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 Are you ready to enter a world of creativity, sculpting and design? ICC Cosmetology is proud to be a Pivot Point member school--the world leader in cosmetology curriculum. Through inspirational instructing you learn the latest skills in hair, skin, and nails.

Curriculum Description

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Execute correct chemical processes
  • Recognize the differences in multicultural cosmetic practices
  • Safely practice sanitation/infection control techniques to include disinfection of any bloodborne pathogens
  • Produce professional imaging in hair care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of nail care
  • Use appropriate manipulative techniques in skin care

After Graduation

What jobs are available for Cosmetology majors?

  • Beauty Salons-Entrepreneurship
  • Color Specialist
  • Cruise Ship Stylist
  • Instructor/Educator for Specialized Area
  • Make-up Artist for Fashion Runways
  • Nail Care Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Sales Consultant, Retail Distributor
  • Skin Care Specialist

Potential employers for Cosmetology majors:

  • Booth Retail
  • Franchise paid by commission and sales
  • Private or Community College Instructor
  • Self Employed by Ownership and/or Partnership
  • Sales Consultants/Sales Distributor
  • Color Specialist
  • Platform Artist

Preparing for a career in Cosmetology:

Are you ready to enter a world of creativity, sculpting and design? Isothermal Community College Cosmetology Department welcomes you! ICC Cosmetology is proud to be a "Pivot Point" member school; the world leader in cosmetology curriculum. Here your passion becomes your reality; we are here to develop your success through dedicated and inspirational training/instructing in all areas of cosmetology including hair, skin, and nails.

Contact for information

Student Center
Office: 828-286-2319

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.