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.

Cosmetology Program Flyer

Cosmetology Checklist

Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transferring for Cosmetology and other Creative Arts and Design programs with our CAD Road Map

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
2/10/2020 1/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
5/4/2020 3/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Delayed Start

Part-Time (evenings)

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


2020–2021 Program Dates

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/17/2020 7/15/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist
11/2/2020 11/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open
2/8/2021 2/1/2022 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open
5/3/2021 5/1/2022 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
9/15/2020 5/1/2022 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Open
2/9/2021 10/1/2022 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Open
6/21/2021 2/1/2023 M-F 5:00pm-9:00pm


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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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 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 26% 9.63/hr ($20,024/yr)


14.42/hr ($29,994/yr)

16.82/hr ($34,978/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information

*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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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Trades Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Creative Arts Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Health Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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