Cosmetology, Hairdressing & Manicuring
Merrell University offers a complete course in cosmetology, hairdressing and manicuring. The content of the course is taught over a period of 12 months (approximately 50 weeks), 30 hours per week. The course is a full-time program for a minimum of 1500 clock hours. Upon completion of the course, the student will have acquired the technical abilities and academic theories that enables them to meet the requirements of the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology for licensure, get an entry level job, perform cosmetology services offered in a full service salon, and be able to earn a living. Other opportunities: salon owner, sales, marketing, platform work, instructor, and manicurist and stylist specialties.
The units of study and the completion requirements exceed those required by the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology.
Upon the completion of the 1,500-hour course, the student will have acquired the technical abilities and academic theories in compliance with requirements of the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and will have:
The ability to perform the cosmetology services offered in a full service salon;
The ability to use professional products correctly and in a safe manner;
The ability to analyze and test the quality and condition of the hair, skin, and nails for the safety and correct selection of the product or service;
The fundamental knowledge to manage a cosmetology salon after a reasonable amount of experience as an observant employee; and
The privilege of entering an industry that has no limits to the opportunities available to those who have the ambition and desire to achieve.
Tuition and start dates are subject to change without notice.
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At Merrell University, we believe it’s our responsibility to give you the best in beauty education. For over 35 years, our continued commitment to creating “real client” educational experiences and great educational content helps students attain sustainable careers within the beauty industry. Our entire staff want to see each student succeed, and believe that what we teach is relevant to further their career.
We provide education in a three step approach:
LEARN IT (with Lecture and visual aid),
WATCH IT(Live demonstration by instructors and guest presenters),
DO IT (full services on mannequins and real clients).
Other tools for success and provided to each student are: A Tablet loaded with LAB® (Learn About Beauty), A Designer’s Approach®, Salon Fundamentals®, Mindful Teaching®, mannequins and industry-relevant tools. All of these tools, at all stages of their training, provide education that enhance everyday experiences and combat consistent changes within the industry. Merrell University’s believes students should continue education forever, and “Inspire you, to inspire others.”
Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired the technical abilities and academic theories that meet the requirements of the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology. After obtaining licensure, Merrell University offers assistance with job placement in an entry-level position. Classes are held Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch period.
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