Cosmetology

Get your career started in the beauty and fashion industry! Gain the skills to start your own salon! 

At Emily Griffith, our Cosmetology program will give you hands-on experience with haircutting, hairstyling, coloring, chemical relaxers, facial treatments, nail services, make-up techniques and more. Our cosmetology program is one of the most affordable, and comprehensive, programs in Denver. You will learn directly from  industry experts, and our cosmetology program regularly features guest lectures and visits from some of the cosmetology industry’s biggest names. 

Plus, you’ll get the chance to practice and gain real-world experience working with clients at our on-site, fully student-run salon, Emily’s Salon & Barbershop.

Latest trends: Our cosmetology instructors are experts in the field so you’ll get to learn about all of the latest trends happening in the beauty and fashion industries. 

Convenient classes: Our part-time program allows you to take classes in the evening that better fit your schedule.

High-demand career:We work with major names in the beauty industry to help connect you with a career. 

Want more information? Get the Cosmetology  Program Flyer and the Cosmetology Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Cosmetology Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Cosmetology program use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Salon Stylist
  • Salon Owner
  • Traveling Stylist
  • Theater/Fashion Stylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Platform Artist
Service Industries
$10,897
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
11 Months
Full-time program length
8/17/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

COS 103 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 103 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 09/15/2020
COS 103 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 110 Introduction to Hair Coloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 12/03/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 110 Introduction to Hair Coloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 10/28/2020
COS 110 Introduction to Hair Coloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 111 Intermediate I: Hair Coloring

Expands on haircoloring theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level and shades of color. Students will learn application techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.

Start Date: 11/18/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 120 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 11/17/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 120 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 10/12/2020
COS 120 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 121 Intermediate I: Haircutting

Expands on basic haircutting theory incorporating facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the appropriate techniques required to complete a client haircut. Students will apply hair cutting techniques in specialized classes or in the supervised salon.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 130 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 11/05/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 130 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 09/24/2020
COS 130 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 08/20/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 131 Intermediate I: Hairstyling

This course covers the accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, roller sets, finger waves, pin curls, braiding, and hair pressing.

Start Date: 12/10/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 140 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 12/15/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 140 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
COS 140 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 09/23/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 141 Intermediate I: Chemical Texture

Emphasizes theory and practical application of chemical texture, including permanent waves and chemical relaxers, in a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles in a classroom or salon setting.

Start Date: 12/16/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 160 Intro to Infection Control & Prvntn

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 10/22/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
COS 203 Intermediate I: Hair and Scalp

This course covers theory and practical training in shampoos, rinses, and conditioners and examines advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment. Instruction includes preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination for shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 279 Seminar/Workshop

This course provides students with an experiential learning opportunity.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
EST 110 Introduction to Skin Care

This course covers the study of skin in both theory and practical applications for skin care professionals. Topics included in the course are: skin structure and function, massage manipulations while providing facials and the benefits derived from a proper facial, and good skin care routines. Training is conducted in a classroom or lab setting using manikins or models.

Start Date: 10/12/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
NAT 110 Introduction to Nail Care

This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures is covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.

Start Date: 11/20/2020
NAT 110 Introduction to Nail Care

This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures is covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.

Start Date: 09/29/2020
Instructor: Kelley Mymern
EMILY’S STORIES


"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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