Do you have a flair for making others more beautiful? Would you like a career doing something you actually love — every day? Turn your creativity and passion into a rewarding career that's fun and flexible, with a diploma in Cosmetology from Virginia College!

A Cosmetology School Designed to Help You Design Hair

The Virginia College Cosmetology program is more than just a cosmetology school. Sure, our ACICS-accredited Cosmetology program will help prepare you for the state license exam,* but our training goes far beyond exam preparation; it's designed to give you hands-on experience and prepare you for a successful career as a hairdresser, beautician, esthetician or nail technician.

Our expert instructors are seasoned professionals in the field of cosmetology with decades of combined experience as cosmetologists, hair designers and/or teachers.

You get practical experience to seek salon jobs.

One of the distinct features of our Cosmetology school is V's Student Cosmetology Services, an on-campus, student-run salon that provides discounted hair and beauty services to the public. You'll use the same professional products and tools that salons use, and, because you and other students perform all the services (under the supervision of a trained instructor), you'll hone your creative skills working with a variety of customers.

Many of our Cosmetology students also volunteer to perform hair and nail services at charity events, so you can use your beauty skills to enrich the local community. You may even graduate from this diploma program with a client list that can help you start your professional career!

"Nothing compares to Virginia College… they were structured, organized and caring. The instructors are phenomenal and they treated me very well. They were inspiring and supportive and provided a very detailed education."
Regine Valcine, Hair Designer

Getting You Ready for the Real World

Our professional instructors will not only teach you the skills and techniques to work as a hairdresser, nail technician or esthetician, they will also instruct you on how to operate a salon, work with clients and gain the professional skills you need to find a job after graduation. Our Career Services team can help you hone your job search skills: resume building, interview techniques, job market research and following up job leads. This team maintains job-placement relationships with local hair employers as well as national Corporate Partners who hire our graduates including Fantastic Sam's, Sport Clips, Regis Corp/SmartStyle, JCPenney and Ulta. Some graduates come out of this program with the confidence and skills to start their own business.

The Pivot Point Way of Preparing You for Hair Stylist Jobs

Many Virginia College Cosmetology programs use Pivot Point, an internationally recognized cosmetology curriculum. Pivot Point uses a hands-on, step-by-step cosmetology training approach that will help you develop a solid technical foundation of professional hair styling and beauty. You will have the opportunity to become more creative, adaptable and confident as a beauty professional. Best of all, you'll also learn to build a resume and stylist portfolio so you can turn your creative skills into a career.

Take the first step today toward a creative career!

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* Note: The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed.

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