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!
This program provides graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to work in the field of cosmetology. Our 45 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 and high school 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. This program is currently under review by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the courses within this program will not be eligible for federal financial aid until such time as approval of HLC is obtained.
Job opportunities are plentiful for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary in this field in 2015 was $8.26 an hour or $17,172 annually. The average wage was $12.25 an hour or $25,490 annually.
Annual wage / salary
Washburn Tech's Academy of Cosmetology Salon is now open to the public at 109 SW 29th St. Current hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Currently, only walk-in clients are being accepted. Check-out our list of services.