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Get the Skills to Become a Cosmetology Professional

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Take your beauty career to the next level with Milan Institute’s Advanced Cosmetology program

44-Week* Advanced Cosmetology Training Program in California & Texas

Do you have a passion for beauty? As a Cosmetologist, you can turn your passion into your career! As specialists in the art and science of haircare, skincare and nails, Cosmetologists are the foundation of the beauty industry.

The Advanced Cosmetology program at the Milan Institute provides the technical and practical skills training you need to succeed in the beauty industry. Gain advanced knowledge of the skincare, haircare and nail procedures needed to take the State Board examination for licensure in as few as 44 weeks*!

Advanced Cosmetology Training at Milan Institute

The Advanced Cosmetology program at the Milan Institute is designed to provide students with advanced technical skills instruction in the practice of hair, skin, and nail services. Similar to the Cosmetology program, the Advanced Cosmetology program includes an additional five (5) 60-hour modules. Each module explores a deeper study into the subject matter to support student success in his/her Cosmetology career by offering diverse services to clients. The modules may be completed in any order, but students must start at the beginning of a module.

In the Advanced Cosmetology program, the additional five modules include:

  • Module A: Eyelash Extension Education – basic and volume eyelash applications
  • Module B: Make up Education – glamour bridal, corrective, and creative make up applications
  • Module C: Hair Extensions Education – full and supplemental hair extension applications
  • Module D: Tapers and Fades Education – tapers, fades, and line ups
  • Module E: Skin Care Education – microdermabrasions and peels

In the Cosmetology program, students learn:

  • Hairstyling Services – arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and non-chemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.
  • Chemical Hair Services – coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, and the use of dye removers.
  • Skin Care Services chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products,  antiseptics, lotions, tonics, and creams.
  • Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Servicestinting and perming eyelashes and brows, applying eyelashes, removing superfluous hair from the body through use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemicals, or waxing.
  • Manicuring and Pedicuringwater and oil manicures, hand and arm massage, foot and ankle massage, nail analysis, and artificial nail services, including acrylic, liquid and powder brush-ons, dip, tips, wraps, and repairs.
  • Professional Development communication skills, personal and professional ethics, customer service skills, client communication, decorum, record keeping, client service records, rules and regulations, job readiness skills,  and employment-seeking strategies.
  • Disinfection and Sanitation – procedures to protect the health and safety of clients as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
  • Health and Safety Considerationsanatomy (hair/skin/nails), chemistry and chemical safety including, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, preventing communicable diseases, electricity and electrical safety, and State Board Laws and Regulations.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the State Board examination for licensure, and qualify for entry-level positions in Cosmetology or related career fields.

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Employment Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.

National averages may not accurately reflect workers’ earnings and employment opportunities in particular parts of the country. They may include earners and employment opportunities at all stages of their careers and not just recent graduates’ entry-level wages and opportunities. 

Get a Career You Feel Good About

Are you ready to turn your passion for beauty into a career you’ll love? With the Milan Institute, you can train for a Cosmetology career in as few as 44 weeks*! Gain the knowledge and advanced skills training you need to take the state board examination for licensure and succeed in the beauty industry.

Our admissions representatives will be happy to answer questions and schedule a tour of our classrooms and student salon where you can learn more about the path to your new career.

Call 1-888-207-9460 today!

The Advanced Cosmetology program is offered at these campuses:

*Program length varies by state; please contact Admissions for more information.

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