COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM FACTS
The cosmetology Program is a 1500 hour curriculum consisting of training with hair, nails, and face. This curriculum requires approximately 10.75 months of full-time student attendance to achieve a diploma.
Click here to download a full course outline for the cosmetology program.
Cosmetology program tuition is broken down into the following elements:
The physical and intellectual demands of being a cosmetologist are not to be taken lightly, because a rewarding career usually comes at a price. Students at Missouri College of Cosmetology are required to be on their feet during 75% of the courses. If you have a history or suspicion of physical limitations to chemical odors, standing, bending, stooping, light lifting, or sitting, please consult your physician before entering training. Most students do not have any problems completing the program when maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
If you have the passion, intensity, and physical ability to study cosmetology, we recommend contacting us today to begin your journey.
Note: These are 2014 rates, as the latest rates available to the school are always two years behind.
Cosmetology “basics” training is the first 5 weeks of the class schedule. This is the time where Missouri College of Cosmetology instructors work intensely with students to build their confidence and skills in order to prepare them for work on the clinic floor.
Some of the basics and advanced training that you will learn include: draping, shampooing, air forming, curling irons, round brush styling, roller sets, spiral curls, perms, braiding, color foiling, color retouching, using sculpting forms, clipper cuts, manicures and pedicures, and waxing.
We include corrective color techniques for every student.
Color lines that we use: Aloxxi, Lanza, Matrix Color Graphics, Redkin Shades EQ, Scruples Blazing, Pervana, and Joico Vivid Colors.
SEEING/THINKING — We focus on teaching the different aspects of sculpture (line, shape, weight, surface texture, and structure) that occur in creating living art.
CREATING— We pass on the essential skills necessary for creating successful hair sculptures using the four basic forms (solid, graduated, increased layer, and uniformly layered).
ADAPTING — It is important to emphasize developing the imagination necessary to compose and personalize new designs.
SEEING/THINKING — We want students to be able to connect different forms of color to one another and design using elements of proper coloring.
CREATING — Creating great color is an art form, and we focus on teaching the appropriate techniques to turn the art form into practical applications.
ADAPTING — Missouri College of Cosmetology provides detailed instruction in order for students to produce composed, personalized results when it comes to color.
SEEING/THINKING — Inspiration for adding texture for hair comes from all facets of art and nature. We make sure our students have the “eye” for texture and think of it in terms of how to enhance clients’ hair styles.
CREATING — There will always be a market for creating movement, body, and volume to hair. Implementing successful perms and creating the right cuts to add texture to hair styles is of the upmost importance in basics.
ADAPTING — All students will learn to construct composed, personalized textured styles to specifically fit each and every client.
SEEING/THINKING — Designing a great hair style is more than knowing where to cut. Cosmetologists must know the different aspects of wet and thermal hair designs, and also know which techniques to use in each situation to create the best look possible.
CREATING — Creating a beautiful hair design is all about progressing from one stage to the next. Missouri College of Cosmetology will aid students in taking their basic wet and thermal design knowledge and applying it to advanced techniques in order to learn how to work with hair in different, unique ways.
ADAPTING — Everyone’s hair is different. Between long, short, thick, thin, dry, frizzy, curly, straight, and so on, every cosmetologist must be able to adapt a design to fit each individual client, regardless of their hair qualities. Teaching various techniques to adapt is where we come in.
As the terrible pick-up line goes, “we hate to see you go, but we love to watch you leave.” Missouri College of Cosmetology wants to see all of our students cross our threshold with a diploma and begin their new lives as successful cosmetologists. Here is what you’ll need to earn your diploma:
Step 1 is graduation, but we all know stairs never stop at just step one. Step 2 is earning a Missouri license, and we have outlined how to complete this step here:
After graduation, you should submit an Application for Examination/Temporary Permit to our main office, which will be submitted by us to the State Board.
Register with PCS Online (before or after you are deemed eligible by the board) to take the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Licensing Exam. To check the current fee amount, please visit Professional Credential Services online or call them at 888.822.3272.
Make sure to register with your full legal name as it appears on your government issued identification.
Exam fees will be collected at the time of online registration.
Once PCS receives notification form the state board office, they will approve a candidate’s registration for testing. You will receive an email with a Theory Notification, including an Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter, within two business days after approval and a Practical Notification ten days prior to your pre-selected practical examination date.
Schedule your written theory evaluation with IQT Testing.
Pass the exams with a score of at least 75%.
*Note: If you do not receive an email notification in the time frame outlined for the Theory Notification or the Practical Notification, it is your responsibility to contact PCS at 888.822.3272 to receive examination information.
If you’re nervous about the exam or want some extra practice, a mock board exam is offered to each student. It is our goal here to detect any exam weaknesses prior to your test date, so we can help you practice and be the best that you can be on your exam day.