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Cosmetology Diploma Program

Hands-On Cosmetology TrainingThe Cosmetology Diploma Program offered at Dorsey School of Beauty combines comprehensive classroom instruction with valuable hands-on training in an actual beauty clinic (with real-life clients) for a complete educational foundation. Dorsey School of Beauty’s Cosmetology program is designed to take a student’s interest in the beauty industry to the next professional level. In the Cosmetology program, students help people look their best (as they work towards building great careers for themselves). Upon graduation, students will have had the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of art principles, hair styling, hair cutting and shaping, hair coloring, thermal waving and curling, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, shampooing, manicuring, scalp and facial treatments. Once licensed, graduates may work as entry level cosmetologists under numerous job descriptions. The Cosmetology Program requires 1,500 clock hours.


The Cosmetology Diploma Program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:

Cosmetology Training

Cosmetology TrainingTraining in this program includes:

  • An in-depth focus on cosmetology theory and real-world practice and experience.
  • Coursework that is designed to enhance the student’s development of practical and technical skills.
  • The use of professional cosmetology facilities and equipment.
  • The opportunity to gain hands-on training (while supervised) in our on-campus beauty clinic, where cosmetology services will be provided to the public, who will be charged for the services rendered by students.
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Madison Heights, Roseville, Taylor and Lansing Campuses) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Taylor Campus) is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).
  • A Cosmetology Student Kit, which contains various tools used in the industry (as well as textbooks) are provided by Dorsey School of Beauty.
  • As licensure is required for employment by the State of Michigan, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for students in this program to challenge a certification/licensure exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the student meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements, which vary by program.

Cosmetologist Career Outlook

Cosmetology StudentsA career as a professional cosmetologist can be fun and rewarding. Graduates of this program (once they become licensed) are eligible to seek entry-level employment in positions that may include stylist, color specialist, skin or nail specialist, platform or makeup artist, manufacturers’ representative, and cosmetic salesperson, among others. Jobs in this field can be found in beauty salons, spas, and other beauty-related businesses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the projected job growth for cosmetologists is expected to grow by 13% from 2012 to 2022.*
Enroll in the Cosmetology program at Dorsey Schools today and get the career training you need to start your journey toward becoming a cosmetologist.



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Graduates from Dorsey School of Beauty have been employed by:

  • ABE Hair and Fashion
  • Anthony’s Hair
  • Great Clips
  • JCP Salon
  • Luv Manicure & Pedicure
  • Luxe Nails & Spa
  • PureJoy Salon & Boutique
  • …and more!

To learn more about the Cosmetology Program at Dorsey Schools, call 888-422-1188 or contact us.

Cosmetology FAQs

Want to learn more about…

  • What Cosmetologists Do
  • Becoming a Cosmetologist
  • The Dorsey Schools Cosmetology Program

Check out our Cosmetology FAQ page!

Cosmetology Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures – Roseville, Madison Heights, and Lansing Campuses

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the Cosmetology Program for Dorsey School of Business (located in Roseville , Madison Heights, and Lansing), and other important information, please click here to read more.

Cosmetology Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures – Taylortown School of Beauty

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the Cosmetology program for Taylortown School of Beauty, and other important information, please click here to read more.

Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey School of Beauty and/or Dorsey Schools (Taylor Campus location).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists, on the Internet at (visited August 19, 2014).