A Cut Above…
Our state-licensed cosmetology program requires 1500 clock hours, which can be completed in as little as 11 months for full-time students and 16 months for part-time students.
We teach hands-on, skill-based cosmetology. Our experienced professionals teach students to become proficient in all aspects of hair care (cutting, design, coloring, braiding, extension, and sew-in weave), skin care (lashes, waxing, and facial makeup), nail care (manicures and pedicures), and salon management. We prepare students for the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology exam and to become the ultimate salon professional.
A typical day includes a one-hour theory class, one-hour computer lab, one-hour practical class, and the remaining time working in the clinic on customers. The 1/2 hour lunch and two 1/4 hour breaks are not credited towards the 1500 hours required.
Cosmetology Program Highlights
Classes start every month and go year-round with a two-week break in the summer and a two-week break around Christmas.
Throughout the program, students learn skills by performing services on clients from the community.
We provide exam-prep for the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology exam and job placement services for all students.
Cosmetology Program Curriculum Includes:
- History and Career Opportunities
- Life Skills
- Your Professional Image
- Communicating for Success
- Infection Control: Principles and Practices
- General Anatomy and Physiology
- Skin Structure, Growth, and Nutrition
- Skin Disorders and Diseases
- Nail Structure and Growth
- Nail Disorders and Diseases
- Properties of the Hair and Scalp
- Basics of Chemistry
- Basics of Electricity
- Principles of Hair Design
- Scalp Care, Shampooing, and Conditioning
- Hair Cutting
- Hair Styling
- Braiding and Extensions
- Wigs and Weaves
- Hair Coloring
- Hair Removal (Waxing)
- Facial Makeup
- Nail Tips and Wraps
- Preparing for Licensure and Employment
- On the Job
- Salon Business
Cosmetology Program Textbook Costs
Denmark College includes the cost of textbooks in the cost of your education. The following textbooks are used in the cosmetology program:
Milady Standard Cosmetology Textbook 13th edition
Student Practical Workbook for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th edition
Student Theory Workbook for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th edition
Exam Review for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th edition