Help others feel better about themselves by applying your creativity through hair, skin and nail care, and makeup application. Hone those talents and gain a better understanding of beauty and wellness by enrolling in the Cosmetology program this fall at Northland Pioneer College.
“We have totally revised our instructional program to prepare students for licensure as a hairstylist, nail technician or cosmetologist,” said Chloe Fagotti, chair of the program. Using a simulated salon environment, students develop manipulative skills, practice safety judgments, exercise proper work habits and apply related theory. “Upon completion, you’ll be ready to pass the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exams and begin your career in the beauty industry,” adds Fagotti.
NPC offers Cosmetology instruction in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall classes begin July 31, so interested students need to apply now for the program. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and present a high school diploma, GED® or proof of at least completion of 10th grade. Applicants must also present an Arizona state ID or picture identification and verify their U.S. residency status. Your local NPC campus or center can provide details about required documentation.
The Winslow cosmetology clinic is hosting an open house for potential students on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 & 17, between 8 and 4:30 each day. “Applicants will tour our facilities and get a free mini ‘mani’,” said instructor Ferryn Sam. Help will be available to complete the program application and to apply for financial aid and scholarships. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to complete the online financial aid process. NPC also offers a no interest payment plan to cover tuition, textbooks and course fees.
NPC revised the cosmetology instruction to add the new hairstyling licensing option. “This 1,000-hour program covers shampooing, haircutting, styling, coloring, chemical texture services and safety requirements leading up to the new Hairstyling license implemented by the state board,” notes Fagotti.
“Students also have the option to complete the 600-hour nail technician program, which covers manicuring, pedicuring, nail enhancements, salon management and customer service,” she continued. “Licensure as a full service cosmetologist requires 1,600 hours of training, expanding on the topics covered in the hairstyling program. And we’ve included basic business skills in all of our programs to give students a better understanding of what’s involved in salon management,” adds Fagotti.
NPC also offers the required training for cosmetology instructors. “Students must have a current Arizona cosmetologist license before applying for this 350-hour program,” concludes Fagotti.
NPC’s program prepares students to successfully complete the state licensing exams at nearly a third of the cost of attending classes at 55 other public cosmetology training centers in Arizona. Classroom and hands-on instruction combine to prepare the serious student for the cosmetologist state exams.
Questions Please contact Chloe Fagotti at (928) 532-6702. | email
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