Cosmetology | WKCTC


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What is Cosmetology?

The mission of the Cosmetology program is to provide comprehensive instruction to students who will be seeking employment in the beauty culture field.

A licensed cosmetologist is someone who is an expert in the care of hair, nails and skincare, as well as makeup and beauty products. Cosmetologists are expanded into multiple fields including cutting and chemically treating hair, coloring, extensions, perms, cuts, manicures, pedicures, chemical hair removal, fashion trends, wigs, skin and hair analysis; relaxation techniques including reflexology of the head, neck, scalp, hand, feet and basic massage and aroma therapies. Plus ability to expertly apply makeup applications to cover or promote and apply theatrical applications. Cosmetologists often style hair for weddings, proms, and other special events, and funerals in addition to routine hair styling.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Salon/spa
  • Cosmetic industry
  • Platform artist
  • Medical spas

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Cosmetologist Diploma

Diploma programs are usually short-term and less comprehensive than associate's degree programs. WKCTC offers diploma programs as educational opportunities for students who aren't pursuing full-time degrees. Diploma programs usually consist of several courses in a specific subject area or skill and can lead you toward entry-level employment in a professional field.


Apprentice Cosmetology Instructor
Cosmetologist Certificate

A certificate is earned by a student after taking a series of courses in a particular subject. Students often earn certificates to get a step ahead in the professional field of their interest, and certificates may be offered in similar programs leading to degrees.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

Accreditation / Program Success

The Cosmetology programs in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System are licensed, and the curriculum is approved by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

Program completion rate:
WKCTC 2015-16 - 88.8%
WKCTC 2016-17 - 91.7%

Licensure Pass Rate:
WKCTC 2015-16 - 100%
WKCTC 2016-17 - 100%

Salon Services and Hours

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines we will be limited on appointments taken daily.  Call 270-534-3410 for appointments.  No walk-ins taken at this time.

No visitors allowed, only the person receiving services may enter.  

All clients are required to wear a mask.

All clients must have temperature taken and answer health questions.  

Salon Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
All chemicals must begin at 8:00 am 

Wednesday and Thursday evening 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All chemical must begin at 2:00 pm

Hair Services:

  • Haircut $4.00
  • Neck Trim $2.00
  • Beard Trim $2.00
  • Shampoo $1.00
  • Shampoo/Style $5.00
  • Shampoo/Cut/Style $9.00
  • Style $4.00
  • Scalp Treatment w/style $10.00
  • Conditioning Treatment w/style $10.00
  • Press/Curl $10.00
  • Cornrows/Dreads/Twist $20.00
  • Individual Strands $1.00 each
  • Shampoo Wrap/Curl $6.00
  • Color Rinse $1.00

Haircolor :

  • Virgin $35.00
  • Retouch $25.00
  • Additional for extra color $5.00


  • Cap $25.00
  • Virgin $40.00
  • Retouch $30.00
  • Additional $10.00 added for longer hair
  • Foil $35.00
  • High/Lowlights $50.00
  • 3 color Foils $60.00

Intensity Colors:

  • Full Head with bleach $50.00
  • Full head no bleach $25.00
  • Additional colors $10.00 per color


  • Basic $30.00
  • Specialty $50.00
  • Additional $5.00 for extra product

All include haircut and style


  • Virgin $30.00
  • Retouch $25.00
  • Soft Curl $30.00

All include haircut and style

Skin Care Services:


  • Eyebrows $5.00
  • Lip $5.00
  • Chin $5.00
  • Facial Wax $15.00
  • Legs (below the knee) $30.00
  • Brow Tweeze $4.00
  • Brow Tint $6.00


  • Basic $15.00
  • Basic w/Paraffin $18.00
  • Acne Treatment $15.00
  • Make UP Application $5.00

Nail Services:

  • Manicures Plain $6.00
  • Manicure Hot Oil $7.00
  • Manicure Paraffin $8.00
  • Manicure w/shellac $25.00
  • Shellac polish only $20.00

Acrylic or Gel Nails:

  • Full Set $25.00
  • Fills $15.00
  • Overlay $10.00
  • Nail Wraps $5.00
  • Polish Change $2.00
  • Nail Removal $2.00 per nail
  • Nail Art $1.00 per nail


  • Pedicure Plain $10.00
  • Pedicure Paraffin $12.00
  • Pedicure w/shellac $30.00


This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Field Licensure Requirements

Upon completion of the program, students must pass the National-Interstate Council of State Boards written and practical examination to become certified.

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