Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and
math at a 10th-grade level. Applicants must have completed all high school
graduation requirements (except Practical Arts electives) by the beginning
of their senior year.
Recommended: Art, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology,
Chemistry, Business Management, and Communications.
The Cosmetology program at HCC prepares students for the Missouri
State Board of Licensing examination and to become employed as a
cosmetologist. The major study units of this 1,220 hour, full-day program
are understanding the properties of hair and scalp; haircutting techniques;
chemical applications; skin care and makeup; nail care; personal hygiene;
business and professional ethics; safety, sterilization, and sanitation
methods; salesmanship and communication skills; and state laws and rules.
Expectations: Students are expected to purchase a salon kit totaling
approximately $1,000.00 and includes items that prepare students for the
State Board of Cosmetology exam and gives them a foundation kit for
entering the Cosmetology profession. There will also be other licensing
fees for instruction during the year. Students are expected to have
and wear approved uniforms daily and provide daily transportation for
themselves to school (students may ride school transportation to school;
however, they will have to arrange personal transportation home every
day due to the extended hours of instruction for Cosmetology). Students
are also expected to work well in a team environment. Students do
not have to have a social security number in order to enroll in the course,
but will need one in order to take the state board exam.
A deposit of $100 is due prior to May 15 if students are selected for this program.
Our Cosmetology program is open to the public Tuesday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (last appointment time 2:40 pm) and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (last appointment time 10:40). They feature many service options, such as: haircuts, hair colors, facials, scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures and more. To book an appointment for services please click below or call 816-268-7155.