Cosmetology Careers Start Here

Important Note: Due to significant renovations and upgrades planned for Bldg. 20 on the Cocoa Campus, the Cosmetology and Facial programs will not be accepting students for the Fall 2023 or Spring and Summer 2024 Terms. Information about future dates will be shared here when available.

Cosmetology is a one-year technical trade program which consists of 1,200 contact hours. The cosmetic industry has a continuous need for well-trained cosmetologists and Eastern Florida State College fulfills this need.

Jobs in the industry include those in customer care, and also in merchandising, scientific, and editorial fields. Cosmetologists work in salons, spas, medical and educational facilities, photography, movie, and magazine production.

Courses in fundamental skills, theory, techniques, sales, public relations and salon management prepare students to take the State Board Licensure Examination. EFSC cosmetology students have a pass rate of approximately 95%. Students practice their skills prior to entering the profession by providing services to the public at the EFSC Cosmetology Salon.

Explore full requirements and the process to apply on the Application Procedure page.

A related Facial Specialty Program is available that requires 220 contact hours.

Techniques students learn

Cosmetology students

  • Hair Styling
  • Scalp treatments
  • Braiding and hair extensions
  • Coloring and highlighting
  • Hair cutting and sculpting
  • Facials, make-up, nails, waxing

Skin Care Specialists

  • Facial massage
  • Aromatherapy facialss
  • Exfoliation
  • Hot-waxing
  • Make-up application

Helping You Achieve Dreams

Elizabeth Oyer

Elizabeth Oyer

Cosmetology Graduate

"I was thrilled to earn my cosmetology certification. I've always wanted to own a business and work as a make-up artist in the entertainment industry."