Cosmetology | HCTC


Style your way to success. Break into the beauty business or take your salon skills to the next level with a comprehensive education in hair, skin and nail care.

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Jennifer Wilson
Program Instructor
(606) 487-3334
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What is Cosmetology?

The Cosmetology program is designed to train you in the theories of hair, skin, and nail care combined with practice of the various techniques used in salons. The program includes instruction in care of the scalp, hands, face, and hair. Instruction is given in professional ethics, hygiene, personality development, bacteriology, anatomy, physiology, sterilization, sanitation, and first aid. You'll have an opportunity during their training to practice your skills on patrons under the supervision of the instructor. After successful completion of the prescribed 1500 hours of instruction (theory and clinical) the graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology (KBC) to become a licensed cosmetologist. 


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Cosmetology First Day Requirements

  1. Original High School Diploma, Transcript, or GED.
  2. Passport Picture (2X2 with Solid Background), not older than a 6-month-old picture.
  3. Professional Uniforms (Scrubs of any color, style, or print).
  4. Lab Jacket or Black Nylon Vest (solid black, no mesh).
  5. White, Black, or Gray Tennis Shoes or Uniform Shoes.
  6. Books, Manikin Head, Student Kit (Manikin Head and kit, MUST be purchased through the HCTC Bookstore).
  7. Name Tag (Order at the HCTC Bookstore).

Length of Program

You can earn an diploma in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program meets state and authorization for Kentucky residents. If you live or plan to live outside of the state of Kentucky, consult with you state's licensing/ certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. After successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program at Hazard Community and Technical College, the graduate is able to sit for the NCLEX-PN Exam to gain licensure. KCTCS and HCTC continuously reviews licensure information and provides information about state's licensure status, search your state and program.

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