Hair dresser programs prepare students to perform various styling services in barbershops and hair salons. Students should seek an accredited school that can prepare them to pass the state licensing exam.
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
Schools with Hair Dresser Programs
The following schools offer hair dresser programs:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Houston Community College System||Houston, Texas||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $1,632 In-district
|Lone Star College System||The Woodlands, Texas||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $1,504 In-district
|Riverside City College||Riverside, California||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $1,426 In-state
|Santa Monica College||Santa Monica, California||2-year, Public|| Certificate
| $1,136 In-state
|El Camino Community College District||Torrance, California||2-year, Public|| Certificate
| $1,142 In-state
|Pasadena City College||Pasadena, California||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $1,152 In-state
|Sacramento City College||Sacramento, California||2-year, Public|| Certificate
| $1,104 In-state
|Florida State College at Jacksonville||Jacksonville, Florida||4-year, Public||Certificate|| $2,830 In-state
|El Paso Community College||El Paso, Texas||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $2,386 In-state
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Hair dresser programs teach a variety of skills to future stylists and barbers. Consider the following when looking for hair dresser schools:
- Students may wish to choose a school that offers additional instruction in specialties, such as nails, massage therapy or skin care.
- When choosing a hair dresser college, some students prefer to enroll in schools that are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission for Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
- Cosmetology schools that offer school-based scholarships may be desirable to students looking for a hair dresser school.
- Prospective hair dressers may also want to check with potential cosmetology schools to see if they offer a career placement program.
Hair dresser programs are found at accredited schools that prepare a student to pass the state licensing exam. There are a variety of additional specialties that can be earned in these programs, such as nail care, massage therapy and skin care.