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Hairstyling Certificate

Learn how to deliver an amazing haircut, color, & style in IBMC’s Hairstyling classes.

Learn to deliver an amazing haircut, color, or style with a Hairstyling certificate from IBMC College. If you are passionate about helping people look and feel their best, this could be an ideal career path for you.

If you have a creative side, you will thrive in learning techniques and trends in hair design, along with the art and science of haircoloring. This certificate program provides the professional skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the hairstyling industry. Graduates are prepared to pass the Colorado Board Examination and begin an exciting new career in a salon or spa.

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Help Your Clients Feel Beautiful!

Use your training to help others by starting your career in Hairstyling. 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 Hairstylist after completing your training program and passing your state board exams.

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Earn Your Hairstyling Certificate in as little as 12 Months!

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What to Expect as a Student

As a student of the Hairstyling program, you will receive both classroom and practical hairstylist training over the term of your program. You will receive focused and individualized attention from experienced educators. You will learn about cutting, styling and coloring by using the latest tools and techniques.

Students will gain a strong foundation in safety, hygiene, product knowledge, learn professional work habits, and are taught business fundamentals — areas that prepare students for the State Board Examination. In addition, students gain valuable experience and hands-on practice by working on models and guests in the on-site Student Beauty Services Clinic.

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:

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

During these events, you may perform haircuts and hairstyling, and 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 Hairstyling students will be able to perfect their skills in the on-site Student Beauty Services Clinics. With supervision by licensed educators, students will interact with clients and perform services for a variety of hair types. This experience develops confidence and skills for success, along with positive professional readiness.

Career Opportunities

Licensed Cosmetologists work in a variety of beauty settings. Many of our graduates go on to work in salons, spas, residential facilities, assisted living facilities, and even cruise lines.

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 hairstylists can start a career in settings like:

  • Hair Salons
  • Spas
  • Residential Facilities
  • Department Stores
  • Cruise Lines
  • Assisted Living Facilities
*IBMC College’s Hairstyling Certificate program may be completed in as little as 12 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

“Attending IBMC College helped me get ahead in life and has helped me achieve one of my dreams.”

Corina Castandeda, IBMC Cosmetology Graduate

Program Details


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
  • Personalized name badge
Locations & Schedules:

IBMC College’s Hairstyling certificate program is offered at all IBMC College’s campus locations in northern Colorado — making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your lifestyle and schedule.

Plus, as part of our commitment to accelerated training, we offer class starts for our Hairstyling 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 Hairstyling certificate’s Program Kit is required to buy and costs $1,000.

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