Cosmetology

WHAT DOES A COSMETOLOGIST DO? 

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!

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH 

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 now approved for federal financial aid.

Cost note for high school students: The State of Kansas pays tuition costs through a high school student's senior year. However, additional seminar hours are required by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and offered after high school graduation. An additional cost of up to $1,450 might be assessed. These costs will be dependent upon the number of hours completed before graduation. See a recruiter for details.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK 

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

Hourly wage

Entry $17,172 $8.26
Average $25,490 $12.25

CERTIFICATIONS

  • KS Board of Cosmetology license
  • OSHA-10

Academy of Cosmetology

Washburn Tech's Academy of Cosmetology Salon at 109 SW 29th St. is now taking appointments! As of April 3, 2017, our hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call 785.670.3400. Walk-in clients also are being accepted. Check-out our list of services.