Cosmetology

Cosmetology emphasizes instruction in the theory and practical skills needed to prepare students to take the basic or instructional licensing examination given by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology. Students study the latest industry techniques in the on-campus salon. Instructional skill areas include: hair shaping, hair styling, hair coloring, chemical hair texturing, artificial nail services, manicuring, pedicuring, facial services such as massage, make-up application, hair removal, eyebrow tinting, scalp treatments, and scalp massage. Additionally, students will receive instruction in developing employability skills and entrepreneurship in order to stay competitive in the beauty industry.

Employment Opportunities

  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Trainer
  • Facial/Makeup Studios
  • Hair Color Technician
  • Haircutting Technician
  • Platform Artist
  • Industry Educator
  • Educational Facilities
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Television, Theatre, and Movie Industries

Certifications Available

  • Opportunity to sit for the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Basic Cosmetology and/or Master Instructor Exam

Salary Range

Up to $50,000/year depending on location

Career Majors

Cosmetologist Public -- 1.000 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $2,500 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $5,000 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Cosmetologist -- 1,500 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $3,750 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $7,500 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Burns Flat

For more information, call Gladys Puente at 580-562-3181, ext. 254, or email gpuente@westtech.edu.