Hair Stylist School: List of Schools with Hair Stylist Education Programs

Published Sep 08, 2009

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Hair stylists cut, color and style hair, generally in salons, spas or other personal care facilities. To become a hair stylist, you'll most likely need a high school diploma or a GED equivalent and either an associate's degree or certificate from a state-licensed school with a hair stylist education program. Waukesha County Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Trinidad State Junior College are just a few hair stylist schools.

Details of Hair Stylist Education Programs

Certificate in Hairstyling/Cosmetology

In order to become a licensed hair stylist, you'll need at least a certificate in cosmetology. Classes cover subjects like hair and scalp care, nail design and make-up application. Cosmetology programs include heavy lab requirements, where students practice learned skills and techniques on mannequin heads and/or hair models. Many cosmetology schools operate adjacent salons, which might offer reduced rates for clients willing to receive services or treatments from enrolled students.

Associate of Applied Science in Hairstyling/Cosmetology

The primary difference between a certificate and associate's degree program in cosmetology is that the latter includes general education requirements in subjects like mathematics and English. Some associate's degree programs in cosmetology also include business courses, designed for aspiring salon owners. Exact core curricula vary by institution, but students typically learn the basics of hair care, design and styling, as well as additional beauty services.

Public and Private Schools with Hair Stylist Education Programs

School Name Institution Type Enrollment Mailing Address Phone Number
Milwaukee Area Technical College 2-year, Public 18,780 700 W. State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (414) 297-6282
Waukesha County Technical College 2-year, Public 7,606 800 Main St, Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262) 691-5566
Gateway Technical College 2-year, Public 7,219 3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53144 (800) 247-7122
Chippewa Valley Technical College 2-year, Public 5,634 620 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 833-6200
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 2-year, Public 3,812 505 Pine Ridge Dr, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (715) 468-2815
Mid-State Technical College 2-year, Public 3,170 500 32nd St. N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 (715) 422-5300
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 2-year, Public 3,076 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809 (800) 362-3322
Emily Griffith Opportunity School < 2-year, Public 2,564 1250 Welton St, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 423-4700
Trinidad State Junior College 2-year, Public 1,740 600 Prospect St, Trinidad, CO 81082 (800) 621-8752
Eastern Wyoming College 2-year, Public 1,332 3200 West C. St, Torrington, WY 82240 (866) 327-8996
Nicolet Area Technical College 2-year, Public 1,230 5364 College Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (715) 365-4410
Pickens Technical College < 2-year, Public 1,065 500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011-9307 (303) 344-4910
Moore Norman Technology Center 2-year, Public 860 4701 12th Ave. NW, Norman, OK 73069 (405) 364-5763

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