Cosmetologist — Evening

There’s more to this profession than cut and color. The adult-only Cosmetologist — Evening program explores the science behind bringing out beauty! You’ll begin with time in the classroom gaining foundational skills for hair, skin and nail services. Before you know it, you’ll be behind the chair gaining hands-on experience in Meridian’s full-service salon and spa that is open to the public.

This program prepares graduates to enter the workforce as hairstylists, color specialists, manicurists, and makeup artists, just to name a few. In addition to classroom activities, students may have an opportunity to participate in community service projects that are related to their profession, learn from professional product educators and tour local salons. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam.

The daytime Cosmetology program is for high school students only. Adult students attend in the evening. The year-round program takes approximately 18 months to complete.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Working with clients in our fully operational salon
  • Lending your talents to prepare models for local fashion shows or plays

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Nail Technician
  • Cosmetology
  • Aesthetician
  • Cosmetology Instructor

Why Meridian

92% Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering pass rate
95% job placement
100% program completion
Statistics represent 2014-2016

Accreditation and Approval

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
(405) 521-2441

What You’ll Learn



Cosmetology Theory


Scalp Treatments, Shampooing/Conditioning Treatments




Hair Cutting & Shaping




Chemical Texturizing Treatments


Hair Color & Other Color Treatments


Professional Development, Management, & Exam Review, Etc.


Facial (Skin Care Training)




Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test.

Prospective adult students are required to complete an application and submit appropriate documentation to the Cosmetology program for consideration of acceptance. Admission is based on a point system. Points are earned for test scores, letters of recommendation, interview, education, career plans, career interest, and work/hobby experience in the field. This program is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in Cosmetology.

Class Times: Monday – Thursday  4:00 – 10:00 pm  year-round.
Applications are accepted once a year with classes beginning in the fall.

Approximate Cost

Tuition & Books
(out-of-district tuition is double)




Professional Beauty Association Membership-Optional


State Board Registration


Exam Fee Upon Completion