Cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services. Cosmetologists help clients enhance their appearance by performing a variety of services focusing on the hair, skin and nails.

Cosmetology (credit-free*)

Job Description

Cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and other beauty services. Cosmetologists help clients enhance their appearance by performing a variety of services focusing on the hair and skin. They wash, condition, cut, color and style hair using combs, brushes, curling irons, blow dryers, scissors and other tools. Cosmetologists also perform scalp and hair treatments, clean wigs and hairpieces, apply makeup, and provide facial hair waxing services. Cosmetologists work in salons, spas, hotels, or resorts. Some lease booth space from a salon owner. Some manage salons or open their own shop after several years of experience.

Program Description

Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) is dedicated to providing its students an affordable, quality education using the latest technology available in the beauty industry.
Our Cosmetology program trains students in both theory and practical experience to prepare them to pass the Connecticut State Board Examination. To obtain a license in Connecticut students must successfully complete 1500 hours in hairdressing and cosmetology education, as well as pass the State of Connecticut Board exam. Students who attain their Cosmetology/Hairdressing licensure in Connecticut can apply for licensure in Massachusetts.
ACC participates in the M*A*C PRO Student Program.


Payment Options  (Payment is due upon registration of each module.)

1) Cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, AmEx, or Discover) accepted.

2) Installment plans are available for this program through the College. There is a one-time $25 fee per installment plan. There is a $15 fee for late payments.

3) CHESLA (Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority) offers non-tiered, simple interest, fixed annual rate loans.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws form a non-credit course, in writing via email to , at least 1 business days prior to the start of the course the tuition shall be fully refunded.

Admission Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in this course.  The cosmetology student must be able to meet all basic fundamental standards to participate in all scheduled clinical sessions. Students must be able to stand in one place for long periods of time as well as bend and stretch.  Students must have manual dexterity, motor skills including small muscle control, and eye-hand coordination to participate.  Students will be required to perform services (hair, skin, and nails) on classmates as well as the general public in a supervised salon clinic setting.  Students must be willing and able to receive such services from classmates as well.

Time Commitment

This 54-week program meets for 1500 hours. The program includes 200 hours of classroom instruction and 1300 hours of clinical instruction.

Employment Outlook

Steady job growth is expected in Connecticut’s beauty industry. Connecticut cosmetologists earn up to $26,270 plus tips per year.

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*CT Dept. of Labor

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