Cosmetology Diploma

Cosmetology Program

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

  • 1,800 clock hours (13 classes)
  • 14 months*

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

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!

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:

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.

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
*As prescribed, IBMC College’s Cosmetology Diploma program can be completed in 14 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

“My experience at IBMC College has been amazing. I have gained so much self-confidence and am excited to be doing something I love.”

- Cassandra Javalera, IBMC Cosmetology Graduate

Program Details


  • Haircoloring
  • Facials and Skincare
  • Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills and Salesmanship
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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.

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