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Top Certificate Programs in Cosmetology Studies

Academic certificate programs help professionals develop career-relevant knowledge and show that they have gained skills in a specific discipline. Earning a Certificate in Cosmetology can help a student prepare for the licensing process as well as a career in the field.

What is a Certificate in Cosmetology? This program teaches students to properly perform various beauty procedures, including haircuts and coloring, manicures and pedicures, and facials. Students benefit from demonstrations as well as laboratory practice. Some programs include coursework highlighting the chemistry, biology, and other sciences underlying these treatments. Many programs also focus on skills that students will need to someday oversee their own salons or spas, with an emphasis on making sales, setting pricing, and maintaining compliance with health and safety standards.

This certification helps students build practical skills and familiarity with established styles or current trends. Knowledge of the entrepreneurial side of the industry can help students decide whether they would rather start their own private practices or pursue work in existing establishments.

The cost of earning a Certificate in Cosmetology depends largely on the institution offering the certification. Course structure and geographic area are just a few of the factors that may influence the ultimate price. Students benefit from directly contacting institutions they are interested in to learn more about expected costs.

People who hold this credential may pursue various cosmetology careers once they have earned the necessary professional licenses. They may find work as hairdressers, hairstylists, skincare specialists, manicurists, or other positions. They may also start their own practices and take on responsibility for managing inventory, scheduling, and finances. People who have earned this certificate may also pursue work that involves selling beauty products or acting as a beauty consultant.

 

Anyone interested in earning a Certificate in Cosmetology can choose from a variety of programs, which can be completed online or in a more traditional setting. Online programs can help students with busy schedules obtain the knowledge they need while keeping up with other obligations. Comparing program options takes little time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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22 Results in Cosmetology Studies

E-Learning University of Athens

Nowadays we have become increasingly skeptical towards the cosmetic products we use and the chemicals we expose ourselves to. Since flora biodiversity (or biological dive ... [+]

Nowadays we have become increasingly skeptical towards the cosmetic products we use and the chemicals we expose ourselves to. Since flora biodiversity (or biological diversity) on Earth is enormous, a great number of these aromatic and medicinal plants can be used for cosmetic purposes.

People have been using natural products since the dawn of human history. Only toward the end of the 19th century, however, have we started to know something about the chemistry of some of these products. With our increasing knowledge of chemistry and related sciences, we have begun to duplicate some of the natural chemicals and at the same time make modifications in these compounds, or sometimes produce completely new ones.... [-]

Greece Athens
June 2019
13 weeks
Online
Kensington and Chelsea College

This is a City and Guilds qualification that is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in vocational skills and knowledge and understanding within the ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance of our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Part-time
20 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to cut men’s hair into a variety of fashion looks. The skills developed include layering, cl ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
35 weeks
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Nail Technician program prepares students to become trained professionals in a growing industry. Students participate in a hands-on program of instruction in all area ... [+]

(Offered at all campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the Florida State Board of Cosmetology mandated requirements to become a licensed Nail Technician.

CLOCK HOURS: 240

Program Description

The Nail Technician program prepares students to become trained professionals in a growing industry. Students participate in a hands-on program of instruction in all areas of nail care, including practical application, related theory, infectious control, and customer service. The program is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge to provide basic manicures. Students may exercise their artistic talents with creative projects in nail design. Students will gain expertise that will equip them to work in nail salons, hotel spas, cruise ships, and at other nail service providers.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
240 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Makeup Artist and Skin Care program is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required of makeup technicians in spas, salons, and as representatives of major make ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, Homestead & South Beach campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the State of Florida mandated requirements to become a licensed Facial Specialist, as well as learn the basics of Makeup Artistry. CLOCK HOURS: 300

Program Description

The Makeup Artist and Skin Care program is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required of makeup technicians in spas, salons, and as representatives of major makeup companies. Students learn to perform complete facials and skin treatments, as well as the basics of traditional and artistic makeup. The course teaches techniques and resources to use in order to meet client needs for specific care. Students receive practical, hands-on experience and learn professional business skills needed to succeed in a growing and competitive industry. Graduates possess the basic knowledge to become makeup artists, retail sales specialists, and skin care consultants.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
300 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

This Electrolysis program will prepare students to be able to work alongside doctors in the growing industry of permanent hair removal. The demand in this field has been ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah & Homestead campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida Electrolysis Council Examination to become a licensed Electrologist.

