There’s more to this profession than cut and color. In this program you will explore 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. 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 can enroll in the Cosmetology – Adult Evening career major.

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

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Introduction to Cosmetology

150

Shampoo / Conditioning / Rinses

30

Hairstyling

180

Haircutting

120

Basic Manicure / Pedicure

60

Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring

180

Hair Coloring

90

Basic Facials

30

Lash & Brow Tinting & Arching

30

Scalp Treatments

30

Customer Service / Shop Management

100

Total

1,000

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology has established a 1500-hour licensure requirement. This requirement is reflected in this career major.