Frequently Asked Questions About the Cosmetology Program
What Is Cosmetology?
Cosmetology is the study of beautification—the practice of providing makeup, skin, nail, and hair services. Cosmetologists study the most recent advances in hair care, skin care, and makeup techniques. They help clients achieve their beauty and styling goals and can assist in maintaining the general health of the skin and hair. Services can include hair cutting, styling, cosmetic applications, and basic skincare treatments.
What does a cosmetologist do?
Licensed cosmetologists are able to offer services across the beauty industry, including hairstyling, skincare treatments, and makeup. Some schools have more specialized licensure requirements for estheticians or skin care specialists.
Cosmetologists may perform several different services throughout their day, depending on their role. If your focus is hairstyling and cutting, you may still work with clients that require the latest coloring, cuts and styles, as well as curling, weaves, extensions, or other hair services.
Also, some licensed professionals choose to pursue careers in the beauty industry as beauty magazine editors or consultants, while others become sales or marketing specialists in the cosmetics industry. Still others go on to teach beauty school and pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation. The choices really are endless and new opportunities for professional cosmetologists in many different career sectors.
What are cosmetology school enrollment and license requirements?
A Student must meet the state minimum age requirement to enter school (if applicable) and must submit the following:
- A copy of a valid state or federal issued photo identification
- A copy of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- A career planning interview
- The required application fee
- A completed enrollment package
**All incoming Empire Beauty School students must attend an orientation which will be held prior to the start of the program. During orientation the student will learn about responsibilities and standards, the format of the program, the progression of the program, and how performance will be measured.
How long does it take to become a licensed cosmetologist?
The Empire Beauty School Cosmetology program length will vary depending on your states required hours for licensure. Subjects include haircutting, hair coloring, facials, makeup, manicuring, salon management and much more. Upon completion of the program, the Student is qualified to take the state licensing exam. Upon successful completion of state licensing requirements, the student may seek employment as an entry-level licensed cosmetologist.
How much does cosmetology cost?
Tuition rates vary by program and state requirements. Students will be given tuition rates when inquiring about admission to the Empire Beauty School of their choice.
Is financial aid available for students?
Yes. There are many opportunities for federal student grants, loans, scholarships and payment plans are available. Your Career Planning Specialist will provide you with information about financial aid.