Basic Cosmetology Program

You will be learning from a real-world approach, an educational program designed to provide you with the skills you need to enter the industry of cosmetology successfully.

This comprehensive system will help you to see, think, create and adapt as a confident stylist. You are a part of a new generation no defined by age. You want your information fast, you want to co-create education and you learn best through collaborative efforts within a community. The Pivot Point curriculum will allow you to have more control over your education. We are fully dedicated to helping you succeed by providing the best theory educational content, innovative delivery methods and an unmatched school experience.

Definition of a Cosmetologist: Careers / Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. Cosmetology is a career that can be learned in a matter of months, not years and has greater potential than many careers requiring a college degree. This is a field with unlimited potential, one that can take you in many directions, as you become a confident, successful professional. Our objective is to assist you in developing fundamental skills, knowledge, and experience to get your new career started through our structured basic cosmetology program.

Basic Cosmetology Course Description

This curriculum was designed for students desiring a THOROUGH education in the art of Cosmetology. Our accredited program offers students a blend of theoretical training and practical training on a daily basis. The theoretical training is conducted in a classroom setting consisting of lecture and demonstration. Practical training takes place in our separate clinic, which offers cosmetology services to the public. The lessons are designed to keep you fully engaged and having fun while you learn. This course will focus on subjects of haircoloring, hair braiding, haircutting, hair styling, skin care, business, nail care, makeup, customer service and much more, to ensure you receive a well rounded education. You will experience real world hands on experience performing basic/trend haircuts, color enhancements, hair replacement, texture services, etc. as you prepare for a promising career. Each student will participate in five EXTENSIVE state board prep classes. Hairstyle trends will change, but the foundational principles do not. The techniques taught will prepare the student to provide quality services efficiently with outstanding results using time tested old and new methods. Graduates enter the work force with confidence and skills, ready to meet the needs of a fast growing profession.

Course Objectives

The objective of the Basic Cosmetology course is to make cosmetology your business. When you’re accepted into Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College you will be taught to exceed expectations. Upon completion of the course, the graduate should posses the required knowledge and skills to pass the Missouri State Board Examination and gain entry-level employment in the cosmetology profession. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the student shall be able to provide quality services with entry-level professional cosmetology abilities, provide effective communication skills with clients, employers and co-workers, and practice social media ethics. Our intent is to educate and empower you to be successful for decades.

Setting You UP for Success with Nuts & Bolts Business Training Curriculum

A Nuts & Bolts member school is a member of an elite group of schools striving to deliver the most complete education experience possible for their students. It is absolutely vital that your education includes real-world training that will prepare you for success when you graduate and enter the workplace. Not every school provides a business-training program of this caliber in its curriculum. To truly be successful in this industry, you MUST understand how the business side works. Nuts & Bolts curriculum focuses on business and client development/retention.

Basic Cosmetology 1500 Hour Pivot Point Curriculum

(Missouri State Board Minimum Requirements/School Requirements)
42 Weeks Full-Time/ 60 Weeks Part-Time

1 Cosmetology Course 1500-Hour Pivot Point/Nuts & Bolts Curriculum (includes manicuring)

Core – 1 (1-160 hours)

Professional Image
Sterilization, Sanitation
State Law

Core 2 (161-1100)

Properties & Disorders of Skin/Scalp/HairFacials
Permanent WavingHaircutting
Chemical Hair Relaxing/Soft CurlHairsetting
Makeup application

Core 3 (1101-1500)

Anatomy & Physiology
Nuts & Bolts Business Program
Salesmanship/Shop Management
Resume Writing, Interviewing, Creating a Business Plan
2 Career Paths for Cosmetologists
  • Senior citizen hair care specialist
  • Film & television
  • Military posts
  • Tricologist
  • Hair Lock Specialist
  • Hair Replacement Specialist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Nail Technician
  • Platform Artist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Educator
  • Salon Owner

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Student Testimonials

I highly recommend Ea La Mar’s for anyone thinking about going to cosmetology or barber college. The instructors are incredible, they really care about the students and want to see you succeed. I am very grateful to have been able to go through their cosmetology program.

- Amanda P.

This school is amazing! So many great opportunities, and great instructors. It’s definitely the best barber/cosmetology school in The Kansas City area. Good education, good technical skill training, and great environment.. You'll leave here knowing everything you need to know to be successful.

- Luis M.

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