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Cosmetology Programs

Your Pathway to Success

create a at A quality beauty specialist

is always in demand, regardless of the economy. Every working day at least 3 million women and men go to their favorite salon or spa. If you love working with people and have a strong desire to succeed in a creative field, cosmetology could be the career for you. At Palm Beach State College, you’ll learn the artistic, technical and business aspects of this exciting profession. Our programs are designed





Whether you plan to be a cosmetologist, facial specialist or nail technician, Palm Beach State is the place to start.

palm beach state! Your Cosmetology Career Path Employment in the beauty industry is projected to grow much faster than average, but only welltrained candidates get the best jobs. Today’s salon/spa owners—and their clients—demand knowledgeable and highly skilled professionals.

Get your certificate & license Cosmetologists, skin care specialists and nail technicians are licensed professionals. Palm Beach State prepares students to apply for a Florida state license and pass the state exam for their chosen specialty. The College also awards a Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate upon graduation.

Build your career Do you aspire to manage or own a salon or spa? After receiving your PSAV certificate, add business skills to your beauty skills at Palm Beach State: Earn an Associate in Science degree and develop management abilities, as well as an understanding of marketing, finance, human relations and other business essentials. After completing the A.S. degree, you may transfer credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management.

Keep learning Beauty professionals choose Palm Beach State’s Cosmetology Continuing Education classes to keep up with the latest trends and earn their state-required CEUs (continuing education units).


cosmetology PSAV Certificate 561-868-3851 The Cosmetology program at Palm Beach State College will prepare you for a rewarding career in beauty. Our comprehensive course of study develops your knowledge, personal image and mastery of hair, skin and nail care. You’ll learn and apply the art and science of the full range of services—from hair cutting and coloring to facials and waxing to manicures and pedicures. A focus on cosmetology theory, law, ethics and salon management further enhances your career potential. Full-time students (day classes) complete the course in one year, and part-time students (evening classes) finish in two years.

In our professional salon environment, you’ll excel through: • A structured program taught by awardwinning licensed cosmetologists • A combination of lecture, demonstration and daily hands-on practice • The opportunity to work with state-of-the-art products and equipment • Our dedication to the highest industry standards and your future success It’s no wonder our graduates are found working in the most creative and high-end salons, as well as spas, resorts and residential complexes.

At the completion of the Cosmetology program you: • Earn a certificate from Palm Beach State • Apply to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for your Florida Cosmetology License • Take and pass the Florida Cosmetology Exam to receive your Florida Board of Cosmetology License No high school diploma or GED is required to enroll, however students must pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) before completing this program. Your opportunities are limitless in the $40 billion U.S. salon services market. You can become a salon director or owner, a sought-after hair stylist or colorist, or the industry’s top hair designer.


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facials specialty PSAV Certificate 561-868-3851 Beauty begins with soft, glowing skin. If you like helping people feel positive about their appearance, being an esthetician or facial specialist could be your new profession! In the Facials Specialty program at Palm Beach State, you’ll learn a variety of facial techniques, as well as waxing, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, lash tinting and makeup application. Students are trained in a fullyequipped salon through a combination of lectures and hands-on practice—taught and guided by licensed professionals. Full-time students (day classes) complete the program in three months, and part-time students (evening classes) finish in six months. The skin care industry is growing rapidly as women and men of all ages desire healthier, better-looking skin. Estheticians and other skin care specialists enjoy a wide range of career options—from full-service salons and spas to doctors’ offices, particularly for dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

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of the Facials Specialty or Nails Technician program you:

• Earn a certificate from Palm Beach State College • May apply to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the license for your chosen specialty • Take and pass the state exam to receive your Facial or Nail Specialist license

PSAV Certificate 561-868-3851

nails technician

Beautiful hands and feet depend on the talents of a skilled nail technician. If you are creative, enjoy precision work and like working with people, this could be your new career! Salons, spas, resorts and even cruise ships need qualified professionals. Students of Palm Beach State’s Nails Technician program develop marketable skills in a modern salon/spa environment, featuring current products and equipment. Our instructors —all licensed professionals—use a combination of lecture and hands-on training to teach the latest nail techniques. You’ll learn and practice manicures, pedicures and applying various types of artificial nails and nail wraps. Of course, the College adheres to and trains students in the highest standards of safety and sanitation. Full-time students (day classes) complete the program in two and a half months, and part-time students (evening classes) finish in five months.

Upon receipt of your license, you are eligible to work in Florida salons/spas. No high school diploma or GED is required for the Facials Specialty or Nails Technician program.


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Palm Beach State College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its facilities, educational programs, employment or activities without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Palm Beach State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Palm Beach State College. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard. Printing was supported through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Technical Postsecondary Education Section 132 grant.


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