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 2:30pm
Depending on weather class ussually takes time off in June and starts back early July.
This 1890 hour program can be completed in about 19 months. (315 School days)
Class starts in January and August each year.
Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 10, 2020:
Number of available jobs as of 2018 - 766,100
Job Outlook from 2018 to 2028 - 8% growth
Median Pay 2019 - $26,270 per year or $12.63 per hour
The January class can TABE test starting in August, eligible students will be interviewed in early to mid November and Mandatory Orientation will be mid to late November.
The August class can TABE test starting in April, eligible students will be interviewed in early to mid July and Mandatory Orientation will be mid to late 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 945 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 945 to 1890 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
Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.
You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.
You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.
The Cosmetology Coordinator will schedule your interview.
Wait to receive the results of the interview in the mail.
Follow any and all instructions detailed in the letter.
You've been accepted into the program.
You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.
You've completed all requirements with financial aid.
You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:
Complete ACE Advantage Application
Award Letter (if awarded)
Attend the Mandatory orientation.
Bring the following with you:
High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent
Social Security Card
Non-Refundable Registration of $201 (must be exact change/check)
Certificate of Health Form
Required Head Shot Photo
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 $3
Spa Pedicure $15
Acrylic Nails (full set) $15
Gel Nails (full set) $20
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(knee to ankle) $40
Basic Facial $10
Make-up Application $5
(Includes Shampoo & Conditioner)
Haircut & Blow Dry $8
Add Flat Iron, Curling Iron or Set $7
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 $15
Finger Wave $5
Spiral Rod Wrap $20
Corn Rows (Per braid) $2 - $30
Two Strand Twist (Per Twist) $2 - $30
Add A Dry Scalp Tonic Treatment $2
Deep Re-conditioning $5 - $15
Each Additional 2 oz. $5
Color starting at $20
Full Head Foils 1 Color (Short) $25
Full Head Foils 2 Color (Short) $35
Partial Head Foils (Max 12) Each $2
2 Color Process (Lighten & Tone) Starting at $40
Additional Product or Toner
Per Bowl $7
Permanent Wave $25
Long Hair Spiral Wrap $45
Long Hair Piggy Back Wrap $45
Long Hair Creative Technique $45
Relaxer or Texurizer Retouch $15
Curl Reformation $40