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Cosmetology

Overview

Whether your goal is to become a full-service salon cosmetologist or you wish to pursue a career as a make-up artist, esthetician, hair colorist or more, ASUN provides you a solid foundation in cosmetology. You may also choose to fortify your training with a business degree with salon ownership in mind. All students are actively prepared and encouraged to complete the Arkansas Department of Health Cosmetology State Licensing Exam. Students who have completed our Cosmetology Program have been accepted by employers like Sport Clips, Great Clips, J.C. Penney Salon, Regis, and more.

Have you found your starting point? Apply to the Cosmetology program today. 

To apply to the university click here.

The Cosmetology program requires any potential student to submit a separate application for the program. The student must be accepted into the program before the student will be allowed to take courses.

Download the application here.

Cosmetology Quote

"All the cosmetology instructors are very hands-on and want the most and best out of each student. A huge thanks to them! I am now secure that my dreams can become a reality."                                                                      

Bailey Streider
2014 Cosmetology Graduate

The Cosmetology Department at ASUN offers the following two programs, each with the ability to earn a certificate. Explore further for details such as the length of each program and get a step closer to your goals. 

General Cosmetology
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 3 semesters + 1 summer term

Total Program Cost: $5,577

Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall & Spring

Courses:

Prerequisites

Minimum COMPASS score required for admission to Cosmetology: Reading - 83

Required

General Education Core: None required

Major Technical Discipline (40 credit hours)
COS 1101 Hygiene & Sanitation I
COS 1112 Hairdressing Theory I
COS 1131 Manicuring I 
COS 1141 Aesthetics I 
COS 1151 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Deportment I
COS 1173 Technical Skills Lab I 
COS 1193 Supervised Experience in Clinic I 
COS 1201 Hygiene & Sanitation II
COS 1212 Hairdressing Theory II
COS 1231 Manicuring II 
COS 1241 Aesthetics II 
COS 1251 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Deportment II
COS 1273 Technical Skills Lab II 
COS 1274 Hair Dressing Practical Application
COS 1293 Supervised Experience in Clinic II 
COS 2301 Hygiene & Sanitation III 
COS 2312 Hairdressing Theory III 
COS 2331 Manicuring III 
COS 2341 Aesthetics III
COS 2351 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Deportment III
COS 2373 Technical Skills Lab III
COS 2393 Supervised Experience in Clinic III 

General Cosmetology Degree Plan

Cosmetology Instructor Trainee
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 1 semester + 1 summer term

Total Program Cost: $3,266

Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Marked Tree

Course Availability: Spring

Courses:

Prerequisites

Minimum COMPASS score required for admission to Cosmetology: Reading - 83

Required

General Education Core: None required

Major Technical Discipline (24 credit hours)  
COS 2362 Preparatory Training
COS 2372 Conducting Theory Classes
COS 2379 Conducting Practical Classes in Cosmetology
COS 2383 Practice of Cosmetology
COS 2363 Lecture, Demonstration & Class Attendance
COS 2382 Student Records
COS 2353 Practical Concepts

Cosmetology Instructor Degree Plan