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About Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Department is an exciting place of color, shape, and beauty. We welcome you to join our program, where you can obtain the education you need to succeed in the cosmetology, skin care, and nail care industries. These well‐established programs will prepare you for a career as a platform artist, educator, stylist, colorist, salon owner, sales representative, and makeup artist, as well as offer you the opportunity to work in the television and movie industries, or on cruise ships. Our program prepares you to take the State board examination for a cosmetology license.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Programs Offered

Associate in Science Degree Option

  • Barbering (Effective Fall 2024)
  • Cosmetology

Certificates of Achievement Options

  • Barbering (Effective Fall 2024)
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Care

Department Certificate Option

  • Salon Business

Transfer Options and Opportunities

SMC students have many options and opportunities for transfer. Make your choice and see what you need to qualify.

Completion of major requirements does not satisfy all transfer admission requirements to UC, CSU, California Private, Out of State, or International institutions.

Please note: Not all schools offer this major.

For additional information visit the Cosmetology department website.