Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Turn your passion for style, beauty and hair into a rewarding career through a Cosmetology technical diploma! Gain cutting-edge career training in Gateway’s hands-on hair, makeup and nail design courses, as well as the opportunity to work with real clients at full service salons on two Gateway campuses that are open to the public. Begin an exciting career as a stylist and do what you love while spreading beauty and confidence throughout your community.

  • Train hands-on with cosmetology experts, including industry professionals and your experienced instructors. Develop skills in hair design and color, manicuring, makeup artistry and salon management.
  • Gain professional experience in The View on 5 Salon & Spa in Racine or The Cut Powered by Andis in Burlington. Practice your customer service skills on actual clients and discover what it’s like to work as a stylist.
  • Learn beyond the classroom by joining the Barber/Cos Club, attending America’s Beauty Show in Chicago and participating in a variety of community service activities.
  • Earn a certificate in Nail Technician or Retail Beauty Advisor, and prepare for the Wisconsin Cosmetology State Board exam by earning your Wisconsin Cosmetology Licensing Bridge certificate.
  • Begin a career you love by working as a stylist, salon owner or manager, educator or makeup artist. No matter what path you choose, you’ll get to use your passion for beauty every day!
Program Credits

38

Location

Burlington Center, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible

Yes

Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $7,146
Books & Supplies: $2,542

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook

$30,285

Career Opportunities: Cosmetologist, Hairstylist, Salon Manager/Owner, Fashion Show Stylist

Cosmetology Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.