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12:45 PM, Friday Update: All EFSC Campuses will reopen Monday, Oct. 3rd and classes and events will resume that day as scheduled. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments or tests during the closure for Hurricane Ian, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Updates will be shared here and via email, text and social media as needed. View our Student Services Guide for more information about the impact for on-campus and virtual student services.

Cosmetology Careers Start Here

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.

Next Start Date: Fall Term 2022 - Application Deadline - July 15, 2022. Please Note: Students starting the program in Fall 2022 will follow the updated 2022-23 catalog curriculum which still totals 1,200 contact hours.

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."