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List of the Top Hair Stylist Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Certificates, apprenticeships and other degrees in cosmetology and hair styling can be earned primarily at technical and community colleges in the U.S. Learn about the programs available at the country's top schools for study in this field.

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Pueblo Community College (PCC) is a quality institution that provides education in cosmetology and hair styling. In addition to its certificate programs, PCC also offers students the chance to pursue associate's-level training.

1. Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, CO

School Highlight: The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

A cosmetology certificate is available at Pueblo Community College. A special hair stylist certificate can also be obtained. The hair stylist certificate is broken up into three semesters worth of classes. After the introduction courses, students can expect to take the following classes: sanitation, rules and regulations, chemical textures, hair cutting, hair coloring, hair styling, management and ethics.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Aesthetician and Skin Care
  • Barber and Hair Cutting Services
  • Beauty Salon Management
  • Cosmetology, Hair, and Nail Instructor
  • Electrolysis
  • Facial Treatment Specialist
  • Hair Design
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Nail Technician - Manicurist
  • Permanent Cosmetics and Tattooing

Top Hair Stylist Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Chippewa Valley Technical College Technical diploma in cosmetology can be earned in a year; in addition to cosmetology studies, students take classes in retail sales and marketing, management and cosmetology law Eau Claire, WI
Gateway Technical College College's campus in Racine includes The View on 5 Salon and Spa, a full-service facility where students can gain real-world experience Kenosha, WI
Mid-State Technical College In addition to work opportunities in the school's salon, students have the opportunity to provide cosmetology services to local pageant contestants and job shadow with industry professionals Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Moraine Park Technical College Cosmetology diploma students who pursue the school's daytime track can complete the program in 16 months; students in the evening course track may need 24 months to finish their studies Fond du Lac, WI
Red Rocks Community College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and certificate available in cosmetology; certificates also offered in hair styling, nail technology and aesthetics Lakewood, CO
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Over at least three semesters, technical diploma students can get 1800 hours of cosmetology training Fennimore, WI
Waukesha County Technical College Students can enter a 2-year apprenticeship in cosmetology that allows them to work at the college's salon for pay while taking four hours of coursework each week Pewaukee, WI
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Cosmetology program uses the Pivot Point system, hair design and cosmetology techniques taught worldwide Shell Lake, WI
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