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Cosmetology is the umbrella of the beauty industry, encompassing hair, skin, and nail services. At TPCA, it's not just about learning the basics to pass the state board exam; it’s about becoming part of an artistic culture that embraces innovation in hair color and techniques, skin and nail care, and business strategies.


Our program can prepare you for the state board exam and, potentially, lead you to a rewarding career in the beauty industry. And did we mention, we are a REDKEN PREMIER SCHOOL, using one of the most innovative color systems in the world and their techniques to achieve the most beautiful hair.

How Long Will It Take?


Cosmetology Operator is a 1500-hour program that can be completed in about 13 to 15 months depending if you choose a full-time or part-time course.




Full-time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Part-time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Training Breakdown:


Our future artists are guided through four (4) phases, with each phase taking on more advanced techniques, building real-world skills and confidence as they progress through each stage.


Phase I:


Allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom setting, practicing techniques on mannequin heads while a dedicated instructor guides you every step of the way. 


Phase II (also known as your “Discovery” Phase):


  • Practice on real clients in a real, assimilated salon/spa environment

  • Improve your skills with the help of a dedicated instructor. It's known as the Discovery Phase because this is when most students find what services they are most passionate about. 

  • Learn advanced techniques


Phase III:


  • Work Independently (under the supervision of your instructor)

  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career


Phase IV:


  • Continue rendering services independently under the supervision of your instructor

  • Prepare a career portfolio

  • Prepare to pass the State Board test


Technical Areas Covered Include:


  • Braiding, up-styling, and finishing

  • Perming and smoothing hair

  • Hair coloring and lightening

  • Precision haircutting skills

  • Manicure and pedicure

  • Makeup and Facials

  • Lash Extensions

  • And much more!

How much will it cost me?


Tuition & Supply Costs 



Tuition $11,000

*Application Fee $100

*Supply Fees $1,550

*Sales Tax $127.88

Financial Assistance Available to Those Who Qualify.