Are you considering a career in Cosmetology? The industry offers exceptional job opportunities
nationwide and the rate of job growth is much faster than average. The Cosmetology
program at Allan Hancock College is designed to prepare men and women for careers
as licensed cosmetologists. With a degree in cosmetology you can work for your neighborhood
salon or a national chain. Maybe your desire is to style photo shoots or fashion shows.
You could represent a professional product line or start your own salon. The possibilities
are plentiful when you choose a career in beauty.
The Cosmetology program through Allan Hancock College is taught at the Institute of
Beauty Culture. The program requires 1600 hours of training, which fully prepares
you for licensing as a beautician. Classes begin every six weeks throughout the year
and are held from 8:30 to 5:00, Tuesday through Saturday. It takes 42 weeks to complete
the program and requires mandatory attendance. Upon satisfactory completion of all
cosmetology courses, you can qualify to take the California State Board of Cosmetology
licensure examination. With a state license in cosmetology you will be qualified to
work as a beautician in beauty salons, and to own and operate your own salon.
Admittance to the cosmetology program requires you to make an appointment with the
manager of the private beauty college, with which the college has a training contract,
for an orientation. In addition to regular Allan Hancock College fees, you will also
be required to purchase a training kit and appropriate uniforms.
As an AHC student training in one of our contracted beauty schools, you will have
the opportunity to be skillfully trained in several subject areas including:
- Hair Shaping
- Hair Coloring
- Chemical Waving
- Shampoos and Rinses
- Scalp Treatments, Hair Care Rinses
- Facials including Hair Removal and Makeup
- Manicures, Nail Extensions, Pedicures
- Sanitation, Bacteriology
- California law
Bldg. S2, Santa Maria campus
805-922-6966 ext. 3292
Department Program Assistant
Holly Costello, Coordinator Cosmetology
Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3536
Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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"Being able to teach Cosmetology has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my hairdressing career. To be able to take a new batch of students who are open to new ideas and be able to help mold them into future stylists is very rewarding. I learn as much from the students as they learn from my teaching. Being associated with Allan Hancock College has allowed me to do what I love most: teach."
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