Cosmetologist - Secondary 23-24

About this Major

Cosmetologists must function effectively under stress, communicate in a professional manner, and establish a rapport with clients and colleagues. They must be flexible, creative, artistic, and have good time management skills in a fast-paced environment. Work is usually indoors with a low to moderate noise level. Prolonged standing and working are often necessary to accomplish tasks.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications:

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist Exam
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist License

This career major's curriculum meets the professional licensure requirements for Oklahoma but does not meet the licensure requirements for all other states.

Entrance Requirements

Students enrolled in the Cosmetology career major must provide copies of their birth certificate and high school transcript, as well as a 2x2-inch face photo less than one-year-old and a Cashier's check ($5.00) payable to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering (OSBCB). A social security number is required on the initial application and is required to obtain a cosmetology license from the OSBCB.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors

Total Hours Required



Part-time: 20 months of instruction


Daytime, two sessions: Monday — Friday 

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11: a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Daytime, two sessions: Monday — Friday (Danforth)

  • 8:25 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
  • 12:10 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.

High school students attend either the AM or PM session


  • Orientation 30 hours
  • Basic Facials 60 hours
  • Introduction to Cosmetology 120 hours
  • Scalp Treatments 30 hours
  • Basic Manicuring & Pedicuring 60 hours
  • Professional Development 100 hours
  • Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring 180 hours
  • Haircutting 120 hours
  • Hairstyling 180 hours
  • Hair coloring 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • OSBCB Cosmetology and Barbering registration fee: $5
  • State Board Exam paid by Francis Tuttle

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • 1 set of scrubs provided by Francis Tuttle
  • Shoes - $40.00-$100.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$45 -$105
Athletic shoes are required and must be provided at student expense (estimated $30). Additional uniform costs (up to $100) depend on which campus a student attends and their clothing size. Details will be provided at the time of enrollment. No textbooks for purchase now. If purchasing the optional textbook, add $350 to total estimated cost. *To obtain the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist license, the student will be responsible for the $5 State Board Registration Fee. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration Fee ($35) and the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist License Fee ($25) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range


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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Salons, day spas, facial/makeup studios, nail salons, modeling agencies, cosmetic physician's offices, department store salon or makeup counter, professional product companies, assisted living centers, educational facilities.

Cosmetology photo for adult class