The Cosmetology program prepares students to become the creative, well-trained professionals demanded by today's beauty industry. The Professional Cosmetologist will be trained with entry-level skills relating to hair, nails and skin with an emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations and salon management. The program provides the Cosmetologist with theory and skills-training in basic haircutting, hairstyling, and hair coloring. In addition to training on related hair services, nail and skin care will be introduced and implemented. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination from the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.
This is a Day time program. Class meets Monday - Friday 7:30am to 2:00pm
Depending on weather class usually takes time off in June and starts back early July.
This 1800 hour program can be completed in about 19 months. (315 School days)
Class starts in March and September each year.
Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 18, 2022:
Number of available jobs as of 2020 - 622,700
Job Outlook from 2020 to 2030 - 19% growth
Median Pay 2021 - $29,680 per year or $14.27 per hour
The March class can TABE test starting in December.
The September class can TABE test starting in July.
Students sit for their WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists license upon completion.
The Cosmetology program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To meet SAP, a student must:
Maintain a continuous "C" average.
Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.
Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.
Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.
During the first enrollment period 1 to 900 hours
There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!
During the second enrollment period 901 to 1800 hours
There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!
Printable Enrollment Check Sheet
Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)
High school diploma or WV approved equivalent
Schedule your free TABE required entrance exam after July 1, 2023
Receive an email for day/time to test. (Check spam/junk folder)
Complete your Financial Aid Applications.
For Pell Grant visit:
www.fafsa.ed.gov ACT's ID 015748 Complete 23-24 application
For HEAPS Grant visit: (fill out AFTER July 1, 2023)
Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed.
Successfully complete the TABE exam.
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received by ACT
PLEASE BE ADVISED allow 10 or more business days for ACT
to receive your report.
You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.
You will need to complete the following:
The WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Application.
The Certificate of Health signed by a physician.
Schedule an appointment with Melani Hylton to register for class.
To Register you MUST bring the following with you:
High school diploma or WV approved equivalent
Social Security card
Non-Refundable registration $240 (must be exact change/check)
Certificate of Health
WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Application
2"x2" photo for application
During Registration be prepared to:
Complete Registration form
Register for background check
Apply for ACE Advantage grant.
Sign Cost Sheet and agree to school policies
Sign Awarded Letter (if applicable)
Before you can attend class, you must submit your
background receipt from IdentoGo to ACT!
We are open Tuesday thru Friday
From 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Please call (304) 256-4669
for your appointment
Basic Manicure $7
Spa Manicure $10
Shellac Manicure $15
Paraffin Dip $2
Nail Art (per nail) $1
Polish Change Only $10
Shellac Polish $+10
Spa Pedicure $20
Acrylic Nails (full set) $20
Plexigel Nails (full set) $20
Plexigel and Shellac Polish $30
Fill In (Acrylic) $7
Nail Repair (per nail) $3
Nail Removal $5
Eyebrow Shaping (begin at) $5
Chin Wax (begin at) $5
Lip Wax (begin at) $5
Eyebrows, Lip & Chin Wax $15
Leg Wax per leg(knee to ankle) $20
per leg (thigh) $25
Basic Facial $20
Make-up Application $5
(Includes Shampoo & Conditioner)
Haircut & Blow Dry $10
Haircut, Blow Dry & Flat Iron $20
Shampoo, Conditioner & Blow Dry $5
(Is included in the following)
Roller set or Curling Iron $10
Flat Iron (Short) $10
Wrap and Flat Iron $12
Special Occasion Style $20
Finger Wave $10
Corn Rows (Starting at) $15
Two Strand Twist (Per Twist) $30
Deep Conditioning $5 - $15
Color starting at $25
Full Head Foils 1 Color (Short) $30
Full Head Foils 2 Color (Short) $40
Half Head Foils (Short) $25
Top of Head Foils (Short) $20
(Balayage, Ombre, Tease, Ect.) Starting at $50
Additional Product or Toner
Per Bowl $10
Permanent Wave $30
Long Hair Spiral Wrap $50
Long Hair Piggy Back Wrap $50
Long Hair Creative Technique $50
Relaxer $30 and up
Texture Release $50 and up
Curl Reformation $40