CLOCK HOURS: 320

Program Description

This Electrolysis program will prepare students to be able to work alongside doctors in the growing industry of permanent hair removal. The demand in this field has been steadily increasing since it was developed in 1875. While there are more advanced forms of hair removal, Electrolysis is still a very important method because it does not only treat all hair types with permanent results, but it is also the prerequisite to obtaining a Laser Hair Removal license. Students receive the necessary training to remove hair from the face and body using specialized equipment and techniques.... [-]

USA Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach Miami North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
320 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Electrolysis and Laser Technician program gives the student multiple licenses so he/she can become a highly marketable employee. Students will learn basic facials, ma ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah & Homestead campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the State of Florida mandated requirements and for the Florida Electrolysis Council Examination so they can become licensed Facial Specialist and Electrologist, as well as to prepare them for the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair removal, Inc. to become a Laser Technician.

CLOCK HOURS: 650

Program Description

The Electrolysis and Laser Technician program gives the student multiple licenses so he/she can become a highly marketable employee. Students will learn basic facials, makeup artistry, and various methods of hair removal, whether it be temporary or to permanently remove hair from the face and body using specialized equipment and techniques. This program will prepare you with the knowledge to work in clinics, day spas, health spas and spa resorts or salons among other settings.... [-]

USA Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach Miami North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
650 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Massage Therapy program is designed to fully prepare students to contribute to the health industry and the well-being of clients. The program offers a comprehensive c ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, Homestead & South Beach campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist.

CLOCK HOURS: 750

Program Description

The Massage Therapy program is designed to fully prepare students to contribute to the health industry and the well-being of clients. The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that exceeds the current state and national average of hours required. It also provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics and behaviors one needs to successfully practice as a Massage Therapist in any number of health care and wellness settings. No matter how the economy appears today, people are always seeking Massage Therapists to manage stress and relieve pain; these services will always be in demand. Career positions exist in spas, salons, medical practices, resorts, and cruise ships.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
750 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Comprehensive Facial and Makeup program is designed for students to achieve the highest quality skills in the field of Skin Care and the creative techniques that are ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, Homestead & South Beach campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the State of Florida mandated requirements to become a licensed Facial Specialist, as well as a professional Makeup Artist. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world. CLOCK HOURS: 900

Program Description

The Comprehensive Facial and Makeup program is designed for students to achieve the highest quality skills in the field of Skin Care and the creative techniques that are demanded of today’s Makeup Artists. This course combines two disciplines to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to work in a wide range of capacities throughout the beauty and health industry. Students will develop proficiencies in skin care, makeup beauty secrets that all professional Makeup Artists and Skin Care Specialists should know. Students undergo extensive classroom and practical training and will have the opportunity to use their skin care skills in a real life spa setting; ensuring they are fully prepared to enter the job market with the skill and confidence of a professional. They will also have the chance to build a portfolio in order to showcase their work and have an advantage when looking for work in this competitive field.... [-]

USA Miami Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
900 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Full Specialist with Salon Management program combines two disciplines to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to work in a wide range of capacitie ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, Homestead & South Beach campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the State of Florida mandated requirements to become a licensed Full Specialist.

CLOCK HOURS: 900

Program Description

The Full Specialist with Salon Management program combines two disciplines to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to work in a wide range of capacities throughout the beauty and health industry. Students develop proficiencies in skin care, makeup, nail technology, and client consultation. Further training includes facets of career and business management.

Program Requirements HIV104 HIV/AIDS (4 Hours) BMU101 MAKEUP (36 Hours) NT101 PROFESSIONAL IMAGE (25 Hours) NT102 NAIL TIPS & WRAPS (25 Hours) NT103 UV GELS (25 Hours) NT104 ARTIFICAL NAIL REMOVAL (10 Hours) NT105 MONOMER LIQUIDS & POLYMER POWDER (25 Hours) NT106 NAIL FILL-INS (10 Hours) NT107 NAIL DISEASES & DISORDERS (25 Hours) NT108 INFECTIOUS CONTROL: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES (25 Hours) NT109 FLORIDA LAW FOR NAILS (5 Hours) NT110 POLISH & NAIL ART (11 Hours) NT111 MANICURING (25 Hours) NT112 PEDICURING (25 Hours) SKI101 ETHICS (2 Hours) SKI102 PRODUCT CHEMISTRY (10 Hours) SKI103 HAIR REMOVAL (8 Hours) SKI104 BASICS OF ELECTRICITY (10 Hours) SKI105 SANITATION (14 Hours) SKI106 FLORIDA LAWS FOR SKIN (5 Hours) SKI107 SKIN THEORY, DISEASES & DISORDERS OF THE SKIN (85 Hours) SKI108 FACIAL TECHNIQUES & CONTRAINDICATIONS (130 Hours) SKI109 ADVANCED FACIAL TECHNIQUES (30 Hours) SKI110 ADVANCED FACIAL DEVICES (30 Hours) SKI111 ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES (30 Hours) SKI112 AYURVEDA THEORY & TREATMENTS (30 Hours) SKI113 BOTANICALS & AROMATHERAPY (30... [-]
USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
900 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Spa Therapy program prepares students for employment as licensed professionals in the growing and competitive luxury spa industry. Students gain proficiency in all as ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, Homestead & South Beach campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida Board of Massage Therapy Examination to become a licensed Massage Therapist and for the Florida State Board of Cosmetology mandated requirements to become a licensed Facial Specialist. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world.

