Makeup Classes in the Cleveland, Ohio, Area
Individuals hoping to take makeup classes at a public or private not-for-profit school have very few options in the Cleveland area. This article examines three schools within about 50 miles of downtown Cleveland that offer makeup courses. Also included is a table that prospective students can use to compare important facts about these schools, such as size and cost.
- Lorain County Joint Vocational School District offers a cosmetology program with makeup courses. It's nearly 29 miles from downtown Cleveland, and students can apply their skills in salon facilities for real-world experience.
- With a campus in Cleveland, Remington College offers an associate's degree program in cosmetology that includes instruction in makeup theory.
- Nearly 50 miles from Cleveland, Sandusky Career Center offers a program in advanced cosmetology. Students can complete internships in the community.
Comparison of Schools
The following table allows students who want to study makeup to quickly compare various aspects of these three schools.
|Lorain County Joint Vocational School District||Remington College - Cleveland Campus||Sandusky Career Center|
|School Type||Less than 2-year, public||2-year, private not-for-profit||Less than 2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||113*||670*||82*|
|Campus Setting||Rural||Large suburb||Distant town|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-18)||$12,995 for the cosmetology program**||$14,467 (per academic year)*||$14,685.40 for advanced cosmetology program***|
|% of Beginning Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2016-17)||83%*||93%*||90%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017)||57% for full-time students*||51% for full-time students*||54% for full-time students*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students who started 2014-15)||81%*||47%*||67%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Lorain County Joint Vocational School District, ***Sandusky Career Center
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District offers a series of job training programs. These allow students to acquire relevant skills in their chosen field, and options are available in cosmetology. The school has a working salon where students can gain practical experience.
The cosmetology program trains learners to cut, color and style hair; give pedicures and manicures; perform facials; and apply makeup. Students learn how to attract clients and create a relationship with them, manage a salon, follow cosmetology laws and keep a salon clean and sanitary. The program also includes skin care techniques. Altogether, the 1,500-hour program prepares students for the state board's cosmetology and cosmetology management licensing exams.
Remington College - Cleveland Campus
At Remington College - Cleveland, students can pursue a variety of courses that can prepare them for business or personal interest. Courses are available both online and on campus. Classes geared towards aspiring makeup artists are available through the college's cosmetology program.
Associate's Degree in Cosmetology
The associate's degree program in cosmetology trains students in hair care, nail care and skin care. In addition, the program covers the basics of running a small business so that graduates are prepared to open their own spa or salon. Students gain hands-on experience in such areas as makeup theory, hair styling, manicures and pedicures, hair cutting and coloring, product knowledge and client communications.
Sandusky Career Center
Sandusky Career Center is located in the city of Sandusky, which is roughly halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. The school's career center offers continuing education courses and programs for high school students and adults.
Advanced Cosmetology Program
The 1,800-hour cosmetology program takes approximately one year to complete. Students explore laws and regulations of the cosmetology industry, methods for styling hair, manicures, pedicures, business management and ethics. Individuals also can learn to perform facials, apply makeup and care for skin. Students may participate in internships at local salons and gain experience in campus labs.