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Beauty & Cosmetology Degrees and Programs

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The personal care industry is a booming business. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 821,900 cosmetologists, barbers and other personal appearance workers were employed in 2008, and it projects a 20 percent boost in job opportunities between 2008 and 2018. With about 165,500 new opportunities expected to open across the industry--the majority going to hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists--training now might be your best bet.

Salons, spas and barbershops are the biggest employers for beauty and cosmetology degree holders, but they're far from the only ones. With the right training, you could find work in a department store, physician's office or even on a cruise ship. Nearly half of all personal appearance workers are self-employed, meaning that business savvy could serve you well in this industry.

Beauty & cosmetology courses combine fashion and business

Beauty and cosmetology programs can last 9 months or more, though nail and skin care courses require less time. Cosmetology courses include classes in hair care techniques such as coloring, cutting and styling. They also cover sanitation and safety. Students may also take courses in business, marketing or management to prepare them to run a salon someday.

Beauty & Cosmetology Degrees and Programs

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            • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
            • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
            • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
            • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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            • Students can obtain experience and expertise in the latest cosmetology procedures and techniques, plus the salon business skills needed to put their talents to use.  
            • Offers cosmetology training to prepare students for a career as a professional stylist, skin care specialist, image consultant, make up technician, and more.
            • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
            • The Milan Institute has successfully graduated over 25,000 students since 1985.
            • Part of the family-owned Milan Institute school group.
            • 8 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada, and Idaho, in addition to 11 Milan Institute campuses.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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            Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
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            • Provides complete training and licensure preparation for aspiring cosmetologists.
            • Allows students to customize their schedule with day and night classes.
            • Offers advanced training classes in beauty and wellness.
            • Has top instructors with vast, real-world experience in the industry.
            • Teaches students important, innovative business and financial training.
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            Good for Working Adults
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
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