Cosmetology High School

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Have you always had a talent for highlighting hair, giving the perfect manicure, or completing makeovers on all your friends? Southern Tech's cosmetology major could be the place for you. Students in this career pathway prepare for a career as a licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, or esthetician through a variety of hands-on training, video and multimedia presentations, guest speakers, lecture/discussion forums, small group activities, demonstrations and team training. Students are prepared to take the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Exam. This two- to- three year career pathway is open to high school students and adults.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Cosmetology - High School
Introduction to Cosmetology 150
Safety 50
Hairstyling 180
Haircutting 120
Basic Manicure / Pedicure 60
Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring 180
Hair Coloring 120
Basic Facials 60
Scalp Treatments / Shampooing 30
Customer Service / Shop Management 100
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetolog and Barbering (OSBCB) Cosmetologist

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment).

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Barber Stylist, Beautician, Cosmetologist, Hair Dresser, Hair Stylist, Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Manager Stylist, Master Cosmetologist, Stylist – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-24/Hour. (source: