Cosmetology (Diploma) - Mobile, Alabama
If you like the idea of helping people feel more attractive and confident by giving them the perfect hair style, beautiful skin or a stylish manicure, then a career in Cosmetology could be a great choice for you. Virginia College in Mobile can help you get started.
Cosmetologists work as hair designers or hair stylists, providing services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair. They may also be trained to provide nail services, facial treatments and makeup analysis and application.
At a Glance: Cosmetology at Virginia College in Mobile
- Professional environment in modern facilities
- Expert instruction from experienced professional cosmetologists
- Practical, hands-on training in convenient location
- Career and job placement support
- Salon-based experience working at V's Student Cosmetology Services
Training That Helps Set Students Apart
Virginia College in Mobile is the only Cosmetology program in the Mobile area utilizing Pivot Point, an internationally recognized cosmetology curriculum. The Pivot Point training approach is designed to help aspiring cosmetologists develop a solid technical foundation and expand students' ability to retain and apply cosmetology concepts with greater confidence and creativity.
In Virginia College's Cosmetology program, you'll have the chance to experience in-depth training designed to help you prepare to achieve state licensure. But your training is designed to go well beyond exam proficiency to further emphasize the professionalism, talent development and people skills you need to succeed in your chosen field as a hair stylist, hair designer, nail technician or skin care specialist.
Practical Instruction, Broad-Based Curriculum
You'll have the chance to learn from instructors who are experienced professionals. Our faculty experts can help you develop a diverse skill set that may include working with African American hair, hair extensions and add-on hair, sell-ins and microbead extensions to further complement the core competencies you'll master during your program.
The ACICS-accredited Cosmetology program at Virginia College in Mobile offers a comfortable, professional learning environment in conveniently located facilities. As you progress in your program, you'll work at V's Student Cosmetology Services, where you'll build your confidence and abilities by providing services to clients in a retail salon setting. Some students graduate from this diploma program with a client list that may help them start their professional career!
Support for Your Career Goals
Virginia College is committed to providing you a solid education and then helping you put that education to work! We help you to create a results-oriented resume and portfolio to showcase your work with potential employers. We consistently have an excellent exam success rate and high job placement.
Additionally, the overall job outlook for the cosmetology profession is encouraging with expected growth of 20 percent from now until 2018, according to government estimates1, a rate much faster than the average for all occupations.
Hair, nail, and skin experts work in stimulating settings like salons, day spas and cruise ships, and some cosmetologists go on to become their own boss. Cosmetology professionals get to apply their creativity every day, learn new techniques and bring the exciting world of fashion to their clients.
Call us today at 251-343-7227 to discuss how Virginia College can help you achieve your career goals. Or, fill out the "Request More Information" form to be contacted by one of our representatives.
1 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.