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Cosmetology Program

Learn the skills necessary to achieve success in IBMC’s Cosmetology classes

Unleash your creativity with Cosmetology training! Your skills will always be in-demand and with a wide variety of career options available, you have many choices in this exciting field.

If you are creative and love helping people look and feel their best, this could be the ideal career path for you. Our cosmetology program teaches the basic foundations for haircutting, haircoloring, hairstyling, makeup artistry, and manicuring techniques. As a licensed Cosmetologist, you will have the career you have dreamed of working in a salon, spa or on your own!

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Make your clients look and feel their best

Use your training to help others by starting your career in Cosmetology. Just take the next step to get started!

Check out the available opportunities in your area to see what you could be doing as a Cosmetologist after completing your training program and passing your state board exams.

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What to Expect as a Student

At IBMC College School of Cosmetology, student success is a top priority. Every step of the way is student-focused, from the time you apply to your graduation. You will receive individualized instruction from skilled educators in hairstyling, nail techniques, skincare, salon and business management.

Individuals gain valuable experience in the beauty field, both through lecture classes and hands-on practice by working on models and guests in the Student Beauty Services Clinic. Students will also build a strong foundation in safety and hygiene, professional work habits, product knowledge and business fundamentals — all designed to prepare you for the State Board Examination.

Volunteer Opportunities

During your time at IBMC College, you may have the opportunity to go off-campus and practice your beautiful new skills at community events, such as:

  • Fall Feast in Denver
  • Children in Need Event
  • Haircuts for the Homeless
  • Haircuts for Veterans through Catholic Charities

During these events, you may perform haircuts and hairstyling, as well as other beauty services, for low-income families and the homeless, as well as the general public. These events provide you with real-work experience that you have use to enhance your resume when looking for that first career opportunity after graduation.

Make what you love be what you do!

Hands-on Experience & Career Opportunities


Hands-On Experience

IBMC College Cosmetology students gain real-world experience by perfecting their skills in the on-campus Student Beauty Services Clinics with supervision by licensed educators. Students will interact with clients to master hands-on practical skills and perform services for a variety of hair and skin types. In addition, students will develop positive and professional readiness for salon success.

Career Opportunities

Licensed Cosmetologists work in a variety of beauty settings. Many of our graduates go on to become hairstylists, health and beauty spa workers, and makeup artists.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Cosmetologists is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 — an employment increase of 13%.**

Licensed Cosmetologists can work in careers such as:

  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Skin Care Specialist (Esthetician)
  • Salon Manager
  • Vocational Teacher
*IBMC College’s Cosmetology Diploma program may be completed in as little as 13 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

“IBMC College helped me gain the confidence to strive for bigger and better things. With the support I received, I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone. Now, I get to help others feel wonderful about themselves!”

Brandy Winegardner, IBMC Cosmetology Graduate

Program Details

  • Haircoloring
  • Facials and Skincare
  • Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills and Salesmanship
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Program Kit* includes:
  • Premium Hair Kit with upgrades that includes a shear set, feather razor, flat iron, curling irons, blow dryer, brushes and combs, capes, tint bottle, spray bottle, apron, clips, manikins, jumbo duffle bag with wheels and plastic tote organizer.
  • Nail Kit Manicure bowl, nail brushes, files, manicure kit, apron, practice hand and fingers and duffle bag.
  • Makeup kit that includes 7 piece brush kit, liner pencils, lip color wheel, concealer wheel, powders, foundations, eye shadow pallet, mascaras, lip glosses, and carrying case.
  • Skin Care kit that includes body brush set, cape, manikin and carrying case.
  • Personalized name badge
Locations & Schedules:

IBMC College’s Cosmetology diploma program is offered at all three of our campuses across northern Colorado — making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your schedule and lifestyle.

Plus, as part of our commitment to accelerated training, we offer class starts for our Cosmetology program multiple times a year — because when you are ready to change your life, there is no reason to wait.

Tuition and Fees:

The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.

*Program kit is not included in your tuition. IBMC College’s Cosmetology diploma’s Program Kit is required to buy and has an additional cost.

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