Campbellsville University currently offers a certification program at the Technology Training Center School of Cosmetology. Our cosmetology school trains students with real-world knowledge, so that they can obtain a license to work in a spa, salon, or other beauty-related company after graduating. Whether you want to become a hair stylist, makeup artist, esthetician, salon owner, or cosmetology instructor, Campbellsville’s cosmetology classes provide the wisdom and experience to enter this creative, personable industry. Earning our certification will not only prepare you with technical mastery needed to be an expert stylist, but our foundation in Christian values will help you improve your customer service skills.
Hairdressers are increasingly in demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicting that the profession will see 12.7 percent growth by 2022. Attending cosmetology school, however, doesn’t just prepare students to cut hair — hairdressers are also adept at skin treatments, styling, manicures, pedicures, and ensuring that their clients feel good about their new look. There are many career paths for cosmetology graduates as well, with opportunities to become creative stylists for film shoots and fashion shows, salon owners, product developers, or cosmetology teachers. With a healthy client list or an entertainment position, hairdressers can earn over $50,000 a year. It’s a profession that takes a certain personality type, spatial awareness, and a creative bent. For sociable, warm people who love styling hair, there is no better job out there.
To be admitted to the cosmetology school, applicants must obtain a high school diploma or GED. Our on-campus program is comprised of 1,800 clock hours of study, which includes science and theory lectures, clinic and practice hours, and courses in administrative regulations and Kentucky statutes. Cosmetology classes include Hairstyling, Chemical Texturizing, Salon Ecology, Hair Coloring, and the Study of Nails. To earn the cosmetology degree, students must complete at least 450 lecture hours, 1,305 clinic and practice hours, and 45 hours of regulations and statutes.
Campbellsville’s cosmetology school is maintained by a phenomenal group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Carol Sullivan (CUCTTC Director) and April Higdon (Cosmetology Program Coordinator). We invite you to explore our certification program in more detail — thank you for visiting Campbellsville’s School of Cosmetology.
Cosmetology Program Coordinator April Higdon describes the full-featured new cosmetology program as well as what a new student can expect as they begin to pursue a career in this always-needed field.