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If you take classes at one of our campuses offering our Cosmetology program, you could be ready to step out with your certification and into a new role as a professional stylist in less than one year. Our comprehensive curriculum is specifically designed to help you pass the state board exam so you can seek employment as a beauty stylist.

What Does a Cosmetology Certificate of Proficiency Involve?

  • Hairstyling
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Coloring and bleaching
  • Facials

Professional stylists have many options available to them, such a working in salons, styling sets and models for movies and photo shoots, and giving live product demonstrations for companies such as Redken and Paul Mitchell. Many employers expect stylists to have a broad range of skills, although some look for stylists who specialize in certain areas such as applying makeup or preparing hair color.

After gaining some practical experience, some stylists open their own salons, become beauty marking professionals, or write about the beauty industry professionally.

The Cosmetology program offered at our campuses combines classroom instruction with real-world salon application. Our cosmetology training classes are small and focused. You will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to become a professional stylist during the time you spend at Vista College.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Cut hair proficiently
  • Sterilize and sanitize equipment
  • Execute perms and use relaxers
  • Conduct salon business and retail sales

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