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 an hour 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 and manager program, as well as individual makeup courses. It's nearly 36 miles from downtown Cleveland. Students can apply their skills in salon facilities for real-world experience.
- Located in downtown Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College District offers a course in applying theatre makeup as part of its theatre arts associate's degree program.
- Nearly 65 miles from Cleveland, Sandusky Career Center offers programs for aspiring estheticians and cosmetologists. Students can work in the student salon and complete internships in the community.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Aesthetician and Skin Care
- Barber and Hair Cutting Services
- Beauty Salon Management
- Cosmetology, Hair, and Nail Instructor
- Facial Treatment Specialist
- Hair Design
- Make-Up Artist
- Nail Technician - Manicurist
- Permanent Cosmetics and Tattooing
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||Cuyahoga Community College District||Sandusky Career Center|
|School Type||Less than 2-year, public||2-year, public||Less than 2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||107*||27,084*||82*|
|Campus Setting||Rural||Large city||Distant Town|
|Tuition and Fees (2015-16)||$5,595* for the largest program||$3,136 in-district; $3,953 in-state; $7,648 out-of-state*||$10,178* for the largest program|
|% of Beginning Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2013-14)||92%*||75%*||98%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open Admissions|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014)||88% for full-time students*||55% for full-time students*||87% for full-time students*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2011)||83%*||5%*||65%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
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.
Advanced Make-Up Camouflage Techniques Course
Through this course, students explore methods for covering skin discolorations and pigmentations. They learn to correct skin problems following surgery. The course also addresses color mixing and using color to enhance features.
Cosmetology and Manager Program
The cosmetology and manager 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 1,800-hour program prepares students for the state board's cosmetology and cosmetology management licensing exams. Students who are already licensed cosmetologists can attend the school's 300-hour Cosmetology Manager Training Program for Licensed Cosmetologists.
Cuyahoga Community College District
At Cuyahoga Community College, students can pursue non-credit or credit courses that can prepare them for business or personal interest. Courses are available both online and on campus. Classes geared towards aspiring theatre makeup artists are available through the college's theatre arts program.
Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts
This program provides a broad overview of theatre and includes courses in makeup, acting, stage design and playwriting. A theatre appreciation course explores the different roles of various theatre workers, including makeup artists. A theatre makeup fundamentals class trains students to apply theatre makeup. They can learn practical methods and techniques through a combination of lectures and labs. A 180-hour internship is also required and can allow students to work with professional makeup artists.
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. Students completing the cosmetology and esthetician courses can work in the student salon to gain experience and meet state licensure requirements.
Managing 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.