Courses - Cosmetology


MCB COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM (415 hours classroom theory, 1085 hours lab work and clinical practice). Cosmetologists perform personal services to improve the appearance of customers.

Hair services:

  • Shampoo
  • Cut
  • Style
  • Chemical wave
  • Color applications


  • Apply makeup
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial massage techniques
  • The student is taught employability skills
  • Preparation for the State Licensing examination
Face painting during the Michigan College of Beauty

Cosmetologists should:

  • Have a sense of form and artistry
  • Should get along well with people
  • Should be willing to follow customers' instructions
  • Should be aware of customers' preferences
  • Have patience and an even temper
  • Be able to tolerate long intervals standing
  • Not be allergic to the chemicals they use in their work


  • All states require cosmetologists to have a license to practice
  • In Michigan:
    • Applicants must be at least seventeen years old
    • Must have completed 1500 hours of training
    • Must also pass a written and practical exam

Employment opportunities abound for the licensed Cosmetologist:

  • Cosmetologists work in:
    • Independently owned or large chain beauty salons
    • Resort hotels
    • Cruise ships
    • Motion picture or television studios
    • Industry journal and textbook publishers
    • Cosmetic firm
  • About 50 percent of all cosmetologists are self-employed
  • About 40 percent work part time
  • There is a huge demand for Cosmetologists in almost every salon across the country
  • Overall employment of Cosmetologists is projected to grow about 10 to 20 percent for all occupations through 2010


* “Job Demand in the Cosmetology Industry”, from the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. These figures include an average of full time, part time and low time salaries for professionals at specialized salons.

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