Cosmetology Student You're creative. You like people. Being on the cutting edge is your idea of fun. And, you think you might like to be your own boss someday. Welcome to the beauty and fashion industry.

The Cosmetology program will prepare you to work as a cosmetologist, hairstylists, and manicurist. You'll gain the skills to provide beauty services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, styling, manicures, and pedicures. This program will also prepare you to pass the state-licensing exam given by the Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board.

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2015-2016 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2015 – Approximately December 2016
  • 1/4/2016 – Approximately April 2017
  • 4/28/2016 – Approximately September 2017

Part-Time (M-Th, 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2015 – Approximately April 2018
  • 4/26/2016 – Approximately January 2019


Program Cost


It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential


  • Hourly Pay = $9.17
  • Annual Salary = $19,070


  • Hourly Pay = $16.35
  • Annual Salary = $34,018


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Color consultant 
  • Cosmetologist 
  • Esthetician 
  • Hairstylist
  • Nail tech 
  • Receptionist at salon 
  • Retail beauty product sales 
  • Salon manager or owner


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Beauty schools 
  • Beauty supply companies 
  • Chain hair salons (Cost Cutters, Fantastic Sam's, Great Clips, etc.) 
  • Fashion industry: makeup artist or stylist
  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Manicure shops
  • Spas

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Vocational Transitions (Español)
Time: 9:30am
Vocational Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
U.S. Citizenship Ceremony
Time: 1:30pm

Related Services


Emily's Barber Shop is open for business at 1860 Lincoln Street on the Salon/Mezzanine level. We're open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday and closed for lunch between 12 noon - 1 p.m.  Barbering... more »

Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado's best cosmetologists for over 75 years. Emily's Salon offers a full selection of services, from haircuts, waves and coloring to facials and waxing services. All... more »

From our students...

All of the teachers have great networking skills to get you where you need to be, within the career or point you in the right direction.

Jade Wibbels
Fashion Design Student

From our teachers...

The most interesting part about my job is working with my students and seeing them achieve success.

Vicky Nolan
Fashion Design Instructor