texture, and cutting techniques of the Matrix CRAFT Program. Around the time of your graduation from cosmetology school, you should be ready to take the exam for your state cosmetology license and begin your career!

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If a student decides to pursue more than one certification, or requires a retest, then the student will be responsible for the payment and registration for each additional certification and exam fee.

Gain Access to Matrix’s Online Cosmetology Employment Database

You could have the opportunity to interview with salons sponsored by Matrix. You may qualify for cosmetology jobs in a number of salon settings and work as a hair stylist, nail technician, or skin care specialist. You may also find employment at spas or resorts that offer beauty care services.

 

After completing the cosmetology school, you can pursue coursework in hair cutting, coloring, and styling, available at a discounted cost through the Matrix Global Academy.

 

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Job Outlook

If you want to help others look and feel their best, a career in cosmetology could be a good fit.(1)

 

Cosmetologists often work on their feet in salons and spas, and evening and weekend hours are common. A cosmetology school can give you the classroom and hands-on experience you need to earn a license and begin your beautician career.(1)

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Which skills may help graduates pursue a cosmetology career?

Cosmetologists are required to successfully complete a designated amount of hours of education as prescribed by their state. It may also help if prospective cosmetologists are artistic, detail oriented, and personable. An interest in fashion may also help cosmetologists stay in touch with trends and changing client needs.

What tasks are included in cosmetology careers?

Cosmetologists are beauty professionals who typically have training in the following disciplines:

  • Hair Care:Hair care includes cutting, styling, coloring, and chemically treating hair. Cosmetologists who choose to specialize in hair care are called hairdressers or hairstylists, and they often work in salons or spas.
  • Nail Care:Some cosmetologists, known as nail technicians or manicurists, focus exclusively on nail care, which includes manicures, pedicures, polish, and extensions.
  • Skin Care:Skin care specialists who specialize in advanced cleansing, waxing, and exfoliation techniques.

What are the job prospects for those with cosmetology training?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall employment for those seeking a career as a hairdresser, hairstylist, or cosmetologist is expected to increase by 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than average for all occupations.(2)

Is licensing required for cosmetology careers?

In order to begin work, cosmetologists must be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state, but generally candidates are required to graduate from a cosmetology program and pass the state licensing exam.(2)

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Personal-Care-and-Service/Barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

 

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(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

CURRICULUM

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Product knowledge (featuring the Matrix CRAFT Program)
  • Hair cutting, coloring, styling, and chemical services
  • Hair styling and shaping techniques
  • Hair and skin care
  • Make-up theory
  • Manicure and pedicure techniques
  • Employer and client communications
  • Business Applications
  • Small Business Principles

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