About our Cosmetology Program

Cosmetology is both an art and a science fueled by passion and a desire to help others. At Minnesota School of Cosmetology, we are dedicated to helping our cosmetology school students develop a solid foundation and a flair for style through hands-on training in basic and advanced industry techniques.

Cosmetology college students will learn how to cut, color and style hair, give manicures and pedicures, provide spa treatments and perform various makeup and skin care techniques from industry-experienced school instructors in a professional salon setting. We keep our cosmetology class sizes small to make sure college students get the individualized instruction they need and attention they deserve. Cosmetology college students will graduate with everything they need to be a versatile artist in an exciting industry, including a cosmetology program diploma from a respected college.

Cosmetology Program Overview

Of course, learning the proper cosmetology skills and latest techniques in hair, nails, and makeup are at the heart of your education. Here is a sample of the skills Cosmetology college students will acquire:

Hair Care
  • Haircutting, styling and design
  • Hair coloring, foiling and chemical texturizing
  • Corn rows, wraps/bumps, updos and braiding
  • Flat ironing and deep conditioning
Nail Care
  • Nail structure and growth
  • Basic and spa manicures and pedicures
  • Nail tips and sculpted nails
  • UV gels and nail art
Advanced Techniques
  • Fading, texturizing and cutting to enhance facial features
  • Three-color applications and advanced color placement
  • Runway makeup and special occasion makeup
  • Extensions, weaves and era-specific styling methods


At Minnesota School of Cosmetology, we know life can be a balancing act. That is why we offer two convenient scheduling options*:

  • Full-time (35 hours per week): Classes M-F 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Half-time( rotating 16/23 hours per week): Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 PM , Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (every other)

*The above schedule options may not be offered at both Minnesota School of Cosmetology campuses for every class start date. 

Each Minnesota School of Cosmetology student is required to complete the following number of clinical hours and services exercises in order to graduate.

Clinical InstructionHoursService Exercises
Scalp & Hair Conditioning80150
Hair Design Shaping15075
Chemical Hair Control*20060
Hair Coloring10050
Hair Styling200300
Facials & Makeup200147
Skills HoursRelated Theory and 
Lab Hours
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Cosmetology Student

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