CLOCK HOURS: 1,054

Program Description

The Spa Therapy program prepares students for employment as licensed professionals in the growing and competitive luxury spa industry. Students gain proficiency in all aspects of massage, including anatomy and physiology, therapeutic applications, diagnosis, and modalities. A focus on skin care ensures students are able to diagnosis and treat skin conditions and rejuvenate according to client expectations. Students continue training in makeup technique, client counseling, and spa business management.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
1054 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Barber program will prepare you to obtain the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in a high-end traditional or modern barbershop/salon. This comprehensive progr ... [+]

(Offered at all campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the State of Florida Barber’s Board Examination to become a licensed Barber. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world.

CLOCK HOURS: 1,200

Program Description

The Barber program will prepare you to obtain the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in a high-end traditional or modern barbershop/salon. This comprehensive program will provide you with the proper training in a variety of areas such as the following: cutting with shears, styling hair, modern fades, shaving techniques as well as chemicals (perms/relaxers) in order to offer clients an array of services including artistic designs using color combinations to name a few. After the completion of this exciting program, you will have the skills necessary to be a platform artist, become a celebrity barber, or work with the most competitive companies in the industry.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Cosmetology program prepares students with knowledge in all facets of the beauty industry. Students acquire proficiency in hair, skin, makeup, and nails. Foundational ... [+]

(Offered at all campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida State Board of Cosmetology Examination in order to become licensed Cosmetologists with a professional demeanor and a successful track record of knowledge, salon business, and employability. By demonstrating these key factors, we will be able to provide a well-rounded graduate. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world.

CLOCK HOURS: 1,200

Program Description

The Cosmetology program prepares students with knowledge in all facets of the beauty industry. Students acquire proficiency in hair, skin, makeup, and nails. Foundational skills grow while learning on mannequins, classmates, and volunteer models. Gradual program skills advance to working with customers in a controlled salon setting under the supervision of licensed professionals. Techniques include runway fashion, wedding styles, special hair effects, up-dos and all facets of hair care and styling. The curriculum satisfies state requirements for professional licensing, equipping graduates to work in salons, barbershops, and spas.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Makeup Artist Specialist program is designed to fully prepare the students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in salons, spas and major makeup companies. Th ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah, Miami, & Homestead campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare the student become a professional Makeup Artist Specialist. CLOCK HOURS: 300

Program Description

The Makeup Artist Specialist program is designed to fully prepare the students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in salons, spas and major makeup companies. This course will teach a strong foundation in the world of makeup artistry. Students will learn techniques to work in array of different venues, marketing skills to be successful in the makeup artistry specialist career. If you are looking for a complete course and makeup is your passion this is the right choice for you follow your dream today!... [-]

USA Miami Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
300 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

This program includes the entire Skin Care Training Program. Hands-on skills including microdermabrasion, advanced skin care peels and chemical exfoliation, vitamin thera ... [+]

(Offered at the Homestead campus) Note: English only. Students must have a Skin Care License to apply for this program

Program Objective

To provide the student with the necessary skills to be employed in a medical or advanced clinical skin care environment providing integrated training in both clinical and holistic skin care. CLOCK HOURS: 750

Program Description

This program includes the entire Skin Care Training Program. Hands-on skills including microdermabrasion, advanced skin care peels and chemical exfoliation, vitamin therapies, ayurvedic facial treatments, herbology, aromatherapy and Body Wrapping. Theory classes are offered in product ingredient knowledge, medical terminology, pre & post-operative treatments, Clinical dermatology and dermal oncology as well as career development skills. Program Requirements... [-]

USA Homestead Miami Beach Miami Hialeah North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
750 hours
Campus