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Turn your enthusiasm for hair care and beauty into a career at Gateway Technical College. Gateway offers a Cosmetology technical diploma that provides hands-on learning opportunities, giving you the confidence and enthusiasm you need to enter a career in a salon.

Gateway’s Cosmetology technical diploma program prepares students to pursue a career as a stylist, a salon owner or salon manager. Graduates can also pursue positions in sales, education and makeup artistry.

Students can earn their technical diploma in as little as one year. The flexible scheduling options are sure to fit different, busy lifestyles. The program includes instruction in hair design, haircutting, permanent waving and manicuring. There are also hands-on classes in makeup artistry, sculptured nails, color analysis and salon management.

Students apply the skills they have learned at The View on 5 Salon & Spa on the Racine Campus. At the salon, students practice techniques on actual clients, under the supervision of a licensed instructor. The full-service salon is open to the public.

New for Fall, 2016: In addition to the full-time option, students can now attend a part time Cosmetology Program on the Kenosha Campus from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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