If there is one guarantee in gaining an education in esthetics, it’s that the skills gained do not limit you to one career option. Many employers search for individuals with a background in esthetics because it can be used in many types of businesses. Learn about our program, application process, and career opportunities below to get started.
Missouri College of Cosmetology will accept regular student enrollments for any person who:
- Is at least 17 years old, and has received a high school diploma or GED/HSE
- Has completed an application for enrollment to the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology through the college at least two weeks prior to the intended class start date
Missouri College of Cosmetology accepts transfer students in the Cosmetology field only. We require transfer students have to meet the following requirements:
- No more than 500 clock hours have been obtained
- Provide a copy of contractual fee/termination form from the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology
- Provide a copy of final transcript from previous school(s), showing attendance and academic percentages
The Admissions Policy does not discriminate against any person on the basis of color, sex, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religion.
We do not recruit students already enrolled or attending another cosmetology school. Enrollment office personnel will not attempt to recruit or enroll any student who is currently registered or enrolled at another school or institution. Information will be given or mailed only at the student’s request.
All prospective students must complete an application and turn it in to the main offices.
All prospective students must complete an entrance interview. Please contact the admissions office at 888-887-1501 to schedule your interview appointment. Here are a few tips for acing your interview:
- Dress for success! A rule of thumb is that if an interview affects your future, you want to look your best.
- Make sure to turn off your cell phone or leave it in the car.
Take a campus tour to make sure that Missouri College of Cosmetology is the right place for you.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. You can schedule a financial aid appointment with us by calling the enrollment office at 888-887-1501 or visit the Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for even more information on using financial aid at Missouri College of Cosmetology. Our federal school code is 035193.
After being accepted to a Missouri College of Cosmetology program, you must enroll for classes at the main office and pay an enrollment fee of $100. Please bring the following documents with you at your time of enrollment:
- Driver’s license
- High school diploma or HSE and HiSet
- Six references (include name, phone number, and address)
The Esthetics Program is a 750-hour curriculum that teaches techniques on improving skin overall and maintaining skin care. This curriculum requires approximately 30 weeks of full-time student attendance to receive a diploma.
*These are rates that are reported to NACCAS our national accreditation agency*
Completion rate: 75.44% | Pass/fail licensure rate: 95% | Placement rate: 81.40%
Course terms cover each of the following areas to prepare you for the final exams and state licensing requirements.
- Basics training
- Advanced massage training
- Machine and specialty facials
- Microdermabrasion and cellulite training
- Program finals
- Licensing requirements
- Chemical Peels/Exfoliation
- Lash Extension Training
- Skin Analysis
- Product/Ingredient Knowledge
- Retail Training
- Body Treatments – Exfoliation, Body Wraps
- Full Body Waxing and Eyebrow Shaping
Esthetician program tuition is broken down into the following elements:
- Tuition: $9,073
- Books and kit: $1,087
- Registration fee: $100
- State testing fee: $140
- Total cost of the program: $10,400
The physical and intellectual demands of being an esthetician 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 esthetics, we recommend contacting us today to begin your journey!
Salon Fundamentals Esthetics
Every student is issued an esthetics “tool belt” to aid in the learning process and help lead them into becoming a successful skin specialist. Here is a list of what each student will receive:
- Facial products
- Makeup and brushes
- Mixing bowls
Full-time esthetics students will be in training from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. This is a 25-hour per week program for the duration of approximately 7.5 months. Classes are in session year around, except for the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Break
Course Start Dates (subject to changes and availability)
- January 28
- February 25
- March 25
- April 29
- July 29
- August 26
- September 30
- October 28
If we close due to uncontrollable circumstances, we will systematically contact all students by phone. For weather-related closures due to weather, we broadcast on KTTS radio (94.7 FM) and in the normal school cancellation notifications on local TV.
There are many career paths available to licensed cosmetologists, and they extend beyond the first ones that may come to mind working in a salon. Our students have built success in a variety of fields, including:
- Esthetics director
- Regional manager/director
- Business owner
- Distributor educator
- Product analyst
- Manufacturer representative
- Trade publication writer/editor/publisher
- Makeup specialist