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Cosmetology

Locations:  Hermitage, Morgantown, Uniontown  |  Duration: 12 Months (PA), 14 Months (WV)

Laurel’s School of Spa & Cosmetology Arts 12-14 month Cosmetology program allows students to learn the basic fundamentals and the related subjects of hair, skin, and nail care and that are necessary for a well-rounded education.

Skills Development:

Hair Styling
Hair Cutting
Hair Coloring
Manicuring
Pedicures
Artificial Nails And Artistry
Skin Care And Makeup

Laurel’s Cosmetology program allows students to learn the basic fundamentals and the related subjects of hair, skin, and nail care and that are necessary for a well-rounded education. Our licensed instructors teach both theoretical and practical applications.

Our students will have the opportunity for supervised practice in the school’s full-service cosmetology clinic.

For Pennsylvania students, you must complete 1,250 hours of instruction AND have successful completion of the Cosmetology program. Graduates must then must take and pass the licensure examination through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology in order to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For West Virginia students, you must complete 1,835 hours of instruction AND have successful completion of the Cosmetology program. Graduates must then must take and pass the licensure examination through the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists in order to practice in the state of West Virginia.

A potential student wanting to enroll in the WV Cosmetology program will not be permitted to enter any class for study or be given credit for any work done in the school prior to the time his or her permit has been received from the WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Some programs may require relocation, licensure, and/or certification for employment in some positions.

Program Highlights

Laurel Institutes Flexible Schedule

Learn from experienced instructors with years of in-field experience

Laurel Institutes Certifications

Cultivate needed skills in our on-site student training clinics

Laurel Institutes Program Duration

Learn with professional, salon quality Redken Premier products and training

Content Courses

  • Cosmetology Science Theory I / II
  • Hair Shaping I / II
  • Hairstyling I / II
  • Hair Coloring I / II
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Principles of Hair Care & Design
  • Wigs, Braiding & Hair Additions
  • The Science of Esthetics & Skin Care
  • The Science of Nail Technology
  • Clinic I / II / III
  • State Board Practicum
  • State Board Laws & Theory

THIS LIST IS A SAMPLE OF COURSES. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COURSE OFFERINGS, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.

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Absorb knowledge and skills with hands-on learning.

At Laurel, the goal is to provide quality education that leads to career ready graduates. We define Experiential Learning as the process of learning through hands-on experiences giving you direct work-based learning!

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Occupation Outlook

Laurel encourages all prospective students to fully research employment opportunities when choosing a program of study. Please click the links below to learn more.

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The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Center for O*NET Development published a list of “Bright Outlook Occupations*,” which allows individuals to view and research popular, in-demand occupations in a specific field of study. Laurel is dedicated to preparing students and graduates for those “bright” employment and career opportunities and helping our local employers find their perfect candidates. Bright Outlook Occupations are jobs that are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, are predicted to have a large number of job openings, and include new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries!

Popular Occupations:

HAIRDRESSERS
HAIRSTYLISTS
COSMETOLOGISTS
SKINCARE SPECIALIST
MANICURISTS AND PEDICURISTS

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Meet the Program Directors

Laurel Institutes Director Sherri Rimel

Sherri Rimel

DIRECTOR OF COSMETOLOGY
(MORGANTOWN & UNIONTOWN)

“The education available through Laurel will teach you various flattering hair trends in cutting, styling, highlighting, nail designs, make-up applications, lash additions, skin care and so much more. Our first responsibility is to our students and making sure they get the education they need.”

Laurel Institutes Director Brittany Readon

Brittany Reardon

COSMETOLOGY SUPERVISOR
(HERMITAGE)

“We offer diverse, structured classes for Cosmetology, Esthetics/Nail Technology, and Master Teacher, that not only focus on the “how to” questions but also the “why” behind it. ”

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