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Could your career use a makeover?

Now is a great time to add color and shape to your future. With cosmetologist jobs projected to grow 8% (faster than average), over the next decade, there’s plenty of demand for skilled stylists. Our Cosmetology certificate programs in Texas* and New Mexico**—, in partnership with CHI Academy Schools—put you behind the chair, getting hands-on experience. We teach the latest styles and techniques, as well as professional skills, so that you have the knowledge and confidence to be Day 1 Ready at your new job.

In this program, you’ll work in our cutting-edge student salons, getting practical tips and interacting with real customers. You’ll practice cutting hair, dyeing, perming, and working with relaxers—plus you’ll learn the chemistry of how these products mix with different types of hair. The course also covers braids, extensions, working with natural hairstyles, and the basics of manicures, pedicures, facials, and makeup. On top of all this, our graduates understand what’s expected from stylists in terms of professional conduct and good business practices—the skills you need to not only get a job, but to grow in one.

Vista College’s Cosmetology certificate program doesn’t stop at what you learn in the classroom. Our personalized career services focus on all aspects of career readiness, from finding the right jobs to resume building to certification exam and interview prep—help and support you won’t get with most cosmetology schools. We are always in touch with potential employers and may be able to help connect you to real opportunities. If you are ready to become a cosmetologist in Texas or New Mexico, we’ll work with you to get you Day 1 Ready.

*This program is Approved and Regulated by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P O Box 12157 Austin, Texas 78711, 800-803-9202, To be employed as a “licensed cosmetologist” in the state of Texas, an individual must possess a license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
**This program is approved and regulated by New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, Toney Anaya Bldg., 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone 505-476-4690: Fax 505-476-4665. To be employed as a “licensed cosmetologist” in the state of New Mexico, an individual must possess a license issued by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date
November 15

Course Length:
Texas: 10 months (day & evening)*
New Mexico: 11 months (day) / 15 months (evening)*
Class Hours:
Lab Hours:
Clinical Hours:

* Based on successful, full time enrollment

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The program focuses on preparing students for the state licensure exam and professional entry into the salon industry using both theoretical and practical instruction.

Potential Job Titles: Stylist, Cosmetologist

Why Vista College?

The Right Skills for Real Jobs

Vista College designs its cosmetology program around skills that employers seek, getting you Day 1 Ready for jobs that are hiring today.

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