Cosmetology Course

Accredited means our school is given the stamp of approval from state and federal agencies.

The Cosmetology Course includes the fundamentals of hair, facials, and nails. The course includes instruction in all safety and sanitary measures related to patron protection, job training, ethics and self assurance.  Cosmetology requirements for graduation are completion of 1600 hours and the minimum requirements of Theory and Operations.

Course Objective


  1. To instruct students in the fundamentals of Cosmetology for effective advancement in the field of hair, facials, and nails.
  2. To instruct student in all safety and sanitary measures for patron protection.
  3. To help instill in students attitudes and good habits related to:
    1. Basic procedures
    2. Creativeness
    3. Self assurance
    4. Responsibility
    5. Ethics

Course Fact Sheet 2019 (PDF)

Tuition and Textbook Information

Tuition and fees charged to a student who completes the program within the normal time.

Tuition $16,400.00  Kit $2,000.00*(includes books and laptop computer)  Registration fee  $75.00 STRF $9.24  Total $18,484.24

*Textbooks: Below are the textbooks Lancaster Beauty School uses in the Cosmetology Course.

As the cost of the kit includes the books, prices indicated are for replacements only.

  • Milady Standard Cosmetology – 2012 – ISBN: 9781439059302-6/$104.95
  • Milady Standard Theory Workbook – 2012 – ISBN: 9781439059234/$44.95
  • Milady Standard Practical Workbook – 2012 – ISBN: 9781439059227/$44.95
  • Milady Exam Review Book – 2012 – ISBN: 1-4390-59217/$33.90
  • Milady Coursemate Access Code- 2012 – ISBN: 9781133281566 – $149.95

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), postsecondary customers can find valuable information about pricing, previous editions and alternate formats by visiting and searching by ISBN#, author, title or keyword for material in your areas of interest.

Loan, graduation, and Gainful Employment information: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

  • Cosmetology – CIP Code 12.0401
  • Median Title IV  Loan Debt – $9625.00
  • Median Non-Title IV Loan Debt – $0.00
  • Median Institutional Loan Debt – $0.00
  • Program Graduation on Time Rate – 43%
  • SOC Code – 39-5012.00 For information regarding cosmetologist occupations visit The Department of Labor’s O*NET at
  • Placement rate for 2013 based on NACCAS standards – 42.86%

For additional information, please refer to the school’s catalog.


The curriculum for students enrolled in the Course of Cosmetology is as follows:

A. Theory

Lectures given on all cosmetology practices; including personal hygiene and good grooming; salesmanship, courtesy, neatness, and attitude in meeting the public; and antiseptics.

B. Operations

Hand on practice of clinical operations.

1. Electricity2. Bacteriology, anatomy, and physiology3. Disinfection & Sanitation4. Health & Safety/Hazardous Substances5. Cosmetology Act & Regulations6. Chemistry7. Wet hairstyling8. Thermal Hairstyling9. Press and curl10. Permanent waving11. Chemical straightening12. Hair cutting13. Hair coloring and Bleaching14. Scalp and hair treatments 15. Facials – manuals16. Facials – electrical17. Facials – chemicals18. Eyebrow arching & hair removal19. Make-up20. Water and oil manicure21. Pedi curing22. Artificial NailsLiquid, powders & brush onArtificial nail tipsNail wraps and repairs23. Job Search – Additional training24. Additional training

All training hours will be fulfilled by completing the services in the curriculum.

Job Opportunities

When you complete your training and become a licensed Cosmetologist or Barber, there are many levels of occupations you may enter. ALL AREAS NEED CONTINUING EDUCATION. SOC Code 39-5012-00 visit for more information regarding job opportunities.

Examples of Licensed Cosmetologist:

1. General cosmetology knowledge covering all area of the “Art of Hairstyling.” There are both chemical and non-chemical.
a. Chemical – Permanent Waving, Chemical
Straightening, Hair Coloring, etc.
b. Non-Chemical – Hairstyling, Haircutting, Make-up
Artist, Facial expert.
2. All levels of Management.
3. Education Positions
4. Merchandising Field – Sales, Buyer, Seller, etc.
5. Scientific Field – Demonstrator, Research, etc.
6. Writing Field – Promotional Writer, Beauty Editor, etc.

Gainful Employment Information