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Are you are a fashion-forward, stylish, and creative individual? Our one year program begins each August and runs to the following May.

Are you are a fashion-forward, stylish, and creative individual?

Northeastern's one year program begins each August and runs to the following May. Students must earn 1500 clock hours/53 Credits as required by the Colorado Cosmetology/Barber Board for state licensing examination eligibility. Upon successful completion of the program students earn a certificate and become eligible to register for the state exam.

Salon Services

What you'll learn:

  • Endless hair design possibilities in cut and color
  • Trends and new releases for the industry
  • Skin's beauty, quality and care
  • Communication and interactive people skills
  • Business savvy, how to maximize your earning power, profit at your fingertips
  • Natural nail cultivation
  • Nail enhancements and extensions
  • Spa manicures and pedicures
  • Interview and resume skills
  • Interactive training with manufacturer educators
  • All the skills you need to help you provide your clients with solutions in beauty wellness.

More than 90% of the students who complete the cosmetology program at Northeastern and sit for the state exam are successful in getting their license.

Program Features

Exclusive Professional Student Kits

Exclusive Professional Student Kit are selected to include high-end professional tools of the trade such as shears, texture shears, clippers, blow-dryer, irons, brushes, and state-of-the-art mannequins.

Professional Products

Professional Products are used in the classroom and in the Student Salon, providing students knowledge and expertise of current products utilized in the industry. Additionally, students gain valuable network connections with various industry sales representatives.

Professional Trained Educators

Teachers are focused on your success! Your instructors are talented experts with access to a network of industry professionals and an Advisory Board to keep abreast of the latest trends in cosmetology education, current teaching methods, and industry educational events. All instructors maintain a current Cosmetology license and actively work in salons.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 93,800 openings for barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for cosmetologists was $29,680 in May 2021.

Cosmetology Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. List procedures demonstrating proper disinfection and sanitation requirements and properly store supplies and equipment for services as defined under Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) Division of Cosmetology Licensure Laws, Rules and Regulations. (consultation area, hand washing, table set up).
  2. Complete a client consultation, analysis, and proper set up.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of implements, cosmetics, and materials used.
  4. Identify the structure, diseases, disorders and proper analysis of the hair, skin and nails.