Cosmetology is challenging and requires a great deal of work, but it’s also exciting, provides great opportunities, and allows creativity in the workplace on a daily basis. Not everyone has the ability to turn boring into beautiful, and that means your skills will be needed around the world! Here are all the details you need to understand our accredited cosmetology program.
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 Cosmetology with Manicuring Program is a 1,500-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.
*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.
- Sculpture form
- Color form
- Texture form
- Hair design
- Corrective color
- Licensing preparation
- Lash Extensions
- Makeup Application
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.
*Redken Partner School
Cosmetology program tuition is broken down into the following elements:
- Tuition: $14,015
- Books and kit: $1,245
- Registration fee: $100
- State testing fee: $140
- Total cost of the program: $15,500
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!
Here is a list of books that students will need in order to begin basics:
Exam Prep Book
Salon Fundamentals Nails
Every student is issued a cosmetology kit to aid in the learning process and help lead them into becoming a successful stylist. Here is a list of what each student will receive:
- 1600-Watt blowdryer
- ¾” Marcel iron
- 1″ flat iron
- Neck trimmers
- Manicure/pedicure supplies
- Application bottles, bowls, and brushes
- Combs and brushes
- Five mannequins
Full-time cosmetology students will be in training from 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. This is a 35-hour per week program for the duration of approximately 10.75 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 14
- February 18
- March 25
- April 29
- July 22
- August 26
- September 30
- November 4
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.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for cosmetologists is expected to grow at a rate of 14% from 2010 to 2020, and there are many careers available nationwide, including:
- Platform Stylists
- Salon Coordinators
- Salon Manager/Owner
- School Instructor/Owner
- Manufacturer Representative
- Sales Consultants
- Manufacturer Spokesperson
- Product Analyst
- Sales/Marketing/Management Consultant
- Trade Publication Writer/Editor/Publisher