Our Cosmetology program prepares students to work as  cosmetologists, hairstylists, and manicurists. Students learn hairstyling techniques, coloring, chemical relaxers, facial massage and skin care, manicuring, and pedicuring. 

Our students gain real-world experience working with customers in our on-site salon, Emily's Salon & Barbershop

The program will also prepare you to pass the state-licensing exam given by the Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board.

Emily Griffith Technical College’s Cosmetology school costs approximately $10,871. Additional material and book fees may apply.          Earn up to $20,024 per year as an entry-level cosmetologist or hairstylist.          Go to cosmetology school full-time for 11 months to prepare to be a cosmetologist, hairstylist, or manicurist. Part-time evening programs are also available.

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Gainful Employment Information

2019–2020 Program Dates

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 7/14/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
11/4/2019 10/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
2/6/2020 1/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  
4/30/2020 3/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
11/14/2019 7/1/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm  
4/13/2020 12/1/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm  


2019–2020 Program Cost

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A student of Emily Griffith’s Cosmetology program practices on a real client at Emily’s Salon and Barbershop.

Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 26% 8.69/hr ($18,070/yr)

9.06/hr ($18,840/yr)

10.41/hr ($21,640/yr)

21.51/hr ($44,730/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


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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