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Balanced education of academic study and clinical experiences
Cowley College’s Cosmetology Program is designed for students to obtain fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, people skills, and product knowledge using current salon technology that meets the requirements of today’s job market. A career in cosmetology can take the trained professional to all parts of the nation and the world. This field also allows individuals the opportunity to open their own businesses.


At our school for cosmetology, you can earn a certificate or an associate degree. You will take Cosmetology I and II in the fall, and Cosmetology III and IV in the spring. After two semesters, you will have completed 1500 hours and can take an exam to get a license from the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass the test, you can work in a salon or start your own business.This program is one of the most job-ready programs offered by Cowley College.


Ireland Hall at Cowley College
Ireland Hall, Lower Level
300 W Central Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005



Meet Faculty & Staff

Faculty - Director of Cosmetology
Academic Department Specialist, Health & Human Services
Faculty - Cosmetology


Cowley Beauty Salon

Students in the Cosmetology program operate a Beauty Salon on the Arkansas City campus that serves the students, employees, and community.

Services & Prices