• Cosmetology

    Prerequisite: Min. 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record, successful completion of English II and Algebra I with a C or better. Applicants must have completed all high school graduation requirements (except Practical Arts electives and English IV) by the beginning of their senior year.


    Recommended: Art, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, business management and communications.


    Course Description: The Cosmetology program at Herndon Career Center prepares students for the Missouri State Board of Licensing examination and to become employed as a cosmetologist. The major study units of this 1,220- hour, full-day program are understanding the properties of hair and scalp; haircutting techniques; chemical applications; skin care and make-up; nail care; personal hygiene; business and professional ethics; safety, sterilization and sanitation methods; salesmanship and communication skills; and state laws and rules. Students will need to work well in a team environment. Students are expected to have and wear approved uniforms daily, and provide daily transportation for themselves to school (students may ride school transportation to school. However, they will have to arrange for personal transportation home every day due to the extended hours of instruction for Cosmetology). Student hours are Monday and Friday from 7:40 – 2:20 and Tuesday through Thursday from 7:40 – 4:15. Students through this program will be eligible to sit for the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology Exam. Students will also earn their Milady Rise Certification, Barbicide COVID-19 Certification, Barbicide Certification, and OSHA-10 for general industry.

    Expectations: Students are expected to purchase a salon kit totaling approximately $1,100.00 and includes items that prepare students for the State Board of Cosmetology exam and give them a foundation kit for entering the Cosmetology profession. There may be additional optional licensing opportunities that require student fees throughout the year. Students do not require a social security number in order to enroll in the course, but will need one in order to take the state board exam. A deposit of $100 is due prior to May 15 if students are selected for this program. Once a student kit is ordered, the student will be responsible for the entire kit cost as they are non-returnable.

    Our Cosmetology program is open to the public Tuesday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (last appointment time 2:40 pm) and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (last appointment time 10:40) once the salon opens.  They feature many service options, such as haircuts, hair colors, facials, scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures and more. To book an appointment for services, please call 816-268-7155.