Cosmetology services include the cleaning, conditioning, shaping, reinforcing, coloring and enhancing of the body surface in the areas of head, scalp, face, arms, hands, legs and feet. Science courses provide a good background for the skills taught in hair analysis and treatment. Physical requirements include finger dexterity, negative allergic reaction to cosmetic preparations and artistic flair for creative design.
The professional cosmetologist should enjoy working with the public and in a team atmosphere. People skills and time management skills are essential. Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
Cosmetology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program meets the requirements for
licensure by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and provides
transferrable credits towards a two- or four-year degree in liberal arts and
The Cosmetology Diploma program meets the requirements for licensure by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners, and prepares students for immediate employment.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN