Turn your enthusiasm for hair care and beauty into a career at Washburn Tech! Receive hands-on learning opportunities that will give you the confidence and enthusiasm needed to enter a career in a salon. You could become a stylist, salon manager or salon owner. Graduates also can pursue positions in sales, education and make-up artistry. Your classrooms and lab are part of a real, working salon so enroll now and become a cut above the rest!
Career Forecast Growing OutlookAverage Salary $19,600on campus
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Learning at Washburn Tech

This program provides graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to work in the field of cosmetology. Our 51-credit-hour-program includes classroom and clinical instruction that totals 1,500 hours, as required by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students will learn how to artistically integrate haircutting and hairstyling for all clientele types, manage hair color and permanent waving, apply facials and skin care as well as marketing and salon customer service. Attending full-day, you can complete the program in 10 months, while half-day students can complete the program in 24 months. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to earn a license from the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. 

CERTIFICATIONS: KS Board of Cosmetology license; OSHA-10

Academy of Cosmetology

Washburn Tech Academy of Cosmetology is offering services only by appointment at this time. We are open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. To make an appointment, call 785.670.3400. Check-out our list of services.

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CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook

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Schedule Options

Hours of this program vary for adult and high school students. Summer hours vary. Check-out your choices below.

High School Students

24 months

Every August

MON - FRI; 8-11:10am or 11:45am-2:55pm

Adult Students

10 or 24 months

Every August and January

MON - FRI; 8am-4:30pm or 8am-noon or 12:30-4:30pm

Program Cost

Cost note for high school students: The State of Kansas pays tuition costs through a high school student’s senior year. However, high school students can only complete 32 to 38 hours of the 52-hour program in four semesters and an optional summer period between their junior and senior years. Additional hours, as a post-secondary student, are required to complete the program and costs are dependent upon the number of hours remaining for completion. See a recruiter for details.

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