Cosmetology | WKCTC


Break into the beauty business or take your salon skills to the next level.

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Tracy McDanel
Program Coordinator
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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.

Cosmetology students practicing on manikans.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, WKCTC has you covered. WKCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

What Else Do I Need to Know?


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 Success

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

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

Length of Program

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

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

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