Cosmetology Master Instructor

Extend your Cosmetology skills and talents and train to go from behind the chair and into the classroom through the Master Instructor — Evening program.

This program will teach practicing cosmetologists how to effectively instruct students in the art and science of cosmetology. As a Master Instructor, you’ll sharpen your skills as a communicator and educator while you learn techniques to teach others about shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair. Students in Meridian’s Cosmetology program also learn about hair removal and providing nail and skin care services. You’ll also learn how to provide instruction in these areas as well as massage, facials and scalp treatments and the application of makeup.

Students in the Cosmetology Master Instructor —  Evening program work closely with Meridian’s Cosmetology instructor and learn how to prepare and teach cosmetology students. This may include but is not limited to assisting in delivering course content, grading students’ work and exams and supervising their time with clients in Meridian’s salon.

The Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology has established a 1000-hour licensure requirement, with 700 hours waived for students who have worked in a salon for the past two consecutive years (Practicing Master Instructor).

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

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

  • Working with current cosmetology students in a salon setting
  • Writing and delivering lesson plans

Where it Can Take You

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

  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Product Specialist
  • Nail Technician Instructor
  • Aesthetician Instructor

Why Meridian

100% Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering pass rate
100% 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



Hours-Master Instructor
Hours-Practicing Master Instructor

Orientation & Review of Cosmetology Curriculum



Introduction to Teaching



Course Outline & Development



Law, Beauty School Management, & Record Keeping



Teaching and Assisting in the Classroom & Clinic



Practice Teaching in the Classroom & Clinic






Approximate Costs


Master Instructors
Practicing Master Instructor

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



Professional Beauty Association Membership-Optional



State Board Registration



Exam Fee Upon Completion



Yearly Instructor License Fee



Entrance Requirements

Must have a current license from the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology.

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.