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Cosmetology

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What is Cosmetology?

Are you interested in hair design, hair coloring, skin care, and makeup artistry? Do you enjoy “hands on” training? Then this is the program for you.

The Cosmetology program at Somerset Community College offers comprehensive training in the study and application of beauty treatment. We offer students the technical skills and valuable life lessons that enable them to be successful in a fast-paced, consumer-driven industry.

Students in the program are required to receive at least 1,500 hours of instruction. The program incorporates individual instruction with group learning activities. Students attend theory classes and participate in hands-on training in the laboratory.

SCC’s Cosmetology program also has a loyal clientele of customers who give students ample opportunity to practice and perfect the skills needed for an exciting career.

What Can I Do With This Program?

Upon successful completion of the prescribed program, the graduate is prepared to take the Apprentice Cosmetology Examination. After successfully passing the practical and written Kentucky state board exams, the student is a licensed apprentice cosmetologist. Licensed apprentice cosmetologist must serve a six-month apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.

What are my career choices?

You may work as a stylist or cosmetology instructor. Cosmetologists are employed by beauty salons, spas, stores that sell cosmetics, and nursing and other residential-care homes. Many cosmetologists start their own businesses. Instructors are employed at cosmetology schools.

Overall employment for cosmetologists and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional Criteria for Cosmetology

  • Professionalism
  • People skills
  • Physical dexterity
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Critical thinking

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

First Semester
Course Credit Hours
COS 114 - Cosmetology I 14
Total credits 14
Second Semester
Course Credit Hours
COS 116 - Cosmetology II 14
Total credits 14
Third Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 218 - Cosmetology III

14

Total credits

14

Fourth Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 222 - Cosmetology Review 6
Total credits 6

Total credits for certificate: 48

For Federal Title IV Financial Aid awarding, the certificate program is delivered in non-standard terms. Eligible students will be awarded Federal Pell Grant using the Pell Grant Formula 3. Federal Direct Loans will be awarded using the Borrower Based Award Year 3 (BBAY3) awarding method. Please see the Financial Aid Office for more details.

First Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 114 - Cosmetology I 14
Total credits 14
Second Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 116 - Cosmetology II 14 
Total credits 14
Third Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 218 - Cosmetology III 14 
Total credits 14
Fourth Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 222 - Cosmetology Review 6
Total credits 6
Choose 9 hours from the following approved courses
Course Credit Hours
Written Communication, Oral Communication, Heritage, or Humanities 3
Social, Behavioral, Natural Science or Quantitative
Reasoning
3
KCTCS approved Digital Literacy 3
Total credits 9

Total credits for diploma: 57

 

For Federal Title IV Financial Aid awarding, the diploma program is awarded using the Standard Academic Year (SAY) awarding procedures. Please see the financial aid office for more details.

Additional Information

Shampoo
Service Price
Shampoo Only $3.00
Specialty Braid $10.00
Special Occasion Style $12.00
Shampoo & Set $6.00
Style Only $4.00
Conditioner
Service Price
Treatment Conditioner $2.00
Scalp Treatment $6.00
Scalp Treatment with Style $10.00
Haircut Only $6.00
Haircut with Shampoo & Style $10.00
Olaplex $10.00 & Up
Manicure
Service Price
Plain $8.00
Pedicure $10.00
Full Nail Art $10.00
Nail Art $2.00
Hand Wax $3.00
Acrylic Nails $15.00 & Up
Fill-Ins $10.00 & Up
Gel Polish $15.00
Polish Only $4.00
Nail Trimming $4.00
Facials
Service Price
Spa Facial $15.00
Spa Facial with Make-up $20.00
Make-up Only $15.00
Plain Facial $8.00
Plain Facial with Make-up $13.00
Plain Facial with Mask Only $10.00
Arch $4.00
Lip Wax $4.00
Chin Wax $4.00 & Up
Perms
Service Price
Perm, Cut & Style $30.00
Specialty Perms $40.00 & Up
Chemical Relaxer $30.00
Color
Service Price
Virgin Tint (all over) $30.00
Tint Retouch (1 inch) $25.00
Bleach $30.00
Cap Highlighting $30.00 & Up
Weave Highlight or Low Light $45.00
Color with Highlight $55.00
Ombre $55.00
Each Additional Color added to Ombre $10.00
Smoothing Treatment Application $60.00 & Up
Waxing
Service Price
Eyebrow Wax $6.00
Lip Wax $5.00
Chin Wax $5.00
Eyebrow, Lip & Chin Wax $15.00
Arm Wax $15.00
Under Arm Wax $8.00
Half Leg Wax $15.00
Full Leg Wax $20.00
Chest Wax $10.00
Tinting
Service Price
Lash/Brow Tint $25.00
Lash Tint $15.00
Brow Tint $15.00
Brow Tint/Brow Wax $20.00
Makeup
Service Price
Day Makeup $10.00
Evening Makeup $15.00
Bridal Makeup $20.00
Theatrical Makeup $25.00
Chemical Peels (Cleansing included)
Service Price
Ultra Bright Peel $25.00
Power Clear Peel $25.00
Age Reversal Peel $25.00
Pro Power Eye Peel $25.00
Facials
Service Price
Basic Facial $15.00
Deep Cleansing Facial $20.00
Hydrating Facial $20.00
Brightening Facial $20.00
Ultimate Age Defying Facial $20.00
Ultimate Acne Facial $20.00
Paraffin Wax Facial $20.00
Gentlemen's Facial $15.00
Teen Facial $10.00
Extractions Only $10.00
Back Facial $25.00
Microdermabrasion Treatment $25.00
Eyelash & Brow
Service Price
Eyelash Extensions $75.00
Eyelash Fill-In $35.00
Eyelash Extension Removal $20.00
Eyelash Strip Application $5.00
Eyelash Lift $25.00
Brow Lamination $25.00
Eyelash Lift & Tint $35.00

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Brandy Brock

Cosmetology

Program Coordinator

606.878.4721

brandy.brock@kctcs.edu

Jennifer Owens

Cosmetology

Program Instructor

606.451.6889

jennifer.owens@kctcs.edu

Joni Upchurch

Cosmetology

Program Instructor

606.387.3791

joni.upchurch@kctcs.edu 

Tabitha Bottoms

Cosmetology

Program Instructor

606.878.4902

tabitha.bottoms@kctcs.edu 

Dena Fugate

Cosmetology

Program Instructor

606.878.4777

dena.fugate@kctcs.edu 

Megan Noel

Cosmetology

Program Instructor

606.451.6794

megan.noel@kctcs.edu 

Darlene Lawson

Esthetics

Program Instructor

606.451.6806

darlene.lawson@kctcs.edu