How Long is Cosmetology School in Colorado

Posted on March 21, 2017 by xenon

If you have considered pursuing a cosmetology licence in Colorado, one of the first questions that you might have is: how long does it take to finish cosmetology school?
The short answer is 1800 clock hours of class work and practical application.

Those 1800 hours, however, are packed full of detailed work, the hours of which are broken down into segments to help students feel prepared to sit for the state licensing exam.

How Long is Cosmetology School in Colorado

In Colorado these hours are broken down as follows:

    • Sanitation, sterilization & safety – 45 hours
    • Permanent waving & chemical relaxing – 250 hours
    • Hairstyling – wet styling, hair pressing & iron curling – 250 hours
    • Massage, skin care & makeup – 100 hours
    • Shampoo & scalp treatments – 75 hours
    • Hair tinting & bleaching – 225
    • Hair cutting – 225 hours
    • Basic manicuring and pedicuring – 75 hours
    • Application of artificial nails – 135 hours
    • Law and rules and regulations – 25 hours
    • Management, ethics, interpersonal skills & salesmanship – 25 hours
    • Occupational safety and health – 20 hours
    • Shampooing, rinsing & conditioning – 2 hours
    • Haircoloring – 8 hours
    • Haircutting – 8 hours
    • Hairstyling – 7 hours
    • Chemical texture services – 4 hours
    • Manicuring & pedicuring – 7 hours
    • Application of artificial nails – 5 hours
    • Facials & skin care – 7 hours
    • Facial makeup – 1 hour
    • Hair removal – 3 hours
    • Law, rules & regulations – 1 hours
    • Management, ethics, interpersonal skills & salesmanship – 1 hours
    • Disinfection, cleaning & safe work practices – 6 hours

According to the board of Colorado State Cosmetology and Barbering Licensure at least 75% of the credit hours shall be obtained by clinical instruction. The remaining 25% may be obtained by theory or lecture.

How Long is Cosmetology School in Colorado

That’s a lot of floor work! If you are considering cosmetology school, consider a school that fits your personality and career goals. You will be investing much more than just your finances in your future, you want the first steps on this new path to be a great adventure.
To learn more about our cosmetology program, check out our courses page.

*Hours are subject to change based on year attending and current regulations. You’ll want to check with your chosen school and with current state standards to make sure that the above information is accurate. Reach out to our admissions office to learn more about current regulations and what the hour requirements might be in your state.

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